Party Squasher has partnered with Autohost

Party Squasher and Autohost join forces to prevent parties

Canada: Occupancy people-counter Party Squasher by BlueZoo Inc. and guest screening software Autohost have partnered to help professional property managers prevent short-term rental parties, theft, and fraud – protecting properties, neighbours and the community.

Autohost works to prevent parties by screening potentially risky reservations, while Party Squasher prevents parties by anonymously monitoring the stay and alerting property managers of unauthorised guests. When deployed together, the solutions are designed to provide highly-effective protection property managers from the real dangers of parties.

Covid-19 has exacerbated the party problem at short-term rentals, as traditional locations used for parties have closed or limited occupancy. Over the last six months, Airbnb alone has suspended more than 1,000 properties for party-related violations, putting operators’ livelihoods at risk.

The partnership encompasses product alignment and delivery of best practice insights and tools to help property managers better manage the risk of unauthorised parties. The “Definitive Guide to Preventing Party Disasters” whitepaper co-authored by Autohost and Party Squasher is now available to help operators mitigate party-related risks.

BlueZoo Inc. CEO Bill Evans said: “We are thrilled to partner with Autohost. Party Squasher sensors and SaaS services provide property managers the industry’s only anonymous, real-time, tamper resistant occupancy counting solution.

“Our new Party Squasher Pro solution helps professional property managers monitor hundreds of properties across geographies in a seamless and consistent way. Together, Autohost and Party Squasher form an unbeatable party prevention solution to manage Airbnb party risks,” he added.

Autohost CEO Roy Firestein said: “Parties have become a significant threat to property managers and owners alike; from property damage to reputation loss to the threat of increased regulation on our industry. There’s much at-risk.

“We believe the best way to mitigate risk is to combine an intelligent guest-screening platform, proactively preventing bad guests from ever entering your property, with ongoing monitoring,” he added.

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