PointCentral announced a new integration with Hostfully, an end-to-end property management platform, that improves keyless access and smart property automation management. Property managers use PointCentral’s cloud-based property automation platform to remotely monitor and control access and energy use at their connected rental properties. Now, property managers can offer contactless check-in to incoming guests through an automated data transfer between PointCentral and Hostfully that creates and sends smart lock access codes to guests based on reservation dates. The seamless connection gives property managers single-point access to both platforms and provides a safer, more convenient rental experience for everyone. Digital key access solution Property automation can help property managers streamline their operations, improve security, and maximize incomes “We are proud to welcome Hostfully into our family of integrated property management platforms,” said Sean Miller, President of PointCentral. “This is another important step in our platform evolution that delivers additional value to our existing customers and creates opportunities to expand our customer base. With heightened awareness of health concerns and efforts to limit interactions with people, it’s important that property managers have access to our digital key access solution directly within any vacation property management platform they use.” A comprehensive property management platform that includes property automation can help property managers streamline their operations, improve security, and maximize incomes. Statistics from Entrata and on iPropertyManagement.com suggest that most vacation rentals are booked online and that renters are willing to pay more for smart-enabled properties. Keyless access system “At Hostfully, we are constantly improving our Property Management Platform (PMP) to help vacation rental owners optimize operations and revenue," said David Jacoby, Hostfully's President and Co-Founder. "By adding PointCentral as an integration partner, we are able to offer our managers a seamless keyless access system, which not only improves the guest experience but reduces the need for expensive and repetitive tasks by the managers and their staff.” Webinar details A one-hour webinar hosted by PointCentral and Hostfully on “What Smart Property Managers Should Know About Smart Home Technology” will be held Thursday, February 18th at 2 pm ET.
PointCentral announced the launch of Connected Retro and a new integration with ButterflyMX to give property managers more choice in smart intercom solutions controlled through the PointCentral cellphone app. Connected Retro is a unique solution that seamlessly upgrades an existing telephone-based intercom system into a connected intercom without adding or replacing hardware. Property managers can retrofit their existing system in minutes and have access to entry history and smart key usage for up to a year, unlike traditional intercoms. Combined with the full suite of smart rental solutions offered by PointCentral, property staff can offer a comprehensive curb-to-couch experience that helps increase tenant satisfaction while also improving operational efficiencies and asset protection. Smart apartment features Smart apartment features like connected intercoms play a critical role in tenant, staff and visitor safety" “The acquisition of Doorport paved the way for our Connected Retro solution to come to life and provide property managers, residents and their guests with convenient and secure access,” said Sean Miller, President of PointCentral. “Smart apartment features like connected intercoms play an increasingly critical role in tenant, property staff and visitor safety, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic." "Our new retrofit solution and integration with ButterflyMX give users a modern front door experience for safer interactions through one central app.” Scheduled smart keys Once a Connected Retro system is installed, residents can create scheduled smart keys for guests and delivery personnel and delete the keys at any time directly from the PointCentral app. Other resident benefits of the Connected Retro smart intercom include: Entry instructions with unit number and smart key code sent over email Email notifications when the smart key is used to access the resident's unit View history of smart key usage in the app for up to 60 days - details include name, associated smart key, and date/time stamp Smart intercom solutions PointCentral's integration with the popular ButterflyMX intercom adds control of the most common resident actions to the PointCentral app. Residents can receive video calls, communicate with visitors, and buzz open the front door without switching between multiple apps. The management of both smart intercom solutions through one provider increases PointCentral’s versatility and solidifies its position as the only company in the rental property market capable of meeting the growing demand for the technology. Property managers that want the Connected Retro solution for their multifamily property can contact their PointCentral representative for information on the service packages available.
PointCentral, an Alarm.com company, has acquired New York-based Doorport, Inc. With the acquisition, PointCentral will add a unique smart intercom capability to the PointCentral Smart Property Management solution. Doorport‘s innovative smart intercom solution improves building access security and convenience at multifamily properties for residents, guests, property managers, and delivery personnel. The acquisition accelerates PointCentral’s push to provide a complete IoT solution that combines resident wants with property manager needs. PointCentral Smart Property Management From a single integrated platform, PointCentral Smart Property Management will offer mobile device-initiated access to buildings and smart apartment technology along with robust building security, property management and unattended showing capabilities. Multi-family rental properties have widely deployed traditional intercom systems to facilitate visitor access. Doorport’s cellular-based system provides property owners with a simple retrofit solution that smart-enables existing intercoms without needing to extend Ethernet or Wi-Fi to the intercom unit or requiring all-new intercom hardware installations. Building and unit level access management Doorport’s system will be integrated into the PointCentral platform to provide a complete smart property solution PointCentral customers can set up Doorport for their properties at a fraction of what other smart intercom solutions cost. Doorport’s system will be integrated into the PointCentral platform to provide a complete smart property solution, combining building and unit level access management with a best-in-class smart rental experience. “Intercoms play a vital role in helping residents and property managers verify and control who gains access to a building,” said Sean Miller, President of PointCentral, adding “Property managers and residents alike want a seamless curb-to-couch solution that conveniently and securely manages front door access for guests as well as service and package delivery”. Asset protection Sean further said, “Doorport allows us to provide a complete range of solutions in a well-integrated comprehensive product suite. A key strength of the PointCentral open platform is our third-party integrations that give property managers choice. While we see Doorport as a best-in-class solution, especially for retrofits, we will continue to invest in our ecosystem integrations with other smart intercom solutions.” PointCentral helps property managers transform short- and long-term rental properties into state-of-the-art smart apartments and connected communities. PointCentral is backed with onsite sales and service support provided by a nationwide network of smart property service providers. PropTech for residential properties PointCentral’s Smart Property Management platform, powered by Alarm.com, provides building owners and managers numerous benefits including operational efficiencies, asset protection, and enhanced property values through smart resident and guest amenities. “We couldn’t be more excited to join forces with PointCentral and Alarm.com,” said Ben Taylor, CEO of Doorport, adding “PointCentral is a well-known leader in PropTech for residential properties. We’re confident that by bringing Doorport into the PointCentral platform, we’ll be able to realize our mission of delivering a seamless access experience to renters and smart apartment residents across North America and beyond.”
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