Each month, Multifamily Dive highlights new products of interest to the industry across a spectrum of product types and applications, including building products, smart tech features and property management and operations software and services.
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Smart control at scale
The Brilliant Command Center expands smart home tech hardware provider Brilliant’s product suite beyond single-family control and into smart multifamily networks. The Command Center enables property managers to use the Brilliant smart devices in their communities to automate and monitor building operations, including energy use, security and access.
Brilliant products available for integration with the Command Center include smart thermostats, lighting, smart intercom and visitor access systems, speaker systems, smart locks, doorbells and water leak detection systems. Residents can control their home systems using a single app, and incorporate their own smart devices into their unit’s system.
Bricks and ceramic blocks
Glen-Gery’s G21 product collection covers four new brick exterior product collections and extends five existing series with new color options.
The new product lines include:
- Metallix, a brick face with a satin metallic finish, available in three colors: titanium, platinum and cupurum.
- The Aviator Series, a monochromatic brick face with a textured surface.
- Kite Breeze, a series of geometric breeze blocks available in white glaze, dune and terracotta finishes.
- Terraçade, a system of ceramic facade blocks available in five colors.
Video intercom access
The LiftMaster Smart Video Intercom is the latest addition to LiftMaster’s series of smart access devices for homes and multifamily properties, designed for use in smaller buildings and single-family home-style rentals.
Using the integrated myQ Community platform, property managers can monitor multiple Smart Video Intercom devices from a single dashboard. Users can view live video feed, receive alerts whenever there is activity near the intercom and watch video recorded automatically during activity periods.
On the resident side, the myQ Community app allows users to access the intercoms for one-way video calling and two-way video voice communication to identify guests. Residents can also issue guest passes, unlock entrances via smartphone and use Siri Voice Control integration to open front doors hands-free.
Building manufacturer Construction Specialties added two new models to its line of weather louvers — a filter installed on a building’s air intake to keep out water, leaves and other objects — to meet specifier demand for shallower models.
Both new models are in the manufacturer’s RS series. At a depth of 3 inches, the RS-3700 Extreme Weather Louver is the shallowest louver model that meets AMCA 550 standards for extreme weather resilience, according to the manufacturer. The RS-5900 Storm Resistant Louver iterates on an existing model, RS-5800, by removing the baffle. The louvers are made to integrate with curtain wall systems, and both offer a glazing frame option