Keyless Beach House
Property Automation
May 15, 2019

Why Vacation Rentals Need to Be Keyless

What happens when a guest loses the key to your vacation rental? Are you on call, 24-hours a day, to provide a spare? Do you have an employee waiting in the wings to handle these situations? If you’re serious about your business, the answer is yes. But if you’re really serious about running the tightest and safest ship possible—for yourself,…
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Property Automation
May 15, 2019

Why You Really Need Property Automation for Your Vacation Rentals

Many renters and homeowners still view property automation as a “luxury.” However, this technology is quickly becoming the norm. Furthermore, if you own vacation rental properties and you want to stay competitive in your industry, smart home automation is a business necessity. Indeed, as a vacation rental owner, smart home automation will boost the safety and security of your properties,…
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Food for thought
May 15, 2019

Are Your Vacation Rental Guests Damaging Your HVAC Systems? Here’s How to Prevent It With Home Automation

People use their HVAC systems conservatively when they’re at home. But when they’re at your vacation rental, it’s another story. All that HVAC conservativism goes flying out the window! Giving your guests free reign over the thermostat in your vacation rental is a recipe for high energy bills, broken HVAC equipment and a touch of regret. Fortunately, with home automation,…
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Property Automation
May 9, 2019

How Technology Is Helping Vacation Rental Home Owners Stay Competitive

Owning a vacation home is the dream of many and the realization of few. But these days—with services like HomeAway and Airbnb—owning a vacation home is more than just a luxury: it’s a business opportunity. Renting your vacation property can produce a lucrative auxiliary income, but just like any business entrepreneur, if you want to be competitive and provide the…
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Long Term Renter
Food for thought
April 12, 2019

How to Get Renters to Stay Longer Term Using Smart Technology

Smart home technology is enjoying unprecedented growth with more than 40 percent of households in the U.S. already equipped with some sort of smart device. As a property owner, keeping ahead of the tech curve will not only make your home more attractive to potential renters, it will enable you to protect your property, make managing your properties easier,and reduce…
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Vacation Rental
Property Automation
April 12, 2019

How Smart Home Technology Can Elevate Vacation Rentals

Vacation rentals have fully incorporated smart technology. Everything from a hotel room to a cozy, country B&B rents online. Customers go digital when they want to find the ideal holiday home, as this provides access to reviews, online tours and recommendations that help them to select the perfect place. Customers expect the same level of tech to ease their rental…
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Family Smart Technology
Food for thought
April 12, 2019

Why Smart Home Devices Are Perfect for a Large Family

Juggling work, kids and a home can be overwhelming. Making life easier by automating your home maintenance with smart technology is a no-brainer. The relatively low costs and easy installment of smart home devices are driving unprecedented demand, with 24 percent of American households now equipped with a smart speaker. You can ensure your family is safer, reduce your monthly…
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Security
March 25, 2019

Why Millennials are Looking for Properties with Smart Technology

Older generations lambast millennials for being “lazy” and “self-entitled,” but these are hasty generalizations that simply aren’t true. Evidence shows that millennials are conservative with their money, environmentally conscious and–as “digital natives”—they’re technologically savvy. This helps them see the wisdom of smart home technology like no one else. In fact, the needs and perspectives of millennials, combined with the reality…
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Food for thought
March 25, 2019

How Smart Property Technology Helps the Entire Family

Imagine your whole family walks into a smart home supply store—toddler, teenager, mom, dad and the grandparents. They know that 33.2 percent of U.S. homes are using smart technology, but they’re not sure how each can benefit. Fortunately, the salesman knows exactly what they need. Here’s what he says about smart home features for each family member: Babies and Toddlers…
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Food for thought
March 25, 2019

How Smart Technology Can Help Build a Rapport with Your Tenants

Building a rapport with tenants using smart home technology is more than providing an online portal for them to make rental payments. Instead, you need to be developing a smart apartment that encompasses a variety of communication tools that are beneficial to both you and the tenant. In doing so, you’ll be creating a smart property that’s mutually beneficial while…
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