With this in mind, let’s take a deep dive into the tech of the now and the future, and discover how leveraging it now gives you a competitive advantage over your niche.
Without question, a smart home is more secure than one that isn’t. It is also a highly convenient way to allowing guests to gain entry to your home. One of the best systems utilises randomly generated codes to allow entry. No need for guests to remember keys or wonder where to pick them up from when they arrive at your holiday home. They simply punch in the code and walk in the door.
By utilising a remote access solution for your holiday let home, you’re providing a superior service than your competitors who are still fluffing around with keys.
And don’t worry, after the guests have left the better smart security systems wipe the code and generate a new one for subsequent guests. Cleaning teams will have their own access codes while you have the master code.
Vision and Sound on Command
Using smart media systems often powered by Amazon Echo or Google Home will give the home away from home feel to your guests. Many opt for holiday rentals for this purpose, and it would be foolish that many of your guests don’t have voice command over their media.
Both devices can be linked with the TV as well as playing music on demand. If you want to go the extra mile, you can rig the devices to operate other aspects of the home such as lights and heating not to mention other features such as ordering takeaways etc, which will be available to guests. Handy if you want something to eat after a long drive!
Let There be Light, Let There be Heat in Your Holiday Home
Lighting can be handled by use of a phone app and certain instructions can be set remotely depending on what systems you invest in. So, should a room be vacant for a long time with a light on, the system will switch it off.
If you want the lighting to be just right for when your guests arrive, you as the owner of the system can set it.
All of this can be controlled by an Echo or Google Home too.
The same features that apply to lighting can be utilised to control your holiday let’s heating system. The completely programmable system can be set by room, so an empty room will have less heat than one which is occupied.
It’s all very clever when you think about it.
Video doorbells are becoming increasingly popular especially when you consider that should it ring and you’re not home, you can still converse with the guy on your doorstep. Handy for deliveries and the like!
For your holiday home, it becomes invaluable as many now come with motion sensors that alert you via an app should it detect somebody moving around. If it pings and you’re not expecting anyone you can switch on the camera and see who it is.
Avoid Costly Water Leaks with Smart Sensors
Sensors are becoming a big deal. You can fit them to windows and doors and ping you and or guests should one be left open after a specified time.
Additionally, you can acquire sensors that detect water leaks. Given that your property may be empty for months at a time, having a system that alerts you to a small drip before it can turn into something more severe is quite brilliant.
It is a good idea to fit sensors. The window and door sensors can detect unauthorised access, so you’ll have greater peace of mind.
Smart Holiday Homes in Action
Imagine the following scenario:
- You receive a confirmed booking and the system generates an entrance key for your guests and emails it automatically. This is lucky as you’re 200 miles away and you’re not relishing the prospect of driving to the holiday home in the morning first thing.
- Your guests come and make good use of the home, utilising the smart features you have installed.
- They leave the home after a great holiday, then the system cancels the key code so they can’t re-enter the home without a booking.
- They leave you a glowing review and you receive subsequent bookings.
Smart homes not just give your guests a home away from home feel and make their stay stress free, your work life balance is improved too.
With technology advancing continuously, investing in a smart home solution now for your holiday let makes a lot of sense.
Give your guests the best, and make holiday let management considerably easier.