RENT Magazine Q1 '22

Future-Ready Prop Tech with Integrated Access Control

One of the great advantages of the Internet of Things is that smart prop tech can connect access control management software that in turn connects with hardware like video intercoms. This connection enables the owner/manager to view every point of entry and exit on the property from a laptop. If, as an owner/investor, you’re not always onsite, the ability to work from home,

or anywhere, is both convenient and productive. This is also true for managers who may need to work from home at least part of the time. The Internet of Things is here, and this is what it delivers to property owners who are willing to take advantage of it.




Get a single version of truth about the status of your property. Everything is conveniently kept in one place. When you make updates, they happen in real-time. Convenient dashboards deliver resident and property information in a few clicks.

Web-based applications are very secure with ultramodern encryption and backups of your data. You won’t get that with the server in the back room.

Leave behind manual data entry and multiple spreadsheets to manage the property.

Connect and exchange information with other applications without re-entering data.

It is my belief that property owners who do not transition their portfolio management to cloud-based prop tech software will be unable to keep pace. The Internet of Things that connects people, processes devices and hardware also provides real-time, error-free data, time-saving automation and the ability to connect with other software that can deliver the smartphone amenities residents want.

JENNY LYTLE General Manager, Commercial Emerging Business LiftMaster

Jenny Lytle is the General Manager of Access Controls and Community Services at LiftMaster®, the number one brand of professionally-installed residential garage door openers, commercial door operators and gates. With more than 15 years’ experience in product portfolio management and pricing strategy, Jenny heads up LiftMaster’s Access Control portfolio, leading the charge to bring connected, reliable and smart access control solutions to multi-family communities. Jenny holds an MBA with honors from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and holds a B.S. in Finance from The University of Illinois.

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