Harnessing the power of machine learning: Minut's innovative Cigarette detection feature
In this blog post, find out how we channel the power of machine learning to help make the hospitality industry a better place for everyone – hosts, guests, and neighbors alike.
August 16, 2023
In this ever-evolving digital age, technology continues to redefine the way we interact with the world around us. As a smart home technology pioneer, we at Minut have taken a groundbreaking step towards a more secure vacation rental industry by integrating machine learning into our newly released Cigarette detection feature. This cutting-edge technology not only enhances safety but also showcases the remarkable potential of machine learning in our daily lives.
Understanding the challenge
Cigarette smoke can pose various risks, from fire hazards to health concerns. We quickly recognized the need for a reliable solution allowing hosts to protect their properties without compromising guest privacy. The challenge was clear: how could the Minut sensor tell the difference between different types of smoke and minimize the risk of false positives?
The power of machine learning
Minut’s Cigarette detection feature employs a sophisticated machine learning algorithm that gathers real-world data and continually learns from it. Our team of experts exposes the algorithm to an extensive dataset containing diverse smoke samples, such as cigarette smoke, incense smoke or burnt toast. As the algorithm processes and learns from this data, it gradually refines its ability to differentiate between different smoke particles and only generates notifications when it detects cigarette smoke. This way, the risk of being alerted when guests aren’t smoking in the property is significantly reduced, and relationships with guests are preserved.
What sets Minut Sensors' Cigarette Detection apart is its real-time precision. As the algorithm continues to learn and adapt, it becomes increasingly proficient at identifying the unique pattern of cigarette smoke. As soon as it is detected, hosts are notified so they can take appropriate measures to protect their properties and community. All the data can be found by hosts through their Minut app, so they can keep track of all previous ‘cigarette detected’ events and make sure to keep problematic guests out of their premises.
Despite the sophisticated technology at play, we always maintain a user-friendly approach. All users need to do is activate Cigarette detection through the Minut app after they’ve purchased a Gen 3 sensor. Hosts can conveniently monitor their vacation rentals and receive instant alerts via the Minut app, giving them peace of mind and the ability to take swift action if necessary.