Covington Greens Apartment Homes

 

 

Luxury Country Living with City Convenience

Nestled in Findlay, Ohio Phase I of Covington Greens Apartment homes offers 144 spacious one, two and three bedroom apartment homes. Each apartment home boasts oak finished cabinetry, plush carpeting, tile flooring in the kitchen and baths, full-size washer and dryer connections and enormous walk-in closets. Every apartment home is also furnished with an abundance of storage, including; a kitchen pantry, linen closets and an extra storage closet. The Resident Clubhouse comes complete with a health and fitness club, billiards and a resort-style pool.

 

Objective:

The property management team wanted to offer residents all the competitive amenities that any city dwelling would offer. In today’s market Internet services are a top concern for apartment dwellers. In this area the only option for High-Speed Internet was through the local cable company. To make Covington Greens competitive with other area residential communities the property management group wanted to bring in property wide high speed wireless internet. This would bring WiFi access to each apartment home and all of the common areas. This service would be leveraged to incentivize potential residents and as a retention tool for current residents.

 

Challenges:

Phase I consisted of 6 large residential buildings each housing 24 apartments. These six buildings plus the resident clubhouse are spread out over 22 acres. There exists no common wiring or chases between units in any of the individual buildings and none between buildings. This would mean that a traditional wireless deployment where all access points were networked to a single gateway device and firewall would not be an option. Placement of outdoor WAPs and antennas was a concern because the property owner did not want large equipment becoming an eyesore mounted on the buildings. Deploying 6 independent wireless networks could require 6 separate broadband connections which would be a huge monthly expense for the property management team. There needed to be a new type of deployment in order to make this a financially viable resident amenity and property differentiator.

 

Result:

eWireless developed a new type of ”Bath Architecture” where the property was literally bathed in a layer of wireless connectivity. This new architecture allowed eWireless to deploy a robust network with a high Quality of Service for a fraction of the cost of traditional wireless networks. Only a single cable run was needed and a single dedicated high-speed internet connection was utilized. eWireless representatives project managed the installation of electrical outlets in key attic spaces throughout the property. Placement of equipment in attics alleviated any concern about the visibility of the equipment as well as protecting sensitive gear from the weather. Utilizing high gain antennas and high power output wireless access points eWireless completed installation of the entire property in under 4 hours

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