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Keyless Access

Hotels Push Smart Technology to Improve Guest Experience, Operations & the Bottom Line

When was the last time you checked into a hotel and received a traditional “hard” key? Right, it’s been a loooooooong time. Hotels ditched keys a while ago for key cards. But they aren’t done innovating. Hotels have a great feel for what their guests want, and they listen well. You know what else guests do not enjoy – check-ins….

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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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Vacation Rental Smart Home Control Testimonial: Sunriver Resort

I’ve chatted about Sunriver Resort in a past post… Sunriver Resort  Improves Vacation Rental Management with Property Automation Sunriver was the very first VRM to leverage the power of smart home control for vacation rental management. Here’s a quick recap of how we got started… Sunriver is like our high school sweetheart. We’ve been “dating” for over a year, and now…

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Vacation Rental Smart Home Control Testimonial: Bennington Properties

Bennington Properties is located in beautiful Bend, OR. If you’ve never been to Bend, it’s well worth the visit! Bennington has been in business since 1998 and manages almost 200 vacation rental homes. For years, they offered their guests the convenience of direct-to-house check-in through their “secure” (or not so secure :)) lockbox system. Bennington recognized the limitations and risks…

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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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Copy Keys with a Picture! Very Cool AND Very Scary.

The next time I need a new key for my car (obviously I’m keyless at my house 🙂 ), I’m most definitely using KeysDuplicated.com. Snap a couple pictures, click the link on my smart phone and bam, keys arrive via mail in a couple days. Pretty awesome, right?! Hard to get more efficient than that. However, on the darker side,…

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Hotel Industry Going on the Offensive with Vacation Rentals? Safety & Security a Top Concern.

VRM Intel recently shared a pretty interesting article about hotels vs. vacation rentals: Hotel Industry Plans Attack on Vacation Rentals Hotels and vacation rentals are competitors. No doubt about it. And the vacation rental industry has seen tremendous growth over the past few years. I’m surprised it took the hotel industry this long to go on the offensive. I’ll let…

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Will Smart Home Control Lead to Profitable Vacation Rentals?

Will smart home control lead to profitable vacation rentals? Hmmmm. There are a lot of ingredients to creating a profitable business, but considering the basis of this blog, I’m pretty sure you can guess my answer to that question. 🙂 Heck yeah! I’ve written about creating a profit with smart home control and how the operational improvements will create real…

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Milestones: Is Bluewater Vacation Rentals the Largest Smart Home Installation in the World?

I am happy to call the beaches of the Outer Banks home, but it sure is great to have the opportunity to travel to other vacation rental markets. The picture to the left is a shot I snapped this morning of a gorgeous spring day on the beaches of Emerald Isle, NC. If you’ve never been, I suggest a trip….

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Milestones: Is Bluewater Vacation Rentals the Largest Smart Home Installation in the World?

I am happy to call the beaches of the Outer Banks home, but it sure is great to have the opportunity to travel to other vacation rental markets. The picture to the left is a shot I snapped this morning of a gorgeous spring day on the beaches of Emerald Isle, NC. If you’ve never been, I suggest a trip….

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