Brivo Named “Vacation Rental Platform of the Year” in 2021 PropTech Breakthrough Awards Program

Brivo Smart Home for Vacation Rental delivers security and convenience to improve property management, increase revenue and enhance guest experience

BETHESDA, Md., August 11, 2021

Brivo, the global leader in cloud-based access control and smart building technologies, today announced it has been selected as winner of the “Vacation Rental Platform of the Year” award in the inaugural PropTech Breakthrough Awards program conducted by PropTech Breakthrough, a leading independent market intelligence organization that evaluates and recognizes standout real estate technology companies, products and services around the globe.

Brivo Smart Home for Vacation Rental home automation platform improves security and convenience for property managers and homeowners so they can increase revenue and create frictionless guest experiences. Eclipsing other vacation rental property management entrants, Brivo’s solution allows management companies to manage hundreds of properties from one dashboard with remote automation management. 

The award-winning platform enables managers or homeowners to view daily access log reports, track staff entry/exit on properties, and control doors, thermostats and sensors across properties for easier and smarter property management. Brivo Smart Home for Vacation Rental key features include:

  • Keyless entry: Eliminates the hassle of traditional keys and the inevitable rekeying cost, with the added security of locking and monitoring vacant properties
  • Thermostat control: Manage energy costs and eliminate unnecessary heating and cooling in vacant properties
  • Sensors: Prevent risk by detecting water or freeze issues right away to save thousands of dollars in potential damage
  • Garage door control: Increase guest satisfaction and security by controlling garage doors remotely by phone or computer

“After a pandemic year, customers are not only tired of being home, but also are cognizant of germs everywhere. Vacation rentals are seeing non-stop busy seasons. While this is fantastic for a property management company’s bottom line, it comes with new management challenges,” said Steve Van Till, founder and CEO of Brivo. “Brivo helps save time and money with our vacation rental home automation platform and this award from PropTech Breakthrough validates the excellence of our technology.”

The mission of the annual PropTech Breakthrough Awards program is to conduct the industry’s most comprehensive analysis and evaluation of the top technology companies, solutions and products in the real estate technology industry today. This year’s program attracted more than 1,350 nominations from over 12 different countries throughout the world.

“Vacation property owners and managers are constantly having to deal with what makes their property move to the top of the list on booking and review sites. How can they cut through the noise of other options? If you don’t have the modern amenities guests have come to expect like keyless locks, then you may be missing out on revenue, or worse, being overlooked altogether. Vacation rental properties are meant to enhance a vacation,” said Bryan Vaughn, Managing Director of PropTech Breakthrough Awards. “Brivo’s commitment to continuous innovation of technology that harnesses the power of data, business intelligence and industry expertise into one platform, serves not just to increase revenue for owners but also to create a better experience for guests. Congratulations on being our choice for the ‘Vacation Rental Platform of the Year’ award for 2021.”

To learn more about Brivo Smart Home for Vacation Rental, visit here.

Brivo is the global leader in mobile, cloud-based access control for commercial real estate, multifamily residential, and large distributed enterprises. Our comprehensive product ecosystem and open API provide businesses with powerful digital tools to increase security automation, elevate employee and tenant experience, and improve the safety of all people and assets in the built environment. Having created the category over twenty years ago, our building access platform is now the digital foundation for the largest collection of customer facilities in the world, trusted by more than 25 million users occupying over 300M square feet of secured space in 42 countries. 

Our dedication to simply better security means providing the best technology and support to property owners, managers, and tenants as they look for more from buildings where they live, work, and play. Our comprehensive product suite includes access control, smart readers, touchless mobile credentials, visitor management, occupancy monitoring, health and safety features, and integrated video surveillance, smart locks, and intercoms. Valued for its simple installation, high-reliability backbone, and rich API partner network, Brivo also has the longest track record of cybersecurity audits and privacy protections in the industry.

Brivo is privately held and headquartered in Bethesda, Maryland. Learn more at  

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