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WiFi vs. Cellular

Enterprises Move to Cellular for Smart Home & Internet of Things

Below is a laundry list  of previous posts discussing the benefits of cellular smart home control vs. WiFi/internet systems. Especially for enterprises. Today, we’ll take a look at the growing trend AT&T is seeing in enterprise smart home/internet of things (IoT) deployment. Cellular-First for Enterprise Internet of Things AT&T’s Vice President responsible for their industrial IoT organization recently offered an…

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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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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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WiFi vs. Cellular Smart Home Control: The Internet of Things Will Strangle Your Bandwidth

WiFi vs Cellular

The world around us is getting smarter, and we are becoming increasingly connected to this improved intelligence. First it was smartphones, now it’s smart homes. Soon, it will be the internet of not only things, but everything. It is amazing how quickly technology is racing ahead. The smart home—i.e. home automation— is getting a lot of attention these days. Here’s…

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Airbnb Partners with Google’s Nest to Push Vacation Rentals Towards Energy Efficiency and Smart Home Control

It’s a challenge to define Airbnb. The growth is fast, and the impact on the travel industry is widespread. Cities across the US are trying to define and regulate this travel giant ($10B valuation). Here’s an interesting piece in the New Yorker about the love/hate relationship Airbnb struggles with in NYC. Very interesting commentary on the background and growth of…

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Vacation Rental Smart Home Control Testimonial: Winter Park Lodging Company

I’ve mentioned Winter Park Lodging Company a couple times: Turn-Key Installation in 3 Days Host of Smart Home Control Seminar Winter Park Lodging Company To offer a quick recap, Winter Park Lodging was in a jam last November because a WiFi smart home system they tried to install wasn’t living up to expectations, and their insanely busy Thanksgiving rush was…

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WiFi vs. Cellular Smart Homes: Almost 98 Percent of Data Use in US Homes Will Be Over Wi-Fi by 2018

Take a quick peak at the picture to the right. What do you notice? Everyone looking down at their smart phone. We all do it. Our connection to mobile devices is constant. The smart phone/head down phenomenon is so common these days that people are actually injuring themselves walking and looking at their phone! Now, take a quick analysis of…

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Consumer Reports Down on Smart Home Automation & Control. But Is It a Fair Assessment? [All Smart Home Not Created Equal]

At the beginning of 2014 I made the prediction that 2014 would be the year that smart home control went mainstream in the vacation rental industry. Based on PointCentral activity in the first five months of 2014, I’d say it’s a pretty good prediction – 10 VRM installs in the next three weeks! It seems the famed consumer products watchdog,…

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Consumer Reports Down on Smart Home Automation and Control. But Is It a Fair Assessment?

At the beginning of 2014, I made the prediction that 2014 would be the year that smart home control went mainstream in the vacation rental industry. Based on PointCentral activity in the first five months of 2014, I’d say it’s a pretty good prediction—10 VRM installs in the next three weeks! It seems the famed consumer products watchdog, Consumer Reports, shares a…

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