In the property rental realm, there are different tiers, or levels, of access control that you’ll deal with directly or indirectly as a property owner or manager.
There are two major tiers of access common to property management teams. It is vital to know these tiers so you can properly direct guest and visitor access in an efficient and secure way.
This tier involves the need to grant someone access to a property temporarily or for longer-term, when the users do not need (or want) access to an additional website or mobile app.
Access to a website or mobile app would require registration as an additional step that would need to be completed. For a user who wants a quick and seamless experience, this can be a huge barrier, and oftentimes, it’s not needed.
There are several use cases that involve this level of access for a property:
Traditionally, this would involve sharing keys, a garage door opener and pin codes for your property. Having to meet up and exchange keys and instructions for access (and do it again on check-out) can be a headache. That headache multiplies if you have to replace misplaced keys or garage door openers.
The proprietary features of Jervis Systems can eliminate those property management headaches.
The Jervis Call2Command and Text2Command features come in handy here. Both features allow a property owner or property manager to register a user for temporary or long-term access.
The individual needing access simply calls or texts a number managed by Jervis Systems and is enabled access to the property.
That’s it! No apps or accounts are needed!
And best of all, it’s built to be secure. Only the user allowed access to the number is able to command the property, regardless of whether another unrelated user knows the phone number.
This specific level of access also involves the need to grant someone access to a property temporarily or within a longer-term stay. But Tier 2 differs from Tier 1 in that it offers more convenience to integrate with other automation features at the property.
For example, you have routines set up with your Alexa Echo Dot or Google Home device.
In our case, we’ve solved this access issue by having a user sign up quickly through our Jervis Systems App.
This takes some additional effort for the property owner or property manager, but allows them to provide an added layer of comfort and ease for the individual staying at or using their property.
Essentially, the property owner or manager providing this level of what we consider “executive access” does the following:
From the individual or guest’s perspective:
It’s an additional step involved for the property owner and a few steps for the visiting individual. Some users may not mind this. Tier 1 access is recommended for those who do not want to deal with downloading and setting up an app.
We still believe Tier 2 access is the best option for a guest or visitor to your property, because of the added customization of this option.
Jervis System allows both tiers of access through our website and app. It’s also far more convenient than managing access and feature control through various, individual apps such as MyQ, Ring, Schlage and August.
As you have probably realized, the second tier of access opens further doors for convenience features to better help guests and users at your property.
The potential in access is an existing feature in Jervis Systems, know as Simple Entry Technology (SET).
With SET, users who are authorized access to this feature for a property would simply need to press a button to open/close the garage doors and unlock/lock doors.
We’ve built these levels of access right into our property management system. This system is meant to make a traditional process of sharing keys and access instructions efficient for the visitor and secure for the property management team.
From identifying the common roadblocks and stressors, Jervis Systems has incorporated the areas of opportunity into an app and desktop portal. The future of property management and automation is here.