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STRATIS IoT and RealPage Team up with Amazon

By CIOReview | Monday, September 14, 2020
PHILADELPHIA - STRATIS IoT, a RealPage company today announced participation in the Alexa for Residential program with Amazon to provide fleet management of Alexa-enabled devices in multifamily residences. The program will enable properties and residents to control the 1,000,000+ smart devices currently managed by STRATIS IoT from more than 30 manufacturers via voice. For the first phase of the program, STRATIS IoT will deploy Amazon Echo Dots for 303 units at a Greystar property in Denver, Colorado.

Alexa for Residential enables properties to provide residents with ready-to-use Alexa-enabled smart home experiences from the moment they move in. The Echo Dots in each unit will be preconfigured to interface with STRATIS IoT, enabling seamless resident control through the STRATIS IoT platform, allowing for a connected resident experience.

Residents will be able to automatically control and access their Alexa-enabled devices in their smart apartment during the term of their lease. Residents can use Alexa to control their smart home features and ask Alexa for information about the weather, play the news, and more. For a more customized experience, residents can link their personal Amazon account to their unit’s device to listen to their music playlists, shop via Amazon, call friends and family, and more. When a resident moves-out, they are automatically de-paired from in-unit devices and they revert back to property staff control. Property managers can also use Alexa-enabled devices to showcase the unit’s smart home technology and provide self-guided tours.

“Our mission since inception has been to develop and share a platform that provides ubiquitous global value,” said Felicite Moorman, CEO, and Co-Founder of STRATIS IoT. “We’re honored to be partnering with a technology leader like Amazon to deliver the first-ever platform that provides fleet management solutions for Amazon Alexa products, and we’re eager to enable program growth and further transform the industry.”

RealPage, Inc. earlier this week announced that it has acquired STRATIS IoT. RealPage is a leading global provider of software and data analytics to the real estate industry. STRATIS IoT has developed the only solution of its kind built for the complexities of multifamily and student housing. The company has installed in over 380,000 apartments worldwide and serves hospitality, retail, and small to mid-size commercial.

This collaboration to create a fleet managed voice solution for multifamily is further evidence that smart apartment and intelligent building technology is becoming a standard. The market is shifting to embrace these opportunities to reduce labor costs and increase efficiencies as the technologies are purpose-built for this unique industry.