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Your Hurricane Preparedness Plan Must Include Mobile Communication.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Apr 30, 2018 2:30:00 PM

Typically, as a property manager, residents only contact you when they need something. However, a vital responsibility of the property manager is to ensure residents are provided proper information any time of day on all aspects of the property, from scheduled board meetings and maintenance to violations and past due rent. Having a reliable and useful mobile communication system is crucial for daily operations, especially during emergencies to save lives.

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Topics: Hurricane Season, Converged Control, Mobile Communication

Prepare for Hurricane Season with Converged Connect.

Posted by Hal Gross on Apr 12, 2018 12:05:00 PM

Converged Services' continued commitment to providing our clients with the best in telecommunications services at the best value has now been extended to the evaluation of your communications system under Converged Connect.

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Topics: Connectivity, Hurricane Season, Converged Connect

Greetings from Austin!

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Apr 6, 2018 10:48:53 AM

Greetings from Austin! We are attending the 10th annual InterFace Student Housing Conference and excited to share our experience with you!

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Topics: InterFace Student Housing Conference, Austin, Connectivity

Are You Prepared for the Enormous Demand for Connectivity?

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Feb 26, 2018 12:49:51 PM

Apartment Owners, Developers, and Homeowners' Associations – are you prepared for the enormous demand for connectivity in your communities? The statistics firm, Statista, estimates that by 2021, there will be 35.82 billion connected devices in the world. They also estimate that the 35.82 billion will grow to 75.44 billion by 2025. This onset for device connectivity is result of the Internet of Things (IoT) movement. IoT is the connecting of everyday devices to each other and the internet. Everyday applications such as Amazon Alexa and Nest Thermostats are basic examples of the IoT expansion. This expansion is not slowing down anytime soon. 

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Topics: Apartment, Smart Apartment, Connectivity

Is It Ever Okay to Sign a Long-Term Telecom Contract?

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Feb 6, 2018 12:57:00 PM

We were recently asked by one of our clients if signing a long-term telecom services contract that would add ten years to their existing agreement term would be detrimental to their community and its residents due to the ever-changing technology landscape. Our answer, while specific to this client, can serve as a good rule of thumb for other communities that have the same concerns.

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Topics: Long-Term Contract, Telecom Services, Telecom Provider

Net Neutrality and What It Means for Our Clients.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Jan 22, 2018 12:02:00 PM

Net Neutrality has been in the news a lot lately. While this term has been tossed around, it may be difficult to understand what this catchphrase and its recent ban by the FCC means for our clients.

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Topics: Net Neutrality, FCC, Regulations

Dense Networks' 2018 Event Series: Getting to Smart.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Jan 4, 2018 1:57:01 PM

Dense Networks' mission is to create a forum for the exchange of knowledge and best practice use of technology by creating solutions that enable competitive advantage for industry and socially responsible change in our increasingly interconnected world.

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Topics: Dense Networks, 2018 Event Series, Getting to Smart, Smart Cities, Jonathan Adelstein, Geoff Arnold

Choose Converged Control for Your Visitor Management System.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Dec 8, 2017 4:01:00 PM

In today's world, safety and security is top of mind for all of us. Residents expect that their homes and community are safeguarded by a highly effective visitor management system and visitor tracking solution that enhances safety and security.

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Topics: Visitor Management System, Converged Control, Security, Safety, Guest Passes

Exceed the Requirements of Florida State House Bill 1237 with Converged Control.

Posted by Sarah Wattick on Nov 8, 2017 2:02:00 PM

On June 26th, Governor Scott approved the House Bill 1237, which contains provisions requiring all condominium associations with 150 units or more to have a community website for all residents. This mandated website must provide a secure login for all residents to access community documents, financial reports, bylaws and policies, meetings, and all other information related to the association's board or management.

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Topics: House Bill 1237, Governor Scott, Condominiums, Converged Control, 150 Units, Community Website

Beyond the Bill Audit.

Posted by Hal Gross on Nov 2, 2017 11:01:38 AM

For many years the role of a telecommunications consultant has been to collect all of your bills, ensure the accuracy of the billing and determine if everything being billed was actually being used by the client. They would then demand refunds from the carrier or vendor for discrepancies and bill you for half of the annual savings and half of the amount they were able to secure as a refund. This model resulted in a short-term engagement by the consultant and probably resulted in you and your company in the same place you were as technology and business needs evolved through the years.

What else does a telecommunications consultant do?

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Topics: Telecommunications Consultant, Advisor, Bill Audit

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