AWS re:Invent 2016 attracted thousands of web developers, consultants, engineers and executives surrounding the Amazon Web Services Community. They became the first to learn about this unique collaboration between Amazon and Brookfield Residential's dynamic Washington, D.C. division.
The home brings voice-enabled automation to the masses — making it easy, adaptable and affordable. Brookfield Residential is making the technology available to its homebuyers in the D.C. region at many new communities. It also used the stage at AWS re:Invent to challenge developers to create new skills for Alexa and The Smart Home.
"This was the perfect venue, and we couldn't be happier with the reaction," said division president Robert Hubbell. "The developers are energized, and many already have great ideas for new technology that can be incorporated into the home."
The Brookfield Residential Smart Home is located within the popular Avendale community in Northern Virginia, just outside of the nation's capital. With just your voice, you can:
- Check the security camera
- Lock the door
- Turn on the lights
- Raise the shades
- Water the lawn
- Pre-heat the oven
- Change the thermostat
- Play your favorite music
- And many, many more features
Brookfield has also integrated a series of custom skills, triggering a variety of actions with a single command.
"The best part about The Brookfield Residential Smart Home is that it will adapt as new technology appears," Hubbell said. "This was important to us to ensure that the home stays on the leading edge of technology."
Brookfield Residential's D.C. division has built a reputation for innovating through a series of forward-thinking concept homes. The most recent is The PureBlue Home, which explored the latest technologies in energy efficiency and sustainability. The home ultimately created more energy than it consumed.
The team also recently unveiled My Brookfield Home, a first-of-its-kind app that helps homebuyers stay connected during the building process.
For more information about Brookfield Residential DC, visit BrookfieldDC.com.
About Brookfield Residential
Brookfield Residential Properties, Inc., opened its Washington, D.C., division in 1984. Offering an array of home styles, including single-family homes, townhomes, condominiums and active-adult residences, Brookfield Residential understands how families live today. It is why the homebuilder creates communities near great schools and amenities, and also why its homes feature innovative, stylish and current designs. Learn more at BrookfieldDC.com.
Brookfield Residential Properties Inc. is a leading land developer and homebuilder in North America. It entitles and develops land to create master-planned communities, builds and sells lots to third-party builders and operates its own homebuilding division. Brookfield Residential also participates in select, strategic real estate opportunities, including infill projects, mixed-use developments and joint ventures. Further information is available at www.brookfieldresidential.com
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