Google part of largest smart apartment rollout in the US

July 3, 2018

A group of companies has partnered to implement the largest smart apartment rollout in US history.

Alliance Residential, Dwelo, Google and Nest have integrated their solutions to come up with the Alliance SmartHome technology package, set for installation in more than 25,000 apartments nationwide.

The package will use smart thermostat and lighting, digital home access and voice-enabled control to provide residents with home automation and energy savings capabilities.

Nest is providing its smart thermostats and Google its Home Mini solution, which comprises the company’s Assistant built-in, smart locks, light switches and wall outlets.

Consumers will use Alliance’s SmartHome app to centralise control of smart home devices via Dwelo’s cloud-based communications platform.

Jay Hiemenz, president of Alliance, said: “After two years in development, we are pleased to launch Alliance SmartHome.

“Home automation in single-family homes has been trending for years now and our residents desire that same high-tech home system in an apartment. We created Alliance SmartHome to deliver the features our customers want, while addressing the unique challenges of multifamily integration to provide a great customer experience and establish a platform for future enhancements in technology.”

Brad Cribbins, president of Alliance’s management division. “During the early exploration phases of this initiative, we realised there wasn’t an existing platform and tech package that really delivered on the customer experience we were looking for.”

Mike Rovito, Dwelo CEO. “…our customers have always been our greatest source of new ideas and at Alliance we are partnering with a group of forward-thinking people who share our vision for multifamily technology.”