Access Basics

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

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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?…

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What is Universal Access Control Software? 

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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…

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How do smart locks really work?

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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…

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