Three Tech Trends to Watch in Student Housing

Multifamily Executive has a nice article about three emerging tech trends in student housing:

The company added Facebook Connect to its SmartClick payment system. SmartClick is an online account portal which allows students and parents to pay rent electronically, view their tenant leger, and make service requests. When it was launched in 2010, it was the first mobile application made available in the student housing industry…

Princeton, NJ,-based Heartland Payment Systems Campus Solutions has introduced mobile technology, remote monitoring, and cashless transaction-capabilities to the student laundry experience. The company’s WaveRider system allows students to pay for each load of laundry using a debit card instead of cash or quarters…

Recent advancements in near field communication (NFC) technology and radio frequency identification (RFID) have made it possible to unlock your door by just sending a signal from your mobile phone to an electronic lock receiver.