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Why Companies Choose Zego vs. SmartRent®

Zego’s consolidated app experience with payments, engagement, and smart technology lets multifamily communities differentiate themselves from the competition. Our state-of-the art smart technology connects residents with their apartments and automates some of the most dreaded tasks for property managers. And with our commercial-grade smart Hubs, you’ll have the highest levels of security and reliability. See why companies choose Zego over SmartRent®.

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The smart apartment solution that gives you an edge over your competition

Zego Smart gives your residents the modern apartment living experience they desire. With our proven multifamily track record, sleek mobile app, and commercial-grade smart hubs that combine Wifi, ethernet, and cellular connectivity, you’ll increase revenue through rent premiums and have happier residents who turnover less frequently. gives your residents the modern apartment living experience they desire. With our proven multifamily track record, sleek mobile app, and commercial-grade smart hubs that combine Wifi, ethernet, and cellular connectivity, you’ll increase revenue through rent premiums and have happier residents who turnover less frequently.

Rest assured with our proven multifamily community track record

Unlike SmartRent®, Zego has 17+ years of multifamily experience. We understand the unique needs of your multifamily communities. So we’ve built solutions to directly address your challenges. Plus, we are backed by long-term committed capital. You can rest assured our smart solutions and support will be here for years to come.

Delight residents with an all-in-one mobile app

Zego offers a modern, comprehensive app that residents love. Our app allows residents to manage everything from their smartphone - from adjusting smart devices to paying rent and utilities and submitting work orders. Unlike SmartRent®, you can also use our app to streamline resident communications by adding chat, a community feed, package notifications and more.

Enjoy the highest levels of security with our enterprise-grade Hub

Unlike most smart apartment providers, who use Raspberry Pi computer boards, we offer a more secure, commercial grade hub. Zego’s combination of WiFi and ethernet connectivity gives you the highest level of reliability suited for multifamily. Plus, we have backup cellular and battery capabilities, resulting in less downtime and fewer support issues.

A closer look at Zego Smart vs. SmartRent®

Why are we the leading alternative to SmartRent®? Zego’s more comprehensive solution removes the friction from all of your critical resident touch points. With a Hub that has a combination of WiFi, cellular, and Ethernet connectivity, versatile installation, and military-grade manufacturing, Zego Smart is the clear choice.

 Zego SmartSmartRent®
Mobile-first resident app
Yes, includes payments, smart home controls, and resident engagement features such as work orders, community feed, and communication updates.
Yes, smart home + work orders only
Hub
Hub Pricing
Affordably priced
Priced at a premium
Connectivity
WiFi, Ethernet, + 4G cellular on all models
WiFi, 4G cellular only available on select models
Military & Commercial Grade Manufacturing
Backup Battery
Installation
Anywhere in apartment
Must be wall mounted
Customer Support
6x Stevie Award Winner

We’ve got you covered

At Zego, we know the importance of data security for your company and residents. So, when it comes to a product that demands reliability, we’ve got you covered. From our enterprise-quality Hub hardware to our seamless integrations and personalized support, we deliver peace of mind to our clients.

Our distinguishing features that won’t let you down

  • Hardware-agnostic approach

    Zego’s hardware-agnostic approach prevents your smart communities from becoming obsolete. Our solution integrates with Z-wave devices, which make up 70% of the smart apartment market and are fully interoperable. As a result, you get the flexibility you need to implement industry-leading home automation solutions.

  • Property-wide WiFi that differentiates your properties & increases NOI

    Zego’s property-wide WiFi solution enables fast, reliable, and cost-effective deployment of smart technology throughout your multifamily community. Not only is it an in-demand amenity differentiator, but it also contributes directly to your NOI through higher rental and renewal rates.

  • More flexible infrastructure

    Our solution works with a vast array of smart devices. Not only will you have a variety of options to choose from, but your residents can also add their own smart devices.

  • Admin portal for community managers

    Boost efficiency and productivity by automating manual community staff tasks. Our admin portal allows you to control temperatures in vacant units, simplify vendor and guest access with expiring lock codes, and resolve lockouts - all right from your admin app.

See why customers prefer Zego Smart

“When people come in for a tour we show them the app and how it works, and share the marketing material we get from Zego to set ourselves apart,” said Nicolette. In addition, they are saving time for associates and providing residents with a solution they love. “I live here and I use the app every day.”

- Nicolette Krall, Executive Manager of Ascent 430

“After a successful pilot and confirming resident demand for smart apartment technology, it’s a no-brainer to move forward with a portfolio-wide deployment. We consider it low hanging fruit to upgrade and evolve our properties. Plus, PayLease’s team has been great to work with.”

- Scott Everett, Founder & Managing Partner of S2 Capital

Who We Help

6,000+ residential real estate companies trust, representing nearly 12 million units nationwide. We work with all portfolio types, including traditional multifamily, single family, HOA, student housing and corporate housing, as well as property developers.

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