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Smart Home Control Seminar: An In-Depth Review of the Benefits of Home Automation for Vacation Rental Managers

Over the past nine months, we have hosted five Smart Home Control Seminars at PointCentral client sites – i.e. vacation rental managers that have implemented PointCentral smart home control. One at Sunriver Resort (Bend, OR), three at All Star Vacation Homes (Orlando, FL), and we just completed our latest party seminar this week at Winter Park Lodging Company (Winter Park,…

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9 Factors for Vacation Rental Vendor Success [And the Importance for Your VRM]

A hearty “Congratulations” is in order for the fine folks at Glad to Have You (GTHY). It was announced last week that Glad to Have You was acquired by vacation rental big dog, HomeAway. As Amy Hinote points out on VRMIntel, to many, the acquisition of this 2-year old start-up tech company may seem like a “Cinderella story, but Glad…

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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

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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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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The Importance of Technical Support for Property Automation {I promise you won’t talk to “Peggy”}

As my home computer sputtered, fizzled, and crashed the other day, my first instinct was to throw it out the window pick up the phone and call the customer/technical support line. Makes sense, right? I’m having a technical problem, I’d like to talk to a technical expert. Unfortunately, I’m pretty sure I talked to “Peggy”… My guess is most of…

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Infographic: Property Automation = Vacation Rental 2.0

I’ve mentioned the idea of Vacation Rental 2.0 a number of times on this blog. But what exactly do I mean by it? 2.0 has come to mean next generation advancement…most often associated with technology. The vacation rental industry is growing and maturing tremendously these days. At the same time, technology has made incredible advances in the last few years….

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What is PointCentral Commercial Property Automation? A Down & Dirty Explanation – I.E. – “The Elevator Pitch”

In a recent post, I mentioned that my family welcomed a new baby boy into the world – 6 weeks ago today, to be exact. 🙂 This is the 3rd kiddo at are our house. Needless to say, it’s a hectic house. As you can imagine, the social calendar for a dad with three young kids is pretty empty. However,…

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PointCentral FAQ: What is the PointSafe & How Does It Work?

In our last dose of PointCentral FAQ awesomeness, I shared an overview of the PointConnect property automation system – PointHub, Access Control (PointSafe & Yale lock), Energy Management, & Self-Monitored Motion Detection. It’s a pretty sweet overview if I do say so myself. 🙂 Today I’m going to dive into Access Control. As I mentioned, we have two options for…

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