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December 24, 2019

Bluetooth Smart Locks Are Not as Safe as You Think

Bluetooth has been around for a while. It’s how you connect to any number of doodads with your smartphone. Whether it’s your wireless headphones, speaker, Alexa, car, smart locks on the doors of your home, or smart toaster, it might use a Bluetooth connection. The problem is, Bluetooth is one of the most insecure data connections available. Hackers are constantly…
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December 22, 2019

4 Tips and Tricks to Save on Your HVAC Expenses This Winter

The post-Halloween candy feast is over, and, not only might your girth have increased, but the cost of heating your home is about to increase, too. With winter coming on, you’ll want to save on HVAC expenses, especially over the holidays.  Take advantage of these tips to dramatically reduce your heating costs as the temperature plummets. Whether you have a…
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December 21, 2019

How Smart Property Managers Are Saving Energy This Winter

The beautiful fall leaves have vanished for most of the country, a sure sign that winter is fast approaching. Unfortunately, with it comes an increase in energy usage and higher costs. For property managers responsible for hundreds or even thousands of properties, small savings in energy per property can have a major impact on the bottom line. Here are some…
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December 20, 2019

How Smart Home Tech Shortens Turn Times between Tenants

The adage “time is money” has never been truer than when your rental properties are standing empty. At PointCentral, we know how essential it is for your tenant turnaround times to be as short as possible.   In order for your property to be rented to the right tenants, you need to put yourself ahead of the competition and reach the…
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Food for thought
December 14, 2019

What You Should Be Paying Attention to When Choosing Smart Property Technology for Vacation and Rental Properties

Whether you’re a small-time vacation home manager or a 1,000-unit rental property company, choosing the right smart home technology can make your life—or your daily business operations—infinitely easier. That’s why it’s important to carefully consider all the smart property tech you invest in before making a commitment. Here are several questions to ask when shopping for a property automation home…
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Food for thought
December 14, 2019

3 Ways Smart Technology Can Help Your Family Settle into a New Rental Home

Moving your family into a new rental home can be nerve-racking. Not only do you have to wrap everything up at your old residence and deal with moving your life, but you also need to help everyone feel settled at the new place. That’s easier said than done—especially when you factor kids into the equation, as they could miss the…
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Food for thought
December 6, 2019

How to Market Smart Home Amenities to Potential Tenants

A rental property can be an effective investment for owners who are able to attract quality tenants. By offering potential tenants something that your competitors don’t have, you can charge more for your rentals and get the best tenants. Studies show that smart home amenities will give you that edge.  Once you’ve invested in smart home amenities, you’ll need effective…
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Security
December 6, 2019

Protect your Rental Property with These Innovative Smart Home Solutions

Your investment property should be making you money, not costing you. Break-ins, water damage and high utility bills can quickly erode your profit margins. By investing in smart home devices, you not only protect your investment properties, you also increase your appeal to potential renters.    Reduce Energy Costs Installing a smart thermostat helps to protect your property and reduce…
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Food for thought
December 6, 2019

How Can Unattended Showings Reduce Leasing Expenses

Self-Showings Made Easy From instant streaming of online entertainment and same-day delivery of products, to on-demand transportation and instant customer service, today’s modern consumer is more driven by convenience than brand. They want it now. They want it easy. Research from SalesForce revealed that, by 2020, 45% of consumers will switch brands if a company doesn’t anticipate their needs. Property…
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September 18, 2019

Benefits of Controlling Your HVAC System

If you want to save money on your energy bill, there’s a sure-fire way to do it—take a cold, hard look at the efficiency of the HVAC system. A detailed analysis by the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) revealed that—on average—just over half (51%) of residential America’s electricity bill is spent on heating and cooling. When you consider that the…
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