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From detection systems to solar-powered controls, Victor Body-Lawson, FAIA, Sarah Broughton, FAIA, and Panji Grainger share their picks of smart-tech products for single-family and multifamily housing.

Victor Body-Lawson, FAIA
Founding Principal, Body Lawson Associates Architects & Planners
New York

August Home: Smart Lock Pro
“These keyless locks are installed inside doors for a clean look, making the owner’s phone the de facto key. The door is always open: It detects where you are, unlocks before you arrive, and can be controlled from anywhere.”

Building36: Water and HVAC Detectors
“This smart-home solution offers capacity to connect with varied apps and devices, including sensors to protect homes from water damage and to detect potential HVAC system issues.”

Verkada: Camera and Sensor
“Smart residences now benefit from doors and access systems that replace cameras with smart locks and geofencing integrated into the door itself or its smart-lock product. The client buys one product rather than separate ones, eliminating costs of wiring and alterations.”

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