Touch-Free Check-in!

Select Vacation Properties is proud to announce we have added “Touch-Free” check-in options to premiere properties in our inventory!

In our continued efforts to ensure the safety of of our guests in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, all of us at Select Vacation Properties are excited to announce that we are upgrading to key-less entry smart-locks for certain premiere vacation rental units in our inventory!   We have been considering this change for quite some time, but in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, we have listened to the feedback from our guests asking about key-less entry options, and we have responded.  In fact, key-less entry and touch-free check-in is one of the most requested options for modern travelers. This is just the latest in a series of measures we have implemented to reduce anxiety and concerns about staying with us on Sanibel during the COVID-19 pandemic.  These new key-less smart locks will offer the ability to proceed directly to the property you rented, without the need to check-in at our office!


What exactly is “Touch-free” check-in?

Good question! before we go into the many benefits of having “touch-free” check-in option, let us briefly explain what we mean by “touch-free”.    Going touch-free isn’t a new concept, although it has become a lot more important and relevant recently.  In fact, touch-less technology has been in use for decades.  From room sensors, voice recognition and motion sensing technology its everywhere.  Starting with simple automatic flushing,  faucets and soap dispensers in public restrooms, these are conveniences we all take for granted now.  As technology advances, this has become so common that you probably don’t notice how often it is a part of your daily life.  From giving voice commands to Alexa, to walking through an automatic door or having the lights come in in the freezer aisle of the grocery store, touch-less technology is here to stay.


More than just safety.

And this  technology isn’t only about hygiene and safety.    It also streamlines the process, allowing you to get into “vacation mode” a lot faster!  And these types of advances also have a lot less impact on the environment.  We transitioned to electronic registrations and communications years ago.  This reduces our impact on the environment (less paper & ink) and this new change to smart locks will also reduce the amount of driving and carbon emissions. This is an important part of our eco-friendly company spirit.  Being compassionate towards others and caring for our environment are cornerstone principles for all of us at Select Vacation Properties.  We love our Island, and are committed to doing our part to preserve it’s unique environment.   And honestly, who likes wasting time driving back & forth, and using old-school pen and paper registration anyway?


What are the benefits?

By replacing traditional keyed front door locks with our new smart key-less entry system, your Sanibel Island vacation rental will become more secure and will offer other significant benefits.  These include:

  • Illuminated keypad for easy use day or night.
  • The option to check in & out right at the lock.
  • Ability for everyone in your group to have access using one simple code.
  • No unintentional lock-outs or lost keys.
  • Proceed directly to your rental property – no need to pick up keys.
  • check-out is a snap; just enter the check-out code, and walk away – no need to drop off keys.
  • Most importantly, minimize the risk of unintentional spread of germs!


How does it work?

It is incredibly simple really.  If you have booked one of our vacation rentals equipped with these innovative smart locks, you will receive an email from us 3 days before your scheduled arrival date.  This email will contain a 6 digit code unique to you and your group.  Simply go straight to the property at the appointed check-in time, and enter the code followed by the “checkmark” button, and start relaxing! to lock the door, simply push any button.  And for fast and easy touch-less check-out, simply enter the checkout code you are provided, and walk away!  We will be notified you have checked out, and that’s it!  And of course, if you have any questions about this, or anything else, please contact us anytime.  We look forward to seeing you on Sanibel soon!

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