Security-based technology and automation company to be first in the country to offer smart vacation rental management solutions tailored to the rapidly growing vacation rental home industry.
Johns Brothers Security, one of Virginia and Northeast North Carolina’s largest privately owned and operated security companies, announced today that they have been selected to be the first Alarm.com service partner in the nation to offer an integrated PointCentral – Alarm.com solution for vacation rental home properties, and their property management companies. The solution is the first of its kind combining PointCentral’s industry-leading enterprise property management and automation platform with Alarm.com’s smarter home security and automation platform allowing Johns Brothers Security to offer a turn-key enterprise solution complete with keyless access, energy management, water monitoring, smart home security, and property awareness.
“We are proud to welcome Johns Brothers as a PointCentral partner,” said PointCentral President, Sean Miller.“Our partners provide valuable services, such as local sales and support, installation, and monitored access control and life safety services, that are complementary to the core PointCentral property automation product. Given Johns Brothers’ long-standing success with Alarm.com, we are confident they will provide our mutual residential property management customers with world-class service and help to maintain PointCentral’s leadership role in the smart home property automation market.”
Designed with the vacation rental industry in mind, this cloud-based software gives property management companies access to real-time business intelligence reports and enterprise control capabilities for easy management of one property, or an entire portfolio of properties, from a single login. The platform seamlessly integrates with property management software commonly used in the vacation rental management industry, making implementation simple. Communication over the 4G LTE cellular network provides a reliable, encrypted, dedicated connection at each property and will be compatible with the 5G LTE network that is in development.
For property managers, the vacation rental management solution offers an opportunity to increase profitability, convenience, and responsiveness. Keyless entry for employees, vendors, and guests helps to save time and money. Temporary access codes are assigned for easy guest check-in and check-out as well as for cleaning and inspection crews automatically triggering notifications to property managers during turn-days. Property managers can view each property’s status during critical turn-day processes from an enterprise dashboard. Maintenance personnel receive real-time alerts from system sensors and smart thermostats when there is a problem that could threaten critical systems. Water leaks and HVAC system problems are detected early helping to avoid costly repairs and interruptions to a guest’s vacation. Global thermostat settings for occupied and unoccupied properties can be set for the entire portfolio, or individual groups, to ensure maximum energy efficiency and a comfortable temperature for the guest’s arrival.
The guest experience is central to the software’s design. Today’s vacation rental guests are seeking a hotel-like experience. Guests are able to skip checking-in at the rental office, and instead go straight to the vacation property. Each property is outfitted with a smart lock with guests receiving an automatically generated access code via email that works only for the duration of dates the property is reserved for. Additionally, guests can download the mobile app and gain real-time control of the lock and thermostats from their smartphones during their vacation.
Property owners are delighted not only with the guest-focused amenities and energy savings, but the addition of smart home security and fire protection helping to fill a gap that once existed in the industry. Until now,
property owners would have to purchase a separate system to protect their properties from the threat of fire and crime. Vacation rental properties are most vulnerable during the off-season, and when they are unoccupied. Properties are safeguarded with the addition of intrusion detection devices and life safety devices added to the security and automation hub and are backed by 24/7 local UL-Listed professional monitoring services. Vacation rental property management companies are now in a position to offer their clients a complete, turn-key solution keeping owners and guests happy year-round.
Vacation rental management companies interested in learning more about this program should visit
Scott Twine, Business Development Manager
Johns Brothers Security, Inc.