Energy
February 16, 2018

How To Make Your Home More Green (and Save Money)

Kara Parlin is a writer, editor, and content strategist who has regularly covered business technology during her 20-year career and is currently focused on IoT and remote access technology. We live in an interesting time, where the intersection of technological innovation and environmental consciousness provides homeowners with nearly unlimited ways to save money smartly. What's more, manufacturers recognize the consumer…
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Home Automation 101
Home AutomationUncategorized
February 5, 2018

Home Automation 101: What You Need To Know

Kara Parlin is a writer, editor, and content strategist who has regularly covered business technology during her 20-year career and is currently focused on IoT and remote access technology. With the growing popularity of smart devices like Google Home and Amazon Echo, home automation has become a hot topic among homeowners and property managers. In addition to helping you maximize…
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Take Charge of Chargebacks
Featured
January 22, 2018

Take Charge of Chargebacks

A Growing Problem Chargebacks are a $40 billion problem growing at a rate of 20% per year and impacting every industry. A chargeback occurs when a consumer reverses the charges on their card. Certainly, some of the reasons why consumers are compelled to reverse charges are valid – for example, they received the wrong product or the product never arrived.…
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Buying a hub
Food for thought
January 16, 2018

Factors to Consider When Buying a Hub

This piece is part two of an article originally published on LinkedIn. Read part one here and see the full article here.   At one level, choosing a hub is about the method that different devices use to communicate to one another and to the internet. But choosing a hub is also about the communication enhancements (i.e. apps, dashboards, and voice…
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To hub or not to hub?
Food for thought
January 15, 2018

To Hub or Not to Hub?

This piece is part one of an article originally published on LinkedIn. See the full article here.  I started out against hubs. They just seemed like an unnecessary cost and complication as part of home automation setup. But, just as broadband internet needed WiFi routers to help permeate internet access through our households, I now see hubs as a critical component…
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PointCentral
PointCentral
January 8, 2018

Why We Created PointCentral

In our contemporary age of Alexa’s and Siri’s, terms like “smart home” and “Internet of Things (IOT),” are much more than just buzzwords. The beauty of PointCentral is that we helped evolve IoT as well as home automation technology, taking them from novelties to practical business tools. In our case, we designed IoT technologies and services focused on helping short…
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BusinessWeb 2.0
January 3, 2018

Enjoy a New Customer Experience with PointCentral’s Web 2.0!

PointCentral continues to enhance enterprise solutions for vacation rental and residential property managers with our latest Web 2.0 update. Our revamp pairs the functionality of our existing site with a sleek new user interface, making it more intuitive and easy to use. This latest iteration solidifies our commitment to bringing you the latest in smart home technology, helping you save…
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Home Automation
December 22, 2017

How to Manage Energy and Cut Costs with PointCentral

Easy and efficient energy management is imperative to property owners who want to decrease costs and increase profitability. Lowering your energy consumption by managing energy consumers–such as your HVAC system, refrigeration, and pool heat–across the inventory of your properties alleviates strain on resources that often leads to wasted energy and, therefore, wasted money. PointCentral boosts efficiency By utilizing a smart…
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Food for thought
December 8, 2017

The Real Cost of Mechanical Keys

Mechanical keys can create several burdens and severe risks for property managers. Between losing, breaking, or misplacing them temporarily, the issues that can arise from the usage of mechanical keys are many, which can mean they’re not as cost-efficient as one might think. A Costly Burden On average, it costs $1 to $4 to copy a key—not bad, right? However,…
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PointCentral
December 8, 2017

Stop Mold Before it Starts With Point Central

Mold can happen anywhere, but there is one place you don’t want to find it - inside buildings. As a part of the fungi family, mold thrives in wet, damp environments. Buildings present the ideal environment for mold to flourish as moisture can become easily trapped behind walls, under carpets, and inside ductwork. While mold is a problem that should…
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