Smart home technology is no longer something from the future that you might see in an episode of The Jetsons. In fact, technology innovations of the past decade have radically impacted how we interact with our homes. These advancements have become indispensable tools for transforming vacation rentals and making properties irresistible to guests. Here’s a look at how home automation can be used to enhance a guest’s experience of your vacation rental and make your life easier.
It’s no longer necessary to meet a tenant in person to give them the keys to your castle. Smartlock innovations have made it possible for tenants to enter and exit your property without a key and without a hassle. Smartlocks can be controlled through a numeric keypad. This allows you to give a unique combination to every tenant that enters your home, giving you the ability to track the comings and goings of your guests. Smartlocks can also be operated remotely using a smartphone app, eliminating the need to make spare copies of keys in case of an emergency.
Those renting luxury vacation properties expect the home to be comfortable, no matter what the temperature is outside. Smart thermostats allow you to set different temperatures for various times of the day for optimal comfort. Many of these devices can also be operated remotely, so you can be sure an early arrival is met with a comfortable home. Smart thermostats save you money on energy costs by allowing you to make adjustments at any time based on whether or not tenants are in the home. If a guest checks out but leaves the air conditioning on, the property manager can easily adjust the settings remotely.
The right lighting can take an average vacation property and turn it into something exceptional. Having a system in place that allows guests to control the lighting at the touch of a button is essential. The upside for property owners and managers is that these lighting systems can also be controlled remotely. Keep properties safe when nobody is home by programming lights to turn on and shut off at random times – deterring would-be thieves. Lights can also be controlled by motion sensors, which will automatically turn off the lights in any room that isn’t being used. This can also help you save money on your energy costs.
Finally, your guests want to know that they are safe and secure in your vacation rental. By adding a home security system, not only are you giving them peace of mind, but it will also help you respond to emergencies quickly. Security systems are a must-have if your vacation rental is vacant for any length of time. Many systems also integrate water sensors and smoke alarms so that you will be notified of situations or potential issues. There are many kinds of home security systems on the market, from those you can install yourself to professionally installed systems with all the bells and whistles.
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If you’re ready to take your luxury property management to the next level, then contact Agent Property Management at 949-518-1899. Our expert property managers have years of experience in implementing and maintaining home automation systems for vacation rentals. Give us a call today to find out how we can help you!