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PointCentral & LiveRez Partnership: Vacation Rental Software Meets VRM Smart Home Control

Sometimes, the wheels of change seem to turn slowly – I’ve been squawking about the awesomeness of vacation rental smart home control for many moons. But once the momentum starts to churn, the pace can increase fast. PointCentral and LiveRez have been discussing a potential partnership for almost two years. Long before most VR industry players knew “enterprise” smart home…

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[Case Study] Energy/Money Savings with Vacation Rental Smart Home Control & Energy Management

Last week I discussed the potential energy and money savings with smart energy management: How Much Money can be Saved with Smart Home Control & Energy Management? I shared a number of great articles – and my fabulous commentary 🙂 – but I highlighted the fact that to truly address the question of “how much can be saved,” I need…

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[Case Study] Energy/Money Savings with Vacation Rental Smart Home Control & Energy Management

Last week I discussed the potential energy and money savings with smart energy management: How Much Money can be Saved with Smart Home Control & Energy Management? I shared a number of great articles – and my fabulous commentary 🙂 – but I highlighted the fact that to truly address the question of “how much can be saved,” I need…

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How Much Money can be Saved with Smart Home Control & Energy Management?

It has been a whirlwind few weeks of installations, trade shows, and travel. With another 10 vacation rental managers installing before the summer begins! It’s exciting to see the vacation rental industry embracing the benefits of smart home control. The positive response to PointCentral from VRMs is universal…and much appreciated. 🙂 As excited as everyone is about the technology, I…

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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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Control ALL of Your Homes from One Dashboard [Enterprise Smart Home Control for Vacation Rental Management]

In a recent post I discussed how difficult vacation rental management operations are. A busy turn-over day is nothing short of miraculous.  There is no easy way to manage an inventory of unique properties across vast distances. There are countless moving pieces that need to come together to form the orchestra that is your daily operations. Every opportunity you have…

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WiFi vs. Cellular: Your WiFi Network is ALREADY Full

I’ve already chirped about the HUGE difference between cellular and WiFi networks on a number of occasions…. WiFi vs. Cellular = Home Automation vs. Property Automation 7 Hours Per Month with No WiFi. Not Bad? Unless Your Business Depends on It. Why Would WiFi Home Automation Systems Use Cellular “Backup”? Can Home Automation Be Hacked?! Trust Cellular Over WiFi. WiFi…

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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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