“Party houses” are one huge costly headache for both holiday home owners and platforms such as Airbnb, Agoda and Stayz. Scenes like smashed windows and destroyed furniture are an owner’s worst nightmare. Actions like these are not restricted to location, style of house or its decorations. Such was the case in a beautifully decorated home in Harkaway, Victoria and or in an everyday, ordinary looking home in Cannington, Western Australia.
Seeing this level of damage means spending a considerable amount of time and money on getting these properties back up and running. Either in time for the next guest or losing out on further income should bookings need to be cancelled, if it can’t be done in time. Every time a home falls victim to these events, it means more money and more time. Not forgetting to mention the hassle in having to deal with neighbour complaints when this happens, and in extreme cases, police intervention, inspections and investigations.
The Smart Home answer
This is where Minut comes in. This smart and sleek circular device looks very similar to any ordinary smoke alarm. What makes this a great asset for every short term property, is it provides instant protection for owners. Whilst maintaining a high level of privacy for guests.
Minut is simple to install with no need for professionals and connects quickly to your wifi. Once set up and running, these small smart devices begin to monitor for sharp increases in noise and temperature. Minut also detects motion, from human beings to the humble guest's pet dog. Another great feature is it also has sensors to determine if and when it has been tampered with. Therefore keeping owners in the loop, at all hours of the day and night.
Minut provides its users with real-time alerts. This gives owners the opportunity to act immediately and before it gets too far out of hand. Plus by being proactive, you also avoid those nasty and quick-to-judge neighbourly complaints. No doubt this is great news for everyone as it will keep your immediate neighbours happy knowing that your home is being carefully monitored at all times.
These devices do not record raw data such as conversations or visual movements. So it certainly gets a big tick from guests as it protects their privacy throughout their stay.
Listed by IOT Locks at $239, it is a small price to pay for providing you with the peace of mind knowing that your investment is being looked after.