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Alarm.com's PointCentral Expands Smart Residential Management Solution with Doorport Acquisition

Now renters will have smart solutions like smart intercoms available to them thanks to PointCentral's acquisition of Doorport

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Many smart home solutions are made available to homeowners and Airbnb properties, but we are starting to see more smart home solutions made available to renters and multi-dwelling units. These solutions range from smart intercoms to smart thermostats and are designed to help property owners operate their buildings effectively and efficiently. Today PointCentral, an Alarm.com company added a new smart solution to its PointCentral Smart Property Management solution by acquiring Doorport.

Doorport has designed and developed an innovative smart intercom solution that improves building access security and convenience at multifamily properties for residents, guests, property managers and delivery services. The acquisition accelerates PointCentral's push to provide property managers and asset owners with mobile access to buildings, along with smart apartment, building security and property management services all through a single integrated platform from PointCentral.

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. 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.

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"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. "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. Doorport allows us to provide a complete range of solutions in 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'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. PointCentral is backed with onsite sales and service support provided by a nationwide network of smart property service providers.


"We couldn't be more excited to join forces with PointCentral and Alarm.com," said Ben Taylor, CEO of Doorport. "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."

Good to see smart home solutions coming to renters and smart apartment residents. Everyone can benefit from this new technology. Just make it easy for them to understand the benefits and how these devices will make their lives easier.

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