Entrata Enables Amazon's Alexa for Residential

Entrata, a property management software provider, has enabled Alexa for Residential, Amazon's recently unveiled solution for smart home integrators and properties.

The service enables property managers for apartment complexes, condominiums, or other residential communities to set up and manage Alexa-enabled devices in each unit, providing each resident with a ready-to-use voice controlled smart home from the moment they move in.

Using Alexa for Residential, property teams can customize and manage voice-enabled experiences at their properties. These smart-home capabilities can also be enabled in vacant units, allowing prospective residents to experience the benefits of a smart property during their walkthrough. Incoming residents will have access to Alexa skills and control of the unit's smart-home capabilities when they arrive, which allows them to enjoy smart home functionality via Alexa without logging into an account or downloading an application. Residents can also link their personal Amazon account to enable shopping, music, calling, and other individual services and preferences.

"We're thrilled to enable Alexa for Residential, which Entrata Core users can utilize directly within the workflow of our platform," said Benson Jaten, product manager for the Entratamation smart home solution, in a statement. "This addition will increase the benefits and enhance the capabilities of home automation for property owners, who can offer incoming residents ready-to-go access to a customized virtual assistant."

"Amazon and Entrata both seek to bring streamlined smart home and voice-enabled experiences to residential communities," said Liron Torres, director of Alexa Smart Properties at Amazon, in a statement. "Entrata has always been on the cutting edge of the technological scope, and we are excited to team up on the Alexa for Residential integration, which will further enhance the smart-home experience for property teams and residents alike."

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