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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 Home Tech Shortens Turn Times between Tenants

The adage “time is money” has never been truer than when your rental properties are standing empty. At PointCentral, we know how essential it is for your tenant turnaround times to be as short as possible.   In order for your property to be rented to the right tenants, you need to put yourself ahead of the competition and reach the…

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Disney Bets $1 Billion on “Smart” Technology

It’s safe to say Disney is one of the most formidable travel and hospitality companies in the world. A behemoth with parks, hotels, food, merchandise…you name, they offer it. Really, one of the most formidable companies in ANY industry. It’s no surprise that when Mickey tests a new strategy, companies, nay industries, take notice. Disney Makes $1B Bet on Smart…

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Mechanical Keys: An Unnecessary Vacation Rental Liability [White Paper]

As we’ve highlighted on a number of occasions, there is a BIG security gap in the vacation rental industry: Access Control (or lack thereof)… There’s a HUGE Need for Vacation Rental Security Breaking Bad: A Look at a Vacation Rental Security Loophole Floating Keys STINK, But they WERE a Necessary Evil Vacation Rental Insurance: Where Does Coverage End & Liability…

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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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WiFi Reset Instructions: A Great Reminder of the MAJOR Difference Between WiFi & Cellular Reliability

If I’ve had the opportunity to bend your ear for at least 30 seconds about PointCentral Smart Control Solutions, then odds are you’ve heard me gab about the MAJOR difference between WiFi and cellular reliability. Related Posts: WiFi vs. Cellular = Home Automation vs. Property Automation Why Would WiFi Home Automation Systems Use Cellular “Backup”? 7 Hours Per Month with…

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Google Acquires Nest “Smart” Thermostat: A Perfect Opportunity for Vacation Rental Managers?

In my last post, I dropped a quick hint about the GIGANTIC smart home automation news: Google buys Nest smart thermostats for $3.2 billion! The interwebz have been buzzing about this news for days, so I figured I’d carve out a full post rather than just a quick mention. Google’s acquisition of Nest smart thermostats (just one aspect of home…

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Can Home Automation Be Hacked?! Trust Cellular Over WiFi.

Hackers are some smart folks! This nefarious underbelly of the technology world generally gets bad press. Much of it well-deserved. Ah hem, stolen credit card numbers at Target this passed Christmas! However, on the flip side, when the hacking isn’t aimed at ruining your holiday with a stolen credit card, there are some strong benefits from poking holes in technology…

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Where are Your Keys?! {Take Control with Smart Home Automation}

PointCentral Smart Home Control offers the vacation rental industry the new standard of care… Reliable Affordable Deployable R.A.D! Great acronym, right?! I’ve mentioned the NEED for vacation rental managers to eliminate “floating” keys and codes a number of times… {Related Post | Let’s Talk Turkey: There’s a HUGE Need for Vacation Rental Security} {Related Post | Breaking Bad: A Look at a Vacation Rental Security Loophole}…

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