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Why You Should Consider Video Cameras and Self-Monitored Home Security

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Imagine coming home to discover a broken window and your house an absolute wreck. A thief has taken everything of value and the rest is in ruins. Even more disturbing, however, is the psychological effect of not knowing who did it and wondering if they’ll return. An internet-connected home surveillance system with self-monitoring could prevent a situation like this from…

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5 Benefits of Keyless Door Locks

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If you manage a property, there are many steps you can take to make running the property easier for yourself and more convenient for guests. One of those steps is installing a keyless door lock. Keyless door locks can either function as locks that open with a code typed on a keypad, or they can be WiFi enabled and opened…

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Smart Home Security Devices You Can Trust

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It’s tempting to choose clever or high-performing equipment for smart home security, but trust and reliability are essential. When your home is unattended, and even more so when it’s occupied by people you care about, you want the features, networking and monitoring to be exactly what you expected. A quality home security system has also become a selling point for…

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Hotel Group Pushes “Public Safety Tool” to Battle Airbnb in New York City [How Will This Affect ALL Vacation Rentals?]

In early May I discussed the hotel industry’s plan to go on the offensive with vacation rentals: Hotel Industry Going on the Offensive with Vacation Rentals? Safety & Security a Top Concern. Last week I shared the news that Airbnb has adopted smart home control for their rentals, and in that post I mentioned a New Yorker article that highlights…

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Airbnb Partners with Google’s Nest to Push Vacation Rentals Towards Energy Efficiency and Smart Home Control

It’s a challenge to define Airbnb. The growth is fast, and the impact on the travel industry is widespread. Cities across the US are trying to define and regulate this travel giant ($10B valuation). Here’s an interesting piece in the New Yorker about the love/hate relationship Airbnb struggles with in NYC. Very interesting commentary on the background and growth of…

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Vacation Rental Smart Home Control: The Most Strategic Operations Decision You WILL Make

Smart home control is revolutionizing vacation rental management. However, this is an organic revolution that is growing in such a way that you may overlook it on an everyday basis. You see the need everyday… Lack of security across vacation rental home inventories (Who has keys/codes to your homes? Right, who knows?!) Inefficient operations Wasted trips to homes (and homeowner…

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Homeowners Using Smart Home Technology to Spy on Vacation Rental Guests: The Need for Enterprise Smart Home Control Continues to Grow

Based on my experience in the vacation rental industry, Baby Boomers constitute the majority of vacation rental homeowners. As I mentioned in a post this past spring, Baby Boomers are also technology adopters. As a corollary to those statements, your homeowners are technology adopters. And these technology adopting, baby booming, vacation rental homeowners are using this new technology to keep…

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Homeowners Using Smart Home Technology to Spy on Vacation Rental Guests: The Need for Enterprise Smart Home Control Continues to Grow

Based on my experience in the vacation rental industry, Baby Boomers constitute the majority of vacation rental homeowners. As I mentioned in a post this past spring, Baby Boomers are also technology adopters. As a corollary to those statements, your homeowners are technology adopters. And these technology adopting, baby booming, vacation rental homeowners are using this new technology to keep…

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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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