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Property Automation

Three Things To Look For In A Property Automation System

An increasing number of property managers, from residential and multifamily, to short and long-term rentals, are investigating the benefits of smart home technology to automate their properties. They want what others are realizing; greater convenience and safety for their residents and guests, and more efficient operations and lower costs for their management company.  But it doesn’t take long for smart-shopping…

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Choosing the Right Smart Home Upgrades for Your Winter Rental Property

Anyone who loves skiing or snowboarding is likely to head to the mountains in the upcoming months to relax and enjoy the winter sports. That means that smart homeowners and investors will take the time to review the amenities in their winter vacation rental property before these vacationing guests arrive.  Winter vacation rental properties can be great investments depending on…

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How to Prepare Your Home for Travel With Smart Technology

No matter how secure your neighborhood feels, leaving your home alone while you’re traveling may come with a touch of anxiety. After all, the most recent FBI statistics on property crime reveal the following: More than 7 million property crime offenses happened in the United States in 2018. The rate of property crime was almost 2,200 per 100,000 inhabitants in…

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What Makes a Smart Home “Smart”? The Answer Is Automation

Managing a single property requires a great deal of time and attention to detail. You need to watch for leaky faucets, pipe-freezing temperatures, HVAC maintenance issues and a whole lot more. Moreover, if you spot a problem, it requires even more time to meet repair people at your home. A smart home system can relieve many of these burdens, but…

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How to Prevent Water Leak Damage with a Smart Water Valve Meter

Hurricanes and overflowing rivers are not the biggest flooding threats to your home. The most common causes of water damage come from the inside. Broken pipes and leaking appliances cause 14,000 water damage emergencies throughout the United States every year. On average, these emergencies cost the property owner $7,000 each in repairs. If a water damage emergency happens at your home, apartment—or a rental…

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California IoT Law and Regulating the Internet of Things

As the world has come to rely increasingly on technology, everything has shifted to reflect that focus, including criminal activity. Hardly a month goes by without news of a new hacking incident in which criminals accessed the private information of consumers. This is particularly an issue given the vast numbers of interrelated computing devices on the market today. California is…

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4 Tips and Tricks to Save on Your HVAC Expenses This Winter

The post-Halloween candy feast is over, and, not only might your girth have increased, but the cost of heating your home is about to increase, too. With winter coming on, you’ll want to save on HVAC expenses, especially over the holidays.  Take advantage of these tips to dramatically reduce your heating costs as the temperature plummets. Whether you have a…

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How Smart Property Managers Are Saving Energy This Winter

The beautiful fall leaves have vanished for most of the country, a sure sign that winter is fast approaching. Unfortunately, with it comes an increase in energy usage and higher costs. For property managers responsible for hundreds or even thousands of properties, small savings in energy per property can have a major impact on the bottom line. Here are some…

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How Going Keyless Lowers Liability and Increases Convenience for Property Managers and Their Tenants

It’s a standard feature on nearly all automobiles, so how come your rental properties don’t have a keyless entry system? Ditching the key in favor of an electronic keypad entry system from PointCentral offers tremendous advantages to tenants from the standpoint of security and convenience—making your properties more attractive to renters. After reviewing the benefits of going keyless, we think…

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Best Practices for Making the Most Out of Smart Home Technology as a Property Manager

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Many property managers are watching the rise of smart home technology with suspicion. They’re wondering if smart HVAC systems really help preserve the lifespans of equipment, and if smart property automation can really do what it claims, in terms of saving time and boosting efficiency.   The truth is, smart property automation is transforming the way property managers do their…

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