Residents Will Loves These Multi-Family Technology Trends in 2018
Technology has changed the daily lives of multi-family residents. As a result, multi-family technology trends are emerging that appeal to these ever changing needs. Two of the biggest ones in 2018, described in more detail below, are property apps and smart lockers. Both technologies accommodate lifestyle changes around using mobile devices to manage daily tasks like paying bills and ordering groceries online. Here’s why we see these being two of the biggest trends this year.
The Year of the Property App
While it seems crazy today that a property would not have a website, the same will soon be true for mobile apps. As mobile apps play a larger role in daily life, they will be an expected amenity of multi-family tenants. Beyond making a property more marketable, property management mobile apps make life easier for both managers and residents. Mobile apps can be used to make maintenance requests, pay rent, send news bulletins and schedule guests. This is especially relevant for luxury properties, which are required to be on the forefront of resident amenities.
Smart Locker Storage System
As a result of property management apps, smart lockers are gaining popularity at multi-family properties. As a result of online shopping, secure package handling and storage is a key need at many properties. Smart lockers securely store packages, offer 24 hour access, and can even alert residents when they have a package.
Want more information on smart locker storage systems? Be sure to check out the systems offered by industry leaders by Bradford Systems and Bell Howell. Both offer multiple systems that can be used to meet the smart locker needs of any multi-family property.
What other multi-family technology trends are you anticipating in 2018? Send us an email with your thoughts!