Tridel Unveils Smart Condominium
Integrated wireless technology provides convenience, connectivity and peace of mind
Leading Canadian condominium developer Tridel unveiled its first smart condominium at Ten York, a newly completed 69-storey community in Toronto’s downtown core. Ten York features Tridel Connect, an innovative range of integrated smart home features designed to make condo living as convenient as possible.
Tridel Connect makes it easier to do everyday tasks like enter and exit your home, manage temperature settings and security, host guests and receive packages. It also allows homeowners to rely on voice and data connectivity within the building, a benefit that has become very important as a growing number of consumers no longer have landlines or cable and require robust wi-fi.
“Toronto is fast becoming a global technology hub and Tridel is keeping pace by introducing a range of tech-savvy amenities which are available to our customers today,” said Jim Ritchie, executive vice president of sales and marketing at Tridel. “With erratic schedules, 24/7 work demands and the nature of living in a bustling city, people are increasingly looking for ways to simplify their lives. A more connected home and community is one way to accomplish that.”
“Tridel Connect is the result of a collaboration with real estate technology company SmartONE Solutions, which helped us elevate Ten York beyond standard condo living, using smart building features,” explained Bruno Giancola, Tridel senior vice president, project management/innovation & sustainability. “Their platform uses a central network and integrates multiple systems to enable shared services and individual features for each suite. Ten York received industry recognition recently with a Multifamily/Residential Digi Award for Most Intelligent Building Project at the Realcomm conference held in Las Vegas in June 2018.”
Tridel Connect at Ten York offers the following features:
Adjust the temperature, set the security alarm and receive notifications about community events and services through an in-suite wall pad or remotely via a smartphone app.
A wall pad lets homeowners see and speak with guests before allowing them entry.
No more keys. Digital door locks use a personalized access code for entry. Additional codes can be programmed for family members, friends, or service providers, like a dog walker. Homeowners can also assign nicknames to friends and family to keep a record of who has entered their suite, using the wall pad.
A camera view of select common areas and direct video communication with the concierge provides added security for residents (video is one-way to protect resident privacy).
A personalized Bluetooth smartphone app unlocks common area doors as a resident approaches.
License Plate Recognition
License plate recognition provides automated entry to the parking garage for residents and registered guests—no fob or door opener is required.
Automated Parcel Delivery
Given the popularity of e-commerce, an automated smart locker system has been installed. When a package arrives, residents are sent a digital message and their package is held until it’s convenient for them to pick it up.
A dedicated team monitors and manages the sophisticated network infrastructure in the building to keep the system connected and running smoothly.
Robust, Reliable Connectivity
A distributed antenna system enhances voice and data connectivity for mobile devices within the building to ensure residents on even the highest floors stay connected.
All suites at Ten York include unlimited, ultra high-speed 500 mbps internet as a utility and high-speed guest internet is available in the building’s common amenity areas.
“Innovative, smart home technologies have benefits for all types of condo residents—from millennials for whom technology is second nature, to seniors looking for added security features, to families with young kids who can use a smartphone rather than a fob to come and go,” added Ritchie.
Tridel is Canada’s leading developer and builder of condominium residences with more than 80 years of homebuilding experience. To date, the Tridel Group of Companies is responsible for producing over 80,000 homes. Tridel is determined to develop condominium communities that meet the needs of today’s homeowners while safeguarding the well-being of future generations. The company is working to meet this goal by focusing on innovation including environmentally sustainable design, performance in construction and corporate stewardship.
Tridel is deeply committed to building the highest quality condominiums possible and has won virtually every award in the industry for design, customer service, sales, marketing, green building and construction excellence. Tridel looks forward to continuing this long, proud history of award winning excellence with over 20 new condominium communities currently under development in the Greater Toronto Area.
SmartONE Solutions is a Toronto-based company that develops and integrates leading-edge digital solutions that allow builders and developers to advance digital living by offering customers secure, sustainable and convenient next-generation smart communities. Their technology agnostic approach supports collaboration with a variety of partners and enables solutions which are selected as an integral part of the next generation community experience.