US: PointCentral, a leading provider of smart home solutions for property managers, has announced a partnership with Helm Smart Home to provide property automation solutions to short-term rental property managers with fewer than 25 doors through the launch of a new e-commerce platform, Helm Rentals.
PointCentral, a subsidiary of Alarm.com, is an established name in the vacation rental space, building and providing property automation tools for medium and large vacation rental managers for the past 10 years. Until the launch of Helm Rentals, the company predominantly has focused on partnering with managers with inventories of more than 25 units.
The partnership and e-commerce site will enable smaller, ambitious, property managers to access services and hardware that are usually reserved for larger enterprise-level property management companies. This marks a significant change in the industry, levelling the tech playing field as smaller-scale property managers can benefit from the same robust, tech-enabled platforms that leading companies in the industry rely on to operate more efficiently, protect their assets, and create positive experiences for their guests.
Sean Miller, president of PointCentral, said: “We’re excited to partner with Helm to be able to offer the best-in-class property automation platform to property managers with under 25 doors via our e-commerce platform, Helm Rentals. We believe that the benefits of smart property technology should be accessible to all managers in the vacation rental industry.
“We’re committed to driving the industry forward and we see helping managers at any scale deliver real value to property owners and guests as a further step in this direction,” he added.