Access Basics

What is Keyless Entry?

Daniel Bailin
January 19, 2022

PINs, Key Cards, Smartphone Access: How to Decide Which is Right for Your Property Did you know ancient Romans used to wear keys around their necks as jewelry? It was a sign of affluence and meant you had treasure or property to protect. While safeguarding your valuables is still vitally important to just about anybody…

26 Terms You Should Know About Access Control

Molly Worth
January 13, 2022

Whether you’re working in property management or the vacation rental industry, you may have engaged in a conversation recently about access control. If you felt that everyone knew precisely what they were talking about–except you–then you’ve come to the right place. Here, RemoteLock has compiled an essential glossary of terms. Read on to ensure you…

Access Control Systems: The Basics & Beyond

Molly Worth
November 22, 2021

Smart locks have made access management easier than ever. Everyone from vacation rental owners to multi-family operators to businesses of all sizes are turning to these new modern gadgets to make access easy and boost security. But there are places where smart locks just don’t fill the bill. Enter wired access control systems. What is…

Wi-Fi vs. Z-Wave Locks: Insider Intel

Molly Worth
October 20, 2021

So, you’re on the hunt for the best smart locks for your multi-family, vacation rental, or commercial property. If you’ve done even an initial search, you’ve likely seen smart locks that connect via Wi-Fi and Z-Wave, two of the most popular connection technologies for smart locks. How do you decide between Wi-Fi vs Z-Wave locks?…

What is Universal Access Control Software? 

Chrissy Priest
September 2, 2020

No matter the number of doors or the number of properties in a manager’s portfolio, access control is undoubtedly one of the most important — and often most challenging — counterparts of a successful property management strategy. And for good reason: making the switch from physical keys to smart locks and using cloud-based universal access control…

How do smart locks really work?

Vincent Chiclacos
June 3, 2020

All smart locks are not created equal and neither is the technology that powers them. Some locks connect to the internet directly while others require a Bluetooth or Z-Wave hub to connect to Wi-Fi. Once connected to Wi-Fi, these technologies enable your smart locks to be controlled remotely via cloud-based software. Here’s a quick rundown of…