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Home Automation

Vacation Rental Smart Home Control Testimonial: Sun Palace Vacations

I’ve discussed the technology adoption cycle a few times: Technology Adoption Cycle: VRMs Adopting Smart Home Control to Improve Operations Technology Adoption Speeding Up: Smart Home Control Spreading Fast Smart home technology is spreading fast (thanks Google & Apple!), but we are still in the beginning of the technology adoption cycle. I experience this first hand when I talk with…

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Homeowners Using Smart Home Technology to Spy on Vacation Rental Guests: The Need for Enterprise Smart Home Control Continues to Grow

Based on my experience in the vacation rental industry, Baby Boomers constitute the majority of vacation rental homeowners. As I mentioned in a post this past spring, Baby Boomers are also technology adopters. As a corollary to those statements, your homeowners are technology adopters. And these technology adopting, baby booming, vacation rental homeowners are using this new technology to keep…

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Homeowners Using Smart Home Technology to Spy on Vacation Rental Guests: The Need for Enterprise Smart Home Control Continues to Grow

Based on my experience in the vacation rental industry, Baby Boomers constitute the majority of vacation rental homeowners. As I mentioned in a post this past spring, Baby Boomers are also technology adopters. As a corollary to those statements, your homeowners are technology adopters. And these technology adopting, baby booming, vacation rental homeowners are using this new technology to keep…

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The “Secret Sauce” for Vacation Rental Smart Energy Management: Occupancy-Based Automation & Revenue Opportunity

Editor’s Note: Part II of our VRM Smart Energy Management series. See Part I here. Onward! VRM Smart Energy Management: The “Secret Sauce” Occupancy-Based Automation As you discovered in Part I, PointCentral gives VRMs the ability to remotely monitor AND control HVAC and pool heat…across ALL homes. Save trips to the homes No more disgruntled homeowners Proactive maintenance Awesome! But…

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The “Secret Sauce” for Vacation Rental Smart Energy Management: Occupancy-Based Automation & Revenue Opportunity

Editor’s Note: Part II of our VRM Smart Energy Management series. See Part I here. Onward! VRM Smart Energy Management: The “Secret Sauce” Occupancy-Based Automation As you discovered in Part I, PointCentral gives VRMs the ability to remotely monitor AND control HVAC and pool heat…across ALL homes. Save trips to the homes No more disgruntled homeowners Proactive maintenance Awesome! But…

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What is Vacation Rental Smart Energy Management & Why Should You Care?

VRM Smart Energy Management Editor’s Note:  Conserving resources is crucial – time, energy & money. Over the next few days, we will share 3 (short) posts that demonstrate the power of smart energy management to help you conserve resources and please your homeowners. Onward! What is Smart Energy Management? Managing HVAC and pool heat is a strain on resources that …

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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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Vacation Rental Smart Home Control Sweeping the Nation

Much Thanks to Our Partners Vacation rental smart home control is spreading fast. VRM’s across the country are quickly embracing the great benefits of “enterprise” home automation. We want to take a brief pause to offer a HUGE “thanks” to all the PointCentral partners listed below. VR Smart Home Control Stats First, a quick look at some telling VR smart…

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PointCentral & LiveRez Partnership: Vacation Rental Software Meets VRM Smart Home Control

Sometimes, the wheels of change seem to turn slowly – I’ve been squawking about the awesomeness of vacation rental smart home control for many moons. But once the momentum starts to churn, the pace can increase fast. PointCentral and LiveRez have been discussing a potential partnership for almost two years. Long before most VR industry players knew “enterprise” smart home…

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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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