Molly is the property manager of Anne Arundel Acres, but her boss and her tenants think of her as a property hero. And a lot of it has to do with pdqSMART. Here’s why.
Anne Arundel Acres is a high-end multi-family community in Kennett Square PA. Until recently, there weren’t enough hours in the day for Anne Arundel’s property manager, Molly, to get everything done. That’s all changed with pdqSMART, the new smart lock that makes her job easy, gives her tenants unfettered access to everything they need, and provides total accountability to the owners, all for a fraction of a big-name brand access control system.
Smart locks keep you safe and secure
Tenants want to know that their locks are secure and that their privacy is intact. The media is full of stories about people being “hacked” and having their personal data stolen. That guy in 402 is always talking about drawbacks to modern technology.
Smart locks are easy to install and operate
Molly, Anne Arundel Acres’ property hero, knew that if she was going to implement smart locks throughout their properties, it would have to be easy. She did all her research, looked at a lot of options on the market, and concluded that the pdqSMART XLS system was really well thought out with the user in mind.
Smart locks are future-proofed so they never become obsolete
Technology moves at a breakneck pace and a very big concern about buying smart locks today is that they may not keep up with ongoing tech changes. Molly, Anne Arundel’s property manager, noticed that most of the initial locks she looked at were not capable of being updated. Even though they were called smart locks, they really weren’t all that smart.
Smart locks, try ‘em, you’ll like ‘em
With all types of tenants, Molly, Anne Arundel Acres’ property manager, knew she couldn’t just introduce big changes all at once or everyone would push back on the new locks. She knew transitioning gradually was the key. One of the things that drew her to pdqSMART XLS was the ability to start with a single door.
Smart locks become your eyes and ears
Wouldn’t it be great to know when someone accessed the cable and IT closet? New techs are always coming out who aren’t familiar with the setup, and they often mess up someone else’s stuff. Molly, Anne Arundel Acres’ property manager, has fielded more than a few angry phone calls when something went wrong after a service tech was out. But she now has a solution!
Schedule access without wasting time
Everyone at Anne Arundel Estates is busy, so no one likes to wait around to make sure a service tech gets in to do their job. Being able to control who has access to the building and when is a big deal for security as well. Molly, the property manager, is always worried about handing out keys to service providers and not getting them back.
Smart locks give you control of your property
“The entertainment room is a mess again. Why did we never put a camera on that door?” Molly wondered. “Come to think of it, did the pool guy actually come by this week and check on our supplies? How can I figure out who is doing what and when it’s happening?”
Smartphones are the new keys
Smartphones add convenience and make our lives easier…you can order transportation, pay bills and even unlock your apartment door. Young or old, pdqSMART lets tenants operate their door lock however they feel comfortable. Whether it’s from a smartphone or a traditional key, it’s easy to make every tenant happy, even the cranky ones.
Replace old locks with Smart locks. No modifications required.
Anne Arundel Acres’ portfolio was built through acquisitions and we are just now beginning to build our own properties. They all have different locks, so how do we blend the old and the new? Managing keys to them all is challenging enough. Can smart locks improve our efficiency and productivity?
Reel in more tenants with keyless entry
Competition for tenants is fierce. They are attracted to progressive properties that offer convenience, safety and security. For older properties, the cost of upgrading to smart lock technology has always been out of reach. Molly, the manager at Anne Arundel Acres, calculated the ROI on pdqSMART locks at less than three years, even without a tenant premium.
Manage access for anyone from anywhere
Sunday afternoon, and the tenant in Unit 310, a single mom, is calling in a panic, “Water is pouring from my neighbor’s unit and she’s not home. Send somebody to fix it NOW!” Is there an alternative to driving across town to let the plumber in?
Turn tenants’ Smartphones into keys
People use their phones for practically everything, so why not a key? As a property manager, do you really want to call a locksmith whenever a tenant moves out, or worse yet, accidentally locks herself out?