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Cellular

Enterprises Move to Cellular for Smart Home & Internet of Things

Below is a laundry list  of previous posts discussing the benefits of cellular smart home control vs. WiFi/internet systems. Especially for enterprises. Today, we’ll take a look at the growing trend AT&T is seeing in enterprise smart home/internet of things (IoT) deployment. Cellular-First for Enterprise Internet of Things AT&T’s Vice President responsible for their industrial IoT organization recently offered an…

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The WiFi (Dis)Advantage: Why Managed Connectivity MUST be Priority No. 1 for VRM Smart Home Control

I’ve discussed the great difference between WiFi and cellular smart home control a number of times. You can find a list of my ramblings below. The glaring difference between WiFi and cellular smart home is becoming increasingly evident. Connectivity = Customer Experience As I mentioned a few days ago, Lockitron recently dumped WiFi due to poor performance that directly impacted…

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Vacation Rental Smart Home Control Testimonial: Winter Park Lodging Company

I’ve mentioned Winter Park Lodging Company a couple times: Turn-Key Installation in 3 Days Host of Smart Home Control Seminar Winter Park Lodging Company To offer a quick recap, Winter Park Lodging was in a jam last November because a WiFi smart home system they tried to install wasn’t living up to expectations, and their insanely busy Thanksgiving rush was…

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Apple, Google & the Future of the Smart Home | How Will this Impact Your [Smart] Business?

A few weeks ago I shared a blog post asking if Apple was racing towards the smart home. It turns out, the answer to that question is a GIANT, yes! Apple is indeed jumping into the smart home arena. To make the market a bit more exciting, Google is doubling-down on their smart home bets as well…and a slew of…

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WiFi vs. Cellular Smart Homes: Almost 98 Percent of Data Use in US Homes Will Be Over Wi-Fi by 2018

Take a quick peak at the picture to the right. What do you notice? Everyone looking down at their smart phone. We all do it. Our connection to mobile devices is constant. The smart phone/head down phenomenon is so common these days that people are actually injuring themselves walking and looking at their phone! Now, take a quick analysis of…

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Consumer Reports Down on Smart Home Automation & Control. But Is It a Fair Assessment? [All Smart Home Not Created Equal]

At the beginning of 2014 I made the prediction that 2014 would be the year that smart home control went mainstream in the vacation rental industry. Based on PointCentral activity in the first five months of 2014, I’d say it’s a pretty good prediction – 10 VRM installs in the next three weeks! It seems the famed consumer products watchdog,…

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Consumer Reports Down on Smart Home Automation and Control. But Is It a Fair Assessment?

At the beginning of 2014, I made the prediction that 2014 would be the year that smart home control went mainstream in the vacation rental industry. Based on PointCentral activity in the first five months of 2014, I’d say it’s a pretty good prediction—10 VRM installs in the next three weeks! It seems the famed consumer products watchdog, Consumer Reports, shares a…

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Milestones: Is Bluewater Vacation Rentals the Largest Smart Home Installation in the World?

I am happy to call the beaches of the Outer Banks home, but it sure is great to have the opportunity to travel to other vacation rental markets. The picture to the left is a shot I snapped this morning of a gorgeous spring day on the beaches of Emerald Isle, NC. If you’ve never been, I suggest a trip….

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Milestones: Is Bluewater Vacation Rentals the Largest Smart Home Installation in the World?

I am happy to call the beaches of the Outer Banks home, but it sure is great to have the opportunity to travel to other vacation rental markets. The picture to the left is a shot I snapped this morning of a gorgeous spring day on the beaches of Emerald Isle, NC. If you’ve never been, I suggest a trip….

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