As alarm systems, thermostats, air conditioners and other home devices become increasingly connected, the next generation of residents are seeking to drive value and convenience by creating a tailored, technology-enabled environmental experience in their homes.
To address the demand for such an ecosystem, Samsung SmartThings and CommScope RUCKUS have announced a collaboration that enables landlords and building owners to offer enhanced experiences to tenants and residents.
Through this alliance, the RUCKUS portfolio of converged Wi-Fi 6 and IoT access points will gain as a SmartThings Hub (WASH) functionality, enabling property owners to turn their apartment buildings into smart homes, and residents to connect to thousands of devices across hundreds of brands. The integration will offer future compatibility with the Matter protocol, creating true interoperability by allowing consumers’ smart home devices to work reliably together. The SmartThings app will also be available within the RUCKUS IoT suite, offering builders and property managers one future-proof solution under a single ecosystem.
“In recent years, there has been a shift in how and where people are living. Residents are increasingly looking for buildings that are equipped with connected technology for easier and more enjoyable living,” said Chanwoo Park, Executive Vice President and Head of IoT Business group at Samsung Electronics. “This partnership allows us to give residents the peace of mind and convenience they are looking for, while helping builders and property managers eliminate high costs and compete in today’s real estate market.”
CommScope’s RUCKUS portfolio of converged Wi-Fi 6 and IoT solutions allow residents to receive the connected living experience they have incorporated into their lives.
“In 2022, we expect to see tenants making lifestyle choices that give them more freedom and flexibility. Property developers are responding by deploying technology that provides convenience and value,” said Bart Giordano, Senior Vice President and General Manager of RUCKUS, CommScope. “By connecting home devices onto one network, real estate developers are tapping into IoT technology that optimizes maintenance, energy efficiency and an enhanced home experience. The Samsung SmartThings and CommScope RUCKUS collaboration marks a new milestone in propelling the real estate market into the future.”