It is no secret that MDU construction has skyrocketed since the initial housing market crash in 2008. Some attribute it to a shift in the demographics of new home buyers/renters. Kids of the baby boomer generation are now entering their 20's and 30's, lending to a sharp rise of young people looking for modernized MDU communities.
Millennials are veering away from lavish living and over-sized houses towards smart living and an ample savings. They want the most bang for their buck; and builders who incorporate quality, yet cost-effective technology in new MDU projects will stay ahead of the competition.
So the real question for the modern builder has become that of how to appeal to these new and eager renters while keeping rent low and building costs even lower. Here’s five ways Channel Vision technology can help...
1. Audio streaming for multi-family housing
The “plug and play” feature of Channel Vision’s Bluetooth products make it the perfect solution for renters looking for a no-hassle way to stream music in their apartment. All Bluetooth wall docks and local source modules come with a security pin code so that residents can both share it with their friends and monitor who syncs up to their system. Installation is simple and the wall docks offer a stylish addition to any room or office space.
In order to further cater to the MDU builder, our Bluetooth audio streaming products are cost-effective and sold in ready-to-install kits.
2. Structured Wiring
Whether you’re looking for custom structured wiring enclosures or a basic 12” enclosure and combo module kit, Channel Vision has what you need. For many MDU builders, the 12” enclosure kit—equipped with telephone, data and RF distribution modules—is just the thing. If you’re looking to buy in bulk, Channel Vision offers 12” plastic enclosures sold in packs of five for only $100 (suggested dealer pricing).
For an all-in-one solution to telephone, data and RF distribution, Channel Vision’s 4x4x4 Combo module is the choice for you. The combo module will save time, money and enclosure space for the utmost efficiency during installation.
3. All-in-One IR Repeater Systems
Not only are Channel Vision’s IR Repeater systems known for being a reliable and economical solution, these systems are designed with the most up-to-date technology to perfectly repeat the newly revised IR codes of the most popular cable boxes. Uverse, Cisco, Scientific Atlanta and Motorola all feature the new IR codes and will not properly function with older IR systems.
All of Channel Vision’s IR repeater systems also include three separate mounting options to ensure installers are always prepared on the job.
4. Commercial Intercom and Front Door Entry Solutions
Channel Vision currently offers one of the most attractive custom front door stations on the market for single family homes. Coming soon, our intercom line will cater to multi-family housing as well. The Commercial series IP Intercom features an access control keypad and proxy card reader that will enable access to 999 rooms. This front door station has a built-in, high definition IP camera that allows each resident to see and talk to visitors who ring their unit from a touch screen automation platform included in each apartment. Renters/owners can buzz in their visitors from the comfort of their living room. They can also access a variety of apps, search the web, view surveillance cameras and control their music directly from the touch screen platform. Keep an eye out for this product, forecasted to hit the market in April 2016.
5. Builder Packages and Rebates
Channel Vision’s Builder Advantage Program offers contractors fixed packages and rebates to choose from in order to streamline the purchasing process. With multiple packages in each Channel Vision product category, we’re here to set you up with a solution to every project.
Dealers and distributors who register new builders to the Program will receive their own referral allowance on purchases of builder packages. You can find out more here.
So keep in mind—with the right technology at the right price, you can increase your ROI and keep the prospective residents rolling in.