Fort Collins, CO
In 2019, Comcast’s Xfinity Smart Communities partnered with the Wyatt apartment complex in Fort Collins, CO to create a 12- building smart community, allowing residents and property management the ability to control home devices through the Xfinity Smart Communities app.
In each of the 368 units, tenants control their NFC and Bluetooth-based Schlage door locks, Leviton dimmer light switches and Honeywell smart thermostats. In addition, there are Fibaro water leak sensors being monitored for property management. Tenants also have access to the Advanced Communities Network, which provides enhanced internet speeds and entertainment services through Xfinity X1.
Xfinity Communities continues to push the innovation boundaries with its commitment to providing smart community and home solutions that benefit both the resident and property manager.
“Xfinity Communities continues to push the innovation boundaries with its commitment to providing smart community and home solutions that benefit both the resident and property manager,” said Adrian Adriano VP of Strategic Business Initiatives at Xfinity Communities. “In addition to lights, locks and thermostat controls, we found that leak detection is the most sought-after smart home monitoring solution. Moving forward, we plan to connect even more smart home devices to our app for Xfinity Communities properties across the country.”
In addition to saving money on energy and key replacements, smart technology saves property managers valuable time. Managers can easily transfer control of apartments to new tenants and monitor for leaks throughout the property. “The platform from Xfinity Communities simplifies our daily property management tasks as we no longer need to manually visit each vacant unit to ensure the temperature is set correctly or to double check that the faucet is not dripping,” said Estefania Amaya of WestCorp, the property management company for The Wyatt FOCO. “Rather, we can remotely control these items – for both individual units and the common areas – from our office. This allows us to have more time to interact with residents and focus on our business management tasks.”
The installation of Xfinity Smart Communities pushes the boundaries of innovation and provides an elevated experience for tenants and property managers alike. Ultimately, tenants feel a sense of comfort having additional control of their home and property managers can increase bottom line revenue through charging amenity fees. “When I selected The Wyatt FOCO for my residence, it was the unique amenities package that set it apart from other communities in the area. The ability to remotely control my unit from an app offers a greater sense of comfort and knowing that the Internet can handle both my work-from-home and study needs, as well as stream content without a glitch was an added benefit,” said Jack Waldon, resident at The Wyatt FOCO.