How Smart Intercom Helps Property Managers During Pandemics and Beyond
- Sep 09, 2020
The new realities brought by the COVID-19 pandemic have prompted property managers of multifamily rental properties to rethink the design and use of common-area amenities in order to protect tenants, staff and businesses. Of them, building access systems have been gaining more attention than ever before, as together with property entrances, they constitute the very first entry point into multifamily communities. When carefully chosen, property access technology can help building managers and operators not only safeguard communities and retain tenants during pandemics, but also streamline operations and attract new renters now and into the future. Akuvox SmartPlus, a smart cloud-based intercom solution, offers five proactive ways that managers can leverage for the purpose.
- Protect Tenants with Touchless Property Access
- Step up Protection for Tenants with Optional Automated Fever Detection
- Enhance Operational Efficiency with Remote Property Access Management
- Attract New Renters with Mobile Access Technology
- Have A Heart of Service While Staying in Contactless Interaction with Tenants
Protect Tenants with Touchless Property Access
In adapting to the challenges of COVID-19, providing a haven for renters becomes critical not only for the well-being of the community at large, but also for retaining tenants and keeping business continuity. Akuvox SmartPlus can provide the first line of protection for the community.
The combination of multiple touchless property access methods offered by the SmartPlus App and Akuvox’s door phones, such as face recognition, temporary key, NFC, and Bluetooth, brings immense flexibility and convenience to tenants so that they can completely avoid touching potentially contaminated intercoms. And Akuvox’s voice-controlled door phones allow visitors to use their voices to make calls to tenants through property managers, which helps maintain public health. All these tech-forward features can be easily acquired as Akuvox’s door phones support LTE, which requires no costly wiring to each apartment.
Step up Protection for Tenants with Optional Automated Fever Detection
Some communities even step up the prevention to conduct temperature checks near entrances of public spaces like gyms and co-working spaces, which often involves a building staff taking tenants’ temperatures with a scanner. This is not easy for property managers, considering they already have a near-endless task list during daily operations, not to mention temperature takers’ potential exposure to viruses.
With residents’ approval, Akuvox’s smart video intercom with temperature screening capability can be used to offer property managers a relief. It automatically measures people’s temperatures and triggers a notification if fever is detected. Mask detection is also supported. No human intervention is required, which is especially helpful in communities with a high population density.
Enhance Operational Efficiency with Remote Property Access Management
Remote working has been helping the industry weather the storm, and its value will continue to unfold in the future. Aligned with the going-online trend, the web-based property access management portal of Akuvox SmartPlus, which can be integrated with property management systems, offers a bunch of remote-working features that greatly enhance operational efficiency.