Smart door locks give agencies, service providers and rental platforms a competitive edge whatever their size

New market forecasts predict continued strong growth in the European holiday rentals market. The data and trends also hint at ways small, medium- and global-sized providers can ensure their short-term rental portfolio stays ahead of the competition. According to exclusive SAC Insight research* commissioned by ASSA ABLOY, from a base of ‘ 23.28bn in 2016, the European holiday rentals market will be worth ‘ 32.5bn by 2023.

Compound annual growth (CAGR) is forecasted at 5.8%. For the segment incorporating agencies and other booking platforms, the numbers are equally encouraging. SAC Insight expects European revenue in the agent market to grow from ‘ 14.55bn to ‘ 20.93bn over the same period. Estimated CAGR is 5.1%, a healthy rate for holiday rentals agencies and the blossoming service ecosystem that surrounds them. For modern travellers, the smartphone is their remote control for any trip. It s a boarding pass, a credit card, a travel guide why not a door key, too? The growth through sales and acquisitions of international players like Airbnb, HomeAway, Wimdu and Tripadvisor will continue. Yet smaller, often localised, increasingly professional agents, individuals and booking platforms still generate almost 90% of holiday rentals revenue across Europe. A winning strategy, whatever your scale One important success factor is the value proposition of a holiday rental versus a hotel or hostel at a similar price.

Its perceived value includes service and the authenticity a holiday rental offers. But as hotels innovate with keyless check-in via app in Starwood properties, for example can rentals compete for convenience? Absolutely, if they keep pace with the modern traveller. Small providers can use deep local knowledge to ensure properties stay on the right side of local regulations, for example, ensuring guests a hassle-free stay. This will be critical for agencies targeting business travellers seeking short-term, city-centre rentals. More data from SAC Insight points, unsurprisingly, towards faster growth in online revenue, at 9.8% annually versus 3.8% for offline booking. Small-scale landlords cannot match global brands for SEO or advertising spend, so the importance of online reviews and positive word-of-mouth marketing will grow. In other words, target customer satisfaction. This is where a smart door lock provides concrete assistance and potentially, a competitive advantage.

Get smart renting and forget about keys Tired of handing over keys? For modern travellers, the smartphone is an essential companion; they treat a mobile as their remote control for any trip. It s a boarding pass, a credit card, a travel guide why not a door key, too? The technology is already available and affordable for rental booking agencies and the property owners they represent. Potential admin benefits for agents are obvious. With a smart door lock, you spend less time managing physical keys; you eliminate the risk of lost or stolen keys, and unauthorised copying. It s less hassle all round. If every smart door lock in your portfolio connects to a single system, even one with additional smart home features, managing multiple properties is easier. The best smart door locks can be operated via an app, whether stand-alone or as part of an integrated smart home system.

Key handling is not just an agent problem; it s a big worry for guests, too. With a smart door lock, they will never get locked out. A PIN code or smartphone app opens the front door, so there s no need to carry keys or worry about losing them. With a smart door lock, it s easy for everyone in a group to come and go as they please, because each guest can have their own temporary key. Harmonious groups are happier groups! High occupancy and satisfied customers In Italy, boutique agency Home at Hotel has already reaped the benefits of installing smart door locks on urban holiday rentals in Milan, Rome and Cagliari. Properties are secured with an ENTR lock from Yale and integrated with the user-friendly SCLAK ( app-powered access system. With ENTR and the SCLAK system, it s easier for Home by Hotel to offer value-added services, including breakfast delivery, grocery shopping and extra cleaning on demand. It s straightforward for agency staff to open doors remotely to admit a cleaner or cook, for example.

Home at Hotel apartments fitted with an ENTR smart door lock receive, on average, a 9/10 customer satisfaction rating No longer are apartment keys running around with the risk of being lost or copied, says Francesco Postiglioni from Home at Hotel. We can see when a guest has left the flat and can inhibit access if they do not respect the rules. We also have full control over our service suppliers, with the exact time they spend in the flat and when an apartment is ready for the next guest. With ENTR from Yale, Home at Hotel entrusts their clients to a lock brand with decades of history securing Europe s homes and offices. Smarter locks make more satisfied guests, which in turn means more return visits and better online reviews for our clients in the holiday rentals business, confirms Omer Sagi, Smart Door Lock Business Development Director at ASSA ABLOY. The outcome has been tangible for this rental agency: Home at Hotel apartments fitted with an ENTR smart door lock receive, on average, a 9/10 customer satisfaction rating. Occupancy is 80%. Get more business from business Looking forward, there are opportunities in short-term rentals for business travel. But here more than anywhere, clients expect a seamless, professional experience.

