Real Estate Tech Leading the Way in Student Housing

Real Estate Tech Leading the Way in Student Housing by Alex Nunner

Excited to make the move to a brand new apartment next year? Why shouldn't you be?! Student housing these days is booming with the top-of-the-line in real estate tech that makes college life a whole lot more enjoyable.

From futuristic locks to learning thermostats, LoftSmart's staying on top of the latest in apartment gadgets. Interested in learning more about how these awesome innovations make your life easier as a student? Check out our list of the housing tech we’re most excited for in 2017!

Electronic Locks

Have you ever forgotten your keys at a friend's or misplaced them at that last bar? Starting now, properties are using electronic locks that are safe, secure, and come with many advantages.

  • Now, all you need is your smartphone to unlock the door - no need to even take it out of your pocket! Simply touch your lock and a sensor will recognize your phone, opening the door for you.
  • Want to know who is at the door without getting up? A number of locks now come with built-in cameras so you can see what’s happening at your doorstep from the convenience of your smartphone.
  • Forget to lock the door at night? Don’t stress it - many apartments’ locks will automatically lock after a preset time each night.
  • Leading the pack lock market is Kwikset: the go-to of the student housing community for locks and protection.

Digital Leasing and Virtual Property Browsing

Heading to a school far away from home? Or maybe don't know where to live but know that dorm life is not for you? The search for your next apartment has never been more convenient.

  • Researching apartment complexes has become a lot easier with the ability to fully discover and tour complexes all online.
  • You can now also take care of the entire leasing process online - from guarantor docs and roommate requests to application fees and deposit payments - saving you time and ensuring you get the apartment you want.
  • is changing the game for the nation's entire student population by making the student housing world more transparent and delightful than ever - including helpful neighborhood guides and trusted property reviews from your fellow students.

Learning Thermostats

Have you always hated the constant back and forth with your apartment's thermostat? Good to know that new smart technology is adding a new level of comfort to your student apartment.

  • Learning thermostats can track the temperature patterns in your apartment and adjust to suit your needs.
  • These thermostats fully regulate the apartment’s temperature on their own - increasing the temperature when no one is home, helping you to save on utilities in the long run.
  • Learning thermostats also connect to Wi-Fi so you can control the temperature from your phone, laptop, or tablet.
  • The most famous of the options available (and the brand that many complexes are jumping to) is Nest. We definitely recommend giving them a look!

Finding your perfect place for next year is a little more enjoyable knowing the tech that's on the horizon for your new place. Start your search today for the top properties at your school by clicking here!