Who could have imagined even 5 years ago, how much technology would have progressed? We have cars that drive themselves and apps that can deliver pretty much anything you want at the tap of a button. With the expansion of technology, smart home solutions are no exception.
Properties that offer a full smart home community not only allow residents to enjoy an elevated living experience, but according to a study from Statista, 57% of Americans indicated that smart home products save them time. As residents start to become comfortable using smart home technology , it becomes even more of a must-have amenity.
Residents can control temperature settings, door locks, lighting, small appliances, garage doors, even smart shades! From the moment you enter a community until you turn out the lights, almost every aspect of daily life can be controlled with an app.
It starts with smart parking and garage control. When a resident first pulls home, parking is the first encounter a resident has with the property, and it can be one of the most challenging for residents. With smart parking, residents can even control their garage directly from their smartphone which can alleviate a-lot of stress.
With smart parking, management teams can easily assign residents a parking space as well as direct and enable guest parking. This feature not only provides management teams a convenient way to monitor and enforce community parking, but an opportunity to monetize guest parking and gain ancillary revenue.
Smart Home Access
From building entrances, to amenity spaces like pools or gyms, to the front door of each unit, access control has never been easier while still maintaining a secure building. Depending on the smart hardware installed, residents and staff can use fobs, keycards or their smartphone credentials to gain entry to various spaces around property.
Management teams are busy enough, without trying to spare the added time to open doors or provide keys for vendors and guests. With just a few clicks in the Community Manager Web platform, staff can give smart access credentials, by simply providing a temporary access code that will deactivate after use, allowing property managers to focus on their residents.
Smart Home Technology In-Unit
Before residents even park their car, gain entry to their building and apartment, they have the ability to preset scenes and schedules. They are able set their preferred room temperature, turn lights on upon entry or even lower their smart shades, with just a press of a button on the SmartRent App, even before arriving home. Once home and relaxed there is nothing worse than climbing into bed and realizing the lights are still on. With the tap of a button on their smartphone, residents can turn out the lights. The added convenience of smart home technology is an amenity your residents truly value.
Why It Matters
The expansion of smart home technology does not come without challenges, but the added value and convenience certainly outweighs any difficulties. Smart properties engage residents in a new way, one that they may not have previously experienced at other communities.
A study by the National Apartment Association reported that four out of five apartment residents surveyed who don’t have smart home technology said they want it. Not only is smart home technology a resident retention strategy, but it’s also a marketing tool for attracting today’s modern resident.
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