A smart door lock is one simple way for an agency to enable round-the-clock check-in and check-out, without creating extra work or incurring added staff costs. This is so important, in fact, that Airbnb now require check-in without a person-to-person key handover to qualify for Business Travel Ready status. Business travel will remain a major growth area for Airbnb (and therefore also for the service provider ecosystem that surrounds it). Deals with corporate travel specialists including CWT and Flight Centre**** are already in place. Professional touches such as a smart door lock will help small and medium-sized agencies to grab a slice of this booming market for themselves. With a smart door lock, rental agencies can charge a premium, and still expect the convenience benefits to be reflected in customer satisfaction, positive word-of-mouth, return visits and favourable online reviews. A new eight-page report from ASSA ABLOY Europe s holiday rentals market is packed with more exclusive data and charts, plus expert insight on the European holiday rentals sector and how smart door locks can help you serve it better. * SAC Insight, Europe Vacation Rental Market Analysis and Forecast (2017 2023) About ASSA ABLOY ASSA ABLOY is the global leader in door opening solutions, dedicated to satisfying end-user needs for security, safety and convenience. Since its formation in 1994, ASSA ABLOY has grown from a regional company into an international group with about 47,000 employees, operations in more than 70 countries and sales close to SEK 71 billion. In the fast-growing electro-mechanical security segment, the group has a leading position in areas such as access control, identification technology, entrance automation and hotel security.

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SaaS-based critical communications during terror attacks, natural disasters and business-continuity scenarios

Critical communications platforms are an increasingly vital tool for governments, law enforcement and other blue-light services. Exploiting the prevalence, connectivity and processing power of the modern smartphone, such platforms are sadly indispensable given the growing global frequency of terror attacks and increasingly turbulent weather patterns widely attributed to climate change. IFSEC Global spoke to Nick Hawkins, managing director EMEA at a provider of one such solution, Everbridge.

The interview below covers deployments in the Boston Bombing and Westminster attack as well as where Everbridge sits in this burgeoning market. IFSEC Global: Who are Everbridge and what do you do? Nick Hawkins: Fundamentally we re a software organisation that provides a critical communications platform that helps to keep people safe and keep s businesses running. So if any organisation of any size wants to look after their staff, or when they have IT issues, they look to our platform to reach out to people to can deal with it and to reduce the downtime and associated costs. Obviously time is of the essence during emergency situations and the whole idea of the platform is to reduce the time it takes for people to take actions One of our largest clients is the State of Florida, home to 20 million people. We protect residents, businesses and visitors to the state when there are hurricanes, weather warnings We were heavily used in the Boston Marathon attack back in 2013. And a lot of organisations use the service to communicate with residents as well as organisations and employees to get them to safety during emergencies. Our platform is also used to bring in extra staff for hospitals and other governmental organisations. Obviously time is of the essence during emergency situations and the whole idea of the platform is to reduce the time it takes for people to take actions whether that s protecting lives or, if business systems go down, the longer those systems aren t up and running, the greater the impact and cost to that organisation.

We have about 3,500 clients. In the UK that includes eight of the top 10 commercial banks, several police forces, government organisations, enterprises Really the platform goes across all verticals. It s not platform-specific. IG: I gather that Everbridge played a role in the Westminster attacks? NH: Yes our platform was used by a few London hospitals and the metropolitan police as well as businesses across the capital who wanted to communicate with employees after the incident The emergency services did a great job, but the bigger picture is: how do you communicate to the public and community to keep them informed of what is happening? I think the thing here is correct communications, and where do you rely on the communication. What we saw in the Boston bombing was that organisations used the platform to communicate not only to the blue light services, but to residents in the community too. We also use multiple modes of communication, because you can t rely on one form of communication such as SMS, voice or email, because one might be taken down How do you communicate out to all those other people affected? And not just the emergency services and other people directly involved.

