Cigarette smoke and unauthorized parties pose significant risks to your property. When combined, they can lead to repair costs of around $3000 per year. At Minut, we prioritise making your experience as a property manager or owner as seamless as possible, from check-in to check-out.
As the first sensor on the market that monitors noise, occupancy, temperature, humidity, and cigarette smoke all in one device, we have partnered with HOUST to bring you the best solutions and software for optimising operations, reducing costs, and enhancing guest experience in your rental properties.
Recently, we introduced our highly requested feature: Cigarette detection. In this article, we will explore the reasons why you should use a cigarette smoke detector in your rental properties, empowering you to protect your home and community.
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Protect Your Community from Secondhand Smoke
Unauthorised smoking in short-term rentals is not only a concern for property managers and owners but also for the surrounding community. In the United States alone, secondhand smoke leads to approximately 34,000 premature deaths each year.
Smoke can easily travel through ventilation systems, affecting the entire community and putting your neighbour's' health at risk. With Minut's Cigarette detection feature, you will receive immediate alerts when cigarette smoke particles are detected indoors, allowing you to take prompt action and safeguard your neighbour's' well-being and peace of mind.
Save on Repair Costs and Boost Profit Margins
According to a study conducted by the University of Illinois - Chicago, cigarette smoke-related property damage claims cost property owners an average of $1,600 per year. These expenses can significantly impact your profit margins.
Cigarette-related property damage can also result in additional losses as units often remain vacant for cleaning and repairs. By receiving timely alerts when cigarette smoke is detected in your property, you can address the issue promptly and remind your guests of the property's rules and regulations.
Prevent False Positives
While smoke detectors are commonly required in properties, traditional smoke detectors cannot differentiate between different types of smoke particles, leading to frequent false alarms and wasted efforts.
The Minut sensor, powered by AI, learns from real-life data and is trained to specifically recognise cigarette smoke among other chemicals. This ensures that you only receive alerts when guests are smoking indoors and not when they accidentally burn their dinner.
Track Unauthorised Behaviours
Imagine having the ability to track guests who have smoked in your properties. With the Minut sensor, you can access a log of all previous cigarette smoke events through the Minut app.
This log provides valuable information about when and where cigarette smoke was detected on your property, enabling you to address any problematic guest behaviour effectively.
Reduce Fire Hazards
In addition to property damage costs, cigarettes pose a significant fire hazard. Each year, over 500 smokers and non-smokers in the United States are killed in fires caused by unattended cigarettes. These fires often start in beds, furniture, or garbage cans.
By installing cigarette smoke detectors in your rentals, you can address the issue before it escalates and lives are put at risk. With the Minut sensor, you will receive immediate alerts when a guest lights a cigarette indoors, allowing you to take swift action and protect both your property and community.
The partnership between HOUST and Minut introduces cigarette smoke detection technology to the short-term rental industry. By utilizing Minut's sensors, property owners can proactively protect their properties, communities, and profitability.
Detect and address unauthorized smoking in real-time, saving on repair costs and enhancing guest experience. Track and log cigarette smoke events for effective guest management. Choose HOUST and Minut for advanced security and success in short-term rentals.