“Smart” apartments are to coming to Friendship Village. Two test apartments will be outfitted with Amazon Echoes and accompanying wireless devices to enable residents to control lights and the thermostat among other things, as well as to receive information about the happenings here at the Village.What makes this system different than one installed in most homes is that the technology will be interactive with the Village: residents will not only be able to control functions within their apartments, but they will also be able to communicate with key administrative departments, and to receive communications in return.
Have a question about the menu: ask Alexa. Or, want to set a reminder to attend an event? Or, to schedule a maintenance visit? Or simply call the Front Desk? If we’re anticipating a weather event, we can send out a notice. Forget to turn off your lights (or the oven), we can do that for you.
Motion detectors will turn on the lights if you get up in the night. If a resident falls, he/she can call out to Alexa to notify the Front Desk. If he/she can’t call, the motion sensor can signal us!
In the near future, we’ll make this technology available on a wider basis to current and future residents. Stay tuned for details!Contact Us