How Keyless Access Automation will Make you a Top Competitor in the Short-Term Rental Market

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The market for short-term rentals is growing at an accelerating pace. Whether it be due to the increased popularity of travel, or the fact that revenue is expected to show an annual growth rate of over 9% by 2021 (Statista). The market is becoming more lucrative, and thus more competitive. It is time to consider what strategies you need to appear as a highly desired host or property manager. Numerous services exist to assist in the operations of your short-term rental unit, with keyless access automation being a new technology designed to help you eliminate key exchanges, cut costs, and manage more properties.

Do you know where your keys are?

The Airbnb community of hosts and property managers are frequently discussing key issues they are facing in the short-term rental market. Maki in New York says: “Although I have a strict 11 a.m. checkout rule - a lot of guests are leaving much earlier - and my guest will be leaving at 2 a.m. in NY! Is there any trusted Airbnb connected service for key exchanges at odd hours?” Meeting a guest to exchange keys is a welcoming gesture and a great way to add security, but with the increase in units and guest requests, key exchange can become next to impossible.

In addition to the key exchange being an unpredictable and unwelcome distraction, lost keys and key malfunctions commonly arise as well. There is nothing more frustrating than receiving an unexpected call at unwanted hours asking for assistance with entry, or numerous keys being needed because renters of one property are 'coming and going'. Ann in Bath writes: “My guests have lost the front door keys. This is very annoying because the main front door is used by 5 flats and I am worried about the loss of the key into my front door.” When the guest has even the smallest of schedule changes, managing time becomes difficult and security may be compromised. This results in property focus cutting into your personal time, or a slump in business.

These hiccups, if not handled with respect, patience, and attention, could seriously distort the success of your property rental business and the trust you have built with guests.

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Save More Time, Make More Money

Key boxes are commonly used by rental hosts to provide guests with their keys upon arrival, which allows for more flexible, or even 24 hour check-ins. This solution frees the host from being present at the moment of the guests arrival, but does not save enough time. These boxes also have small storage space and can be costly, so having multiple boxes to hold keys for guests, maintenance workers, and cleaners is a big investment, and time sucker.

With keyless access automation, the only time hosts need to be involved with “keys” are when the door lock batteries require replacement. In the event that guests lose their keys, or immediate maintenance attention is required, you are able to provide emergency on-demand access with ease from any location. A robust keyless access automation solution will allow you to take that vacation you’ve been waiting for, control key scheduling from the beach, and rest assured entrants will always have access when needed.

We’ve been using EveryDoor for over a year, on 10 apartments. We absolutely love the convenience of being able to schedule access to our apartments for house-guests, cleaners, and maintenance personnel.
— Heart Homes

Show Guests You’re Organized and Professional

The top reviews on Airbnb often mention how impressed the guests were with the organization of the rental, physically and operationally. There is nothing more relieving to a guest than knowing their host is organized and prepared. It’s not enough anymore to simply offer a welcome binder and universal remote and expect your reviews to remain high. Keyless access automation is a huge factor in staying organized when managing multiple property rentals. With instructions on unit access being provided automatically after booking is confirmed, questions about check-in can be answered before your guests are even on their way. Your duty to provide entry for your guest can be completed shortly after the booking is confirmed and well before they’ve arrived at your property.

Having an organized property access schedule automatically facilitating access to guests, cleaners, and maintenance appointments can only help you grow and fulfill your business goals. Not only do you feel more organized, but you appear more professional when scheduling mistakes are avoided and everything goes as planned.

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Strides Ahead of Your Competition

Short-term rental hosts/managers with many properties are implementing keyless entry solutions to provide their guests with a higher level of security and convenience while providing themselves with time to grow and expand. Your future successful short-term rental growth depends on great operations help, including time-saving keyless access management solutions.

Now is the time to implement keyless access automation for your properties and gain a major operational advantage over your competition. Your staff and guests will thank you, and you’ll be prepared to confidently grow the size of your operation.

Are you interested in making keyless access automation a competitive advantage for your business? EveryDoor is the universal keyless access automation solution designed for short-term rental professionals like you. Let’s chat!

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4 Ways EveryDoor will Benefit your Property Management Business

What is EveryDoor?

EveryDoor provides keyless access technology for all property door types to allow your company to manage access control tasks from one easy to use system. Both apartment building and rental unit locks are managed using our easy to understand web dashboard, and every property intercom system is enhanced with a keyless self-check-in method appropriate for the guest.