How many other people were affected by the Westminster attack? Millions. There was a knock-on impact, with additional security and transport affected. Another organisation called the Cross-Sector Security Communications platform used the Everbridge service as well. That s predominantly run by the Met Police. They used it to communicate to people outside those directly involved, to the wider community. It was very actively used. IG: Is this a particularly competitive market? What is your USP?

NH: We differentiate ourselves with what we call critical event management. So it s assessing the situation as to what s happened situational intelligence locating individuals you want to communicate with, and automating the process so you reduce the time that it takes. The key thing is getting the right message to the right person at the right time. We also use multiple modes of communication, because you can t rely on one form of communication such as SMS, voice or email, because one might be taken down. We saw this in the 7/7 bombings when the SMS network was brought down. So a message goes out via one mode and if it doesn t work then it just moves onto the next one. You don t have to do anything; it s automated. We continuously analyse data to identify the best way of communicating, then feed that back in to the whole lifecycle of locate, automate and communicate Analytics and big data is a huge area we re investing in. We re sending in the region of two billion messages a year.

And people are now saying: You sent all these messages what analytics do you undertake with the results? So we continuously analyse the data to identify the best way of communicating, what s the best message to communicate, then feed that back in to the whole lifecycle of what I talked about: assess, locate, automate and then communicate. If you have better analytics and big data feeding into that, you re going to be a lot more knowledgeable about how to assess the situation and communicate. It s a lifecycle, a 360 view of a situation. IG: Does your platform get used in training exercises undertaken by emergency services? NH: Absolutely. If you don t undertake training and planning, then when these incidents happen you can be caught short. And we can have all these plans because we re all mobile today. We have the ability to do it all on the fly.

IG: Thanks, Nick. Is there anything else you would like to add? NH: The police force and emergency services are only so many people. If you expand that out to the community you ve got a much bigger group of people who can assist you, the police and everyone else. We re seeing a lot more incidents, particularly in America, where the public are actually assisting with some of this process through two way communication. In Windsor, where our office is, they brought in hostile-vehicle mitigation systems as a result of the Westminster attack. They did it overnight. But there s only so much the authorities can do. And I think one of the key things we do well is that we do take on new processes and procedures after events and listen to the feedback we get from our customers to improve our services Free Download: Securing UK borders: An examination of the implications of leaving the EU for UK border management.

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CEDIA advises on smart wiring

Due to today s ever growing reliance on digital and smart appliances, security professionals are facing greater pressure to install complex cabling infrastructures needed to support smart home technology. Simon Buddle, Education Director at CEDIA EMEA, highlights the importance of installing an efficient and secure residential cabling system. He explains how professionals can provide clients with the right cabling requirements for the modern home of today and tomorrow.

Wiring in the evolving smart home Technology is increasingly infiltrating the home. With virtually all household technologies part of the home network, a simple phone line and TV antenna is no longer adequate to support the technology that is now available to homeowners. As a result, many require comprehensive wiring infrastructures and data network systems that are suitable for the modern smart home. In order to prevent opportunists from doing it themselves , it s crucial for security professionals to offer a a service that benefits homeowners. A correctly wired infrastructure at the very first stage of building or renovating is fundamental to homeowners who want technology. A common phrase heard among the home technology industry is the most expensive cable you have to install is the one that did not get installed in the first place . The basis of a smart home is the infrastructure, the cables. Not all properties require technology at this stage. But it is crucial for the correct wiring to be in place so that it is ready for the future.

A wired infrastructure can set up the home for future applications, whilst still preserving the d cor of the home and adding value. The rise of smart wiring presents a great opportunity for security professionals. The home technology sector presents a lucrative opportunity for these professionals to expand their reach and create new business. By offering a more complete service for the home, including specialist services, such as fitting reliable cabling infrastructure, security professionals can guarantee their businesses will be more resilient. It could help them through tough times as they pick up more work from new and existing customers. CEDIA s smart wiring education To make sure security professionals are up-to-date with the latest skills and knowledge, CEDIA has best practice advice for wiring smart homes. CEDIA has a number of courses for those who want to extend their cabling knowledge. One of their most popular education programmes is its one day Smart Home Wiring course. Attendees learn how to plan and install a wireless infrastructure that can withstand and integrate a range of modern technological demands.

