The Business Blog ~ Point Central Smart Home Technology ~ Southern Vacation Rentals

Here at Southern, we’re all about working smarter. The more efficient our processes, the better! That’s why we’re investing in Point Central Smart Home Technology. By putting Point Central Smart Home Technology in all of our properties, we’re increasing your home’s value. Improving security, reducing energy costs, and operational efficiency are just a few of the ways Point Central works to keep things in top shape. Read on below for just a few of the ways Point Central works to improve every aspect of your home.

Point Central’s smart home technology knows no bounds when it comes to operational benefits. The cloud-based software doesn’t require internet connectivity. Instead, each property receives its own cellular communication gateway, accessed from any device. Point Central monitors your energy used by regulating heating and cooling, making the technology completely budget-friendly. Our team sets rules based on whether the property is occupied or unoccupied, so no energy is wasted by lack of occupancy.

A guest’s first contact with Point Central starts with their door code, issued at the time of check-in. By having a door code, guests don’t have to worry about keeping up with a key during their vacation. Keyless entry eliminates the risk of losing keys, along with the overall cost of having a physical key. The Point Central deadbolt lock also provides additional security compared to older lock technology. All locks consist of a manual or automatic locking system option, which can be set and changed as needed.

In addition, the lock’s smart home technology recognizes when the guest has checked in, checked out, or simply leaving for the day. Although the occupancy has already set when the reservation is made, Point Central’s Smart Thermostat allows minimum and maximum temperatures to be set prior to arrival.  Our property managers in the field can change the temperature right from their phones. The smart home technology also sends out alerts when an issue arises with any of the devices or monitoring systems. For example, if the air conditioning goes out in a home, Point Central will notify our teams before it becomes a major issue.

Point Central also seamlessly integrates with our property management systems, allowing us to create door codes for not just guests, but vendors and owners as well. It also helps us monitor cleaning stages – not started, in progress, or completed. This helps us with the ability to communicate with our guests who may have requested an early check-in time.

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