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LaMarco Systems Project Feature: JADE at North Hyde Park – An All-in-one Security Solution for Multi-Family Real Estate

Property managers are not only tasked with the day-to-day operations of the real estate they manage but are also challenged with securing it 24/7. At the same time, residents consistently rank security among the most important building features and are willing to pay more for it.

LaMarco Systems is a leading life safety and integrated security solutions provider — offering comprehensive, all-in-one services and customized solutions that protect people, businesses, and the assets associated with both. What we provided the 192-unit multifamily JADE Luxury Apartment Homes in Tampa, Florida’s North Hyde Park community was a fully built and installed cloud-based access control system that gave both tenants and property management pinpoint, role-based access to the right exit and entry points.

Located at the corner of Cass and Willow, the residents of JADE at North Hyde Park have the opportunity and benefits of world-class, resort-style amenities with luxury apartment home finishes and floor plans. And an important part of those amenities is smart-home systems, mobile building access, and electronic locks.

Multifamily properties have, in the last few decades, become a big part of the housing industry. With cities becoming increasingly popular and houses becoming increasingly expensive, it’s no wonder that townhomes, apartment complexes, and condos have grown in popularity. But when it comes to multifamily property security, finding the right fit for these buildings can become a laborious task. Just like many aspects of daily life including transportation and communication, smart technology is bringing a new level of safety and efficiency to multifamily security solutions.

Multifamily smart solutions provide not only easy, intuitive property security solutions, but also more adaptable ones. This includes access-controlled management to monitor and manage who can enter and exit the property, as well as who has access to common areas, and specific access points like side doors, garages, or other outdoor properties. Wireless locks, door entry, and intercoms such as Allegion Wireless Locks can also help create a mobile-based door entry system ideal for multifamily residential users. And when it comes to visitor management, electric

key systems can be easily integrated with other access controls to create a smooth, intuitive user experience.

Technology is constantly improving, and electric key security systems not only make multifamily property security easier but also ensure residents that their families and homes are safer than ever before. Installing electronic smart locks at exterior openings and common areas, as in the Lenel/S2 Integrated CCTV-IP Cameras and Card Access system is a good first step, along with replacing mechanical keys with smart cards or mobile credentials.

When creating an integrated solution for JADE at North Hyde Park, our team also incorporated the latest technology from VTS/Rise. This innovative platform provides a building solution for tenants that allows them to badge into their residence using a verified mobile credential and also saves visitors time at the front desk with automated mobile visitor passes that can be generated for them. With the VTS/Rise platform, tenants can book amenities anytime, anywhere, and can easily gain access to common areas. Most importantly, though, it gives residents complete control over visitors that are allowed into their units, down to the minute, with access codes that can be set to become inactive at certain points in time. It’s a seamless, smart experience that helps reduce operational costs by up to 50%, consolidating JADE’s portfolio-wide operations and resident activity data within one online dashboard.

When it comes to what type of electronic security system to install in a multifamily property, there are a few options, but multifamily network security, especially systems with cellular backup, are more reliable than their old landline counterparts. As the number of landline owners dwindles, this is becoming increasingly true. While phone lines can be cut by a resourceful burglar or damaged during a natural disaster, multifamily network security systems are less prone to these types of disruptions.

As expectations from residents increase, building managers must look for comprehensive, integrated solutions. And in this world of new technology, LaMarco is there to not only provide integrated solutions, but also all-in-one support, giving you guidance, maintenance, innovation, and peace of mind.

So as you look for solutions that fit your property, remember the key to your multifamily security problems just might be an electric one. Since 1998, we have provided dedicated security system consulting, design, integration, installation, and service, to implement and maintain various integrated solutions that are tailored to your needs. Contact us today to learn more about all-in-one solutions for your property.