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The Convenience of a Smart Apartment

  • Emily Rice

Emily Rice

4 min read
The Convenience of a Smart Apartment

Coming soon in the heart of Forest Lake, nestled between the bustle of the city and the quaint Hardwood Creek Trail, will be a smart apartment community.

We live in a world increasingly connected to smart devices. This surge in popularity is hardly surprising when you consider the new opportunities for convenience, comfort, and luxury they provide.

In fact, 57% of Americans say smart products save them around half an hour a day!

Before explaining what a smart apartment is, perhaps it's best first to explain what smart devices are. A smart device is an electronic gadget that can connect, share, and interact with you and other compatible smart devices.

You’re probably familiar with smart devices such as smartphones, tablets, watches, and televisions. But smart technology is expanding rapidly and is becoming increasingly popular in our homes to provide extra comfort and convenience to its residents.


What's a Smart Apartment?

A smart apartment is a rental property that comes fitted with smart home technology. The technology can be easily connected to the resident’s cell phone, or a voice controller that is set up when they move in and disconnected upon moving out.

Some of the most common smart devices in homes include smart locks, thermostats, and light bulbs. All of these aim to provide convenience or safety to the property owner, and often provides peace of mind as they are more in control of their environment.

For example, a smart lock allows residents to lock and unlock a door remotely. The owner of the property can check door status, activity, and receive notifications.

A smart thermostat allows residents to remotely control the temperature of their apartment. An added bonus is that it helps save energy and costs.

Smart lights enable residents to control their lights remotely or by using voice command when entering a room. This allows for added convenience, but let’s be honest and admit that it just sounds really cool too!


Forest Lake Smart Apartments

So, what is so special about Forest Lake Smart Apartments?

Well for a start Forest Lake is a beautiful city, with a small-town feel and family-friendly facilities. The city has many parks, trails to walk or cycle, and many places for adult and youth activities.

The new Encore smart apartments that are coming soon to Forest Lake will include many convenient features such as an underground heated garage, an internet cafe, fitness center, and a sky lounge.

Forest Lake is a great place to raise a family, and this new community offers a playground, an outdoor fire pit, and grills, to help create great and beautiful memories with the family.

Another great feature is that most of the apartments are pet-friendly, and the community features a dog run so that your loving companion can make the most out of their new home too!

The apartments will be next to the Hardwood Creek Regional Trail, which is a 9.5-mile trail that runs alongside Highway 61, so those of you who like walking or cycling are catered for as well.

Aside from the many convenient features listed above, the apartment comes with lots more amenities to help provide comfort and luxury. These include granite countertops, stainless steel appliances, open concept design, and luxury vinyl plank flooring.


And Technology?

Okay, this sounds amazing, doesn’t it? But what technology do these smart apartments actually have?

Convenience starts straight away, as prospective residents will be able to tour the apartments through a cell phone app which they download. They will be guided through the apartment, and the app will unlock the doors as they tour.

Once moved in, residents will be able to control their lights, thermostat, doors -- remotely. They can know exactly what is going on in their apartment, even when they are not there.

Had a stressful day at work? Residents can set the temperature of their home remotely, so the apartment is warm and inviting on their return. Lights can switch on automatically as they enter the room, and music can be programmed to play on command.

With this software, the residence is more conscious of the amount of time and energy they are using. Whether it’s water, gas, or electricity, residents have control over what’s happening in their apartments and can monitor expenditure.

Being able to control things remotely also provides residents with peace of mind. If they think they’ve forgotten to switch something off, all they have to do is simply check their phone. It really is as easy and convenient as that!

Whether they’re at work or on vacation, they can keep tabs on their apartment, and be alerted on what’s going on through the smart security systems. This can provide immense reassurance and help in an emergency.

Moms and Dads can check on their little ones without leaving the couch, thanks to smart cameras and other technology. Or, if they can’t remember if they closed the garage, they can verify remotely from the cell phones.


Interested in a Smart Apartment?

A smart apartment sounds futuristic, doesn’t it? Who doesn't want to control their temperature, lights, and entertainment from the comfort of their own couch? Or go to work without caring whether you left the lights on?

Smart technology is making the world more convenient, more comfortable, and more luxurious for people, and now it’s coming into homes and apartments. You can now relax and feel more at ease in their surroundings.

Smart technology allows you to tailor your home to your needs, and create a comfortable and safe environment with just a click or tap of a screen. To find out more about smart apartments in Forest Lake, contact us.