Balfour Beatty to develop 835 “smart apartments” at Indiana’s Purdue University

Balfour Beatty’s Campus Solutions business unit will work with Oregon smart home firm Iotas to create 835 "smart apartments" at Indiana’s Purdue University as part of the Discovery Park apartment community.

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All units are to contain smart lighting, thermostats, outlets, sensors and locks, and will be connected by Amazon Echo and Google Assistant. Students will also be able to control these features via a smart phone app.

Bob Shepko, Balfour Beatty Campus Solutions president, said: "Providing residents with a plug-n-play-ready smart apartment is just another extension of our commitment to delivering customised, cutting-edge solutions for the projects we develop."

Sce Pike, Iotas chief executive, said: "Student housing and generation Z are extremely fast growing markets and we are happy to continue to assist in adding substantial benefits for students as well as property management teams."

The accommodation will open in August 2019

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