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Home Automation
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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Property Automation
September 18, 2019

How Going Keyless Lowers Liability and Increases Convenience for Property Managers and Their Tenants

It’s a standard feature on nearly all automobiles, so how come your rental properties don’t have a keyless entry system? Ditching the key in favor of an electronic keypad entry system from PointCentral offers tremendous advantages to tenants from the standpoint of security and convenience—making your properties more attractive to renters. After reviewing the benefits of going keyless, we think…
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Security
September 3, 2019

The Benefits of a Home Security System from PointCentral

We can’t feel completely safe in a world where crime and robberies happen every day, but we can dramatically increase safety and peace of mind with an advanced home security system.  PointCentral’s home security systems work in conjunction with your entire home automation plan for reliable security, video surveillance and 24/7 monitoring—both inside and outside of your residence. Since PointCentral’s…
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Home Automation
September 3, 2019

How Smart Home Automation Can Simplify Your Back-to-School Routine

Summer is nearly over, and that means parents are gearing up for back-to-school time. You’ll soon be setting the alarm clock earlier, buying school supplies and doing your best to herd the children out the door without getting behind schedule.  No wonder you’re feeling the stress! Fortunately, PointCentral has the solution! Here’s how a home automation solution from PointCentral makes…
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Food for thought
September 3, 2019

4 Smart Ways to Make Your Holiday Guests Feel at Home

It’s hard to believe that the holiday season is almost here. That means you’re running out of time to prepare the house for that annual visit from mom and dad and the rest of your family. The blowup mattresses are at the ready, but how else can you make your holiday guests feel at home?  Here’s a hint: Install a…
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Home Automation
August 7, 2019

The Unexpected Ways Smart Home Automation Can Upgrade Your Home and Rental Properties

There are many ways to quickly and inexpensively boost your home value in preparation for rent or sale. If you’re a large-scale rental property investor, applying these upgrades across your entire portfolio could dramatically increase the income potential of your properties. The most common ways to upgrade your properties like this include: A fresh coat of paint inside and outside…
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Security
August 7, 2019

How to Keep Your Home Safe with Smart Security and Home Automation During Summer Travels

Have you ever left your home before going on vacation and suddenly thought, did I turn off the coffee maker? Or, maybe you left the thermostat cranked to the max and you’ll come home to an exorbitant electricity bill. Even if you’ve battened down the hatches, you’ll still worry about the possibility of a break-in.  Fortunately, smart home security can…
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Food for thought
August 6, 2019

Home Automation Takes Date Night to Another Level

The concept of “date night” felt foreign when you and your sweetie first met. Every night was date night back then! But now, with the kids, the job and the chores, your favorite date nights involve a bowl of popcorn and a romcom with your sweetheart after the kids go to bed.  But just because you stay at home doesn’t…
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Food for thought
August 6, 2019

Top Features for Profitable Rental Properties this Summer

The more properties you have under management this summer, the more a simple tweak could affect your bottom line. From a profit-boosting perspective, some of the more favorable property upgrades relate to smart technology and home automation.  With a specific focus on smart technology for the summer months, here are some smart technologies that have the best chances of increasing…
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Property Automation
June 26, 2019

Best Practices for Making the Most Out of Smart Home Technology as a Property Manager

Many property managers are watching the rise of smart home technology with suspicion. They’re wondering if smart HVAC systems really help preserve the lifespans of equipment, and if smart property automation can really do what it claims, in terms of saving time and boosting efficiency.   The truth is, smart property automation is transforming the way property managers do their…
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