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January 2013

Let’s Talk Turkey – There’s a HUGE Need for Vacation Rental Security…Is Property Automation the Solution?!

I’ll start this post with a little confession – I have no idea what “talk turkey” means. I’m a fan of this phrase because it’s bizarre, but where the heck did it come from?! Based on my diligent online research (i.e. a Google search :)), the origins of this phrase are open for debate, but the definition seems pretty concrete:…

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Let’s Talk Turkey – There’s a HUGE Need for Vacation Rental Security…Is Property Automation the Solution?!

I’ll start this post with a little confession – I have no idea what “talk turkey” means. I’m a fan of this phrase because it’s bizarre, but where the heck did it come from?! Based on my diligent online research (i.e. a Google search :)), the origins of this phrase are open for debate, but the definition seems pretty concrete:…

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Is Home Automation Like a Drug?! Just Ask Me for Your Free Sample…

As I’ve mentioned, I spent almost five years as the Director of Marketing for a vacation rental manager (VRM) on the Outer Banks. I loved that job. But when I saw the amazing potential of property automation for the vacation rental industry, I happily stepped over t0 PointCentral. Luckily, I had a great relationship with my previous VRM employer, Seaside…

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Is Home Automation Like a Drug?! Just Ask Me for Your Free Sample…

As I’ve mentioned, I spent almost five years as the Director of Marketing for a vacation rental manager (VRM) on the Outer Banks. I loved that job. But when I saw the amazing potential of property automation for the vacation rental industry, I happily stepped over t0 PointCentral. Luckily, I had a great relationship with my previous VRM employer, Seaside…

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PointCentral FAQ: What is PointCentral Property Automation & How Does It Work?

What is PointCentral property automation and how does it work? Great question. So glad you asked. 🙂 To build on our “Who Is PointCentral?” blog category, I’m going branch off a little to dive into a sub-category covering FAQ’s about PointCentral and our property automation system. Seems fitting to start with an overview, right? Here’s how Wikipedia defines home automation:…

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PointCentral FAQ: What is PointCentral Property Automation and How Does It Work?

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What is PointCentral property automation and how does it work? Great question. So glad you asked.  First, let’s start with an overview. Here’s how Wikipedia defines home automation: Home automation is the automation of the home, housework or household activity. Home automation may include centralized control of lighting, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), appliances, and other systems, to provide improved…

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PointCentral is Uniquely Positioned to Provide Commercial Property Automation

Last week I shared a post highlighting the amazing growth in home automation taking place. New smart home technologies are being developed and companies are jumping into the home automation industry at a rapid pace – big companies like Microsoft, Apple, and Google. It’s an exciting time to be a part home automation. That post spotlights some key reasons PointCentral…

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Home Automation Bursts Onto the Travel Scene

I’ve professed my undying love for vacation rentals and home automation here a number of times… Vacation Rentals + Home Automation = Awesomeness! It turns out I’m not the only one that believes home automation is the perfect fit for the travel industry. Just this week, Evolve Guest Controls announced that it is bringing home automation to hotels. And the…

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