In a rental smart apartment, the gadgets don’t come as DIY but are preinstalled in all apartments. For tenants, this means move-in ready properties with, e.g., thermostats, lights, and door locks. No hassle.
For building owners, this means simplifying moving in and out-processes, and a possibility to reset installments for new tenants.
Smart apartments also provide building owners with control of common areas and monitor access into buildings, ensuring safety.
They can also save money by, for instance, leak sensors to prevent leakages – something that otherwise cost building owners an average of $3,500-$7,500, but may amount to much higher sums.
Digital solutions are affordable investments that will profit both building owners and tenants. For example, a Sensative customer measure temperature in all apartments and shared spaces with Strips LoRa MS-H sensors to gain energy efficiency insights from their extensive property portfolio. The data is consolidated using Yggio. The expected result is 4% savings on energy cost per 1°C lowered temperature by just manually adjust heating based on this knowledge.
The maintenance of digital devices and sensors should be taken into consideration. Most sensors are battery-driven and will have a life span that must be taken into account. Long battery life makes a huge difference. Batteries are cheap, replacing them is not. Sensative’s custom designed batteries last up to 10 years without maintenance.
Smart homes are thus not only here to let people in or monitor lighting in common areas but to tell when maintenance needs to be done. This contributes to the experience of living in a smart home, where tenants don’t need to think about changing light bulbs but instead can focus on living and thriving.