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Single-Access Convenience with PointCentral App and ButterflyMX’s Seamless Mobile Integration

Multi-tenant properties, such as condominiums and apartment buildings, typically use an intercom system to allow residents to communicate with and grant building entry to non-residents.  Most intercom systems are still separate from smart home systems – with which many rental residential properties are now equipped. This inefficiency means residents have to use different access controls to use the intercom and…

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Connected Retro – PointCentral’s Retrofit Solution for Telephone-Based Intercoms

The right smart home system is expertly designed to make essential home functions, such as home access, security, thermostat control, and lighting control, fully automated, and more efficient. Home life becomes more convenient, secure, and operational costs are minimized when you choose the right smart home systems.  While home automation is supposed to make life easier, installing a smart home…

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3 Things You Should Know Before Switching to a Smart Thermostat

Who wouldn’t want to buy a smart thermostat when it could help you save between 9-16% on heating your home this winter? With that level of savings, the thermostat pays for itself no time, and then it starts putting money in your pocket. It just makes economic sense to install one of these devices in your home. While the ENERGY…

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How Smart Home Tech Is Shaping the Future of Real Estate Showings

COVID-19 pandemic conditions and social distancing recommendations make real estate showings challenging. How are you supposed to show a property to a would-be renter or buyer without physically meeting them? Moreover, if you’re looking for a new home, how can you expect to shop around without interacting with multiple property managers or real estate agents? The answers to these questions…

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How to Minimize the Impact of COVID-19 on Your Multifamily Real Estate Business

The COVID-19 pandemic has negatively affected virtually every financial industry, including the multifamily real estate industry. To minimize these impacts and ensure that your multifamily real estate business can survive the pandemic, it’s important to understand and prepare for the future of multifamily real estate after COVID-19. In this article, we’ll highlight the most relevant COVID-related trends in multifamily and…

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The Impact of PropTech on the Multifamily Real Estate Industry

PropTech is short for “property technology,” and during the last decade, this buzz term has been taking over the real estate industry. According to the research company CREtech: “Investment in real estate tech companies globally hit $14 billion in the first half of 2019. That’s more than during all of 2017, which saw a record $12.7 billion in PropTech investment.”…

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New Smart Lock Options Available From PointCentral: Which Smart Lock Is Right for Your Needs?

PointCentral continues to expand its smart lock options so property managers can choose what works best for their properties. The latest addition to the PointCentral smart lock family is the Yale Assure Lock for Andersen Patio and Entry Doors. Through PointCentral’s smart lock integration, the Yale Assure Series allows you to remotely add and remove unique access codes for users,…

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How to Utilize Smart Home Tech To Solve Common Property Management Challenges

Smart home technology may seem like a luxury right now. Still, it’s quickly becoming standard practice for those who are concerned with safety, lowering costs, and managing multiple properties with ease.  A tech-savvy approach to rental differentiation, whether in a single-family home, a multi-unit residential property, or intelligent commercial buildings, can offer that “wow” factor to prospects. However, sooner than…

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Smart Apartments vs. Smart Homes: Key Differences Homeowners and Renters Should Know

Innovation and automation are everywhere. PropTech is one of those areas where technology offers significant value to both property managers and tenants by facilitating communication, boosting security, increasing property utility efficiency, and reducing operating costs. Smart apartments and smart homes, however, are managed differently. Each property has different needs, and technology will be used in different ways. Take a look…

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Security Starts at Your Front Door: Why Smart Locks are a Smart Investment

Smart locks are more than just a keyless entry point. They offer additional security and peace of mind many people aren’t necessarily aware of until they take a good hard look at home security.  In fact, smart locks and keys are often considered after home security cameras and sensors, even though smart locks are less expensive and easier for homeowners…

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