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Vendor Comparison

Professional VS. Consumer Grade Smart Home Control: System Architecture

The Eastern and Western VRMA Conferences were held a few weeks ago. If it’s been a while since you attended, I highly recommend the events. I’ve attended 10+ VRMA events over the years, and at this year’s “Regionals,” I witnessed a rare occurrence – standing-room only for a presentation. As the Chairperson of the VRMA Communications Committee, I’m excited to see…

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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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Smart Control Installation Solution: Turn-Key Install Across Your Entire Inventory {100% Operational in Days}

Turn-Key Installation in Days! Hardware Installation, Account Setup, Training . . . we take care of it all. Sweet, right?! As I may have mentioned once or twice, we have a tight relationship with Alarm.com. A close knit family. Having Alarm.com in our corner offers a number of benefits… Amazing cellular technology A fantastic software development team Awesome technical support…

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Vendor Analysis: Apples to Apples Comparison for Vacation Rental Property Automation

I’m just returning from a great road trip to the Orlando area to meet with some fantastic VRM’s. Thanks for your time and hospitality y’all! After a whirlwind tour and some righteous meetings, it’s clear the idea of property automation for the vacation rental industry has made some GIANT progress since PointCentral debuted at the national VRMA show in October…

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Vendor Analysis: Apples to Apples Comparison for Vacation Rental Property Automation

Vacation Rental Property Automation

Over the years, I’ve had the opportunity to meet with some fantastic VRMs. Thanks for your time and hospitality over time, y’all! And let me tell you, discussions are changing. Minds are opening. Vacation rental 2.0 and the potential of hotel-like control for VRMs is gaining traction. I know this because VRMs are eager to talk with me about the PointCentral system. But also, because…

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