Vivint Unveils Smart Home Platform for Rental Properties

Through Vivint Smart Properties, rental property developers and managers can take advantage of Vivint’s professionally-installed smart home products like smart locks, lights, doorbell cameras, indoor cameras and thermostats.

PROVO, Utah — Vivint has launched what it bills as the first comprehensive smart home solution designed for rental properties. Available across the United States and Canada, Vivint Smart Properties is said to enable property developers and managers to increase the value of their properties by adding smart home technology as an amenity for residents, while lowering costs with more efficient property management.

New research from the National Apartment Association (NAA) and the National Multifamily Housing Council (NMHC) shows that demand for apartments is on the rise, with an estimated 4.6 million new apartment dwellings forecast to be added nationally by 2030.

“We anticipate smart home technology will rapidly become a staple for rental properties throughout the country,” says Tom Few, vice president of business development, Vivint. “With Vivint Smart Properties, property managers can enhance property value to attract residents, while residents get instant access to a smart home experience they can manage from a single app.”

Using a dashboard called Vivint Site Manager, property managers can manage tenant service requests and vacant units from anywhere. With remote control of unoccupied units, they can provide keyless entry for staff or contractors, as well as monitor energy use to save money.

Property managers can onboard new residents by transferring control of a unit’s smart home system. In order to protect tenants’ privacy, property managers can only access smart locks, and cannot regain full access of the system until the unit is vacated. Residents can then use smart home technology such as the Vivint Doorbell Camera to see, hear and talk to anyone on their front porch, as well as simultaneously unlock the front door or arm/disarm their security system.

Additional features include always-on cellular connection and Vivint’s smart assistant, Sky, which learns the “rhythms and activities” of each unit to product intelligent recommendations for each home.

The platform will be accessible to rental property developers and managers in the U.S. and Canada.

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