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Commercial Property Automation

The Smart Home Wave & Vacation Rental Management [Risks, Rewards & Action]

Smart Tech Is In The House There is a significant technology trend impacting the vacation rental market – the adoption of Smart Home technologies by homeowners and Vacation Rental Managers (VRMs). This blog tends to focus on nuances of this trend, but let’s step back and take a high-level view of this fast-paced trend; growth in the sector, the benefits and risks…

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The Smart Home Hits the Mainstream | Your Business will Never be the Same

I’ve been chatting about the smart home and the impact on business for quite a while. When I made my first Internet of Things (IoT) post waaaay back in October 2012, the interwebs were pretty quiet on the topic. My how times have changed. I now see an endless stream of IoT related articles on a daily basis. The most recent…

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The Internet of Things WILL Change Your Business | Hype vs. Reality

Internet of Things. Smart Home. Smart Control. Home Automation. Smart Business. Business Automation. What the heck are we calling this tsunami of a technology trend? The confusion around “smart” technology starts with the name and extends all the way to vendors, technology capabilities, business applications and best practices. Smart technology is pretty much the wild west of today. A whole…

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Smart Wireless Testimonial: The Benefits of PointCentral Smart Control Solutions for Business

Smart Control is getting a lot of attention based on the benefits of home automation, but what about Smart BUSINESS Control?! Smart control solutions offer an amazing impact on business operations when you take the residential benefits and multiply it by 2, 200, or 2000+ properties…all controlled from one dashboard. Smart Control on an “enterprise” level is pretty amazing.  …

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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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Smart Control Technology & Louis C.K.

I hear “laughter is the best medicine.” Consider this a health break. 🙂 Here’s a quick video of Louis C.K. on the Conan O’Brien Show discussing how amazing technology is these days… Great, right?! I’m not sure I can agree with the “nobody’s happy” argument, but I most certainly agree with the technology is awesome side of the equation. The…

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Smart Control Technology & Louis C.K.

I hear “laughter is the best medicine.” Consider this a health break. 🙂 Here’s a quick video of Louis C.K. on the Conan O’Brien Show discussing how amazing technology is these days… Great, right?! I’m not sure I can agree with the “nobody’s happy” argument, but I most certainly agree with the technology is awesome side of the equation. The…

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Get to Know PointCentral Smart Business Control: Recorded Webinar & Trade Show Interview

As I mentioned in yesterday’s case study post, smart control technology is growing fast! And the applications for business are pretty amazing… Reduce costs Increase security Improve business intelligence The case study offers very compelling evidence of the benefits of smart business control, but to offer some more background and additional analysis of the benefits of smart business control, I’d…

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[Case Study] Smart Control = Smart Business: Reduce Costs, Increase Security & Improve Business Intelligence

Smart Home = Smart Business? Smart home automation is growing fast! Google recently bought Nest smart thermostats for $3.2 billion! Overall, the “smart home” industry is projected to grow to almost $50B with more than half-a-billion smart devices by 2018. Those are HUGE numbers. But the question that lingers in my mind is, what type of impact will this smart…

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