This caught my eye this morning. A US-based vacation rental company has written its own software to monitor noise levels in its properties. If decibels reach an unacceptable level, the software triggers an alert that results in a call to the guest from the property manager. If it persists, a pop-by from a security company is in order.
The same company has also installed motion sensors and door bell cameras at its properties to sense ‘party’ potential.
Here’s an example of a noise monitor from a company called Noise Aware specifically marketed towards Vacation Rental Managers.
This innovative approach to good neighborlyness (I made that word up) got me wondering. Would you stay in a property with a noise monitor? Door bell cameras? How do you feel about this? A good use of technology? Well intentioned? Hot or Not? You vote.