Guest Connect is part of Minut's Standard plan*. Read more about our pricing plans.
SMS to guests when loud noise is detected
Auto call to guests when loud noise is detected
Flash and Sound
Guest Connect allows hosts to manage properties with automatic communication to guests. On behalf of the host, Minut can contact guests for you when they become too loud. This way your involvement is only required as a last resort. Of course, you are kept informed whenever guests are contacted directly.
Informing guests immediately to keep the noise down when noise levels exceed your configured threshold reduces the risk of disturbing neighbors. Automatic communication means you can quickly react to a situation even if it’s the middle of the night or a very busy day.
Guest Connect features Flash and Sound, SMS to Guest, and Autocall to Guest can be used together or separately.
Enabling Guest Connect and Adding Guests
To enable Guest Connect start by adding the guests to your Minut home.
Go to the Home you wish to add guests to and press the guest tab. From here you will be able to click the plus sign to add the guest. You can choose to add a guest for the period of time they are staying at the property.
Enter check-in time and checkout time (check-out time is optional) and the guest's name and phone number. Then press Add guest.
On the Pro Plan you can also integrate with some Property Management Systems to synchronize your booking calendar. Synchronized bookings will automatically add guest contact data to enable automatic communication if guests are too loud.
SMS to Guest
SMS to Guest allows you to send automated text messages to the guest whenever noise levels exceed a threshold.
When noise monitoring is ON and a loud noise is detected above your configured thresholds, your guest will receive an SMS letting them know to keep it down. At the same time, you as a host will get a regular push notification from the Minut app.
From Profiles, choose when the guest will receive the SMS and customize your message.
This can also be configured through the Minut Web App.
Autocall to Guest
Autocall to guests allows you to make an automatic call to the guest letting them know that they’re exceeding the noise levels.
When noise monitoring is ON and loud noise levels are detected, your guest will receive an automated phone call. At the same time, you will receive a push notification in the Minut app about the event.
You can configure the message you want to be read over the call.
To turn ON this feature, go to settings -> Profiles -> Noise monitoring. You can configure this setting both via the mobile app and the web app.
Write your own message that you wish to be read out loud over the call. English has the best support so far and is the recommended language.
For each instance of the noise notification timeline (first, second and third warnings) you can choose if you wish to have Autocall turned on or not. You can also choose different messages to be read for each instance.
Flash and Sound
When Flash and Sound is active, the Minut Home Sensor will flash red and sound for 10 seconds if the configured noise threshold is exceeded. This will let the guest know that they are too loud and keep it down.
We recommend you let your guests know that there is a Minut Home Sensor installed in your property and that this feature is enabled.
If the noise continues, the device will flash and sound a second and third time, with 10-minute intervals. At the same time, you will receive push notifications.
To turn ON this feature, go to your profile settings in the app and turn ON Flash and Sound.
* Guest connect is not available on the Standard Legacy plan. Read more about our Legacy plans