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Vacation Rental Security

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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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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Squatters at the Home: The Need for Vacation Rental Smart Home Control Grows

It is awesome to see how much the vacation rental industry is growing. I read an article today that placed the value of US/Europe VR market at over $100B! And TripAdvisor has shared survey results showing almost 50% of travelers plan to stay in a vacation rental home. Those are amazing numbers. Such a HUGE change from when I started…

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Hotel Industry Going on the Offensive with Vacation Rentals? Safety & Security a Top Concern.

VRM Intel recently shared a pretty interesting article about hotels vs. vacation rentals: Hotel Industry Plans Attack on Vacation Rentals Hotels and vacation rentals are competitors. No doubt about it. And the vacation rental industry has seen tremendous growth over the past few years. I’m surprised it took the hotel industry this long to go on the offensive. I’ll let…

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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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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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Your Vacation Homes are Targets: The New Standard of Care & Security for Vacation Rental Management

I don’t mean to sound like a broken record (see related posts below :)), but some things bear repeating. And I believe the subject of vacation rental security is most definitely deserving of some repetition. I mentioned this story in  my Art of War post the other day, but it was a bit buried in the text. So let’s call some…

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Vacation Rental Security & the Art of War: Why Its Time to Make Your Homes Safe & Secure

I’ve written about vacation rental security (or the lack thereof) on a number of occasions. I’ll spare you the rehashing of old ideas. Suffice it to say, there’s a big gap in security of vacation rental homes. Keys are the devil, floating codes are just as bad as floating keys, yada, yada, yada. I’ll share some related posts at the…

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