"Technology is best when it brings people together." </EM></P>\n<P><EM>– Matt Mullenweg, digital entrepreneur</EM></P>\n<P>Much has been written about the life-enhancing conveniences of smart home technology. Once considered nothing more than the stuff of science fiction, the smart home has become a modern reality, with a U.S. market forecast to be <A href="https://www.mordorintelligence.com/industry-reports/united-states-smart-homes-market-industry">worth nearly $50 billion by 2026</A>.</P>\n<P>Coterie has embraced this movement with an array of smart technologies thoughtfully integrated throughout our communities. From keyless home entry to the voice-controlled features of the Coterie Smart Home System, residents are using tools that simplify their lives and keep them connected like never before.</P>\n<P>Imagine a life of greater convenience, security, and connection at Coterie.</P>\n<H2>Convenience on command</H2>\n<P>Every day can be easy like Sunday morning at Coterie. Each residence is equipped with the Coterie Smart Home System, enabling you to control a myriad of household devices with the sound of your voice. You can open your shades, adjust the thermostat, and change the room’s brightness − all before getting out of bed.</P>\n<P>A built-in feature of this system is the Amazon Echo Show<SUP>®</SUP> with Alexa<SUP>®</SUP>, a portable HD smart display that offers endless ways to keep you informed and entertained. Alexa is always ready to play your favorite tunes, help you shop, or search for a recipe. Alexa can also report the news and upcoming community events, and even contact a member of the staff.</P>\n<H2>Smarter ways to stay safe</H2>\n<P>Personal safety and security are typically a top concern of older adults, which is why every Coterie resident receives a <A href="http://carepredict.com">CarePredict</A><SUP>®</SUP> wearable wristband. Not only does it offer two-way communication with care staff in the event of emergency, CarePredict monitors fall risks and even enables access to your residence with a simple wave of the wrist. With CarePredict, you’ll experience greater personal independence and prompt care at the touch of a button.</P>\n<P>Residents and their families can also enjoy peace of mind knowing the <A href="http://accushield.com">Accushield</A><SUP>®</SUP> visitor management system is on the job. Accushield adds an extra layer of security by conducting screenings and temperature checks of all arriving guests, employees, and vendors.</P>\n<H2>Connections made easier</H2>\n<P>Each day at Coterie is highlighted by a full calendar of events, and technology makes it easy to stay current. On your mobile phone, you can easily access InnerCircle, Coterie’s well-being app, to see what’s happening in the community and peruse the daily menus at Coterie’s dining venues.</P>\n<P>As technology continuously evolves, so does Coterie’s commitment to improve your experience as a resident. Soon, residents will be able to use smart devices to provide real-time feedback to shape the Coterie community.</P>\n<P>Not to be overlooked are the simple joys technology can bring to daily life. Coterie hosts fun and interactive classes to help you set up a TikTok or Instagram account, which can unlock a world of content tailored to your own hobbies and interests. Coterie’s dedicated, on-site Digital Innovation Directors provide expert tech support and guidance on practically any device, gadget, or service.</P>\n<P>Life at Coterie will always be driven by the human connections that matter most. Our purposeful use of smart technology serves these connections and empowers residents in all their pursuits.