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Sandpiper Cove installs Oracode access control for guest convenience

Sandpiper Cove installs Oracode access control for guest convenience
Sandpiper Cove, located on Florida's Gulf Coast, implemented Oracode keyless entry door locks and smart controllers to provide guests personalized convenience and give owners greater confidence and control of their unit's security. Sandpiper Cove is a large scale condominium project manager with 631 units in Destin, Florida.  

Sandpiper Cove updated 150 units to Oracode locks with dormakaba Smart Controllers that communicate with BeHome247 smart home technology. Oracode enables Sandpiper property managers to give guests, housekeepers, and other maintenance contractors a specific time-sensitive code to use to enter the property. They selected the Oracode locks for their durability and reputation of withstanding the harsh seaside salt air environments.

"A successful vacation rental operation is based on providing guests with a satisfying, convenient experience, and giving owners confidence their unit is managed responsibly. Oracode locks deliver this for Sandpiper Cove," said Jack Scelsi, general manager of Sandpiper Cove. "Oracode online access control locks and Smart Controllers eliminate problems with guests losing keys and frees them to leave their unit without coming to our rental office.”

Oracode locks communicate via Wi-Fi with dormakaba Smart Controllers. The Smart Controllers link to BeHome247 enterprise property control software. This integration gives Sandpiper Cove real-time control of unit access and provides owners with visibility and control of unit temperature, lighting and other home settings. Sandpiper property managers also receive alerts for important vacation rental activity. Tammy Turner, manager, said the Oracode Smart Controller and BeHome247 systems alert management if batteries need changing. They also communicate with unit thermostats to track when HVAC units need maintenance. With BeHome247, managers can easily change settings from cool to heat mode to avoid frozen pipes in the winter without having to visit the property. "This helps us provide a better vacation experience for guests and lets us manage our units proactively to save on operational expenses and our employees time," Turner said.

As one of the first vacation rental companies developed in Destin, FL, Sandpiper Cove has made a continuous effort to keep pace with modern technologies. "The Oracode lock upgrade gave us multiple benefits, including providing our owners and units with the latest smart home technology," said Turner. "Oracode's locks are keyless. This eliminates the expense of having a locksmith come out to change locks every time a guest loses a key. Plus, guests don’t have to worry about looking after their key at the beach."

Sandpiper Cove is a 43-acre resort offering 1,100 feet of private beachfront located in the heart of Destin, FL. The property includes five swimming pools, three hot tubs, six tennis courts, boat slip rentals and a 9-hole, par-3 golf course. Guests may dine at the magnificent Louisiana Lagniappe restaurant and enjoy fine dining and a beautiful view of the Destin Harbor.

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