Canadian telecommunications operator Telus announced it is expanding its smart building footprint in Calgary with a new partnership.
The carrier signed a partnership with Calgary-based boutique urban developer and investment company Arlington Street Investments. As part of the partnership, Telus is transforming The Fifth into a smart building by using its technology to simplify day-to-day operations and reduce costs.
Residents at The Fifth will enjoy a custom smart home experience through the Telus Smart Building app, giving them the ability to remotely lock and unlock doors, adjust thermostats, detect water leaks, and access a smart intercom system that issues temporary codes for visitors or guests.
“Telus has a long history of delivering innovative technologies to both consumers and businesses, and we are proud to offer building automation, security, entertainment, and connectivity solutions to help protect what matters most while creating an enhanced lifestyle for residents and guests,” said Jason Macdonnell, president, smart security and automation at Telus. “Powered by our networks and entirely controlled from a smartphone app, Telus’ smart building solutions provide integrated, flexible systems to make our customers feel safe, empowered, and in control.”
The Canadian carrier noted that its partnership with Arlington Street Investments builds upon its strategy and commitment to leverage Telus’ wireless and PureFibre networks to bring its customers the best in home and business automation.
“Our team looked throughout the entire market to find a fully integrated smart solution for our high profile urban multifamily projects to ensure that we not only met, but exceeded, our next level service commitment to our communities,” said Frank Lonardelli, founder and CEO of Arlington Street Investments. “I was extremely impressed with what we found to be the only turnkey smart home security technology with a fully automated and digital building solution offered through Telus.”
The Arlington Group is a Calgary based investment firm and urban real estate development company. Arlington owns and develops some of the highest profile sites in various urban centers and creates mixed-use communities.