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Smart Apartments go well beyond devices, they’re a new approach

Property-wide WiFi has gained notable traction in recent years as residents have come to expect internet in common areas. For property owners and managers, however, choosing a network provider is easier said than done. Providers range from big cable behemoths like Xfinity to startups like Starry Internet, Apartnet, and Homebase, each with its own unique features and capabilities.

There is no one-size-fits-all solution for property-wide WiFi. Instead, owners and property managers should ask themselves these six questions when evaluating providers.

But first, let’s take a quick look at why property-wide WiFi is so popular in the first place.

Why Property-Wide WiFi?

Is property-wide WiFi worth the investment? For many multifamily owners, the benefits outweigh the costs.

In a crowded multifamily market, property-wide WiFi helps communities stand out. According to a survey by Entrata, the number one most desired amenity among renters is a “basic technology package” that includes high-speed internet. Moreover, 84% of survey respondents said they were willing to pay more for smart amenities.

This benefit is vendor-specific, but highly encouraged. While most providers see property-wide WiFi as the end, others see it as the foundation for autonomous building tech. These forward-thinking providers also install secondary networks to connect smart devices, and an operating system for managing smart apartments.

There’s a reason why residents are willing to pay more for smart amenities and high-speed internet. Property-wide WiFi boosts the resident experience in three key ways:

  • WiFi in Common Areas. With property-wide WiFi, it’s easy to offer connectivity in common areas. Give residents the luxury of wifi wherever they are, whether they’re hanging out in the gym or community coworking space. 
  • Easy Setup and Management. No more scheduling appointments to set up the internet. Property-wide WiFi is ready to go in each unit before move-in.
  • Upgrade Bandwidth at Any Time. Gamers and super streamers know how much bandwidth online content can take up. Residents can choose their bandwidth package and upgrade at any time from their resident app. It’s as easy as picking a movie on Netflix (maybe even easier).

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