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ENTR smart lock, Hoomvip app fast-track holiday rentals in Spain

ENTR lock and Hoomvip app smarten rentals in Spain. Image: Hoomvip and Digitized House.

Spain’s holiday rentals market is forecasted to grow 6 percent annually between 2017 and 2023, according to a white paper by SAC Insight¹. 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 typically 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.

Smarter stays: Holiday travelers in Spain can enjoy the added security offered by the ENTR smart for lock and Hoomvip app services. Image: ASSA ABLOY.
Smarter rental stays: Holiday travelers in Spain can enjoy the added security offered by the ENTR smart door lock and convenient Hoomvip app services. Image: ASSA ABLOY.

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.

Hoomvip also offers an open, in-app channel to sell additional services during the stay. For example, 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.

A convenient, secure solution to key management hassles

Hoomvip chose a Keys as a Service approach by integrating ENTR and ELEAOpen, a home automation solution. The ENTR lock’s dual motorised cylinder design enables users to open the door 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 an SMS text message. 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 enjoy smart renting with ENTR

Travellers also find a smart rental more convenient. After downloading the Hoomvip app, they can open their temporary front door keylessly via an encrypted Bluetooth connection to the smart lock. Hoomvip also enables 2-way communication between guests and owners, including integration of post-stay evaluations. 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 an ENTR lock at a property is quick and easy. It takes just one screw to retrofit an existing mechanical lock, with no drilling or cabling. Five minutes’ work transforms a regular holiday rental into a smart rental—and facilitates more 5-star reviews. In today’s world, savvy travellers value rental hosts who take their security seriously.

1: SAC Insight, “Europe Vacation Rental Market—Analysis and Forecast (2017–2023).” Get the white paper here.

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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 at www.hoomvip.com.

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. Visit at www.assabloy.com.

Thomas Schulz
Contributing Author
Thomas Schulz is the EMEA Marketing & Communications Director for the Digital and Access Solutions unit of ASSA ABLOY. Thomas is based in Berlin, Germany.

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