Entrata Gets Smarter with Apartment Automation Technology Tools
June 22 2017
New functionality to be demoed at 2017 National Apartment Association Education Conference
Lehi, Utah - Entrata, the multifamily industrys most comprehensive technology provider, today announced, it has begun beta testing its SmartProperty apartment automation feature in Entrata Core. The new feature bridges the gap between property management software and smart devices by facilitating a way for properties to connect hardware such as thermostats, lights, locks and water sensors for multiple units to a central hub.
No one can deny that smart home technology is in high demand, yet, no one has enabled a way for property management companies to leverage it to improve operations and harness the true revenue potential, said Dave Bateman, Entrata CEO. SmartProperty will bring apartment owners, managers, and residents to the forefront of the smart home revolution.
According to a recent CNET Smart Home survey , more than 79 percent of Americans say smart home tech makes life easier and 57 percent claim it saves an average of 30 minutes a day. Entrata SmartProperty will allow users to remotely manage the turn of units and will provide access to the critical information available from smart devices in a centralized location through the Entrata platform. It will allow users to manage the health of their property with critical performance data and automated triggers to eliminate human error and wasted time.
A study by Entrata shows that an additional $10 to $65 in revenue per unit can be made by just installing the smart home hardware for the resident, Bateman said. SmartProperty is unique in that it will connect the hardware to the centralized property management software to maximize the revenue potential for the property management company.
The SmartProperty announcement comes on the heels of the two-year anniversary of the general availability of Entrata Core , property management software for accounting, purchasing facilities and leasing data all available on the Entrata platform. Every element of Entrata was built in-house from the ground up to work together as one, seamless solution, under one login for its users.
Our company has changed. Our list of employees, products, and clients has grown, said Bateman. But, our dedication to creating the most innovative, smartest property management software in the industry has not wavered since our beginnings almost 15 years ago.
Entrata representatives will provide demos of the functionality at the 2017 National Apartment Association Education Conference, June 21-24, 2017, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. An official product launch date is still in the works.
Founded in 2003, Entrata is the only comprehensive property management software provider with a single-login, open-access Platform as a Service (PaaS) system. Offering a wide variety of online tools including websites, mobile apps, payments, lease signing, accounting, and resident management, Entrata PaaS currently serves more than 20,000 apartment communities nationwide. Entratas open API and superior selection of third-party integrations offer management companies the freedom to choose the technology and software that best fit their needs. For more information, go to www.entrata.com.