Rently Wins “Connected Home Innovation of the Year” in 2023 IoT Breakthrough Awards Program

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Prestigious Annual IoT Breakthrough Awards Program Recognizes Standout Internet-of-Things Companies and Products

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"We believe that smart home technology keeps renters happier and increases efficiency - while also increasing ROI for both managers and operators. Smart home technology helps property managers to lease vacant units more quickly and efficiently by automating workflows."

IoT Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global Internet-of-Things (IoT) market, today announced that Rently, the leader in self-touring and smart home technology solutions, has been selected as the winner of the “Connected Home Innovation of the Year” award in the 7th annual IoT Breakthrough Awards program.

Rently’s set of breakthrough mobile apps allow renters and property managers to automate property showings and remotely control smart home amenities from anywhere in the world. The apps can be activated by both renters and managers for use during each step of the leasing process: from scheduling tours, to moving in/out, and through tenancy.

The Rently Tours app and the Rently Tour Manager app are used to create real-time connections that begin during the property showing experience. Renters simply download the Rently Tours app, register, and then are able to access Rently's listing site which allows them to schedule a tour directly in-app. In response, managers receive tour requests and confirm appointments from their Rently Tour Manager app, or online portal.

“There’s an increasingly strong demand for smart home technology in rentals. Starting with potential renters who prefer self-guided touring options, to leasing and on-demand service after they have moved in, renters want to be able to control the lifecycle of renting. Additionally, property managers need to be able to deploy smart home technology easily and cost-efficiently,“ said James Johnson, managing director at IoT Breakthrough. “Rently breaks through the smart home market to deliver on this demand, providing the rental housing industry with an innovative set of easy-to-use mobile apps. Their touring and smart home apps offer renters and property managers a convenient and secure way to find and manage their smart homes from anywhere. Congratulations to the Rently team on winning our 2023 ‘Connected Home Innovation of the Year’ award!”

The mission of the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is to recognize the innovators, leaders and visionaries from around the globe in a range of IoT categories, including Industrial and Enterprise IoT, Smart City technology, Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car, and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 4,000 nominations from companies all over the world.

“We’re just overwhelmed with gratitude to be singled out for this award by IoT Breakthrough. We believe that smart home technology keeps renters happier and increases efficiency - while also increasing ROI for both managers and operators. Smart home technology helps property managers to lease vacant units more quickly and efficiently by automating workflows,” said Rently CEO Merrick Lackner. “Apps that are connected to sensors also help with damage prevention and security. Having control through these apps offers a huge benefit to the renter - and that keeps them happy. And happy renters stay longer, which, in turn, allows real estate operators to also be happy – a win-win solution for all.”

With Rently, once a tour is scheduled, the Rently Tours app provides prospects with directions to property parking and dynamic mapping technology guides them to the unit they wish to tour. Prior to entry, renters are prompted via the app to verify their identity using a multi-layered security process. Upon confirmation, renters receive a one-time property access code, which allows them access to the unit through a smart lock. Once the tour is complete, potential renters submit feedback through the app and can request a link to an online lease application.

After the lease is signed, renters transition from the Rently Tours app to the Rently Smart Home app. This app gives renters control over devices in their new homes, such as video doorbells, smart locks, smart thermostats and smart leak sensors. With the app, renters can manage property access, adjust energy utilization, and be alerted to any security breaches or potential damage - all in real time. The app also offers residents better energy management by utilizing smart thermostats that can save up to 30% annually in utility costs.

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About IoT Breakthrough
Part of the Tech Breakthrough, a leading market intelligence and recognition platform for global technology innovation and leadership, the IoT Breakthrough Awards program is devoted to honoring excellence in Internet-of-Things technologies, services, companies and products. The IoT Breakthrough Awards program provides a forum for public recognition around the achievements of IoT companies and products in categories including Connected Home and Home Automation, Connected Car, Industrial IoT (IIoT) and Smart City, Consumer IoT and more. For more information visit IoTBreakthrough.com.

About Rently
Rently is the leader in self-touring and smart home technology. We offer best-in-class proptech solutions for the rental housing industry. We combine top-tier hardware with an innovative software platform that allows real estate operators to optimize their leasing efficiency and expand revenue opportunities. Rently.com

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