Parakeet Prize Contest!

Hey Parakeet Fam!

It’s almost Thanksgiving and here at Parakeet, we have lots to be thankful for this year. To show our appreciation for your support, we are hosting a competition with some cool prizes—and hopefully getting some fun ideas for new technology along the way.


Our competition is all about a button!

What: A fun prize contest for the best submitted idea for how to use a connected button in a vacation rental home.

The button: Fibaro Z-Wave button

Prize: Your choice of


Perhaps you’ve seen the Amazon Dash buttons? By simply pushing a button, you can re-order laundry detergent, toilet paper, or my personal favorite- Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.

A while back Fibaro introduced a Z-Wave smart button ( A couple other vendors also offer these buttons that are compatible with the Parakeet system. So the question for us is, how could these possibly be used in the vacation rental market? So we decided to put that question to all of our Vacation Rental Manager friends! Think of this as Dash button- Vacation Rental edition.

Picture this- Today is the first day of your much needed vacation. You walk into your home for the next week and see a button. You know that this vacation rental is equipped with Smart Home technology, but what could this button do? Turn on a bunch of lights and stuff in the house? Does it call an uber? Schedule housekeeping? Order a pizza?

Question- If your button could do anything, what would you have it do?

To Enter: Simply elaborate on one of these ideas or come up with one of your own and just send us a sentence or two or more with your ideas.  You can send an email to [email protected] with the subject title “BUTTON CONTEST” or reply to our contest posts on Twitter or Facebook. Consideration will be given to the best ideas and also the ideas that have the most support detail on how to implement.

To Win:  Based on the answers we get, all of us over here at Parakeet will pick our favorite and the winner will be able to choose from one of the listed prizes. We’ll be accepting ideas through December 1st.

We are excited to see what awesome ideas you all have!