7 Reasons Residents Love Smart Apartments

By: Marissa Cohen

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There’s a lot to love about smart apartments. For one, they make life more convenient for residents, providing an elevated living experience. Unlike traditional apartment homes, smart apartments put connectivity and control in the resident’s hands. With an easy-to-use mobile app, residents can manage everything from smart lighting, to door locks to adjusting the temperature, all with just a tap of a button.

1. Convenience

Smart apartments allow you to adjust your settings from anywhere. With the use of the resident mobile app (available on iOS and Android), residents can easily manage all of their smart home devices wherever they are.

Smart locks provide an ideal resident experience, by enabling residents to ditch the inconvenience of physical keys - which are easily lost - and instead use a simple pin code to gain entry to their unit.

2. Cost Savings

Who wouldn’t love the opportunity to save some extra money on their electric bill? With the use of smart thermostats and lighting, you can reduce your energy usage and remain comfortable in your home. According to the EPA, the use of smart thermostats can save users up to $180 per year on their electricity bills.

By utilizing smart home technology, you can ensure that your lights are off and the AC system - or heater - isn’t running high when you leave the house. This allows your home to be its most energy efficient and keeps a little more money in your pocket.

3. Safety

Safety is always a priority when it comes to choosing a place to live. Residents love the peace of mind they feel with added safety features in a smart apartment community. Access control solutions ensure that only authorized people are on property. Entry doors, gates and amenities are protected by access readers that can be opened only by residents, staff and authorized guests, allowing you to feel completely comfortable in your home.

Smart apartments also allow for self-monitored security systems, so you can monitor your home even when you’re away. With motion and contact sensors, you’ll always be aware of what’s happening in and around your home, so you can rest assured that you and your home are always protected.

4. Easy Guest Access

Granting your guests access has never been easier. You don’t have to walk outside or downstairs to let visitors in, because automation makes it simple to send a guest an access code. Create temporary one-time access codes for package or food delivery drivers. You can also set recurring guest access for regularly scheduled visitors like friends, family or the dog walker.

5. Integrations

Bring your favorite voice assistant with you to your smart apartment! Easily integrate Amazon Alexa or Google Home with your smart home automation system. Ask Alexa to turn off the lights or tell Google to adjust the temperature for hands-free changes.

6. Customization

Your smart apartment should be exactly how you want it to be. Customize your scenes and automations to your exact specifications. Want your lights to turn on when you get home from work? Make sure your temperature is turned up when you leave? All of these are configurable by setting a scene in the resident mobile app.

Additionally, you can choose a custom access code for entry. If enabled by your organization, custom access codes are easier to remember and put the power in your hands.

7. 24/7 Support

SmartRent is here when you need us, available to assist you anytime of day or night. We know how important it is that your smart home technology works properly. Our support team is dedicated to ensuring that your devices are set up and functioning as they should.

We also offer troubleshooting support articles to help you manage your home automation software. If you’re having trouble with anything, from setting a scene to troubleshooting your thermostat, there are countless articles available to help you.

Residents love smart apartments because they provide added convenience, saving time and energy, and creating a customized experience. Smart home automation provides an unparalleled living experience. Smart apartments are only becoming more prevalent as we adapt to advancements in technology. One can only imagine how smart apartments will continue to evolve to solve even more of today’s renter needs.

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