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Why We Created PointCentral

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In our contemporary age of Alexa’s and Siri’s, terms like “smart home” and “Internet of Things (IOT),” are much more than just buzzwords. The beauty of PointCentral is that we helped evolve IoT as well as home automation technology, taking them from novelties to practical business tools. In our case, we designed IoT technologies and services focused on helping short…

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Stop Mold Before it Starts With Point Central

Mold can happen anywhere, but there is one place you don’t want to find it – inside buildings. As a part of the fungi family, mold thrives in wet, damp environments. Buildings present the ideal environment for mold to flourish as moisture can become easily trapped behind walls, under carpets, and inside ductwork. While mold is a problem that should…

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The Smart Home Wave & Vacation Rental Management [Risks, Rewards & Action]

Smart Tech Is In The House There is a significant technology trend impacting the vacation rental market – the adoption of Smart Home technologies by homeowners and Vacation Rental Managers (VRMs). This blog tends to focus on nuances of this trend, but let’s step back and take a high-level view of this fast-paced trend; growth in the sector, the benefits and risks…

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2015 Smart Resolution: Take Control of ALL Your Homes

2015 is knocking on the proverbial door. Rather than looking back at the year that was (adios 2014!), let’s take this opportunity to tease out the BIG 2015 trend… Smart home control, smart automation, Internet of Things….whatever title you want to prescribe, it’s going to be GIANT. You can stay current on a plethora of articles predicting the (continued) explosion…

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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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Smart Home Control Over-Hyped? No Way! [And the Biggest of the Big Brands Agree.]

Is the Internet of Things the most over-hyped technology right now?! “Inconceivable!” I’ll elaborate on my short answer. But first, let’s build a bit of a background… I recently came across an article that originated on The Guardian and was shared by Tnooz (“News and analysis about travel technology”). The article makes the claim that the Internet of Things is…

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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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