Managing Access to Short-Term Rentals Like a Pro

The sharing economy has shifted society's mind-set from ownership to access, disrupting every possible industry imaginable. And no more is this disruption evident than in the short-term accommodations sector. In 2018 alone, Airbnb had more than 5 million listings in 191 countries and 400 million cumulative guest arrivals.
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    The Ultimate Guide to Fire Doors: The 5 Critical Points to Consider

    Fires are among the most dangerous and costly accidents that can happen in a building. In 2018, in the US alone, there was a civilian fire death every 2 hours and 24 minutes, taking almost 3,000 lives and costing USD 25.6 billion in direct property loss.

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    Lock Manipulation: The Most Common Methods and How to Prevent Them

    Responding to the instinct to protect themselves, our ancestors always sought ways to secure their belongings. Archaeologists believe it was Ancient Egyptians who graduated to the first lock from making simple knots using rope or other materials about 4,000 years ago. This was a pin tumbler lock made entirely of wood.

  • Categories: Architecture

    Gaining Green Stars: Benefits of Green Building Certifications

    The world has just over a decade to prevent climate change from escalating beyond 1.5 degrees Celsius. If not, any further rise in temperatures might have catastrophic effects on droughts, floods, and famine for millions of people.

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    How Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Can Benefit Access Solutions

    The umbrella term of "small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)" might evoke a sense of humility. However, the importance and impact of SMEs around the world are the opposite of small or humble: SMEs account for up to 70 percent of the jobs in most OECD countries, facilitating growth, prosperity, and innovation globally.

  • Categories: Society

    The Office Building of the Future

    In the last decades, the world of work went through dramatic changes. Remote working, digital communication, and flexible hours make for an unprecedented modern workplace. At first blush, these developments might seem like they're making office buildings irrelevant.

  • Categories: Technology

    How to Teach Your Old Building to Become Smart

    Today's buildings aren't just smart—they're alive. Smart lighting systems turn lights on and off at optimal times while intelligent heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) systems micro-adjust throughout the day to maximize energy efficiency.

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    7 Ways Artificial Intelligence Is Revolutionizing Architecture

    While most of the buzz around artificial intelligence (AI) may seem new, the concept has been around for more than 60 years. American computer scientist John McCarthy, known as the "Father of AI," coined the term "artificial intelligence" in the 1950s, leading researchers across the United States to dig into the computer learning for processing equations and theorems.

  • Categories: Architecture

    From Drawings to Digital Technology: How BIM Works

    It wasn't very long ago— just a few decades— that every building began with a pencil and a piece of paper. Architects designed large buildings by drawing onto sheets of paper taped together to create a canvas hundreds of feet long.

  • Categories: Security

    Why Access Management Software Is Key in Hospitality

    Whether it's a small, independent inn with just a few rooms or an international hotel chain, without the right solution, managing access can be a major challenge. What makes an access control system come together seamlessly is versatile keycard-based access management software that's ready to be integrated with both current and up and coming technology.

  • Categories: Urbanization

    Smart Cities: The Future is Connected

    Until recently, most cities grew organically, without a strategy or plan. Nowadays, meticulous plans with smarter and more creative solutions characterize urban planning. Advanced technologies help the cities of tomorrow become more attractive, convenient, and sustainable.

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