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November 7, 2017

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ENTR® smart door lock puts Spain’s holiday rental hosts on the fast-track to 5-star status

Spain’s holiday rentals market is forecasted to grow at 6% a year between 2017 and 2023, according to SAC Insight.

But hosts, landlords and agents can beat even that impressive growth rate by choosing smarter, more convenient security that makes guests feel safer — and more likely to leave a 5-star review.

The holiday rentals business involves lots of manual work for everyone, especially owners, landlords and letting agents. What if you could manage it all remotely and keylessly? With Hoomvip’s new smart service enabled by the ENTR® smart door lock, you can.

HoomVip is a complete app-based service for the management of rental properties, based on the award-winning ENTR® smart door lock from ASSA ABLOY brand, TESA. With Hoomvip installed, apartment owners and agents no longer need to manage physical keys. They can monitor property status at any moment and in real time. They can check guests in and out without an in-person key handover — 24 hours a day if required.

With no need for a physical key handover at check-in or check-out, it’s easy for landlords of holiday rentals to offer 24-hour self–check-in

Hoomvip also offers an open, in-app channel to sell additional services during the stay. It can include a personal video introduction by the landlord, or details about how to operate the boiler, thus making apartment management effortless for the landlord and more convenient for the guest.

Why did Hoomvip choose the ENTR® lock? Because ENTR® is “the best smart door lock on the market, thanks to the security level it provides and the functionality it offers,” says Miguel Encinas, CMO & Co-Founder of Hoomvip.

With an ENTR® smart door lock and the Hoomvip app, it’s easy to offer 24-hour check-in

A convenient, secure solution to key management hassles

HoomVip chose Keys as a Service — not a burden — by integrating ENTR® and ELEAOpen, a home automation solution. The ENTR® lock’s dual motorised cylinder design enables users to open up with either a physical key or an encrypted mobile Bluetooth connection. From the outside, an ENTR® smart door lock looks just like any other lock. So, there’s no reason a property will attract unwanted attention.

With ENTR® and HoomVip, landlords no longer waste time on key management. They simply send their guest a “digital key” remotely via the HoomVip app or even SMS. With no need for a physical key handover at check-in or check-out, it’s easy for landlords of holiday rentals to offer 24-hour self–check-in. An owner can open their ENTR® lock remotely from the Hoomvip app, check door status in real time, and see who has opened the lock.

Guests love smart renting with ENTR®

Travellers also find a smart rental more convenient. They download the Hoomvip app and open their temporary front door keylessly via an encrypted Bluetooth connection to the ENTR®.

Hoomvip also enables 2-way communication between guests and owners, including for post-stay evaluation. And because a property manager can cancel keys remotely, guests feel safer. There’s no risk a previous renter has lost or copied a physical key.

Installing ENTR® at a property is quick and easy. It takes just one screw to fit an ENTR® to an existing mechanical lock, with no drilling or cabling. Five minutes’ work transforms a regular holiday rental into a smart rental — and ensures more 5-star reviews. Because savvy travellers value hosts who take their security seriously.

About Hoomvip

Launched in Madrid in 2017, Hoomvip supplies an innovative, time-saving security solution for Spain’s holiday rentals market. The Hoomvip app works whatever rental agent you use, however many properties you manage, or even if you are a single owner renting your own property. Visit the website for more information.

About ASSA ABLOY

ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. Since its formation in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international group with about 47,000 employees, operations in more than 70 countries and sales close to SEK 71 billion.

In the fast-growing electromechanical security segment, the Group has a leading position in areas such as access control, identification technology, entrance automation and hotel security.

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