smart home automation for rental property
Home AutomationSmart Home Control
February 15, 2021

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

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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Commercial Property AutomationCOVID19Home AutomationInternet of Things
February 10, 2021

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

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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gen z rental market
Home AutomationSmart HomeSmart Home ControlTechnology Adoption
February 8, 2021

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

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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keyless entry for landlords
Commercial Property AutomationCOVID19Home AutomationHomeownersKeyless AccessPointCentral
February 5, 2021

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

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 vacation rental
COVID19Due DiligenceHomeownersUncategorizedVacation Rental
February 5, 2021

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

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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smart home technology trends
Home AutomationInternet of ThingsProperty AutomationSmart HomeUncategorized
February 5, 2021

5 Smart Home and IoT Trends to Watch for in 2021

The pace of smart home and IoT (Internet of Things) adoption will increase in 2021 and beyond. In fact, ABI Research projects that smart home expenditures will rise by 24.4% CAGR by 2026 to reach a whopping $317.6 billion — representing a 5% increase from previous forecasts. This increase in smart home technology adoption is largely related to the coronavirus,…
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rebuilding renter trust
COVID19Food for thoughtHome AutomationKeyless AccessTechnology Adoption
January 26, 2021

Rebuilding Renter Trust with Smart Home Tech in a Post-Pandemic Market

COVID-19 vaccines are rolling out across the globe, but even with a successful vaccine, concerns over hygiene and social distancing are likely to persist. In fact, Dr. Anthony Fauci warns that the need for masks and social distancing will endure long after the distribution of vaccines.  Whether you are managing a short-term or long-term rental property business, this means that…
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multifamily building
January 25, 2021

Future Proof Your Multifamily Property for 2021 and Beyond

The coronavirus pandemic has disrupted virtually every industry in the world, and multifamily real estate businesses are certainly not an exception. Property managers — whose work relies on showing units in person and other face-to-face meetings — are now met with new safety concerns, the changing preferences of tenants, and the need to social distance and minimize human contact. While…
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Point central services
January 15, 2021

2020 Year in Review

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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ButterflyMXCompetitive DifferentiationFeaturedHome AutomationHomeownersInternet of ThingsKeyless AccessPointCentralProperty AutomationPropTechSmart HomeSmart Home ControlTechnology AdoptionVacation Rental
December 23, 2020

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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