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Smart Apartments vs. Smart Homes: Key Differences Homeowners and Renters Should Know

Innovation and automation are everywhere. PropTech is one of those areas where technology offers significant value to both property managers and tenants by facilitating communication, boosting security, increasing property utility efficiency, and reducing operating costs. Smart apartments and smart homes, however, are managed differently. Each property has different needs, and technology will be used in different ways. Take a look…

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Security Starts at Your Front Door: Why Smart Locks are a Smart Investment

Smart locks are more than just a keyless entry point. They offer additional security and peace of mind many people aren’t necessarily aware of until they take a good hard look at home security.  In fact, smart locks and keys are often considered after home security cameras and sensors, even though smart locks are less expensive and easier for homeowners…

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Prevent Mold and Mildew in Vacant Rental Units During COVID-19

Whether you’re juggling a handful of rental properties or thousands of multifamily apartments, COVID-19 has left you with vacancies — and we all know what vacant rental units can lead to rampant mold and mildew growth.  To help you keep your vacant rental properties in perfect shape during the remainder of the pandemic — so they don’t become Petri dishes…

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Safe, Secure, & Cost Efficient: Why Property Automation Is The Answer For Managers & Owners

Technology has revolutionized nearly every sector of the economy. Property management is no different. As scattered as rental properties tend to be, and as property managers look for ways to be more efficient while still providing exceptional customer service, managers are turning to property automation.  Lowering costs and optimizing returns while maintaining a personable customer experience is difficult until managers…

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How to Help Your Remote Check-In Guests Feel at Home

Establishing a meaningful connection with your short-term rental guests is the key to running a successful vacation rental property business. When you can leave your guests with a warm impression, they will come back to your property year-after-year and recommend you to others. For this reason, your staff members probably go out of their way to meet guests with a…

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Curb-to-Couch: A Revolutionary Access Control System for Large-Scale Property Managers

Among the many tasks that occupy a property manager’s day, there’s one responsibility that stands out above the others: Access Control. If your facility uses physical keys, someone needs to manage the process of cutting new keys and retooling locks every time a resident loses a key, vacates a unit, or suffers a break-in. Keycards and key fobs are a…

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The Benefits of Remote Working in a Smart Home

It’s clear why some people enjoy working from home. Telecommuters at home can work in their pajamas, avoid driving in traffic, and enjoy fewer distractions or interruptions from coworkers.  Despite the allure of these benefits, they are not the reason why approximately one-third of Americans are currently working out of makeshift home offices around the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced…

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COVID-19 Is Increasing the Need for Smart Home Automation Technology

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a worldwide effort to stay and work at home, socially distance from others when outside, and avoid contact with communal surfaces. At the same time, the smart home technology market is overflowing with innovative and exciting new gadgets. With the new realities of homebound life, many are turning to smart home technology to make…

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What the Future Smart Home Will Look Like After COVID-19

What many of us thought would be a month of mask-wearing and sheltering in place has evolved into an enduring global event. The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked rapid and radical changes to air travel, shopping procedures, work situations, schooling – even the way we greet our loved ones.  Our homes are changing too. During the last several months, our living…

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How Smart Home Tech Makes Sheltering in Place Easier During a Pandemic

The term “shelter-in-place” is easier on the ears than “quarantine,” but it doesn’t change the reality of your situation during a pandemic. Indeed, whether you’re working from home or not, the feeling of being cooped up inside can become tiring and overwhelming.   At the moment, COVID-19 restrictions are easing around the world, but the coronavirus could return with a vengeance…

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