Multi-unit Deluxe Intercom Integration with Crestron Home Enabled by AVLinkPro

Port Royal Residences

Having an integrated solution for intercom and lobby access was a key decision for the developer to choose Crestron as their solution, and AVLinkPro was the piece that made it possible.

AVLinkPro, a communication integration solution and Tier 1 manufacturer partner of Crestron, helps builders and integrators combine innovative intercom and security solutions with smart home automation for multi-unit residential communities.

One such example is at Royal Port on the shores of Lake Ontario in Canada. This property is designed to provide residents with stunning waterfront views and advanced amenities such as Crestron smart home automation and control technology. With lighting control and heating/cooling control and video intercom communication. Located in the historic Port Dalhousie district of St. Catharines. Port Royal is within walking distance of tourist sites and recreational facilities such as Lakeside Park Beach, Port Dalhousie Jetty Marina, Dalhousie Yacht Club and the Waterfront Walking Path. by Rankin Construction, Inc. includes security and audio video solutions provided by Dell Smart Home Systems of St. Catharines, Ontario.

The developer, Rankin Construction, contracted Dell Smart Home Solutions to provide Crestron control in all 49 units of Royal Port Residences. Each individual residence having its own Crestron control of lighting, temperature and communication with the building entrance. The entrance intercom, a DoorBird multi-tenant system was chosen by the integrator as well as the AVLinkPro communication bridge and the managed network switches. AVlinkPro also provides an enterprise Crestron home platform driver that places DoorBird door unlocking on each resident’s individual touchscreens. “DoorBird has been specially designed to integrate into simple and complex access control projects. Our focus on aesthetics makes us an ideal partner for the luxury multifamily market. – Justin Clark, US Sales Manager at DoorBird.

The AVLinkPro system can also allow each resident to have their own panel-to-panel intercom in their own residence if desired. “Integration solutions need more capabilities to accommodate technologies such as video intercom, digital security and VOIP communication” – Jon Miller, Product Manager for AVLinkPro. “Since 2018, we have been a leader providing various intercom bridging applications to this solution space. »

When builders, developers and integrators are looking for ways to link Crestron technology to third-party equipment and make them work together, they turn to manufacturer partners who offer proven solutions. AVLinkPro provides proven and reliable intercom and communication bridge solutions and connectivity systems that meet or exceed the expectations required for most Crestron installations.

“Having an integrated solution for intercom and lobby access was a key decision for the developer to choose Crestron as their solution, and AVLinkPro was the piece that made this possible.” said Jason Dell, Dell Smart Home Systems. Jason Dell and his team work closely with interior designers and architects to help them, their customers, make informed decisions about what’s important to them when it comes to their home’s wiring while they have the opportunity during a renovation or new construction.

AVLinkPro works closely with integrators around the world to help them deliver a fully connected, feature-rich intercom/security solution with Crestron systems. Other multi-housing projects with AVLinkPro are also underway at Australia’s largest luxury residence project, a 900-unit residence called One Sydney Harbour, and in New York at the famous Mandarin Oriental Residences.

The AVLinkPro VOIP Intercom Bridge is available through professional integrators through AlltecPro or through distribution partners in South America, Europe and the South Pacific. AVLinkPro The only AV-focused SIP PBX bridge has been designed and manufactured to help dealers integrate the latest audio and video intercoms as well as VOIP telephony solutions into high-end residential applications. The system is designed to bridge connectivity with a variety of products that would not normally or easily interface and enable a unified, fully connected communication solution with home automation system environments like that of Crestron Electronics. For more information, visit

About Bird Home Automation Group / DoorBird Bird Home Automation Group develops and manufactures high quality IP video intercoms and IP access control devices under the “DoorBird” brand worldwide. The company’s headquarters and production facility are in Berlin, Germany, with sales offices in San Francisco (CA) and Jacksonville (FL). The connected smart home products are made in Germany to the highest quality and safety standards and are used worldwide. “DoorBird” combines exclusive design with innovative IP technology in the field of door communication. For more information, visit

About Dell Smart Home Solutions, a Certified Crestron Partner and leading provider of custom home electronics in the Niagara Region of Ontario, specializing in wiring, whole home audio, home security, home theater and home automation. Dell Smart Home Solutions Inc. was founded in 2000 by owner and designer Jason Dell. With over 25 years of experience in the electronics industry, he brings a wealth of knowledge to all projects, big and small. As a CEDIA-certified professional designer, Jason works to create solutions that are fun, intuitive, and bring more enjoyment to his clients’ homes. For more information, visit

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