The integration will ensure that Direct property management customers can easily access the Operto in-property automation software and solution for Smart Stays.
Operto enables property managers to enhance their operations, making them more efficient and providing an elevated guest experience through a curated range of smart home technology. Its purpose-built software aims to makes this technology meaningful in a commercial setting.
The foundation of the company’s Smart Stay solution is keyless entry. According to recent research by Booking.com, 63 per cent of guests want a keyless solution for their rental experience.
Meanwhile, Direct aims to provide a complete enterprise solution for vacation rental managers. From payment solutions, trust accounting, website templates, and automated email templates; the system allows for every size of vacation rental manager to succeed at scale.
Operto co-founder and CEO, Michael Driedger, said: “Direct has been building a really elegant and technology forward solution. There is no doubt that our shared integration will bring value to vacation rental managers big and small.”
Direct co-founder and CEO, Wes Smithe, said: “Operto aligns with our mission to provide next-generation technology that is built to work at scale, and I’m extremely excited for the future of this integration. Our platforms are innovative and powerful, and will stand the test of time for managers who wish to take their operations to the next level.”
Operto’s goal is to solve operational issues commonly faced by professional property managers.
The flagship solution fully automates guest entry by programming unique entry codes for every reservation onto keypad locks. With no action required by the manager, guests get the convenience of fully secure 24/7 self-check-in with no app required.
Operto’s range of Smart Stay solutions also include monitoring of noise, occupancy and air quality. Energy savings are realised through intelligent thermostat control, while smart alerts and scheduling reduces turnover time and repetitive tasks.
The firm is currently working with hotels, vacation rentals, serviced apartments and more niche accommodation alternatives across North America, Europe, Asia and the Caribbean.