Apartment owners are increasingly experimenting with smart-home applications like keyless entry and smart thermostats, but the uptake and opportunity have been slow to develop.

As the hospitality sector—and, increasingly, the single-family industry—makes strides in this space, the apartment world knows it's a matter of "when," not "if," these applications will make their debut.

But with new technology comes new responsibilities. Managing these shiny new amenities can easily become as much a burden as a selling point. Here, Property Management Insider offers several tips on what's needed for successful implementation:

  • Cloud-based network: [Adopt it, because the cloud] is necessary for managers and residents to easily operate and manage smart devices.
  • Isolated, building-centric network: Install smart technology separate from the resident Wi-Fi network, to ensure security and reduce complexity ...
  • Dashboard management: Ensure organization-wide oversight from a single source that anyone in the organization can operate ...
  • Reporting/insights: Turn data from smart-device use into instant insights ...
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