Are you tired of constantly being anxious about guests causing disturbances? As a host, it can be challenging to strike a balance between respecting your guests’ privacy and ensuring that your rental property is being followed and your neighborhoods aren’t disturbed.
We have a solution to your problem with our new partner Minut. Minut provides a smart home monitoring system that can identify potential problems before they turn into costly liabilities.
Minut acts as your co-host, caring for your home, guests, and community. Greet your guests when they arrive, remind them of the rules when they get too loud, and protect your home when they leave.
With Minut, you can enhance the security and comfort of your vacation rental property while respecting your guests’ privacy. This smart home monitoring device and software provides advanced features, including noise level detection, party prevention, and electricity wastage reduction. By using Minut, you gain more control and monitoring capabilities without compromising your guests’ privacy.
Additionally, the device is easy to install in your rental property, and the software allows you to automate noise detection, tamper detection, schedule guest communication, and presence sensing. This ensures that your property is always monitored and protected.
Benefits of using Minut
Minut’s smart home monitoring system is designed to protect your home, your guests’ privacy, and your neighbors’ tranquility. Whether you’re at home or away, monitor noise levels, temperature, and occupancy remotely. Let’s take a closer look at its features.
Noise and Occupancy Monitoring
As a vacation rental owner or property manager, it’s important to be a good neighbor and host responsibly. Minut’s noise and occupancy monitoring feature helps you check any excessive noise or occupancy levels in your rental property.
You can set your own noise thresholds for both quiet and normal hours, preventing complaints from neighbors or other guests and avoiding unnecessary confrontations with your guests. Additionally, their occupancy monitoring feature counts mobile devices on the property and alerts you when the number rises, so you can keep track of how many people are in your rental. This ensures occupancy limits are respected, preventing parties and potential damage to the property.
Automated Guest Communication
Minut’s focus on guest communication enhances the guest experience by sending automated SMS messages to remind guests to keep noise levels down and avoid disturbing neighbors. If there is a need for quick assistance, the Guest Connects function enables direct communication through the app, resolving noise issues within 15 minutes.
Additionally, Minut alerts guests of noise levels through flashing and sounding notifications to prevent disturbances to neighbors so that everyone can enjoy their stay without any disruptions or complaints.
Minut’s tamper detection feature provides unparalleled security, alerting you immediately if someone attempts to tamper with the device either by pressing the button or removing the sensor from its mounting plate.
100% Privacy Safe
Minut understands that privacy is a top priority for vacation rental property owners and their guests. With its camera-free sensor, Minut collects data on noise levels, environment, and occupancy while never recording any sensitive guest data. Hosts can view this data in a clear and easy-to-understand format, giving them the information they need to ensure their guests’ comfort and security while protecting their privacy.
Minut also maintains strict privacy standards and never shares any personal information with third parties, providing a 100% privacy-safe solution for vacation rental properties.
Minut Response Partners
When it comes to managing a vacation rental property, addressing critical incidents promptly is crucial. With Minut Response Partners’ 24/7 monitoring services, you can ensure that potential disruptions are addressed quickly and professionally.
By signing up for this service, you’ll receive real-time updates and notifications on the situation, and if necessary, a certified responder by Minut will be sent to your property.
However, it’s important to note that this service is currently limited to the UK. Be sure to check their website for availability in your area to take advantage of this service.
How much does it cost?
Minut provides affordable pricing plans for their smart home monitoring sensors. The Standard plan costs $10 per month per home, while the Pro plan costs $15 per month per home.
You can purchase the sensors separately for $100 each. These sensors allow you to easily monitor noise levels, occupancy, and other important features to ensure the safety and security of your rental property.
Note: The API integrations are only available on the Pro plan, which also includes one free device with a subscription.
How does Minut work with Lodgify?
If you want to enhance the security of your vacation rental, signing up for a Minut account is the first step. From there, you can choose a subscription plan that suits your needs and complete the payment process.
The Pro plan comes with onboarding, where an agent will guide you through PMS integration setup, connect your home link and provide follow-up support. Once integrated, you can easily map your properties in Minut to your Lodgify properties and import reservation information, including guest name, phone, email, check-in and check-out dates.
For more information, check out our knowledge base article for a more detailed explanation.
Note that onboarding is exclusive to the Pro subscription.