Alarm.com Subsidiary PointCentral Acquires Smart Intercom Provider Doorport

PointCentral helps property managers transform short- and long-term rental properties into state-of-the-art smart apartments and connected communities.

PORTLAND, Ore. — PointCentral, an Alarm.com (Nasdaq: ALRM) company, has acquired New York-based Doorport.

With this acquisition, PointCentral says it will add a unique smart intercom capability to the PointCentral Smart Property Management solution.

Doorport‘s smart intercom solution is said to improve 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, according to the company.

From a single integrated platform, PointCentral Smart Property Management will offer mobile device-initiated access to buildings and smart apartment technology along with building security, property management and unattended showing capabilities.

Doorport’s cellular-based system provides property owners with a retrofit solution that smart-enables existing intercoms without needing to extend ethernet or WiFi to the intercom unit or requiring all-new intercom hardware installations.

PointCentral says 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, according to the company.

“Intercoms play a vital role in helping residents and property managers verify and control who gains access to a building,” says 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 a well-integrated comprehensive product suite.”

He continues, “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, according to the company.

The company’s Smart Property Management platform, powered by Alarm.com, provides building owners and managers 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,” says 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.”

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