Oregon: Property automation solution provider PointCentral has integrated its smart home automation technology with Chicago-based property management software Direct.
The integration will provide a technical interface which links PointCentral Smart Home keyless solutions to the Direct vacation rental software, so that managers can leverage technology to improve their operations and satisfy both guests and homeowners alike. Technology such as keyless smart locks and thermostats can be incorporated into properties using the software.
Direct CEO and co-founder Wes Smithe said: “We’re extremely excited to announce our relationship with PointCentral. Both of our systems are innovative and powerful, and this seamless integration will support managers using PointCentral who are looking for a next-gen PMS, and allow managers using Direct to take home automation to the next level.”
Vacation rental managers using the Direct property management software will be able to automatically assign temporary lock codes for each individual guest and control the HVAC units from inside their properties. The codes are activated at the time of the guest’s check-in and expire at the time of their check-out, for the purposes of reassurance and convenience for them during their stay.
In addition, a system can immediately notify the guest when their rental is clean and available for occupancy if they are requesting an early arrival at the property.
PointCentral president Sean Miller said: “Vacation rental managers are rapidly adopting smart home technology for their properties. Keyless smart locks not only provide significant operational efficiencies by eliminating the risks and frustrations associated with keys, they also result in happier guests who appreciate the added safety and homeowners who want their assets protected.
“By integrating PointCentral technology with PMS platforms, like Direct, vacation rental managers can manage access and other smart home property automation technology directly within their software,” he added.
For more information, visit the PointCentral website here.