Spain’s holiday rentals market is forecasted to grow at 6% per year in 2017–23, according to SAC Insight. But hosts, landlords and agents can beat even that impressive growth rate by choosing smarter, more convenient security that makes guests feel safer — and more likely to leave a 5-star review.

The holiday rentals business involves lots of manual work for everyone, especially owners, landlords and letting agents. What if you could manage it all remotely and keylessly? With Hoomvip’s new smart service enabled by the ENTR smart door lock, you can.

HoomVip is a complete app-based service for the management of rental properties, based on the award-winning ENTR smart door lock from ASSA ABLOY brand, TESA. With Hoomvip installed, apartment owners and agents no longer need to manage physical keys. They can monitor property status at any moment and in real time. They can check guests in and out without an in-person key handover — 24 hours a day if required.

Hoomvip also offers an open, in-app channel to sell additional services during the stay. It can include a personal video introduction by the landlord, or details about how to operate the boiler, thus making apartment management effortless for the landlord and more convenient for the guest.

Why did Hoomvip choose the ENTR lock? Because ENTR is “the best smart door lock on the market, thanks to the security level it provides and the functionality it offers,” says Miguel Encinas, CMO & Co-Founder of Hoomvip.

A convenient, secure solution to key management hassles

HoomVip chose Keys as a Service — not a burden — by integrating ENTR and ELEAOpen (www.elea-soluciones.es), a home automation solution. The ENTR lock’s dual motorised cylinder design enables users to open up with either a physical key or an encrypted mobile Bluetooth connection. From the outside, an ENTR smart door lock looks just like any other lock. So, there’s no reason a property will attract unwanted attention.

With ENTR and HoomVip, landlords no longer waste time on key management. They simply send their guest a “digital key” remotely via the HoomVip app or even SMS. With no need for a physical key handover at check-in or check-out, it’s easy for landlords of holiday rentals to offer 24-hour self–check-in. An owner can open their ENTR lock remotely from the Hoomvip app, check door status in real time, and see who has opened the lock.

Guests love smart renting with ENTR

Travellers also find a smart rental more convenient. They download the Hoomvip app and open their temporary front door keylessly via an encrypted Bluetooth connection to the ENTR.

Hoomvip also enables 2-way communication between guests and owners, including for post-stay evaluation. And because a property manager can cancel keys remotely, guests feel safer. There’s no risk a previous renter has lost or copied a physical key.

Installing ENTR at a property is quick and easy. It takes just one screw to fit an ENTR to an existing mechanical lock, with no drilling or cabling. Five minutes’ work transforms a regular holiday rental into a smart rental — and ensures more 5-star reviews. Because savvy travellers value hosts who take their security seriously.