SmartRent off to a Strong Start in 2021

By: Marissa Cohen

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Here at SmartRent, we’ve had a busy start to 2021. With new product launches, feature releases, awards and trade shows, we’ve been growing at a rapid pace while staying focused on providing the ultimate smart home experience for our clients and their residents.

Exciting New Features

Guest Parking

Guest Parking has now been added to Alloy Parking . Property management not only can create specific guest parking, but receive ancillary income. Within our Community Management Web system, staff has the insight at their finger tips to manage current guest parking activity. Community guests can scan a QR code on designated signs and pay via the app.

We provide two battery operated sensor options for communities to accurately manage parking space occupancy.

  • In-Ground sensors are located underneath the surface of parking spaces. If a community is located where outdoor parking spaces are in cold climates that experience snow and other inclement weather these in-ground sensors are the best option.

  • Surface-Mount sensors sit above the ground on each parking space and if a community is located in warmer climates that rarely experience snow surface-mount sensors are the best option.

Hubless Credentials

In order to support Alloy Access as a standalone solution, we have utilized Community Manager Web, our client dashboard, as the link between Alloy Access and the community’s preferred property management systems. As a result, this feature gives property staff the ability to grant or remove lock credentials within the community and specific units. Additionally, residents in a hubless unit will receive access credentials upon move-in, and automatic revoking of credentials upon move-out.

Salto Locks

Earlier this year, we announced the SmartRent platform supports Salto locks. These types of locks are a comprehensive option that doesn’t require a WIFi connection, however provides a bluetooth, low energy solution. We support two types of Salto locks, the XS4 and the Salto Element Lock .

  • The XS4 electronic lock is wire-free with no hard wiring required, and is designed to fit most standard doors.

  • The Element lock is a smaller RFID lock option that is a wire-free option, allowing for customization of the door handle and is designed to fit most standard doors.

Resident Parking Report

Within our Community Manager Web system teams not only can easily assign parking spaces and allocate guest parking, they have the ability to run our enhanced resident parking report. In one simple report the staff has the capability to see which spaces are assigned to residents, which spaces may have non registered residents and resident parking details.


We’ve made upgrades to our integrations that provide significant enhancements to consolidate and organize group level integration management in your community.

With these upgrades, communities will more easily be able to configure unique syncs. We offer a robust set of available integrations , and we are continuously iterating to provide our clients with the ability to sync between Community Manager Web and all of their favorite platforms.

Site staff with the proper permission can access and manage all available integration syncs from the Sync tab, or by clicking ‘syncs’ within the Property Settings in Integrations.


All of us at SmartRent are proud of the accomplishments we’ve achieved thus far. Our teams work hard to continuously provide our clients and residents with the best support possible, while also maintaining a balanced workplace culture.

  • SmartRent was named a winner in the HousingWire Tech100 Real Estate awards. The award recognizes the most innovative technology companies serving the mortgage and real estate industries.

  • SmartRent was named #1 in Growjo’s "100 Fastest Growing Companies in Arizona" Awards for 2021.

  • The SmartRent Support Team was recognized as a Silver Stevie Winner for Contact Center of the Year within the technology sector.

Interested in joining the team? We’re hiring for several roles, apply here.

Visit SmartRent at Upcoming Trade Shows

Texas Apartment Association (TAA)

4/16-4/21 in San Antonio TX - Booth 1009

Apartment Summit

4/29 in Bloomington, MN

Utah Business Exchange

5/11-5/12 - Virtual

Utah Apartment Association Golf Tournament

5/27 - Saratoga Springs, Utah

Coming soon

Be on the lookout for these new features coming in Q2


Is your community a high rise with elevators? Our Alloy Access feature for elevators, will provide residents and guests specific access to the appropriate floors and specific amenities. They will be able to scan their credentials; bluetooth, cards or fobs, on either Alloy Access or Salto readers (if applicable) to access the assigned floors. Management can rest assured their community as an added layer of security for both their residents and guests on property.

Garage Door Controllers

Garage Door Controllers have been a highly requested feature and soon residents will be able to open and close their garage doors and in addition view an activity feed within the SmartRent Mobile app. Just as management teams now have the access to monitor parking spaces, teams will also be able to control and monitor vacant garage doors via Community Manager Web. This added feature will only enhance the residents smart home experience. Keep your eyes out for our official announcement soon!

While the first few months of 2021 have been quite busy, we are just getting started as we continue to develop new features and improve functionality.