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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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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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Baby Boomers are Technology Adopters: They May Beat You to Smart Control & Automation

I’m just back from a road-trip to Orlando for the Eastern VRMA conference. We also hung around the sunshine state for an added day to give a group of vacation rental managers a first-hand look at the always impressive All Star Vacation Homes operations. All Star is amazingly open with VRMs and allows PointCentral to tour their facilities, chat with…

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2013 VRMA Conference: A PointCentral Review

As I’ve mentioned, the vacation rental industry is experiencing awesome growth and maturity. A travel industry GIANT is taking shape. A force to be reckoned with. The 2013 VRMA conference in Nashville was a great demonstration of this growth and maturity. I’ve attended at least 5 VRMA conferences over the years, and no doubt the 2013 was the most impressive…

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Access Management Evolution: Floating Keys STINK, but They WERE a Necessary Evil

As I mentioned the other day, we recently returned from attending the regional VRMA shows. We logged some serious travel time, but VRMA shows are always a blast. Hard to find any other events with so many great vacation rental managers in one room. As we chatted with the VRM’s throughout the shows, it was very refreshing to hear the…

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Access Management Evolution: Floating Keys STINK, but They WERE a Necessary Evil

As I mentioned the other day, we recently returned from attending the regional VRMA shows. We logged some serious travel time, but VRMA shows are always a blast. Hard to find any other events with so many great vacation rental managers in one room. As we chatted with the VRM’s throughout the shows, it was very refreshing to hear the…

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