VirtualKEY Integrates Home Automation Platform With Direct®
Chicago-based VirtualKEY, a global leader in smart home automation technology for property managers and owner-operators, today announced they have completed integrating their platform with fellow Chicago-based Direct®, a next-generation enterprise Property Management System (PMS) for vacation rental managers.
“We are beyond thrilled to announce our integration with VirtualKEY,” said Wes Smithe, co-founder & CEO at Direct. “The platform is amazing end-to-end, their approach to the market is frictionless, and their dynamic team is making a huge impact in the industry. This seamless integration allows managers to automate operations in the most personalized way possible.”
" Direct is an all-in-one property management software with next-gen technology disrupting our industry. Direct will make it easier for property managers to manage their properties, staff, vendors, guests, and bookings in one single platform. "
By incorporating VirtualKEY’s technology, vacation rental management companies running on Direct can easily generate temporary access codes for short term renters, allowing them to unlock the door with a 4-digit PIN or their mobile devices for the duration of the stay. As soon as the reservation expires, the temporary code is automatically deactivated, and an audit trail for security purposes is created along the way. The integration also allows property managers to automate HVAC temperature changes based on occupancy saving 15% in utilities, adjust lights, voice-assisted concierge service, better monitor staff, and protect property assets using noise, smoke, and leak sensors.
“It gives me immense pleasure to announce the Integration with Direct,” said Resha Shroff, CEO of VirtualKEY. “Direct is an all-in-one property management software with next-gen technology disrupting our industry. Direct will make it easier for property managers to manage their properties, staff, vendors, guests, and bookings in one single platform.”
Direct is the essential enterprise software platform for vacation rental property management with a proprietary channel manager, CRM, free website builder, automated staff workflows, integrated payouts, and much more. Their next-gen software adds tremendous value bringing every feature necessary to run a business under one roof by consolidating or replacing the functionalities altogether, enabling companies to generate more revenue, with less effort, and ultimately at a lower cost than they can by bundling competing platforms.
VirtualKEY is an enterprise software powering properties in 200 cities and 5 countries. Their manufacturer-agnostic automation software integrates with a variety of Smartlocks from Yale, Schlage, Dorma Kaba, Remotelock etc. and over 300 home automation devices (lighting control, thermostats, pool sensors, Alexa, etc.). The platform automatically syncs reservation information from Property Management Systems (PMS), and online booking platforms like Airbnb and HomeAway to deliver time-sensitive PIN codes for guests and staff, monetize services like an early check-in / late check-out, and collect emails of all the guests in the group to increase remarketing conversions.
Resha Shroff is CEO and Co-Founder at VirtualKEY, based in Chicago.
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