FAQs for Vacation Rental Owners

Vacation Rental FAQs

Statistics show that vacation rental revenue is booming and is expected to generate $18 billion in 2018. Even better, the projected annual growth rate in the sector through 2022 is 6.6 percent. If you have a seasonal home or investment property that you plan to retire to, you may be considering turning it into a vacation rental. We’ve teased out…

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How to Fund Vacation Rental Smart Home Control: You’re Already Funding It with Inefficient Operations

Last week I shared a post describing the potential to Create a Profit with Vacation Rental Smart Home Control. I whole-heartedly stand behind the message of that post. Smart Home Control is a service that your guests and homeowners want (ah hem, you can check out a post on that topic as well :)). However, I’d like to take a…

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WiFi vs. Cellular = Home Automation vs. Property Automation

The world around us is getting “smarter.” And we are becoming increasingly more “connected” to this improved intelligence. First smart phones, now smart homes. Soon, the internet of everything. It is amazing how quickly technology is racing ahead. The smart home – i.e. home automation – is getting a lot of attention these days. Here’s a quick list companies vying…

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The PointSafe: The Perfect “Keyless” Access Solution for Those Hard to Reach Property Automation Projects

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As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, PointCentral property automation offers two “keyless” access solutions: The PointSafe Yale deadbolt & lever locks –Ok, three if you want to get technical :-). I’ll be the first to admit that the Yale locks are gorgeous. They look like what you expect property automation to be. Hip, futuristic, a stunt double for a Star Trek episode. I…

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PointCentral FAQ: Property Automation with the Yale inTouch Lock – Durable? Easy to install?

Take a look at the Yale inTouch (aka “Real Living”) touchscreen door lock. Pretty sweet, right?! In my obviously biased opinion, that IS what home automation should look like. Modern. Sleek. Almost futuristic. Was that lock on the Star Trek Enterprise?! To continue down the rabbit hole of PointCentral FAQ’s, we’re going to take a look at the Yale Real…

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PointCentral FAQ: What is the PointSafe & How Does It Work?

In our last dose of PointCentral FAQ awesomeness, I shared an overview of the PointConnect property automation system – PointHub, Access Control (PointSafe & Yale lock), Energy Management, & Self-Monitored Motion Detection. It’s a pretty sweet overview if I do say so myself. 🙂 Today I’m going to dive into Access Control. As I mentioned, we have two options for…

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PointCentral FAQ: What is PointCentral Property Automation and How Does It Work?

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What is PointCentral property automation and how does it work? Great question. So glad you asked.  First, let’s start with an overview. Here’s how Wikipedia defines home automation: Home automation is the automation of the home, housework or household activity. Home automation may include centralized control of lighting, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), appliances, and other systems, to provide improved…

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PointCentral FAQ: What is PointCentral Property Automation & How Does It Work?

What is PointCentral property automation and how does it work? Great question. So glad you asked. 🙂 To build on our “Who Is PointCentral?” blog category, I’m going branch off a little to dive into a sub-category covering FAQ’s about PointCentral and our property automation system. Seems fitting to start with an overview, right? Here’s how Wikipedia defines home automation:…

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