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Michelle

Smart Home Automation: A Luxury or Standard for Rental Properties?

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When looking around your home or hotel room, what can you identify as a technology that was initially considered a luxury when it first hit the direct-to-consumer market? How many of those items have long been a minimum expectation at any rental property? Television? Landline telephone? A toilet and electric lighting, if you go back far enough. Technology is still…

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How Proptech Is Helping Renters and Property Managers Adjust to the “New Normal”

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The coronavirus has turned the world on its head in countless ways. Everyone is adjusting to what’s now called the new normal, referring to the new ways we work, play and live. Among those changes is how proptech helps both renters and property managers navigate the evolving reality COVID has introduced. Leveraging proptech for the “new normal” is a competitive…

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Why Smart Home Tech is a Necessity for the Gen-Z Renter

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Safety and security, convenience, transparency, cost savings, and environmental sustainability – there are plenty of reasons to integrate smart technology into a rental property.  For the Gen-Z renter, technology integration in all areas of life is almost inextricably linked to their value system. Gen Z already represents 40% of consumers. They are just now graduating from college, which means they…

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Touchless Entry/Access: Why Renters and Landlords Both Want This Feature

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The current COVID-19 pandemic has placed front and center the absolute and urgent necessity of proper sanitation to ensure public health safety. What used to be the inconsequential practice of pushing doors to enter a property, especially one with a lot of foot traffic, has become a serious health risk.  Finding a solution to this problem has become an unprecedented…

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Winter Pandemic: Properly Preparing Your Vacation and Rental Properties For the Season

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At the beginning of every winter season, homeowners, RV road warriors, and property managers go through the winterizing process. This year, the winterizing process has a new item on the checklist: sanitizing for coronavirus.  Going through the deep cleaning process and adjusting winter habits isn’t just because it’s the year of the pandemic. Flu season begins in November and lasts…

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2020 Year in Review

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The year 2020 was about continued innovations, as PointCentral further expanded its platform to help property managers improve their operational efficiencies, protect their assets and maintain residents’ satisfaction. It was an unprecedented (yes, we said it again) year that impacted everyone personally and professionally, which meant we needed to adapt and focus on innovating to help our customers succeed among…

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Single-Access Convenience with PointCentral App and ButterflyMX’s Seamless Mobile Integration

Multi-tenant properties, such as condominiums and apartment buildings, typically use an intercom system to allow residents to communicate with and grant building entry to non-residents.  Most intercom systems are still separate from smart home systems – with which many rental residential properties are now equipped. This inefficiency means residents have to use different access controls to use the intercom and…

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Connected Retro – PointCentral’s Retrofit Solution for Telephone-Based Intercoms

The right smart home system is expertly designed to make essential home functions, such as home access, security, thermostat control, and lighting control, fully automated, and more efficient. Home life becomes more convenient, secure, and operational costs are minimized when you choose the right smart home systems.  While home automation is supposed to make life easier, installing a smart home…

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How to Utilize Smart Home Tech To Solve Common Property Management Challenges

Smart home technology may seem like a luxury right now. Still, it’s quickly becoming standard practice for those who are concerned with safety, lowering costs, and managing multiple properties with ease.  A tech-savvy approach to rental differentiation, whether in a single-family home, a multi-unit residential property, or intelligent commercial buildings, can offer that “wow” factor to prospects. However, sooner than…

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Smart Apartments vs. Smart Homes: Key Differences Homeowners and Renters Should Know

Innovation and automation are everywhere. PropTech is one of those areas where technology offers significant value to both property managers and tenants by facilitating communication, boosting security, increasing property utility efficiency, and reducing operating costs. Smart apartments and smart homes, however, are managed differently. Each property has different needs, and technology will be used in different ways. Take a look…

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