Party Squasher Standard

Protect your short-term-rental property from party disasters

How it works

Party Squasher is the first smart occupancy counter to protect your home, measuring the number of people in a home in real time.  You learn about parties before the noise starts.

Party Squasher uses  the presence of mobile phones as a proxy for the presence of people.  You start by connecting our small sensor to your property’s internet router.

  1. The sensor listens for nearby mobile phones in and around your home–whether or not phones are connected to Wi-Fi.
  2. Several times each minute, the sensor reports the number of nearby mobile phones to our cloud platform.
  3. Use your mobile phone to review current occupancy.  You can also receive notification by SMS (text message) or by email if (a) the count exceeds the threshold that you set using your mobile phone or (b) the sensor is unplugged.  

Party Squasher is the first smart occupancy counter to protect your home, measuring the number of people in a home in real time.  You learn about parties before the noise starts.

Party Squasher uses  the presence of mobile phones as a proxy for the presence of people.  You start by connecting our small sensor to your property’s internet router.

  1. The sensor listens for nearby mobile phones in and around your home–whether or not phones are connected to Wi-Fi.
  2. Several times each minute, the sensor reports the number of nearby mobile phones to our cloud platform.
  3. Use your mobile phone to review current occupancy.  You can also receive notification by SMS (text message) or by email if (a) the count exceeds the threshold that you set using your mobile phone or (b) the sensor is unplugged.  

The Party Squasher sensor

The Party Squasher sensor is compact and, more importantly, discreet.  The sensor cannot be muffled, and it can even be placed in a locked closet. Once connected, it detects people throughout an entire house, including front and backyards. 

The sensor measures 2.3 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches and is powered by a USB cable and adapter, delivered with the sensor.  The sensor’s alert occupancy threshold, alert email address, and alert SMS telephone number are configured using the Party Squasher mobile app.

The Party Squasher mobile app is available for Android and iPhone.

Easy to set up

Party Squasher is easy to set up. Simply install and launch the Party Squasher app on your smartphone, either Android or iPhone.  Scan the QR code on the back of the Party Squasher sensor and connect the sensor to your home router. 

Choose your property size–small, medium, or large–and set the occupancy alert threshold for that individual property.  You will be notified, by SMS or email, when the number of people detected at your property exceeds the threshold that you’ve established.

Create an account and
scan the QR code

Choose small, medium,
or large property

Set an alert threshold

Enter a mobile number/ email and receive alerts

Check the status of
your property

 Features

Mobile app

The free mobile app (for iOS and Android) allows hosts and property managers to monitor one or more properties, from anywhere in the world.

Privacy friendly

Party Squasher doesn’t collect or store personal data or track phone numbers. It’s GDPR-compliant, much more privacy-friendly than microphones or cameras.

Custom threshold

Specify different occupancy alert thresholds for each property, and only get alerts if detection occupancy goes above your selected limit.

24/7 monitoring

Constant privacy-friendly monitoring that doesn’t require any work from you. Unlike cameras, no need to constantly watch.

Alerts

Receive SMS or email alerts anywhere in the world when your occupancy threshold is passed. Alerts sent proactively.

Tamper proof

Receive an alert 15 minutes after a sensor is disconnected from the home network (or your home loses power).

Uses and caveats

Party Squasher is ideal for detached homes, where different calibration (small, medium or large homes) levels let you distinguish between mobile phones on your property and those nearby. Party Squasher is less suitable for townhouses, apartments, or condos (especially in multi-unit wood-framed buildings) where it’s difficult to know if a mobile phone is in your neighbor’s space or your own.

Just as you can sometimes see your neighbors’ routers (and access points) on your mobile phone under “Wi-Fi Networks”, Party Squasher sensors can see your neighbors’ mobile phones that are at the same distance. If your mobile phone sees your router at “four bars” or “five bars” but your neighbors’ routers at “one bar” or “two bars”, you’ll be OK because Party Squasher can disregard those more distant devices.

Declaring your house to be a “small” house will disregard all but the strongest signals from mobile phones. Declaring your house to be a “large” house will report even relatively weak probes from mobile phones.  You’re covered, whatever the size of your house.

Sensor UnitsFirst year, includes sensor hardwareRenewal per month, paid annuallyAnnual renewal
1 - 9$249$16$192
10 - 99$199$14$168
100 - 249$149$10$120
250 - 499$119$9$108

Cost-Effective and Guaranteed

The initial 12-month subscription ($249) includes a sensor, the mobile application (for Android or iPhone), and our cloud service. At $16/month, ongoing subscription costs are a small price to pay to avoid party disasters.

Six-month money-back guarantee to ensure your satisfaction. If you are not 100% satisfied by the product, return it, and we’ll refund your money.   Remember, Party Squasher is less suitable for condos and apartments (especially in multi-unit wood-framed buildings) where it’s difficult to know if a mobile phone is in your neighbor’s space or your own.

Set up once, never worry again

The cloud system does all the hard work leaving you with nothing else to do but to squash those parties if they happen!  The cloud service employs advanced cloud heuristics and analytics software, developed by BlueZoo Inc. and protected by five US patents.  Remember, Airbnb hosts must disclose to guests the use of Party Squasher.  

Global technical assistance

Sensor Technical Details

AVAILABILITYAvailable worldwide. Purchase from this site for delivery to the US and Canada. Purchase from Amazon US for delivery to most countries (including most of the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia).
CONNECTIVITYEthernet (RJ-45)
POWERPower Supply: 5V 1A
Power consumption <1watt
WEIGHT & DIMENSIONSSize: 2.3 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches – 5.8 x 5.8 x 2.3 cm
Weight: 1.6 oz – 45 g
MicroUSB – USB Cable: 30-inch (75 cm)
Ethernet cable: 30-inch (75 cm)
CERTIFICATIONCE, RoHS, FCC
REQUIREMENTSiPhone (iOS 8.0 or later)
Android (v4 or later)

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