The Class Conference: The Class of 2020

This month Clay’s co-founder and Managing Director Rick Voogt, and Aznar Sethna, Director Salto Cloud Access at SALTO systems were at The Class Conference in Lisbon. The Class of 2020 is Europe’s leading platform and think tank for all topics related to student living. With more than 600 attendees, visiting The Class Conference was the perfect opportunity for us to expand our network, meet experts in student housing and residence life as well as showcase our out of the box solution: SALTO KS.

The goal of The Class Conference is to build ecosystems where cities, universities, and the real estate community cooperate to make student living efficient, international, and welcoming. This year’s theme was “Building Bridges Over Growing Barriers”, and was focused on how collaborations between cities, universities, and providers/developers can increase and embrace internationalisation in times of political uncertainty. The event presented an exciting opportunity to connect with the student accommodation European network, and gain insights into all topics related to student housing such as access control.

Apart from being an exhibitor with SALTO KS, Rick was also a speaker at one of the panels at the event, on “Hacking Student Living Through Tech” organised and moderated by ASK4.

Watch the interesting discussion about physical and online security:

The several panels included the following topics:

  • Crafting Talent Ecosystems: City & university cooperation for attracting talent

  • The Co-Revolution: Co-living, Co-working, and community building

  • Designing Interactions: Shaping the student experience

  • Hacking Student Living Through Tech: How technology will impact the way we live and study

  • Feeding The Travel Bug: Increasing student mobility and its effects

Most campuses need an out of the box smart lock solution for student accommodation. To list a few of their needs:

  • A quick start solution for cloud based access control

  • Remotely opening any door, from anywhere

  • Controlling who goes where and when, such as students, faculty staff and guests

  • Viewing door activity and receiving activity messages on phone

  • A ready-built software solution

  • Trained and certified hardware installer network worldwide

SALTO KS provides all the above and more. With the new Privacy Mode function, campus staff can gain more insights into the usage of rooms by their students.

It is exciting to see that there is massive potential in the student housing sector, and we are willing to show how smart locks can enrich this industry. Read more about our solutions for student housing such as CLP website (Clay Locking Platform) and SALTO KS website (Salto Keys as a Service)

Read more about the previous events we had attended on student housing, and get in touch to learn more on how to integrate smart locks into your business!