Based on the Smart Home Infrastructure Recommended Guidelines , it promises to leave attendees with a clear understanding of how a modern home should be cabled for new technologies, and future flexibility. CEDIA s the Smart Home Infrastructure Recommended Guidelines is perfect for security professionals looking to move into the home technology market or gain a wider understanding of the subject. The document aims to help security professionals understand the comprehensive cabling infrastructure required for the modern home. It sets out a plan for a far more integrated and modern approach to wiring homes. CEDIA at IFSEC CEDIA is hosting a number of training sessions at IFSEC International 2017. The 90 minute training sessions will take place in South Gallery Suite 8 at ExCeL on 20 th and 21 st of June: 20th June: Introduction To Smart Home Technology IP Networking for the Smarthome WiFi Tips & Tricks For The Modern Home Intro to Audio, Video & Home Entertainment 21st June: Introduction To Smart Home Technology Building A Business In The Smart Home Marketplace Panel Discussion Lighting Control For The Secure Home Wiring Infrastructure For The Modern Home For more information on what advice, courses and literature CEDIA can offer security professionals, please visit Be smart come to IFSEC International 2017 The Internet of Things (IoT) is becoming an ever important element of various technology solutions for the smart home. The ability to connect, communicate with, and remotely manage a vast number of networked, automated devices via the internet is now inescapable.

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Security officers protect people and property in a wide variety of environments factories and warehouses, offices, shopping centres,hospitals, airports, concert and sports venues.

The growing responsibilities of these personnel, and their increasing public interface, intensified calls for government regulation of the sector which have been wholeheartedly supported by the BSIA. This culminated in the introduction of the Private Security Industry Act 2001, which in turn has led to licensing of security officers by the Security Industry Authority. Security guarding has tended to be viewed as a grudge purchase , with many customers looking to purchase at the lowest cost and not necessarily considering how this will affect the calibre and retention of personnel, working conditions and a security company s ability to provide a consistent quality of service.

The BSIA promotes best value over low cost , stressing the importance of satisfactory pay levels and suitable training, as well as the benefits of recruiting and retaining quality personnel. It promotes the work of the modern-day professional security officer, for example through its Annual Security Officer Awards, and also highlights the many career development opportunities that are now available. Another key issue which the section is addressing is the growing interface between security guarding and technology, and how this can be managed for maximum effectiveness.

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The 5 most-read articles of 2016 aimed at installers and integrators of security and fire systems

The 5 Most-read Articles Of 2016 Aimed At Installers And Integrators Of Security And Fire Systems

Below are the news stories, features and how-to guides aimed at installers and integrators of fire and security products that top our most-read rankings for 2016. With the Home Automation House debuting at IFSEC this year and the connected home dominating CES 2016, IFSEC Global expanded considerably its coverage of this topic this year. The presence in our top five of three stories on home automation, an increasingly popular alternative revenue stream for installers of commercial security installations, suggests this was wise.

Number four on the list in particular shows just how strong the appetite is among installers for diversifying into this field. Elsewhere in the top five is a debate about the role of the installer. This also very much reflects the zeitgeist with the rise of the internet of things, end-to-end solutions and remote maintenance, as well as he ongoing migration to IP driving fundamental changes in the nature of security installation and maintenance today.

5. Debate: installer or engineer? how the security installer s role is changing We asked a number of security professionals for their views on the changing nature of security installations and the implications for how the trade defines itself. Two self-described engineers (as opposed to installers), a former SSAIB inspector and the MD of CSL DualCom also considered how the modern installer/engineer (delete as preferred) needs to adapt to an increasingly IT-driven industry. Shared 136 times on LinkedIn (at the time of writing) it was very much a debate that readers wanted their peers to see too.


