RENT Magazine Q1 '23

The Top 5 Smart Apartment Amenities Gen Z Renters Value Here’s your countdown of the top five smart amenities that today’s renters want and expect to get.

And the most valued smart tech amenity is the smart video intercom. It enables residents to see who wants in before unlocking the door and the smartphone app makes guest management and delivery access super convenient.


Your Gen Z residents expect the modern convenience of an access control system that comes with a smartphone app. Connected to cloud software like myQ Community, residents can see who wants in and confidently grant or deny entry from anywhere.


Research from property management software company Entrata shows that one in five residents report feeling unsafe around their property. So, it makes sense that residents value smart home technologies that provide security and peace of mind.


Smart thermostats allow residents to adjust heating or cooling settings from their smartphones. They have been shown to reduce the cost of utilities, saving your residents money.


Power outlet controls enable remote control of electrical outlets and smart plugs. They make it easy to control mundane appliances, reduce energy consumption and are perfect for making each unit in your building more energy efficient.


Final Thoughts Gen Y and Gen Z have cited safety and security concerns to be top of mind and a key factor in where they choose to live. Find out more about how to deliver on their expectations with this eBook, The Property Manager’s Guide to Building Security.

REBECCA PETERSON Group Product Manager for Access Controls LiftMaster Connect with Rebecca on LinkedIn

Rebecca Peterson is the Group Product Manager for Access Controls at LiftMaster, a leading brand of professionally installed access control solutions. With over a decade of experience in developing new product solutions, leading high-impact product marketing, and strategic programs that deliver impactful solutions to minimize customer pain points, Peterson uses her product expertise to provide solutions for gated communities and multi-dwelling communities. Prior to joining LiftMaster, Peterson worked for System Sensor, where she successfully launched over a dozen new product solutions for the fire and security industry. Peterson holds an MBA with an emphasis in Marketing from DePaul University and a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Northern Illinois University.


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