This system can schedule independent keyless check-ins and cleaner visits, provide emergency on-demand access, and control your whole organization’s access operations— all in one place. The four main areas EveryDoor will benefit your property management business are the key exchange, the check-in, the logistical operations, and the guest’s satisfaction.


I) Eliminating Key Exchanges

EveryDoor’s number one goal is to eliminate the key exchange with guests, to save time for improving your business in other ways. Not only will this provide a benefit to you, the property manager, but it also saves your guest’s time to do the things they intended to do upon arrival at their destination, without any delay.

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In addition to saving time being concerned with guests having their keys, cleaners and maintenance staff will also have immediate access without human interaction. This opens up the availability of your short-term rental and thus, results in higher sales.

II) The Self-Check-In

The EveryDoor system also enables keyless self-check-in for guests available 24 hours a day. 24-hour check-in is correlated with a higher ranking in the search results on Airbnb, with only 22.4% of listings having this feature.

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Not only does the keyless check-in improve your property’s legitimacy and ease of entry, but it also gives your property the Business Travel Ready check-mark on Airbnb. This is a great qualification to have for business guests who are traveling for more extended professional stays and are coming and going at unknown hours.

III) The Operations

EveryDoor’s automation technology will also benefit your business by reducing the dependence on manual key exchange methods and how you have been organizing them. With one organized and automated system, all of your access control needs are met in one location requiring infrequent maintenance.

This allows you to automate apartment buzzer entry by syncing booking calendars from Airbnb, and scheduling the keyless access for each guest, cleaner, or staff member. Any one of your approved staff members is able to access and update the schedule.

The ability to program things on the fly, or route your maintenance, cleaners or even yourself into a property at a couple clicks is just amazing.
— Jay in Vancouver

IV) The Guest’s View

Ultimately, the EveryDoor system will give your guests an easier to access rental property, as well as flexibility for arrival, check-in, and departure.

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This trustworthy service is one your guests will find professional and secure, with no chance of getting locked out. With the short term rental industry expanding, guests are researching which property benefits them the most, and seamless and flexible self-check-ins provided by EveryDoor are the benefit they are looking for.

Let’s Team Up!

We are continually expanding the possibilities for keyless access control to benefit your Airbnb hosting. We want to be your partner in ensuring keyless access becomes an advantage for your short term rental business. Let’s chat this week about it! Email us at welcome@everydoor.io or complete our contact form:

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EveryDoor: Eliminating Airbnb Key Exchanges

What is EveryDoor?

EveryDoor does the dirty work of making keyless access control work for your rental business! We figured out how to work with old and new buzzer systems and a variety of smart locks to bring all your remote door control into one standard platform. Using your booking calendars and pre-existing access control hardware, we can automate away administration overhead and integrate your operations processes with your technology. The result: you spend significantly less time managing keys, performing key exchanges and coordinating guest and cleaner access.

What Does Our Platform Do?

We create keyless access technologies for every door type so that you can streamline access control tasks resulting in a more powerful operations team. Every lock is controlled through our easy to use web dashboard, and every buzzer (common property intercom) is enhanced with an access method appropriate for any arriving individual. Accessible by any approved staff, access schedules can be created on-demand or automatically derived from your existing booking system. It all amounts to a single system which can schedule independent keyless check-ins and cleaner visits, provide emergency on-demand access, and control and oversee your whole organization’s access operations in one place.

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Eliminating Key Exchanges

We can make keyless access technology work for businesses in exciting new ways. In the short term rental industry, the most common ways to facilitate guest check-ins are to meet the guest in person at the property (or paying someone to do so) or make the guest pick up the key from somewhere. This method can take many forms, such as outdoor lock boxes, hiding the key in a public place, stashing the key at an unfamiliar shop, or instructing the guest to pick up the key from an office. EveryDoor eliminates the need for these problematic key exchanges entirely. We make it easy for you to provide keyless access to locked apartment buildings and houses so that your guests can get their keys directly from inside your properties and enjoy their stay sooner. Incorporating EveryDoor into your operations will eliminate your key exchanges and key management headaches.

Let’s Team Up!

We are continually expanding the possibilities for keyless access control to benefit your Airbnb hosting. We want to be your partner in ensuring keyless access becomes an advantage for your short term rental business. Let’s chat this week about it! Email us at welcome@everydoor.io or complete our contact form:

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