Minut launches “world first” indoor / outdoor hospitality sensor
UK / Sweden: Property tech company Minut has launched a new-generation sensor, which it describes as “the world’s first native outdoor noise monitoring solution built specifically for the hospitality industry”.
The new-generation sensor will feature all of the functionality of the current hardware [including noise and occupancy monitoring, temperature and humidity tracking, motion detection, automations and integrations including Airbnb], along with a new outdoor mode that brings Minut’s industry-leading noise monitoring outdoors.
Working on its own as well as in combination with other sensors, the sensor is waterproof and boasts a new technology called AudioID, which uses machine learning to filter out the wind noise around the sensor. As a result, it fights false positives and gives property managers data that they can really trust.
Outdoor noise monitoring is Minut’s most-requested feature to date, as many guests can be tempted to throw parties in vacation rental backyards, patios and pool areas. Unauthorised parties can often lead to neighbour complaints, property damage and even short-term rental bans, so by monitoring outdoor noise, hosts and property managers can put an end to noise issues before they get out of hand.
The new sensor also works indoors, where it sports all of the features of its predecessor.
All existing integrations and automations will work indoors and outdoors, therefore Minut will be able to contact guests about both indoor and outdoor noise directly through Airbnb messages, making noise resolution faster and more seamless. The company also integrates with more than 25 other key property management tools, including property management systems, smart locks and smart thermostats.
Since Minut first released its second generation of hardware in 2018, the company has added a range of functionality to its sensor. Among the new features were guest communication automations, occupancy monitoring, and the Airbnb integration.
Last March, Minut closed an oversubscribed $14 million Series B round of funding to fuel its rapid growth and global expansion.