Minut reveals the results of the Airbnb pilot program in Prague
Czechia: Property monitoring company Minut unveiled the results of its noise detector pilot program conducted in partnership with Airbnb in Prague.
The pilot program, announced in September, shows how noise monitoring is a viable solution for responsible tourism in cities, according to the company, with Minut claiming to have resolved 100% of noise events detected during the pilot period.
Over the past six months, Minut has worked with a group of volunteer Airbnb hosts in Prague to equip their listings with a Minut sensor. Each participating host received the Minut sensor[s] and one year of free Pro subscription.
Hosts have used Minut to detect and resolve potential noise pollution, while respecting guest privacy.
With Minut Pro, hosts have access to Guest login – an automated communication function allowing customers to be notified when Minut detects noise. Some hosts have chosen to use Guest Connect, while others have preferred to communicate with guests directly through Airbnb.
Minut’s main takeaways were:
- While the majority of hosts don’t experience noise issues on a regular basis, Minut sensors offer hosts ‘better peace of mind’.
- For hosts who experienced noise, the sensors enabled “rapid response”, eliminating the noise in an average of 13 minutes.
- 100% of sound events detected by Minut resolved after communicating with customers
- The large majority [83 per cent] of hosts have received positive reviews from guests.
- Neighbors were happy to see the hosts take a proactive approach to noise.
- Hosts cited noise awareness as the most important benefit of the pilot program.
Minut previously partnered with Airbnb in December 2019 for a three-month trial of its noise detection system at rental properties in Edinburgh, Scotland through the rental platform.
The three-month trial, which coincided with the start of Christmas and Hogmanay celebrations, was set up to reassure neighbors that visitors staying in short-term rental accommodation would not disturb them. not.
Earlier this month, Airbnb announced the rollout of its “Solo Traveler” integrated experience, a new product aimed at promoting a safe and secure experience for solo travelers. With the platform becoming more integrated with solo travelers, Airbnb is keen to capitalize on the “live anywhere” phenomenon, whereby people now have the option to live from anywhere and work remotely. at the same time, and to reassure its community of guests who may have been concerned about past incidents in listings.
Following the success of the latest pilot program, Minut has announced that it will continue its partnership with an exclusive offer for Prague-based hosts on Airbnb, which can be claimed by downloading the full report on this link.