The Heights At State College

A STRATIS CASE STUDY

Student Housing Simplified.

Heights at State College defines today’s premier student living, touting “Work hard. Play harder. Live easy.” as the property motto. It’s “live easy” indeed, with bike and jogging trails, an enormous community clubhouse and bbq area, resort-style pool and sundeck, outdoor fireside lounges, and full sports courts. Managing a property with 411 units, spread over 104 beautiful rolling acres with over 1300 students, is a herculean task in the best and simplest of circumstances. Add the plethora of amenities, or a dose of Pennsylvania weather, and managing this property gets complicated quick, requiring the best software systems available.

According to Steven Quigley, the Building Manager, using STRATIS saves an enormous amount of time. The recent STRATIS software retrofit, enabling existing Schlage hardware with new capabilities, proved a surprisingly rapid return on investment.

“STRATIS has made our lives much easier. I would definitely, definitely, recommend STRATIS.”-Steven Quigley, Building Manager, Heights at State College

CHALLENGES

Touring

Touring the property to create new or replacement credentials averaged twenty minutes and could take as long as 30 minutes in the farthest locations.

Credential

Management. As a student housing property, maintaining control of credentials, especially at turn, was a considerable challenge.

SOLUTION

Schlage Electronic Door Locks were already on site, allowing STRATIS Access Management and Control Software Platform to enable the existing hardware to solve all of management’s challenges. No-Tour Credential Management & Control STRATIS Access Management and Control Software Platform was installed to replace the legacy access management software onsite and improve access management efficiencies by as much as ninety percent.

STRATIS also increased safety and security for residents and staff, by ensuring only one authorized credential per bedroom or office exists. The Heights focus on ease-of-use prompted the adoption of the STRATIS Sphere Remote Management Application, allowing credential creation from a remote office via tablet and eliminating touring, or visiting doors for programming.

RESULTS

Rapid Return On Investment

“In describing my experience with STRATIS, I would focus on ease of use, advanced technology, and great customer service. Working with STRATIS has been wonderful and easy. Someone is always available to answer my questions and we really appreciated the compatibility of the STRATIS system with the Schlage locks we already have installed. The STRATIS installation has made our lives much easier. I would definitely, definitely, recommend STRATIS to anyone with a resident campus like ours. Reduced labor costs and time savings with STRATIS are immediate. At turn, one employee authorized all 1400 resident credentials in ten percent of the time it used to take,” shared Steven Quigley, Building Manager for the Heights at State College.

ABOUT STRATIS

STRATIS is an award-winning wireless access energy and automation management and control platform. STRATIS’ technology is pre-commissioned and rapid install with “Install & Go” technology that allows for minimal resident disruption. It is also demand response capable for maximum energy savings. It is over-the-air upgradeable, updateable, and infinitely expandable with a 1300+ product catalog of Fortune 500 brands. It is the only system of its kind built for the complexities of multifamily and campus communities and is intent on serving as the commercial residential platform for Smart Cities across the globe. For more information visit: STRATIS.