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Amazon expands into property management with Alexa for Residential

In order to grow its footprint in the property management technology space, Amazon has launched its new Alexa for Residential service, which it believes will make it easier for property managers to set up Alexa-enabled devices to manage in residential buildings. 

With Alexa-enabled devices becoming more commonplace in homes and the number of people creating Amazon accounts soaring during the pandemic, the online retailer is aiming to make Alexa a tool for smart home management, regardless of whether you have an Amazon account or not and thereby provide more value and seamless integration for individual property managers.

Property managers will have the ability to customise their Alexa devices for each individual unit they manage and make maintenance request or payment processes more efficient for themselves and the guests. When a guest moves out of the unit, the Alexa for Residential devices can be remotely reset to default settings to ensure maximum trust and transparency.

Amazon cites data from the National Apartment Association, which revealed that 84% of renters want an apartment with smart home amenities included, while 61% said they would pay a monthly fee for a voice assistant.

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