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The latest updates, stories, ideas and guides from the Minut team

Property Monitoring Beyond Noise

We compile a list of 6 core features that, together with noise monitoring, give hosts and PMs the power and flexibility to monitor their rental properties on their own terms.

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We’re launching smart lock integrations with igloohome

Contactless check-ins just got even easier. Automatically send the access code to your guests with our new igloohome integration.

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We've launched scheduled messaging for check-ins and check-outs

Minut can now help you enhance guest experience by empowering you to communicate more effectively. Welcome guests, and ease the check-in and check-out processes with our new feature.

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Minut Pro Tips: Make the Most of Minut

Take your Minut experience to the next level: organize your team, optimize operations and protect your property. Essential tips for Airbnb hosts, serviced accommodation operators, and property managers.

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STAA’s Merilee Karr on Regulations and Responsible Growth

In the second part of our two-part interview, Merilee talks about responsible hosting, being a good neighbor, and the positive impact of STR.

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STAA’s Merilee Karr on Association and Accreditation

In the first part of our two-part interview, we discuss STAA, Scottish regulations, and the benefits of accreditation schemes.

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5 Ways Minut Hosts and Property Managers Use Zapier

Find out how Zapier enables our customers to integrate Minut more seamlessly into their existing processes.

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Igloohome and Minut partner to better guest comfort, host convenience, and neighborhood safety

Igloohome smart locks and the Minut home sensor were designed to help you host happy.

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Minut can now call your guests (and other Guest Connect upgrades)

We’re making noise monitoring even easier and more efficient by launching Autocall, editable messages and noise timeline.

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Party-free hosting in Ibiza

A short term rental host tells us how he managed to keep his Ibiza properties safe and party-free all summer, despite the island’s party reputation.

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Monitor occupancy with our new feature

Crowd detect is the latest in our continued efforts to make short term rental work for guests, hosts and neighbors alike.

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How Minut works to protect guest privacy

Nils Mattisson, Minut CEO and Co-founder, explains what measures we take to ensure that guest privacy is at the heart of everything we do at Minut.

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Women Leaders in STR

This Women’s Day, we are celebrating the women that lead the way towards a more sustainable, more inclusive and continuously thriving industry: the female CEOs, CMOs and founders that make STR run.

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Kasa and Minut partner to protect properties all over the U.S.

The partnership shows our joint commitment to creating a stronger and more sustainable STR landscape.

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Airbnb Design Tips to Make Your Listing Stand Out

Planning an Airbnb makeover and don’t know where to start? We list 5 essential steps you can take to attract the right kind of guest.

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Staying close to home while thousands of miles away

In this Minut Story, Enrique tells us how Minut helps him feel closer to home even when his work takes him thousands of miles away.

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Must Have Amenities for Your Vacation Rental in 2021

Sean Rakidzich from Airbnb Automated shares the checklist he uses to set up his properties for success in 2021. Find out which amenities are must-haves, whether you’re just starting out or managing over a hundred homes, like Sean does.

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Minut Story: The Guest Who Threw a Party and Left Balenciaga Shoes Behind

We’re launching Minut Stories with a piece from Margaret, a Liverpool-based STR host. Find out how she deals with illegal parties in her rental, and what role Balenciaga shoes play in it.

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Five Ways Property Management Companies Can Use Tech To Achieve Organizational Efficiency

This is a guest post by Alon Eitan, Director of Strategy and Business Development at short-term property management platform Guesty.

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A Global Perspective on STR Regulations

We explore how different cities around the world approach STR regulations, and share a few tips on what you can do to avoid stringent measures in your area.

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Accept Bookings with Confidence

We present 5 tips on party prevention - all coming from experienced professional property managers and hosts.

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6 Reasons Hosts Love Minut

With customers in more than 120 countries, Minut has become the preferred monitoring solution among STR hosts worldwide.

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3 Ways to Grow Your Property Management Business

James Svetec, the founder of BNB Mastery Program and co-author of Airbnb for Dummies, shares his expert advice on scaling an Airbnb business.

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10 Instagram Accounts Every Airbnb Host Should Follow

We're trying something new this time with a guide that’s less techy, but hopefully just as inspirational 💡 Let us know what you think and if you’d like to see more posts like this. #HostHappy

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Guest Connect and PMS Integrations are here

We’re launching the three features you most requested: Guest Connect, an automated monitoring solution that contacts the guest on your behalf, and integrations with property management systems and Zapier.

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How Minut works with GDPR

Minut Co-founder Marcus Ljungblad clarifies some of the most pressing questions on GDPR and protecting consumers’ right to privacy, a cause Minut has championed since day one.

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The Future of Travel

Nils Mattisson, Minut CEO & Co-founder, shares his thoughts on the changing face of the travel industry and its road to recovery.

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Scandinavian Design in Your Home

We have collected the five main principles of Scandinavian design that inspired the Minut design team - and can be easily implemented in any home.

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The Home That We All Share

Celebrating Earth Day and the power of sharing economy as a way towards a more sustainable future.

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How to protect your vacant rental property

There’s a good chance that at some point during the year your rental properties are vacant, so here’s 6 tips on how to protect them.

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Celebrating the Minut women's achievements

Minut has grown its female workforce by 400% for the past year and would like to celebrate the Minut women's achievements for #IWD2020.

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The Renters Guide to Home Security

As of 2018, the total amount of rent paid to private landlords was double the amount of mortgage payments paid by homeowners.

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Not Your Parent’s Security System

From dorm rooms to student homes, Minut gives students the peace of mind that everything is safe and sound back home.

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If Banksy Has a Security System it’s Probably Minut

If surveillance makes us so uncomfortable, why do we continue to accept it?

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Cameras Aren’t the Future of Home Security, Our Communities Are

Today, we have cameras in our doorbells and living rooms, but neglect one of the most effective security measures at our disposal.

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Growing Up in the Age of Surveillance

Cameras capture large portions of our day-to-day lives, but as surveillance moves beyond public spaces and into the home, the effects of constant watching on kids may extend well beyond childhood.

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Giorgia Lupi’s Quest for the Humanity Behind Data

Equal parts art and science, Giorgia Lupi’s transformational vision for redefining our relationship with big data.

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The Sophistication of Simplicity

Instantly recognisable for their understated elegance, and warm approach to minimalism.

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The Importance of Home

What is it about the place where we lay our head at night that makes it so indispensable to our identity, our sense of self, and our feeling of security and groundedness?

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Fishing Village that Took Over the Tech World

The remarkable success of Shenzhen, and the story of the Minut device’s journey from prototype to product.

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3.5 Offices and a Series A later

The story of Minut in London: Where we’ve been, where we are now, and everywhere we still want to go

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