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Welcome to the PointCentral Family: Sunriver Resort Improves Vacation Rental Management with Property Automation

By May 6, 2013 One Comment

The family of companies leveraging site management and property automation tools to improve business operations is growing…fast.

I shared a recap of my installation trip to Fripp Island, SC, and now…

We are over-the-moon excited to welcome Sunriver Resort to the PointCentral family!

Sunriver is like our high school sweetheart. We’ve been “dating” for over a year, and now we get to walk down the aisle!

Sunriver was the first vacation rental manager (VRM) we started to work with waaaaaay back in April 2012. We introduced the PointConnect property automation system to the Sunriver management team, and they were head over heels. But…

PointConnect was originally designed for commercial businesses (quick serve restaurants, retail, etc.), so we needed to tweak the system a bit to fit the vacation rental market.

Over the past year, Sunriver has tested PointConnect on 20 homes and helped us develop the system to be the perfect fit for vacation rental management.

After a year of testing and developing (by the way, Sunriver’s guests love it!), Sunriver is now expanding the PointConnect system from 20 homes to all 220 homes under management!

I’ll let Sunriver tell you why they are excited to join the PointCentral family and develop hotel-like control for its vacation rental homes…

Mike Smith, Director of Home Operations, Sunriver Resort:

We upgraded to electronic locking solutions in our hotel and condominiums a number of years ago and recognized the need to eliminate the mechanical keys at our private homes.  There is just no way to effectively ensure guest and homeowner security with a mechanical key system.

We looked at a number of solutions over a two-year period, but none offered the capabilities of the PointCentral system.

We’re able to eliminate the risk and hassles of mechanical keys by connecting and managing access to our 220+ properties via a private cellular network. We don’t ever need to worry about the status of the homes’ router/internet connectivity, because the system is cellular.

Our guests love not having to pick up or worry about keys. And we love being able to remotely add or delete employee access to all 220+ properties in seconds. The system also provides us critical operating information such as guest arrival/departure notifications, and cleaning and inspection completions.

Thanks Mike! I couldn’t have said it better myself. 

Please drop me an email (or add a comment below) if you’d like to learn how you can leverage property automation tools to create hotel-like control.

Stay tuned, we have more great new additions to our family coming soon!

Sunriver Resort, Bend, OR:
Sunriver offers year-round outdoor adventure and recreational activities including world-class golf, skiing, and kayaking.    Lodging options at Sunriver include a premier hotel, condominiums and private homes.

PointCentral is a leading provider of cellular, cloud-based solutions for keyless access, energy management and site-monitoring. PointCentral is based in Vienna, VA with offices in Portland and Bend, Oregon and in Outer Banks NC. PointCentral is an company and technology partner. is the leading provider of cellular, cloud-based security solutions with over 1.5 million home installations in North America.

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