AVLinkPro, a communication integration solution and Crestron tier one manufacturer partner, is helping builders and integrators tie together innovative intercom and security solutions with smart home automation for multi-dwelling residential communities.

One such example is in Royal Port on the shores of Lake Ontario Canada. Located in the historic Port Dalhousie neighborhood of St. Catharines, the property is steps away from sightseeing and recreational amenities. The property has been designed to grant residents access to more than stunning waterfront views. It also comes with with advanced amenities from Crestron smart home automation and control technology. Crestron automation features lighting control, heating/cooling control, and video intercom communication from AVLinkPro

The project overseen by Rankin Construction, Inc. includes the security and audio video solutions provided by Dell Smart Home Systems of St. Catharines , Ontario. The developer, Rankin Construction brought in Dell Smart Home Solutions to provide Crestron control within all 49 units of the Royal Port residences. Each individual residence having their own Crestron control of lighting, temperature and communication with the entrance to the building. The entry intercom, a DoorBird multi-tenant system was chosen by the integrator as well as the AVLinkPro communications bridge and managed network switches. AVlinkPro also provides an enterprise Crestron home platform driver that puts the DoorBird door release on each resident’s individual touch screens. “DoorBird was specifically designed for integrating in simple and complex access control projects. Our focus on aesthetics makes us an ideal match for the luxury multi-family market.” said Justin Clark, head of sales at DoorBird.

The AVLinkPro system can also allow each resident to have their own pane to panel intercom within their own residence if they choose. “Integration solutions need more capabilities to accommodate technologies like video intercom, digital security and VOIP communication.”, AVLinkPro Product Manager Jon Miller explained. “We have been a leader providing diverse intercom bridging applications to this solution space since 2018.”

When builders, developers and integrators looks for ways to tie together Crestron technology with third party amenities and make them work together, they reach out to partner manufactures that offer proven solutions. AVLinkPro has been providing a proven and reliable intercom and communication bridge solutions as well as connectivity systems that meet or exceed the required expectations for most Crestron installations.

“Having an integrated solution for the lobby intercom and access was a key decision for the developer to choose Crestron as a solution, and AVLinkPro was the piece which made it possible.”, said Jason Dell of Dell Smart Home Systems. Dell and his team work closely with Interior Designers and Architects assist them in helping their clients make educated decisions on what is important regarding wiring their home while they have the opportunity during a renovation or new build.