Minut has launched cigarette detection [Credit: Minut]

Minut launches cigarette smoke detection on No Tobacco Day

Worldwide: To mark World No Tobacco Day [organised by the WHO – World Health Organisation], property monitoring company Minut has launched its latest innovation – cigarette detection – to prevent indoor smoking.

The new feature makes Minut the world’s first all-in-one solution that monitors noise, occupancy, motion, temperature, and now cigarette smoke too. Minut can notify hosts and property owners when cigarette smoke is detected indoors, so they can take action and protect their home and community.

According to research conducted by the University of Illinois – Chicago, smoke-related damage costs property owners around $1,600 per claim. Cigarette smoke can also impact vulnerable neighbours when particles are carried into apartments by ventilation.

Fighting indoor smoking is designed to help hosts put an end to neighbourhood complaints and fines, and Minut is aiming to help hosts and property managers save on operational and damage costs so that they can focus on their business and guest experience.

Powered by AI, the Minut sensor recognises cigarette smoke – which means it has been trained to not be triggered when guests accidentally burn toast, for example. Cigarette detection [currently in beta] will gradually improve as it learns from real-world data.

When a Minut sensor has been installed indoors, cigarette detection can be enabled in the Minut web or mobile apps. The sensor will then take a few days to calibrate.

When the calibration is complete, a host will receive notifications when and where smoke particles have been detected. This way, they will have all the information to get in touch with the guests and make sure the issue does not happen again.

With Minut, hosts and property owners can keep a log of previous smoke and excessive noise events all in one place so they can access important data at the click of a button.

Cigarette detection is available from today [31 May].

Earlier this year, Minut introduced its new-generation sensor, which it described as “the world’s first native outdoor noise monitoring solution built specifically for the hospitality industry” at the time.

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