Master-Planned Community in Virginia First to Offer New Verizon Monitoring System
- Apr 12, 2011
Loudoun County, Va.–Brambleton, a master-planned community in Loudoun County, Va., is breaking new ground. The 2,000-acre development will become the first community in the country to offer residents the Verizon Home Monitoring and Control Service.
With the Verizon service, Brambleton dwellers will be able to secure their digs, and then some, remotely. By computer or smartphone or through the use of Verizon’s FiOS TV, residents will be able to lock doors, view the interior of their homes via networked cameras, and control lights, thermostats and appliances without setting a single foot inside.
Soave Enterprises L.L.C., developer of Brambleton, wasted precious little time in pursuing the system.
“Verizon held a seminar over a year ago and shared with the audience they were working on launching these new services,” Kim Adams, director of marketing with Soave, tells MHN. “Brambleton has always prided itself as a community with the latest technology, as we were one of the first FiOS communities. We have always viewed technology as an amenity that plays a large role in your everyday life, and after hearing the initial presentation immediately wanted to express our interest and desire to help this amenity in our community.”
The Verizon system will be available to every home in the community, which encompasses 8,181 residences, including 2,701 multifamily units and 2,751 townhomes. The list of developers behind the housing at Brambleton consists of Beazer Homes, Camberley Homes, Gulick Group, Miller and Smith, Pulte Homes, Stanley Martin Homes, Van Metre Homes and Winchester Homes.
Currently Brambleton is home to approximately 2,800 families. The Verizon service will be made available to them in the third quarter of this year.