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, for instance, 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, sensors that sends an alarm at a water leak – 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, one Sensative customer measured temperature in all apartments and shared spaces with Strips MS +Comfort for LoRaWAN 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 the temperature by just manually adjusting heating based on this knowledge. The same should apply to cooling houses in a warmer climate.
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 for consumers, to sense when a door opens or turn on lights, 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 DIY technology. Everything is included by the landlord and in the rent, for that premium living experience.