May 27, 2022 – In 2018, Brazilian developer Porte Construtora tasked Z-Wave Alliance member Flex Automation to add smart automation to a new apartment building dubbed Helen Altos do Tatuapé. The developer and Flex Automation were longstanding partners of 12 years, since Flex introduced Porte to Z-Wave technology’s benefits, and Flex had become the sole automation provider for all of Porte’s residential and commercial projects going forward.
For this project,Porte knew that in order to fill the multiple deluxe residences of the building with tenants, they needed to install amenities that would attract a very exclusive and high-end market. Since at that time, Brazil had just endured the worst economic crisis its real estate/construction market had ever seen, cost savings were a paramount concern in making the project feasible.
Jean Pascal Nathan De Simone, Director, Flex Automation, provided details to Connected Design about his involvement in the project, the performance advantages that Z-Wave afforded the developers, and how it was completed to the satisfaction of all.
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