Chances are, you’ve stayed at a short-term vacation rental at some point. Have you ever wondered what it’s like to manage one of these properties?

RFID reader at entryway

According to Kirio, a smart home system company, one of the biggest issues short-term rental property managers face is theft. Kirio has come up with a simple solution to mitigate this risk. By applying RFID tags to valuables and oft-stolen items around the rental unit, and installing an RFID reader at entryways and doors, Kirio is able to scan for items leaving the unit. When a tagged item is removed from the property, the property owner is then notified via a subscription service.

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Source: SparkFun: Commerce Blog