What is Party Squasher, and why is it important? Well, you have your AirBNB, VRBO, or other short term rental listing. You get a booking, and screen the guests to make sure nothing too wild is going to be happening at the property. But how do you know? What happens if they slip through your screening, and plan to have a party at your property. Well that’s where Party Squasher comes in. Make sure to check out the pricing section for special savings if you decide to use Party Squasher to protect your short term rental.
How Does Party Squasher Work?
Using a small sensor connected to your router, Party Squasher works by counting the mobile devices on the property. The count is sent to the company’s cloud platform and then you can check the count with a mobile app. If the count goes over a limit that you determine for the property, you receive a text message notification so you can address the issue.
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The mobile devices don’t need to be connected to the wi-fi, and unlike noise detection, you are alerted before anything gets potentially out of hand. Noise detection devices can be muffled and can be tripped in error by things like blenders and other noisy appliances. Also, even if they are working perfectly, you will only be alerted once the party has already gotten loud. This system will detect a potential party sooner, and you will be alerted if the sensor is disconnected from the network.
The system works best on single-family, detached homes. Condos, townhomes, and apartments are close to other units, which can mistakenly count your neighbors devices.
Installation and set up is very simple for this system.
- Install the Party Squasher app on your smartphone and create your account.
- Plug the sensor into your router and power.
- Scan QR code on the sensor.
- Customize your property.
- You can set the size of your property to avoid picking up neighbors devices.
- You can set the number of allowed devices. Remember people may have multiple devices.
The standard system is $249 for the sensor and first year of service. Pro, which gives you a management dashboard and Pro APIs to integrate into other apps is $309 for the hardware and first year. However, if you use our code THINKSAFE25, you will save $25 on your purchase.
Full pricing can be found at: PS Pricing
This system is a great way to give yourself some peace of mind that your guests won’t be having more people over than the agreed listing. Party’s won’t be an issue, because you or your manager will be prepared and alerted if too many people arrive before the party even gets going.
Also, we talk to a lot of investors that don’t realize Short Term Rental insurance is different than regular landlord insurance. If you haven’t gotten your policy updated, or if you just have insurance questions for your rental, give our team at Think Safe Insurance a call – 813-425-1626. We are happy to help you with any insurance questions and make sure that you have the right policy for your usage.