Canada: Operto Guest Technologies and August Home, Inc. have announced an integration that brings Operto’s Smart Stay property automation solution and August’s locks together for the first time.
August aims to offer short-term rental property managers an easy-to-install solution for deadbolts, including two retrofit Smart Locks, a connected Wi-Fi Bridge and Smart Keypad.
With the Operto integration, any time a booking is made, Operto will automatically send a time-based access code to guests for the August smart keypad. This ensures that guests no longer need to download the August app nor have property managers manually copying access codes into an email or SMS.
New features also available with Operto’s Smart Stay system are notifications for check-in /check-out, the start of cleaning, or when a cleaner finishes.
Operto has been purpose built for professional property managers, meaning that August locks can now be used in commercial rental settings, automatically integrated with a wider ecosystem of smart hardware and purposeful software, such as property management systems and channel managers.
Operto CEO Michael Driedger said: “We are really excited to bring a greater degree of operational efficiency to busy and scaling short-term property managers. ASSA ABLOY, August and Yale’s parent company, has been a partner of Operto for a long time with many of our customers using their Yale Real Living series of locks.
“We are really happy to bring the addition of August-connected locks into our Smart Stay ecosystem,” he added.
August-enabled products are the ideal guest access management solution for many properties that are utilised as short-term rental investments. Its locks typically install in ten-15 minutes; retrofit design does not require a deadbolt replacement and leaves the outside of the door unchanged, meaning visual consistency can be maintained.
Operto’s Smart Stay solutions are currently being used by vacation rentals, hotels, serviced apartments and niche accommodation in North America, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean. August Smart Locks, meanwhile, cater to both the serviced apartments and vacation rental markets.