Control your smart vacation rental with text messages or email!

Hello, welcome back to our blog! It's been a little while since we posted because we've been hard at work setting up our Vacation rental packages. This post is announcing our newest smart feature: Control your home via text or email!

Using IFTTT's Integration with HomeSeer, we can now allow you to send a text and have your home automatically adjust to the desired settings. How does this affect you as an Airbnb owner?

 

Text #vacant to the provided phone number to put the home into vacant mode, or Email #vacant to the provided email address to put the home into vacant mode

  • Set thermostat to “eco mode”
  • Enable phone notifications from window/door sensors if opened
  • Enable phone notifications from motion sensors if triggered
  • Turn off lights
  • Enable simulated presence lighting mode
    • Prevent break and enters buy turning lights on and off automatically at night to simulate someone being in the home

 

Text #occupied to the provided phone number to put the home into occupied mode, or Email #occupied to the provided email address  to put the home into occupied mode:

  • Set thermostat to “eco mode”
  • Enable phone notifications from window/door sensors if opened
  • Enable phone notifications from motion sensors if triggered
  • Turn off lights
  • Enable simulated presence lighting mode
    • Prevent break and enters buy turning lights on and off automatically at night to simulate someone being in the home

As part of the other automations, you can:

Other Automation

  • Receive a phone notification if smoke is detected
  • Receive a phone notification if a leak is detected
  • Receive a phone notification if a party or loud noise is detected
  • Disable thermostat if a window is opened
  • Disable thermostat if a door is opened for two minutes
  • Disable thermostat if motion is not detected for an extended period of time
  • Receive a phone notification if any devices appear offline

 

If you are interested in contacting us or learning more about how we help you control your Airbnb, select from the options below!