CTSI designed the Audiovisual systems to align with the overall ethos of the modern Exo project. The AV systems comprised of intuitive touch panels providing residents and staff the ability to customize the AV experience according to their preferences. CTSI Network Engineers designed and implemented a Wi-Fi system with a mobile-first approach delivering simple and secure access to residents and visitors. Additionally, CTSI specified a free-standing Visitor Entry kiosk utilizing high-end touch technology for scrolling the tenant directory and a built-in web camera for video communication to the suite.
With security in mind, CTSI delivered an access control system offering reliable tenant entry while securing the facility’s perimeter and interior spaces from unregistered guests. The video surveillance system includes a professionally designed camera layout with optimal coverage.
During the design-build process, CTSI worked closely with Greystar and the general contractor to determine requirements, develop engineering documentation for quick coordination in the field, and implement the technology solutions on time and under budget.
“One of the reasons that I prefer to work with CTSI is that they are so responsive. They are quick to get things done, and I don’t need to send them reminders about the work. We came up against some complex issues that required attention, and they researched the issues, came up with solutions and handled them. What really impresses me about everyone at CTSI is that they truly care.”
– Lindsay Davisson McKenna, Exo Property Manager
Implementation & Professional Services
CTSI coordinated the installation of each system, from the cabling backbone infrastructure to the IT network of wireless access points, including early stage placement of equipment. CTSI also worked as a guide for other contractors including project managers, technicians, electricians, engineers, salespersons, and service providers like Comcast and Verizon. CTSI also connected teams with manufacturers for future software upgrades, maintenance, and programming support.
“We developed and shared checklists and coordinated the work with the general contractor to ensure that all systems were able to simultaneously get online,” said CTSI Project Manager, Scott Corbett. Once the building construction was completed, CTSI provided detailed in-person training, as well as remote and video support for the property manager and staff. “There were so many different pieces that needed to come together for a project of this scope,” said Corbett. “We kept to the schedule and worked within budget. Greystar trusted us to see the big picture, and that was key to completing the project successfully.”
Using the design-build method, CTSI was able to offer the client total accountability and continuity between systems, while maintaining budget and project timelines.