Courtesy SmartRent

Built by multifamily experts, SmartRent has launched its Community WiFi solution to meet renters’ expectations of wireless service that is accessible, communitywide, and dependable.

Specializing in smart-home technologies, access control, asset protection, self-guided tours, and IoT solutions, SmartRent analyzed the needs and challenges of apartment communities to help solve the long-standing industry issue.

“SmartRent’s Community WiFi is the culmination of years of discovery with our clients and a deep understanding of the pains associated with connectivity at the property level. We are uniquely positioned to bring a truly game-changing WiFi solution to the market," says SmartRent CEO Lucas Haldeman. "Through our infrastructure upgrade expertise, vast hardware and software installation experience, and intimate knowledge of smart-home technologies for IoT, we have designed Community WiFi to power fully connected communities. Dynamic and reliable high-speed internet connectivity is not only one of the single highest demand amenities for today’s renters, it is also the backbone of efficient, high-performing properties.”

In a matter of minutes through the SmartRent app, residents can initiate Community WiFi with no need to set up an installation appointment. Offering up to 1 GB connection speeds, the service is comparable with individual in-home plans. A consistent connection encompasses the entire community, including amenities, common areas, and office spaces, so residents and on-site staff aren’t required to connect to various routers as they move about the property. Reliable connectivity also enables WiFi calling, making it essential in areas with marginal cellular reception.

Communitywide connectivity can improve smart communities by providing stability for property technologies and smart-home devices. Community WiFi can be leveraged to boost lead conversions and resident retention, SmartRent notes. Through infrastructure ownership, operators can gain a direct net operating income boost from a monthly connection fee per unit and an overall increased asset value through significant infrastructure upgrades.