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Silicon Labs and STRATIS Bring Smart Home to Apartment Communities

By Ken Briodagh

According to a recent release, Silicon Labs and STRATIS have collaborated on a new smart home solution built specifically for apartment complexes. The STRATIS 3.0 Gateway (STRATIS G3) hardware uses Silicon Labs’ multiprotocol SoCs to provide multiprotocol wireless capabilities for its robust IoT platform that connects smart devices throughout apartment communities. 


“We continue to see demand for connected technologies extending well beyond the smart home,” said Ross Sabolcik, VP and GM, industrial and commercial IoT products, Silicon Labs. “STRATIS has integrated our multiprotocol solution to ensure seamless connectivity across its smart apartment system, enhancing residents’ day-to-day living experience. Residents gain more convenience and custom controls over their living space while property managers can better manage property energy usage and access points.” 

STRATIS G3 reportedly is designed to enables access, energy and automation management and control and offers a Sidewalk to Sofa Solution for residents and property managers throughout multifamily and student housing. The gateway devices are placed strategically throughout buildings and offer a connected network of smart devices that enable energy efficiency, security, voice controls and remote-control capabilities that were previously unavailable outside of single-family homes.  

The partners said that residents can use their smartphones as a credential to enter residential buildings, common areas, gates, elevators, and their own fully equipped smart apartment unit. The system reportedly also allows property managers and staff to control energy usage and smart technology in vacant units, as well as monitor common areas, and it is designed to address adjacent markets such as hospitality, retail, and small to midsize commercial. STRATIS G3 can manage a wide range of applications and supports Bluetooth, Zigbee, Z-Wave, and Lora connections. STRATIS G3 can be mounted to a standard electrical single-gang box or solar and is available in both black and white.

“Silicon Labs’ multiprotocol solutions allow STRATIS G3 to support a variety of wireless protocols and offer an exceptional level of integration that helped our design team simplify our product design process and meet stringent power, size and budget demands,” said Felicite Moorman, CEO, STRATIS. “Our customers benefit by the impressive technological performance of the system, gaining capability to customize and monitor room temperature, lighting, leak detection, security, and voice control applications all with the use of an intuitive and convenient single-panel interface.”   
To date, STRATIS has installed over 380,000 units worldwide and in 2019 was deployed in one of every five new U.S. multifamily developments.


Ken Briodagh is a storyteller, writer and editor with about two decades of experience under his belt. He is in love with technology and if he had his druthers would beta test everything from shoe phones to flying cars.

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