As a property manager you do everything in your power to protect your properties. Whether that’s installing sensors to warn you of any major heating or water risks or investing in smart home tech that proactively reduces the impact of noise problems.

You may be wondering how you can proactively manage noise. What more can be done beyond stating that parties are strictly off the table in your house rules and diligently screening guests? And how can you get ahead of these problems before finding out when it’s too late via a complaint or a bad review?

Noise monitoring devices can help you take preventative action and best prepare you for when these kinds of unfortunate issues happen. It’s always good to have an action plan ready to resolve problems quickly. With tech on your side, you’ll be able to shut down a party before it gets out of hand, ie. before it causes damages, and before it raises complaints with your neighbors.

How proactive noise prevention works

With a plug-and-play solution like the Smart Noise Monitor™ you’ll be able to monitor noise levels inside your short-term rental property 24/7. No charging or replacing batteries, simply plug the device into an outlet for easy installation. You can fully customize the sensor based on your noise level thresholds and durations in the same platform you use for managing your smart thermostats, locks, and more.

Let’s say you set your proactive noise prevention device to a limit of 60dB. When this noise is reached and continues for a set period of time, you’ll receive an alert. This enables you to take proactive action. You’ll also have full access to real-time noise activity data and logged history.

Don’t worry, the device is completely privacy-safe, so you can rest assured you’re following regulations and not breaching data protection law. Our research shows property managers believe this is the most rated benefit of proactive noise prevention devices (83%).

How noise monitoring devices help property managers

1. Instant awareness

The key to dispersing a party is acting quickly. With a noise monitoring sensor installed in your short-term rental, you’ll be aware instantly of any breaches of your house rules. Say for example you’ve set your device to monitor for 70dB based on your area’s regulations. If your property exceeds this limit, you’ll receive an alert. You’re now able to contact the guest or if necessary attend the property to resolve the issue and shut down the party.

Without a device installed you may not find out about the party until days after when your cleaning team discovers damage in the property, or even worse when you receive an official complaint and fine from your local authority.

It’s not just parties that the device can protect you against. Let’s take a look at another scenario. Your short-term rental is vacant tonight but you’ve received a noise detection alert. The noise levels indicate someone is inside your rental, but you know your team isn’t on site. You call the authorities and put an end to the break-in before it causes even more damage and loss.

2. Customizable settings

Noise level limits can vary from city to city, neighborhood to neighborhood. You may have a property in Miami where anything over 55dB between 10pm-7am is against the law. Maybe you also have a property in Oregon where the limit is 50dB. By using a customizable noise monitoring solution, you’ll be able to adjust dB limits and duration for each device.

3. Protects your business

With a simple plug-and-play solution in your back pocket, you’ll be able to protect your business from unruly stays. That means reducing risks of damage to your property and assets. It also helps protect your reputation in the neighborhood, surrounding community, and with your Home Owners Association. Therefore, you can reduce the risk of hefty fines, permits being revoked, and lost revenue from unbookable days.

You’ll also gain peace of mind knowing that your properties are protected even when they’re vacant.

You may wonder, won’t guests be opposed to noise monitoring technology? This is a misconception. According to our research, 73% of short-term rental property guests are interested in smart proactive noise prevention, with half already having experience with similar devices. After all, the tech is completely privacy-safe and doesn’t record any conversations; instead, the device only measures decibel levels.

Noise management solutions help short-term rental property managers resolve noise issues before they become a threat to their business. The property tech instantly alerts managers when issues arise, with customizable settings so you can choose how to best protect your property based on local regulations and your own preferences.

If you’re interested in finding out more about our noise monitoring tech device, listen to our general manager, Nate Wysk, discuss it on the Unlocked podcast with Matt Landau here.