Smart technology has made its way into our lives as a modern convenience that we can no longer ignore. However, smart technology is not exclusive to our homes; it can also be incorporated into multi-unit residential strata buildings across Australia, making it easier for organisations to maintain their communal areas. In this blog, we’ll take a look at why strata buildings should make use of this technology and the possible benefits of doing so.

The Cost-Saving Benefits

One of the major advantages of installing smart technology in strata buildings is that it can significantly reduce costs. Smart technology systems have the ability to be tailored to individual needs and can even be set to operate during certain times of the day – all of which help to minimise energy usage. For example, sensors can be installed to detect movement and automatically shut off lighting and air conditioning when not in use.

Settings can also be adjusted remotely via a web-based device, allowing strata managers to maintain energy levels and minimise waste in the building. This can translate to lower energy bills and may reduce the need for a full-time management team to operate the building.

Enhanced Innovations

Smart technology provides many examples of accessible and useful features. From integrating with home appliances to unlocking entryways and maintaining adequate lighting levels in communal spaces, smart technology is diverse and convenient.

It’s also possible to pair smart devices and appliances with apps, allowing owners and strata committees to remote control certain aspects of the property. This can include adjusting lighting and air conditioning, maintaining surveillance on the premises and responding to any unforeseen events.

Boosts Efficiency

Smart technology can also improve efficiency in people’s daily lives. Smart locks or video intercoms can be easily installed to enhance security and make residents’ lives a little easier. Smart technology can also be used to pinpoint specific issues across the building, such as water leakage and smoke detection.

These systems can be programmed to alert relevant parties in the event of an emergency, helping to minimise any damage to the property. These smart-systems also have the potential to reduce the repair, maintenance and installation costs associated with strata buildings.

Peace of Mind

Safety is a major concern in strata buildings, particularly in relation to the sometimes complex daily operations of such a building. Smart technology can help to alleviate these concerns by providing strata committees and management teams with real-time surveillance capabilities.

It’s easy to install security cameras, motion sensors, alarms and door locks in any strata building, allowing the responsible parties to keep an eye on the property in more ways than one. This increased sense of security can provide peace of mind for all stakeholders in the building and reduce cases of vandalism and trespassing.

Better Quality of Life for Residents

Smart technology is becoming increasingly popular as a convenience, and residents of strata buildings are likely to appreciate having access to features such as smart lights, thermostats and locks in their dwellings. Smart technology provides residents with increased flexibility and opportunity to shape their living environment, giving them more of a sense of ownership of their living space.

Additionally, with smart technology, residents can obtain a better understanding of their individual energy usage, allowing them to be more conscious of how much electricity they use and optimise their bills. Smart technology also provides convenience and quick access with things like automatic entry systems, allowing residents to better manage their time.

Despite the initial cost of installation, smart technology systems are likely to prove to be a worthwhile and beneficial investment in the long run. To get started on the installation of smart technology in your strata property, contact AJ Services Group. We have the expertise and experience to ensure your strata building benefits from the latest in smart technology.