News, announcements and industry knowledge for home automation and the Internet of Things
SmartRent Community Manager App Available for Download
SmartRent is excited to announce the launch of its mobile app specifically designed for community managers and staff at SmartRent-enabled properties. The SmartRent Community Manager app (available for download in the App Store and Google Play Store) is designed to equip site staff with the tools they need to efficiently manage their community’s units, access and work orders on the go.
SmartRent Brings Smart Home Automation to Over 50,000 Apartments
SmartRent continues to produce steady growth and momentum this year with teams working diligently in the field to bring smart home automation to over 6,000 SmartRent-enabled units monthly. Today we announce the achievement of over 50,000 installations at apartment communities across the United States.
SmartRent Resident App Update (2.0.0) Now Available
The SmartRent resident app has received a refresh on its look and feel. Find out what’s new and improved by updating your SmartRent app to the latest version (2.0.0)!
SmartRent Raises $32 Million to Support Large-Scale Deployments
SmartRent is excited to announce the closing of a $32 million Series B funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures, with additional investments from RET Ventures and other multifamily operator groups...
5 Benefits of a Smart Thermostat
With the rise of technology, the comfort and ease of living becomes easier and easier. Smart home technology is becoming more popular; however, many are still unaware of all that can be done with the help of smart home technology...
Building Management Seen as Biggest Industry Pain Point According to Survey
A KPMG global proptech survey showed that performance measurement and tracking, and data management, security and privacy are seen as two of the three top issues in the industry, and 60 percent of respondents said that building management was their biggest pain point where technology could produce efficiency gains...
What is a Smart Apartment?
Innovative technology is everywhere around us. In our cars, at our workplaces, cities, and now it even helps us in our homes. Smart home technology is opening up a new world of luxury amenities to renters and homeowners alike...
SmartRent Surpasses 20,000 Smart Home Installations
SmartRent is proud to announce that we have surpassed 20,000 smart home installations nationwide, far exceeding any other smart apartment technology provider for multifamily properties.
SmartRent Raises Over $15,000 for Save Family Foundation of Arizona
During the holiday season, SmartRent employees and leadership raised a total of $15,673.45 for local charity Save the Family Foundation of Arizona, a 501(c)(3) organization offering housing and supportive services for families experiencing homelessness...
SmartRent Successfully Installs Over 10,000 Units Nationwide in 2018
SmartRent has reached an important milestone as a company by announcing the installation of over 10,000 units in 2018.
4 Ways to Manage Properties Remotely with a Smart Device Platform
As a property manager, one of the big advantages of bringing a smart apartment platform on board is that you can easily manage vacant properties remotely, meaning less commute time for you, and no pressure to be in two places at once. This is especially helpful if you manage multiple properties, however, it can also be advantageous for any manager or owner who simply prefers not to be tied down with day to day minutiae and focus on the big picture items for their rental business.
SmartRent Secures $5 Million in Series A Funding from RET Ventures
We are pleased to announce that we have closed $5 million in series A funding from Real Estate Technology Ventures (RET Ventures)...
Four Reasons to Live in a Smart Apartment
From Alexa to Nest to Philips Hue, most smart home device ads seem to be speaking to all stripes of property owners: busy families in the suburbs with lots of groceries to buy from Amazon, working professionals with not enough hours in the day to think about home maintenance, vacation rental hosts managing their properties remotely.
Why Should Multifamily Owners Care About Making Apartments Smart?
As more millennials opt to rent longer in lieu of settling down with a mortgage, the advantages of embracing the best parts of smart home technology have become starkly obvious to property owners in many cities across America.
SmartRent Secures $1.5 in Seed Funding from RET Ventures
SmartRent is pleased to announce that we have received $1.5 million in venture funding from Real Estate Technology Ventures (RET Ventures)...
Questions to Ask Your Landlord Before Moving Into a Smart Apartment
Moving into a smart apartment is an exciting milestone for [many reasons], chief among them being that your brain will be significantly less burdened with mundane household tasks. But before putting pen to paper on a lease...