MDU

Smart Locks Open Up MDU Market for Integrator

By Jason Knott · June 27, 2019 • Mass-market appeal of Yale smart locks help California integrator GreenMarbles expand its customer base.

Boston Integrator Updates Local Cancer Nonprofit’s Apartments and Rec Center

By Andrew Nichols · June 24, 2019 • Integration company Inspired Technology and Communications helped the Christopher's Haven non-profit by installing new Samsung TVs, Xbox consoles and more into 9 apartments used to provide free housing for families with children undergoing cancer treatment.

Integrator Solves High-Volume MDU Sales Dilemma with Digital Portal

By Jason Knott · April 10, 2019 • Using a 'Build-A'Bear' model, Service Tech AV in Austin develops its own digital sales portal to enable a two-person sales team to handle hundreds of condo technology sales simultaneously.

Thorny Legalities of Video Surveillance in MDU Applications

By Jason Knott · June 20, 2018 • Supplying surveillance video for ‘lawful purposes’ of apprehending suspects is OK., but there are numerous complex legalities for which dealers need protection.

Top 5 Home Tech Trends for 2018: From Smart Home Services to ‘Chief Security Officers’

By Julie Jacobson · February 5, 2018 • Every year, CE Pro selects five home-technology trends and opportunities for pros who install audio, video, security and home automation systems. Voice control, virtual reality, 4K, smart home as a service (SHaaS), mass sensorization, high-resolution audio (HRA), IoT awareness …. . .

NAHB Forecast: Home Starts up 5% in 2018, Bolstered by ‘Political Climate’

By Jason Knott · January 26, 2018 • NAHB forecasts single-family home starts will up 5% in 2018, thanks in part to 'pro-business sentiment in Washington', but MDU starts will fall.

Comcast Xfinity Rolls Out MDU Smart Home Program

By CE Pro Editors · January 15, 2018 • Cable giant Comcast packages smart home devices, services to create 'simple solution to an advanced network' for multi-dwelling unit (MDU) developers.

StratIS Now Monitors 200,000 ‘Smart Home’ Rentals for MDUs

By Jason Knott · December 6, 2017 • StratIS Software as a Service (SaaS) allows thermostat, doorlock, IoT and voice control both individually by tenants and globally by property managers for monthly fees.

Smart-Doorbell Maker Doorbird Intros Next-Gen IP Video Door Stations for Pros

By Robert Archer · November 7, 2017 • Known for its integration-friendly smart doorbells, DoorBird has added four new IP video door stations for multi-dwelling units.

Multifamily Software Company Entrata Branches into Smart Home

By Jason Knott · June 27, 2017 • MDU software firm Entrata debuts SmartProperty apartment automation connecting t-stats, lights and locks that adds boosts rent up to $65 per month/per unit.

Beyond the Single-Family Home: Installing Elan Control in Jersey City High-Rise

By Chelsea Cafiero · May 19, 2017 • Serious Audio Video expanded its understanding of home control and automation to install an Elan Entertainment & Control System with audio, video, lighting and security throughout the Cast Iron Lofts in Jersey City.

CE Pro Summit Panel: Different Builders Require Different Business Models

By Jason Knott · November 7, 2016 • Integrators cannot expect to treat builders and developers of MDUs, semi-custom homes, luxury homes and production homes the same way. Each niche needs a separate approach. Here are 10 tips.

Installing Central Vac in Multi-Dwelling Units (MDUs)

By Advertorial · August 25, 2016 • Semi Integrated Condo Vac from Electrolux offers integrators an entrée for central vacuum systems into apartments, condos, and other multi-family dwellings.

Overcoming MDU Restrictions to Turn Modest Condo Into Luxury High-Tech Home

By Lisa Montgomery · August 21, 2016 • Home of the Year Gold Winner for Before & After. Ordinary condo turns to twice-the-size luxury vacation home, made possible by distributed A/V, Savant whole-house control and teamwork by the integration firm, builder and interior designer.

How to Make MDU Developers Love Lighting Control

By Advertorial · June 21, 2016 • Creating packages for MDU builders is among the keys to success in this market. Integrators must rethink their approach and manage MDU projects as commercial jobs.

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