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Internet of Things

The Benefits of Remote Working in a Smart Home

It’s clear why some people enjoy working from home. Telecommuters at home can work in their pajamas, avoid driving in traffic, and enjoy fewer distractions or interruptions from coworkers.  Despite the allure of these benefits, they are not the reason why approximately one-third of Americans are currently working out of makeshift home offices around the United States. The COVID-19 pandemic has forced…

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COVID-19 Is Increasing the Need for Smart Home Automation Technology

The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a worldwide effort to stay and work at home, socially distance from others when outside, and avoid contact with communal surfaces. At the same time, the smart home technology market is overflowing with innovative and exciting new gadgets. With the new realities of homebound life, many are turning to smart home technology to make…

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What the Future Smart Home Will Look Like After COVID-19

What many of us thought would be a month of mask-wearing and sheltering in place has evolved into an enduring global event. The COVID-19 pandemic has sparked rapid and radical changes to air travel, shopping procedures, work situations, schooling – even the way we greet our loved ones.  Our homes are changing too. During the last several months, our living…

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How Smart Home Tech Makes Sheltering in Place Easier During a Pandemic

The term “shelter-in-place” is easier on the ears than “quarantine,” but it doesn’t change the reality of your situation during a pandemic. Indeed, whether you’re working from home or not, the feeling of being cooped up inside can become tiring and overwhelming.   At the moment, COVID-19 restrictions are easing around the world, but the coronavirus could return with a vengeance…

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Taking Advantage of COVID-19: Smart Home Renovations You Can Make in Under A Month

Even though COVID-19 lockdowns are beginning to ease, there are still many unknowns in the coming months. However, there might be more summer travel than we previously thought! Rental property owners should see this moment as an opportunity to get ahead of the competition and make last-minute renovations that will help their properties to stand out – after all, there…

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Smart Apartments: How Smart Home Tech Is Changing Apartment Rentals

Successful property managers are experts at knowing what renters want. Whether it’s perks like swimming pools, gyms, modern window treatments or free coffee in the lobby, the last couple decades have seen the same kinds of “extras” added to properties to attract new renters. But now that we’re getting deeper into 2020, the modern “tech generation” is hungry for something…

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How to Increase the Value of Your Rental with Smart Home Automation

There’s no question that people’s values change over time, and as a consequence, the things they value in their rentals change as well. For today’s rental properties, it’s not enough to be clean, well-photographed and well-reviewed. You must also find a way to differentiate your property so that renters know that it provides an experience and sense of escapism that…

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Using Smart Home Devices to Save on Your Air Conditioning Bill This Summer

Smart devices have a unique blend of attributes. They get real-time information from the internet, use artificial intelligence to learn about the inhabitants’ habits and are great at doing the math behind optimization. So it’s no mystery that nearly most successful rental owners have retrofitted their properties with smart home devices to save on utility costs. These cost-effective and easy…

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Make Your Vacation Rental Ready for Summer 2020

The entire country is taking a timeout from real life to follow the hunkering-down, stay-at-home orders, as the government tries to limit the spread of Coronavirus. As a result, traditional spring break vacations have been postponed or canceled. But once this pandemic has passed, many people will be eager to celebrate with a vacation.  That means that real property investors…

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Sick Building Syndrome: What Is It and How Can IoT Help?

When we think of air pollution, we imagine hazards such as a coal-burning factory emitting thick, black smoke, an old jalopy with too much engine exhaust, or a layer of cough-inducing smog hanging over a city skyline. We don’t think about the air quality in our homes and offices. Nevertheless, the condition of the air inside the buildings where we…

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