As a cottage owner myself I have spent time looking at ways to reduce the worry when it comes to owning or renting out your cottage. Using home automation allows us to control key items like door locks. We have the ability to setup and manage access to your cottage from anywhere in the world that has internet or you have data for your smart phone. This method allows you to create one time, short lived or permanent access codes to get into the cottage. With that you can also trigger alerts on when people use those codes to enter the property. In addition to door locks you have light switches, plugs, thermostats, motion, water and many more device all working from one application and all with the ability to be automated and alerted on.