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13
Feb 18

Smart Home Tech Needs Open Technology Ecosystems

Posted by: Entrata | Category: Newsletters,Technology

Smart home ecosystemNew technologies bring new challenges, especially when it comes to brand new categories of hardware.

Smart home technology is no exception.

Smart thermostats, smart smoke detectors, smart locks, leak detection systems and many others often come with their own software that gives residents the ability to control the devices from their smartphones. But being required to log in to several disparate apps and web portals to control different smart devices is not only inefficient for the resident, it is an inefficiency that apartment owner/operators managing hundreds of homes can’t afford.

“I believe in an open and scalable ecosystem,” said Tommy Deserti, head of RNC and OEM for Nest. “Regardless of the brands you love, if you want longevity, an open ecosystem always wins. When you think about open and scalable, there are going to be software updates. If you’re buying into a software heavy innovation you’re going to be good.” continue

7
Feb 18

Go Paperless, Plant a Tree

Posted by: Entrata | Category: Residents

PlantATree_1080x1080Entrata’s ResidentUtility customers have a new way to help plant some roots in their communities and go green.  In an effort to encourage residents to go paperless, Entrata will plant a tree for every resident living at a ResidentUtility property who opts out of receiving a paper invoice.

We have partnered with One Tree Planted, a non-profit charity who plants trees around the globe, to help make this program a reality. Based in Vermont, One Tree Planted partners with and provides financial support to organizations around the world to help sustain and promote the reforestation process. continue