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A day in the life of a smart vacation rental

If there were one single truth about the vacation rental market, it would be that customer delight is king. But, the needs and desires of Gen-Z renters are constantly growing and diversifying. What is a novelty today, will soon become a standard tomorrow.  In its continuous quest to deliver better guest experiences, the industry has adopted many new technology solutions…

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5 reasons why smart pool control is making a splash this summer

Summer 2021 is on everyone’s mind. And guests eyeing vacation rental properties will be keen to beat the season’s soaring temperatures with a refreshing swim in your temperature-controlled swimming pool. It stands to reason that this might be a good time for short-term rental owners to consider an intelligent pool control solution. At PointCentral we love looking at ways in…

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The heat is on: Why you should invest in a smart HVAC system for your vacation rental this summer

Summer has arrived. And the rental bookings are in. You’ve cleaned the decking, made the beds, and checked all the safety systems. You’re ready for summer guests to arrive. Or, are you? What about your HVAC system?  When planning for the summer rush, be sure to spare a thought for your guests’ in-room comfort.  Setting-up an intelligent HVAC system will…

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PMS Partner Spotlight: A Conversation With Streamline 3rd Party Relationship Manager Mike Norde

We’re proud of our integration with leading property management systems. Our partners use the PointCentral offering to provide a fully integrated solution powering an integrated smart home experience. This month we spoke with Mike Norde, Third Party Relationship Manager and Sr. Marketing Specialist at Streamline to find out more about Streamline’s software services, how they’re using smart home automation, and…

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Property manager spotlight: An interview with Laik at Village Realty

At PointCentral, we provide technologies that make running your vacation rental business easier, keep homeowners happy, and enhance your guests’ experiences. We’re lucky to have some outstanding property managers on board.  This month, we spoke with Laik at Village Realty to find out more about the business and how smart property technology is helping them save time and delight guests. …

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Celebrating smart home tech and innovation with two big wins

We’re feeling particularly smart today.  Before you ask, here’s why: PointCentral was recently honored with two prestigious industry awards, in the smart home tech category. And, we’re only 6 months into the year! In a competitive smart home tech marketplace, it takes a special type of industry leader (read: PointCentral) to innovate and change the way property owners and managers…

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School’s out: A guide to getting your property ready for a family-friendly vacation

Families have been eagerly awaiting the longest break of the school year, especially as it is hoped that summer 2021 will bring a decrease in COVID infection rates. This means demand for child-friendly vacation rentals.  But, the question is, how can you tailor your vacation rental experience to the needs of Gen-Z travelers, who are increasingly taking the lead on…

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Smart locks: How to ensure guest safety at your vacation rental

Have your guests locked the doors to the vacation rental before stepping out? Did they misplace the keys? Or is the current lock easy to pick for intruders? These are common worries that keep rental owners up at night. To avoid burglary, trespassing or annoying phone calls at odd-times by guests who are locked out, smart locks can make all…

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PMS Partner Spotlight: A conversation with Barefoot executive Claiborne Yarbrough

We’re proud of our integration with leading property management systems. Our partners use the PointCentral offering to provide a fully integrated solution powering an integrated smart home experience. We spoke with Claiborne Yarbrough, Director of Sales and Marketing at Barefoot, to find out more about Barefoot’s technology solution, how the integration with PointCentral is helping her clients, and her thoughts…

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Going green: How smart home tech is driving sustainability in the short-term rental market

‘Sustainability’ is not just the catchword of the decade for the hospitality industry. Arguably, it has become the sector’s absolute, singular truth. And vacation rentals are not immune to this imperative of creating a quality, green consumer experience.  This explains why short-term rental businesses have been quick to adopt smart home automation. By boosting efficiencies in scheduling and maintenance, smart…

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