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Vacation Rental Security

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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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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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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2014 Vacation Rental Prediction: Smart Home Control Goes Mainstream

In my last post, I mentioned the start of a New Year is a the perfect opportunity to wax poetically about what lies ahead. Since we’re still in the first week of 2014, lets continue the poetic waxing. I’ve come across a few 2014 Vacation Rental Predictions on the interwebs: 4 Vacation Rental Guru Predictions for 2014: I particularly dig…

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All Star Vacation Homes Selects PointCentral for Vacation Rental Smart Home Control

All Star Vacation Homes offers unparalleled vacation rental home accommodations near Central Florida’s largest attractions. All Star has set a high standard for in-home amenities and furnishings and continues to build its business on the things that matter most to their clients – vacation rental guests & homeowners. Steve Trover, All Star CEO, is a veteran of the vacation rental industry…

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Locked Out Guests: The Need for Vacation Rental Smart Home Control Grows

A couple weeks ago I shared a post about an out of control alarm system that offered a great example of the need for smart home control in the vacation rental industry. The evidence supporting property automation continues to grow. This time we’re looking at guest lockouts. I recently came across a few discussions on the interwebz about guests being…

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Locked Out Guests: The Need for Vacation Rental Smart Home Control Grows

A couple weeks ago I shared a post about an out of control alarm system that offered a great example of the need for smart home control in the vacation rental industry. The evidence supporting property automation continues to grow. This time we’re looking at guest lockouts. I recently came across a few discussions on the interwebz about guests being…

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Breaking Bad: A Look at a Vacation Rental Security Loophole

I’m a Breaking Bad fan. Although, we have Netflix rather than “cable” TV at our house. So, I’m still a season behind. As everyone raves about the series ending, I’m doing my best to avoid the “spoliers.” I’m still catching up with Walt and Jessee opening their illegal meth business inside homes under the guise of pest control. A video…

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Breaking Bad: A Look at a Vacation Rental Security Loophole

I’m a Breaking Bad fan. Although, we have Netflix rather than “cable” TV at our house. So, I’m still a season behind. As everyone raves about the series ending, I’m doing my best to avoid the “spoliers.” I’m still catching up with Walt and Jessee opening their illegal meth business inside homes under the guise of pest control. A video…

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Your Guests Hate Your Check-in Process {Marriott Knows This…& So Do You}

Guest check-in’s jumped to the front of my mind again today.  {Related Post: Are Vacation Rental Check-ins a Thing of the Past?} Did you hear the news? Marriott now offers the option to bypass their front desk with a mobile check-in app. Hotels are a HUGE vacation rental competitor, right? If Marriott is allowing mobile check-in, how long until other…

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