We all want to spend more vacation time with our loved ones, and a last-minute spring break getaway could be one of the best ways to do that. But if you’re on the other end of the vacation spectrum – and you’re managing a vacation rental property – spring break season can be a hectic time of the year. So how do you carve out some extra time to have a spring break of your own? Perhaps the easiest way is to install keyless locks in your vacation rental units.
Here’s how keyless access can provide vacation rental managers with more freedom, extra time and other important benefits.
Keyless Access Gives You More Spring Break Freetime
One of the biggest daily responsibilities of a vacation rental property is to meet guests and give them their keys. As a property manager, you also have to meet cleaning staff, repair staff and other vendors at your properties for different reasons. You may find it difficult to take a full day off let alone longer during busy times of the year like spring break – and that’s a problem. Research shows that time away from work isn’t just a want, it’s a need. It improves your cardiovascular health, decreases stress and improves mood, among other health benefits.
So how do you free up more vacation time to receive these benefits? Keyless access is a great way to start carving out some free time for the following reasons:
- Eliminates the need to meet guests in person: Keyless locks allow you to remotely provide guests with a temporary passcode to use while they are staying at the property. As soon as they leave, the passcode expires. You never have to meet them in person.
- Eliminates the need to meet others who need to enter the property: Keyless locks also let you grant temporary access to vendors, repair staff and cleaning staff without meeting them at the property in person.
- No more lost keys: This also means that you no longer have to worry about midnight calls when a guest loses a key (and the added costs of having to replace such keys).
Just think about how much time you and your staff spend on letting people in and out of your units and giving people keys, and you can start to see how keyless access will give you more time to spend with your family to enjoy the beautiful springtime weather.
Save Money on Staffing and Retooling Locks
Because you don’t have to drive out to meet guests at properties to give them keys, and you don’t have to hire staff to meet guests – you’ll be saving a tremendous amount of money on gas, travel, staffing, and other expenses. You’ll also save money on the need to retool locks when guests lose keys.
Keyless access control at your properties could save you so much money and time this winter that you’ll have plenty of vacation days and extra cash to take a vacation of your own. As for larger businesses, eliminating the costs associated with keys and retooling allows you to offer more competitive rates to attract additional reservations.
Reduce COVID Transmission Dangers
As we move deeper into 2021, it’s clear that coronavirus cases are on the rise. According to the University of California San Francisco, we could see a fourth wave of increasing virus cases in March. A recent UCSF article said: “While we all desperately hope to avoid a fourth wave, it’s unlikely that a sufficiently large proportion of the population will be vaccinated to prevent one in the spring.”
During the COVID-19 pandemic, installing keyless locks is an excellent way to keep yourself, your staff, your guests and all of your respective families safe. By eliminating the need to meet guests in person, you’ll be doing your part to reduce the chances of virus transmission during this dangerous spring season.
PointCentral: Keyless Access Systems for Vacation Rentals
All of PointCentral’s automated vacation rental systems offer remote, keyless access control to make the lives of vacation property managers and their guests a great deal easier. If you’d like to learn more about PointCentral smart property automation solutions, contact our team for a free demo now.