92% of security installers/integrators see home automation as a future revenue generator An overwhelming majority of security installers and integrators told IFSEC Global that they saw home automation as a potential growth area. A survey of hundreds of your peers suggested that the smart home was seen as a prime opportunity for diversification. Insights like this really vindicated the inclusion for the first time of a Home Automation House at IFSEC International (check out the interview below with Merit LILIN in said mock smart home). We also polled installers on which home automation technologies they would be particularly interested in/actively selling and installing. embedded content 3.

Recruitment crisis in fire and security: there s no new faces entering the industry It s arguably the most pressing problem in the fire and security sector and one that afflicts UK engineering as a whole. The Fire Industry Association (FIA) penned this piece highlighting the dearth of qualified engineers, including comments from Brett Ennals, a recruitment consultant for Cento, which specialises in fire and security recruitment. Echoing concerns expressed by many owners of installation firms at the SSAIB/BT Redcare Installer Forum in May, Ennals said: A lot of people have disappeared from the fire industry or they ve retired, and there s been no new blood, no new faces coming into the industry.

2. Loxone smart home Q&A: controlling lights with your phone isn t smart In September we interviewed Loxone s UK managing director, Philipp Schuster, about barriers to mass adoption, the growth curve in various countries and the benefits and challenges of entering the market for commercial security installers. It was a fascinating interview that also touched on the very definition of smart, which Philipp felt was overused and should be defined more narrowly than simply being able to operate lights from your smartphone. Founded in Austria in 2009, Loxone sells smart home systems to homeowners and housing developers predominantly across mainland Europe, though it also has a presence in the US.

1. Smart-home innovations on show at CES 2016 The enormous global appeal of CES, the consumer electronics show, no doubt propelled this article to the top of the pile. It s also certain based on our research that the IFSEC Global audience is hungry for information on the latest innovations and trends anything to get an edge on the competition. Among the products on show at CES 2016 was Samsung s intelligent Family Hub refrigerator, a spherical, rolling camera (see image below) and a wireless smart home solution from Tyco. Watch out for an even greater volume of coverage for CES 2017. We also have big plans for covering the growing commercial opportunities in the borders security and critical national infrastructure markets as IFSEC International gears up to launch Borders & Infrastructure for its 2017 edition.

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Established in 1993 and operating nationally, commercial and service strength supported with organic and acquisition growth has seen Kingdom become one of the largest privately owned companies in the UK within our areas of service expertise. Commercially strong we have a strategy to continually grow and strengthen by expanding our services and offering a complete support service to our customers. Kingdom has all the power of a national organisation you would expect but we support our service provision from our network of regional support offices.

Being a private company our local people have the experience, entrepreneurial spirit, passion and capability to move faster and stay closer to your business. Our managers have the time to understand, manage and support your contract and work in partnership with their local teams to ensure they are happy and motivated people who bring best practice, innovation and cost savings to the table. We hold all appropriate industry, safety and quality accreditations and we work extremely hard to deliver value and performance in today’s fast-moving world, we don’t stand still so utilise the best technology to provide you with a leaner, smarter and more connected organisation with information at your fingertips.

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Rent 695 / month Status Let agreed Includes C/Tax No Viewable From Thursday 30 Jun Available From Thursday 16 Jun Duration Term 6 months minimum Heating Gas Furnished Unfurnished Bedrooms 3 Office Ref pp709 Style End-Terrace House

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A very well presented 3 bedroom end of terrace property

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A very well presented 3 bedroom end of terrace property which offers the following: * Spacious Entrance hallway with cloakroom/wc * Lounge with patio doors leading out into the garden 15`7″ x 9`5″ * Kitchen/diner with modern fitted units to include an electric oven and gas hob with plumbing for a washing machine17`0″ x 10`10 * Master bedroom with fitted wardrobes and ensuite shower room 9`9″ x 9`4″ * Bedroom two 14`7″ x 7`10″ * Bedroom three 7`11″ x 7`0″ * Modern bathroom with low level suite. The property benefits from gas central heating and upvc double glazing. Outside there is an enclosed garden and rear access into the garage. The landlord is unable to accept tenants in receipt of housing benefits or smokers. A small pet may be considered. Parking for 2 several cars

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