BlueZoo Inc., maker of Party Squasher, the first occupancy people-counter designed expressly for short-term rental properties, has launched a new product for professional property managers. Party Squasher Pro is a new multi-property occupancy monitoring solution for short-term rental property management companies.
The Party Squasher occupancy monitoring service consists of a small sensor connected to a proprietary cloud service. The sensor passively counts the mobile devices in and around a home, even if they are not connected to Wi-Fi, to report the number of mobile devices at a property. Up-to-the-minute and historical counts are delivered via the Party Squasher mobile app, available on both Google Android and Apple iOS mobile phones.
The new Party Squasher Pro product introduces capabilities ideal for professional property managers. The new Web Dashboard makes it easy to group properties into Portfolios. Managers can group properties based on qualities such as geography, risk level, local management contact, or other important operational metrics. The dashboard is also extensible so you can report status from other devices such as noise monitors or keyless locks.
The Party Squasher Pro API allows property managers to connect the occupancy monitoring solution into existing Property Management System (PMS) tools commonly used by professional managers, meaning an easier and more consistent approach to managing overcrowding and parties across an entire portfolio. Property managers are able to specify different occupancy alert thresholds for each property and receive alerts if the detected occupancy rises above that selected limit.
Party Squasher has no microphones or cameras and doesn’t collect or store personal data or track phone numbers, making it privacy-friendly. The monitor has been certified GDPR-compliant by ePrivacy. The cloud service employs advanced cloud heuristics and analytics software, developed by BlueZoo Inc. and is protected by six US patents covering Wi-Fi access, privacy, and network communications.