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Alexa for Residential lets landlords create smart apartments

Alexa for Residential lets landlords create smart apartments

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Amazon wants to make it easier to have a smart home without actually owning a home. Today, the company is unveiling its “Alexa for Residential” program that lets property managers add Alexa-enabled devices and experiences to rental properties. 

Landlords and property managers install Alexa devices, pre-fill info like device name, address and Wi-Fi network, pre-enable Alexa skills and set interactions with other smart home devices, like lights and appliances. Residents be able to connect their personal accounts and additional devices.

Amazon says 84 percent of renters want an apartment with smart home amenities, and 1 percent said they would pay a monthly fee for a assistant. According to the company, property staff and management not have access to Alexa recordings. But given Amazon’s privacytrack record, some renters might still be wary.

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