A Tale of Two Apps: STRATIS Management App and Mobile App
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Consumers are increasingly experiencing app fatigue, and becoming tired of the digital clutter of creating a password-protected account for each app they download. Within the smart apartment, individual smart devices often come with their own separate app and account to control it. This can feel like a drag for somebody who engages with multiple smart devices (and their linked apps and accounts) each day, in addition to the other apps for social media, entertainment, education, and more.

The STRATIS Smart Building platform connects multiple third-party smart devices (like smart thermostats, leak sensors, and more) so they can work together to enable access control, cybersecurity, comfort, and more for Property Staff and Residents. STRATIS provides one platform and two separate apps, the STRATIS Management App for Property Staff, and STRATIS Mobile App for Residents. Instead of each smart device requiring a separate app, STRATIS connects all devices in a Smart Apartment one on app. These two apps provide the same features, adapted for each set of customers’ needs, whether its managing a property and supporting Residents, or living in multifamily housing and navigating the property and unit. With holistic building control, all property stakeholders can rely on their Smart Apartment app to enhance their multifamily managing and living experiences.

Within a multifamily complex, there can be multiple access points from the outside of the building into the apartment unit, including the external access point, common areas like gyms or balconies, and the unit itself. Many buildings provide multiple access credentials, like keys, smart keys (programmed physical tokens or fobs that allow specific Property Staff or Residents to access specific areas), and/or mobile keys (smartphone with app installed to use as a smart key) to access these areas. That can be a hassle to keep track of, as well as a security concern if somebody loses any of their access credentials. In addition, adding Visitors and Vendors to the population of people entering and leaving the property increases the possibility of security concerns, confusion, and hassle.

The STRATIS Smart Building platform empowers Property Staff and Residents to have Sidewalk to Sofa™ property-wide access and move freely across the property, from outside, all the way into the unit. Both Management and Mobile Apps authorize granting seamless access for Visitors, so they can only enter certain access points and reach their destinations effortlessly, without somebody having to manually open doors for them.

The Management App for Property Staff

The Management App is the all-in-one-platform for Property Staff with Smart Access, so they can create and manage keys with greater ease and cybersecurity. Property Staff can slash as much as 99% of time spent on key management and creation. They can also create maintenance keys, which are temporary smart or mobile keys that are set to expire at a specific date and time. Maintenance Staff and third-party Vendors can access certain units or areas that require upkeep, for only the time needed for the job. With simple Visitor access, Property Staff can extend self-touring to prospective Residents, so that they can take a look at the apartment on their own time.

The Mobile App for Residents

The Mobile App enables Residents to have Sidewalk to Sofa™ access, so they can rely on one access credential for all of the property’s access points. This is a seamless experience without having to deal with the clunky and stressful juggling of multiple access credentials. If they want to give temporary access into the unit or building to a Visitor, like a dog walker, baby sitter, caregiver, or friend, the Resident can text a mobile key. This eliminates security concerns around somebody having a copied key and having access to areas they don’t need to be in.

With the Management App for Property Staff and Mobile App for Residents, each group of people has their own app, customized to making their life easier and more secure. Eliminate the burden of multiple apps and accounts for each smart device, with the STRATIS Smart Building platform.

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STRATIS®, a RealPage Company, creates smart apartments and intelligent buildings and is the only platform of its kind built for the complexities of multifamily and student housing. STRATIS is installed worldwide across the U.S., in Japan, the UK, EU, and Latin America. STRATIS now serves hospitality, retail, and small to mid-size commercial, as well. STRATIS is an Inc. Magazine “Fastest Growing Company in America” and a Top Ten Entrepreneur Magazine “Best Company in America.” STRATIS was recently acquired by RealPage to enable STRATIS Smart Building, a more connected lifestyle, and unleash hidden yield through new revenue streams.

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