Time-Saving Effect of Approximately 100,000 Hours Achieved Due to Smart Locks Installed Exceeding 200,000 Units

January 10,2024

Leopalace21 Corporation (Nakano-ku, Tokyo; President: Bunya Miyao; "the Company") announced that the number of units with smart lock installed in the Company’s managed apartments exceeded 200,000, the largest scale in Japan’s rental housing management industry.
With the number of smart locks installed in more than 200,000 units, not only has it impbrroved convenience for customers, but it has also led to a reduction of approximately 100,000 hours of work per year related to keys and locks management.

■Benefits to tenants of living in an apartment with smart lock

New tenants of an apartment room with smart lock can make their fresh start without having to stop by a leasing sales office to pick up their keys.
The smart lock enables the entrance door to be unlocked by multiple authentication methods, such as a dedicated application on a smartphone, a smart card, or a PIN entry by a numeric keypad. The tenants can issue a one-time key via smartphone or share key information with friends or family members.
The smart lock brings about the benefits to the tenants of reducing the risk of lost key as they do not need to carry the key with them and of having self-locking door functionality for added security.

■Main jobs to be reduced by smart lock installation

Since the number of units with smart locks exceeded 200,000, the Company has realized a reduction of approximately 100,000 hours of work per year, enabling the staff to focus more on supporting the tenants.
Compared to apartment rooms with conventional locks installed, those with smart locks will see a reduction in the following operations.


The Company has introduced various IT solutions in line with the times to improve customer convenience, property values for apartment owners, and the Company’s operational efficiency. Going forward, the Company is committed to further implementing various latest technologies to be responsive to the needs of society and promote real estate tech business as a leading company in the industry to offer customer convenience and solve social issues.

■Company Information

Company Name Leopalace21 Corporation
Established August 17, 1973
Head Office 2-54-11 Honcho, Nakano-ku, Tokyo 164-8622
Representative Bunya Miyao, President and CEO
Website https://www.leopalace21.co.jp/english

【For all media inquiries】

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TEL. +81-3-5350-0445 (Office hours:9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m. on Monday to Friday)
Email: kouhou@leopalace21.com


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