Following the coronavirus pandemic, it is clear to see that there will be a reduced amount of in-person interactions to be expected going forward. Self-check-in and smart locks will not only be more appealing to travellers who want to keep human contact to a bare minimum but also a necessity to limit the transmission of viruses.

Both smart locks and keyless entry providers have become popular over the years, bypassing physical keys entirely and replacing it with an electronic lockbox that opens with a punch-in code or wireless signal instead. 

In addition to allowing property managers to manage and customise access to their properties, it also gives guests a sense of security especially during these heightened times when hygiene and safety standards are a priority for nervous travellers.  

As Vered Schwarz from Guesty says, “I expect you will see more property management companies move towards automating the majority of the entire short-term rental process by using technology more and relying less on face-to-face interactions.” 

The days of handing over keys in the middle of the night are long behind us as smart locks and automated check-in becomes integrated into our everyday lives. 

Here’s the ultimate list of smart lock providers trusted by vacation rental owners that you can choose from!

VirtualKEY

Location: Chicago, Illinois
Pricing: enquire
Available: Worldwide

Home Automation platform VirtualKEY provides a variety of Smart locks and it’s integrated with over 200 home automation devices (including lighting control, thermostats, pool sensors and Alexa). A perfect choice for vacation rental managers, owners, realtors, B&Bs and more.

Operto

Location: Vancouver, Canada
Available: Worldwide
Pricing:$14.99- $39.99

Operto  (winner of the VrTech Award 2019) offers keyless entry solutions as well as smart homes technology, such as the thermostat and environment monitoring, noise control and CO2 analysis. Operto is available worldwide.

RemoteLock

Location: United States
Pricing: from $249
Available: Worldwide

RemoteLock offers unique solutions for rental property managers. You can count on scheduled access, guest and staff monitoring, plus integration with Airbnb and HomeAway. Manage your smart lock from anywhere in the world.

Igloo Home

Location: Singapore
Pricing: from $169
Available: Worldwide

Control is now in your hands. With the Igloohome App, you can grant access to guests and visitors even when you are away from home. Take your pick from the available smart locks or keybox – and manage it all from the App.

Rently

Location: L.A, California
Pricing: Enquire
Available: U.S.

Rently provides different smart home devices from keyless entry locks and smart thermostats to voice control and lighting. A great solution to save time and energy costs, Rently is integrated with various vacation rental software providers.

Check-in Scan

Location: Spain 
Available: Europe
Pricing: €29,95 per holiday rental unit (year)

Check-in Scan is an app that lets property managers quickly scan in their guests’ photo IDs and send them to the police for security checks. It’s a fast and easy way to automate your check-in process and meet all legal requirements.

RentingLock

Location: Poland
Pricing: $279 / lock
Available: Poland

RentingLock solves major problems associated with short-term rentals: key handovers that are a waste of time and the risk of unauthorised people copying your keys. Their smart lock lets your guests enter your apartment using a numeric code.

Klevio

Location: United Kingdom
Pricing: from £249
Available: United Kingdom

Klevio is a smart intercom device and mobile app that allows you to open doors remotely with your phone. When triggered by the app, our servers communicate with the device and instruct it to unlock your doors. The App becomes your key and it allows you to share digital codes that you can revoke at check-out.

Schlage

Location: United States
Pricing: $95 – $230
Available: Worldwide

Schlage is an award-winning door hardware provider that guarantees security and resistance. With smart locks that can be managed through a smartphone, you have keyless access, remote monitoring and control of your lock from anywhere.

Yale

Location: United States
Pricing:$100 – $300
Available: Worldwide

Yale Lock is one of the oldest lock providers in the world. Their smart locks fit every door and can be opened in a variety of ways: via a PIN code, remote fob, from your smartphone or from your smart home system.

August

Location: United States
Pricing: From $149.99
Available: US & Canada

August Smart Lock is a safe and simple way to manage your holiday home’s lock. From your smartphone or computer, you can control who can enter and who can’t—without the need for keys or codes.

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eLocky

Location: France
Pricing: 299€
Available: Europe

Compatible with all doors fitted with a European cylinder, eLocky provides virtual keys management, remote control and property surveillance, all from your smartphone.

Brivo

Location: United States
Pricing: $475 – $625

Brivo is a premier home automation provider in the vacation rental industry. They offer keyless entry and access control that eliminates operational inefficiencies. It allows property managers to create a unique passcode and with its remote access control increases security and Resident satisfaction while eliminating lost keys and rekeying.

Everydoor.io

Location: Canada
Pricing: on inquiry

Everydoor offers easy keyless check-in for vacation rental guests and remote keyless access control for every door. Built with short-term rental hosts’ needs in mind.

Pointcentral

Location: United States
Pricing: on inquiry
Available: USA

Founded in 2010, Pointcentral offers smart home automation services, keyless entry and smart home technology. Their solutions are adapted to vacation rentals, family homes and multi-family rentals.

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MyQ

Location: United States
Pricing: from $279.99
Available: Worldwide with international shipping

MyQ® smart locks are the latest addition to myQ® access control platform. Their line of smart locks gives you control and knowledge at all times about your home’s access points, so you can move through your day with peace of mind.

Kwikset

Location: Austria
Pricing: $65 – $230
Available: Worldwide

Founded in 1946, Kwikset offers an innovative portfolio that includes patented SmartKey deadbolts, keyless entry combination locks, connected home technology and smart locks.

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