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Smart Business Control

The WiFi (Dis)Advantage: Why Managed Connectivity MUST be Priority No. 1 for VRM Smart Home Control

I’ve discussed the great difference between WiFi and cellular smart home control a number of times. You can find a list of my ramblings below. The glaring difference between WiFi and cellular smart home is becoming increasingly evident. Connectivity = Customer Experience As I mentioned a few days ago, Lockitron recently dumped WiFi due to poor performance that directly impacted…

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The Smart Home Hits the Mainstream | Your Business will Never be the Same

I’ve been chatting about the smart home and the impact on business for quite a while. When I made my first Internet of Things (IoT) post waaaay back in October 2012, the interwebs were pretty quiet on the topic. My how times have changed. I now see an endless stream of IoT related articles on a daily basis. The most recent…

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WiFi vs. Cellular Smart Home Control: The Internet of Things Will Strangle Your Bandwidth

WiFi vs Cellular

The world around us is getting smarter, and we are becoming increasingly connected to this improved intelligence. First it was smartphones, now it’s smart homes. Soon, it will be the internet of not only things, but everything. It is amazing how quickly technology is racing ahead. The smart home—i.e. home automation— is getting a lot of attention these days. Here’s…

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The Internet of Things WILL Change Your Business | Hype vs. Reality

Internet of Things. Smart Home. Smart Control. Home Automation. Smart Business. Business Automation. What the heck are we calling this tsunami of a technology trend? The confusion around “smart” technology starts with the name and extends all the way to vendors, technology capabilities, business applications and best practices. Smart technology is pretty much the wild west of today. A whole…

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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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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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Copy Keys with a Picture! Very Cool AND Very Scary.

The next time I need a new key for my car (obviously I’m keyless at my house 🙂 ), I’m most definitely using KeysDuplicated.com. Snap a couple pictures, click the link on my smart phone and bam, keys arrive via mail in a couple days. Pretty awesome, right?! Hard to get more efficient than that. However, on the darker side,…

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Apple, Google & the Future of the Smart Home | How Will this Impact Your [Smart] Business?

A few weeks ago I shared a blog post asking if Apple was racing towards the smart home. It turns out, the answer to that question is a GIANT, yes! Apple is indeed jumping into the smart home arena. To make the market a bit more exciting, Google is doubling-down on their smart home bets as well…and a slew of…

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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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