Top 10 Reads from 2020

Chrissy Priest | January 12, 2021

Top 10 Reads For 2020

2020 was a big year for all of us, but especially for the access control industry. As you dive into the new year, take a moment to catch up on the top ten posts you may have missed.


1.  Universal Access Control in 90 Seconds 

Access control can be confusing. Managing all of your properties is difficult enough, but once you add all of your locks, doors, and software platforms to the mix, it becomes overwhelming. Watch our 90-second video for a brief look into how RemoteLock makes access control easy, stress-free, and scalable across all of your properties. 

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2.  6 Ways Gen Z is Transforming the Multi-Family Industry 

Gen Z, or people born between 1996 and 2010, currently comprise 27% of the U.S. population ― the largest generation in history ― and they’re just beginning to explore rental options as they enter adulthood. As Gen Z’ers continue to age, how can multi-family property managers adapt their capabilities and offerings to reach such an influential group of renters? 

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3.  What is Universal Access Control? 

Not all access software platforms are created equal. A universal access control solution provides you with unrivaled choice in hardware integrations, and it grants you the power to pair your access control system with essential software you use every day. Take a look at the primary differences between a universal solution and a traditional system. 

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4.  The Coronavirus Checklist for Short-Term Rentals 

Owners of vacation rentals have been forced to adapt their business strategies to a new and uncertain environment, while travelers are seeking safer, cleaner, and more convenient vacation experiences. Read this post for insights into how the industry is positioned to flourish in the coming months, and how you can deliver a memorable, safe, and secure experience for your guests during the age of COVID-19 and beyond. 

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5.  3 Major Mistakes You Could Make When Choosing an Access Control System — And How to Avoid Them 

Whether you’re just beginning to explore an access solution or looking to upgrade an existing system, watch out for these three common mistakes you may encounter during the process — and learn how to get around them with a few tips from our team. 

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6.  When & Where to Use an Access Control System 

Regardless of the size of your business or the number of properties in your portfolio, any building can benefit from the one-two punch of a hardwired access control system (ACS) paired with a variety of smart locks. Deciding when and where to use this solution depends on your access goals, your budget, and the capabilities of existing doors on your property. 

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7.  Home-Sharing: The Next Frontier for Multi-Family 

Thanks to the quickly-progressing trend of home-sharing and the success of major players in the vacation rental space, like Airbnb, the hybrid model of home-sharing has emerged and opened up realms of opportunity for multi-family properties. 

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8.  Expert Q&A: CEO Nolan Mondrow & the Future of Access Control 

As RemoteLock transitions into the new year and looks back on the successes — and challenges — the past year has brought the company, its customers, and its partners, Mondrow is preparing for another noteworthy year in which universal access control will finally begin to take shape. 

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9.  5 Common Smart Lock Myths: Busted 

With progressions in Wi-Fi and bluetooth dependability plus safety improvements to hardware, smart locks have quickly become one of the smartest and safest access solutions for businesses and for homes alike — but they’re often misunderstood. Check out five of the most common myths associated with smart locks for a quick fact-check. 

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10.  5 Technology Trends to Watch in 2021 

While this past year has brought significant disruption to all industries as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, it has also accelerated tech trends that were already beginning to take shape, such as contactless solutions fueled by IoT and cloud-enabled software.

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Ready to explore the transformative capabilities of a universal access control platform? Contact RemoteLock today to see how our solution can work for your business. 


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Chrissy Priest

Senior Writer


Chrissy Priest is RemoteLock's Senior Writer and Editor and specializes in bringing complex topics in tech to life. Prior to her roles in SaaS, Chrissy worked in account management and branding at a digital agency supporting brands like ADT Security, Mr. Coffee, and Sports Authority. Inspired by the power of human potential, Chrissy’s writing helps enterprise innovators identify cutting-edge technologies capable of driving meaningful business impact.