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Keyless Access

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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Google Acquires Nest “Smart” Thermostat: A Perfect Opportunity for Vacation Rental Managers?

In my last post, I dropped a quick hint about the GIGANTIC smart home automation news: Google buys Nest smart thermostats for $3.2 billion! The interwebz have been buzzing about this news for days, so I figured I’d carve out a full post rather than just a quick mention. Google’s acquisition of Nest smart thermostats (just one aspect of home…

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Where are Your Keys?! {Take Control with Smart Home Automation}

PointCentral Smart Home Control offers the vacation rental industry the new standard of care… Reliable Affordable Deployable R.A.D! Great acronym, right?! I’ve mentioned the NEED for vacation rental managers to eliminate “floating” keys and codes a number of times… {Related Post | Let’s Talk Turkey: There’s a HUGE Need for Vacation Rental Security} {Related Post | Breaking Bad: A Look at a Vacation Rental Security Loophole}…

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Would You Rather: Land-Lines vs. Access Control

Would You Rather: A classic party game that poses a dilemma in the form of a question beginning with “would you rather”. Would you rather a land-line telephone OR real-time access control?  Before you answer. Let me preface this by saying, yes, in the real world these two choices are not mutually exclusive. However, I do believe this conundrum expresses a valid…

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Locked Out Guests: The Need for Vacation Rental Smart Home Control Grows

A couple weeks ago I shared a post about an out of control alarm system that offered a great example of the need for smart home control in the vacation rental industry. The evidence supporting property automation continues to grow. This time we’re looking at guest lockouts. I recently came across a few discussions on the interwebz about guests being…

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Locked Out Guests: The Need for Vacation Rental Smart Home Control Grows

A couple weeks ago I shared a post about an out of control alarm system that offered a great example of the need for smart home control in the vacation rental industry. The evidence supporting property automation continues to grow. This time we’re looking at guest lockouts. I recently came across a few discussions on the interwebz about guests being…

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Breaking Bad: A Look at a Vacation Rental Security Loophole

I’m a Breaking Bad fan. Although, we have Netflix rather than “cable” TV at our house. So, I’m still a season behind. As everyone raves about the series ending, I’m doing my best to avoid the “spoliers.” I’m still catching up with Walt and Jessee opening their illegal meth business inside homes under the guise of pest control. A video…

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Breaking Bad: A Look at a Vacation Rental Security Loophole

I’m a Breaking Bad fan. Although, we have Netflix rather than “cable” TV at our house. So, I’m still a season behind. As everyone raves about the series ending, I’m doing my best to avoid the “spoliers.” I’m still catching up with Walt and Jessee opening their illegal meth business inside homes under the guise of pest control. A video…

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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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