Rental Property Automation Tips
Property Automation
August 10, 2018

Rental Property Automation Tips

While online property rental sites are exploding, so is the solutions market for the managers of those units. Today's cutting-edge, cloud-based applications offer property owners and managers a myriad of tools to reduce costs, improve efficiencies and increase the revenues generated by their real estate holdings. However, just like prudent homeowners, property managers should take a methodical approach to digitizing…
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The Hotel vs. Vacation Rental Industries
AirbnbVacation Rental
August 3, 2018

The Fight Between the Hotel and Vacation Rental Industries

When Travelers go on vacation, there are two popular lodging choices that most opt for: hotels and vacation rentals. Hotels and vacation rentals offer differing perks and drawbacks for guests, and travelers may choose to stay in one type of accommodation over the other in to benefit from a particular amenity. However, despite the disparate needs that hotels and vacation…
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Smart Home Solutions
Smart Home Control
July 28, 2018

Smart Home Solutions: How to Automate Your Home

The smart home market continues to flourish, offering an increasing array of options. With an unlimited number of products and combinations, you can choose to start small or completely overhaul your systems to maximize automation. Here are a few major areas where you can make an impact with smart home solutions.   First Things First Before you start shopping for…
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Smart Home Control
July 21, 2018

Top 10 Smart Home Trends for 2018

Each year, smart home technology and automation become more widely adopted, with manufacturers competing to bring innovations to market. With so many options, it can be difficult to predict which technology will endure and which is merely a passing fad. As we enter the second half of the year, here are 10 areas where we expect to see growth going…
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Vacation Rental
Vacation Rental
July 15, 2018

Vacation Rental Lock Security: What You Need to Know

People or property managers who run a vacation rental know that it's incredibly important to keep their property, guests, and guests' property secure. One very effective way they can do that is by investing in an outstanding lock system for your doors. Rental homes can be the target of burglaries. In fact, studies show that rentals are targeted more often…
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Smart Home
Internet of Things
July 10, 2018

Why Encrypted Cellular is the Safest for IoT Smart Home Networks

Imagine a thief wants to break into your Smart Home -- so he hires a Russian hacker to exploit a security vulnerability in your WiFi-connected smart toaster. Through that device, he gains access to your Smart Home's front door, unlocks it and walks right in. The robbery was so covert that you didn't discover your family jewels were missing until…
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Vacation Rental Property Management
Vacation Rental
July 6, 2018

Vacation Rental Property Management Fees: What to Expect

If you have an investment property or don't live in your home year-round, it only makes sense to rent it out. A property manager provides a convenient service that lets you enjoy the benefit of additional income without dealing with bookings and operational details, including cleaning and maintenance. Things to consider before engaging a property management company include the type…
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Buying Vacation Rental Property: What You Should Know
Vacation Rental
June 29, 2018

Buying Vacation Rental Property: What You Should Know

People buy a vacation property as a second home or as an investment property for rental income and to cover the costs of ownership. When you are considering whether to buy a vacation rental property, you need to consider the responsibilities that you'd be assuming and find the right location. Get Local Help Choosing an area you have a connection…
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Smart Home Security
Security
June 19, 2018

Smart Home Security Devices You Can Trust

It’s tempting to choose clever or high-performing equipment for smart home security, but trust and reliability are essential. When your home is unattended, and even more so when it’s occupied by people you care about, you want the features, networking and monitoring to be exactly what you expected. A quality home security system has also become a selling point for…
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Featured
June 15, 2018

Cool Smart Home Gadgets Dad Will Love

Father’s Day this year has a special treat for dad: lots of smart home gadgets that answer and obey him. Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and similar features are waiting in smart wireless speakers, sound bars, televisions and even light bulbs and smoke detectors. How They Work Voice-based virtual assistants use multiple microphones and audio processing to hear your voice throughout…
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