A Nuki smart lock [Credit: Nuki]

Operto partners with smart lock supplier Nuki

Worldwide: Operto Guest Technologies, a property automation system and purpose-built software for managing connected devices in guest accommodation, has announced an integration with European smart lock supplier Nuki.

The move ensures European short-term rental property managers and their guests can benefit from intelligent smart home controls, automated workflows and superior guest experience.

Furthermore, the integration brings enterprise grade keyless entry to property managers throughout Europe.

To date, Operto’s smart check-in, check-out and other operational efficiencies gained from smart locks in North America were not compatible on most European locks. The introduction of Nuki allows for a hardware retrofit that can support the majority of European lock types.

Operto CEO Michael Driedger said: “As a software provider who works with best in class hardware, we are always very excited to find great partners like Nuki. We are particularly excited to start working with more European vacation rental managers.”

Martin Pansy, co-founder and CEO of Nuki Home Solutions, said: “Nuki’s partnership with Operto will open the door for thousands of professional property managers to modernise operations and guest experience at scale.”

Nuki is also rolling out a solution for the Australian market, opening the door for another previously ignored market for smart locks. It has also recently launched a much-anticipated solution where existing intercoms in older buildings get turned into smart door openers.

Both developments are compatible with Operto and will support property managers looking for seamless guest entry.

Operto solves operational issues commonly faced by professional property managers. The flagship solution fully automates guest entry by programming unique entry codes for every reservation onto smart locks with a keypad.

With no action required by the manager, guests can access fully secure 24/7 self check-in with no app required.

Operto’s range of solutions also include monitoring of noise, occupancy, and air quality. Energy savings are realised through intelligent thermostat control, while smart alerts and scheduling reduce turnover time and repetitive tasks.

Operto is currently working with vacation rentals, hotels, serviced apartments as well as niche accommodation alternatives across North America, Europe, Asia, and the Caribbean.

For more information, visit the Operto website here and the Nuki website here.

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