Card Systems allow residents to operate laundry equipment using credit and/or debit cards, as well as re-loadable value cards.
Card systems create a safer, more convenient experience for residents over traditional coin-based laundry solutions. Residents don’t have to carry change with them or burden property management staff for quarters. Machines with money in them can be a security or injury risk for collection staff.
Depending on the infrastructure that exists in a laundry room, various options may be explored:
Heartland WaveRider credit card readers are attached directly to washers and dryers, and will process any valid credit or debit card to operate. When used with the WaveRider app and a smart phone, customers receive text alerts and notifications when laundry is done.
Cash-to-Card (CTC) systems dispense re-loadable “smart” cards to activate machines. Customers reload cards by depositing money into a centrally located machine or Code-Based Revalue (CBR) Station (typically installed in the leasing office or other secure location). CBR machines allow residents to re-load smart cards using the Heartland website and a 6-digit code.