Announcing Harmari Search v2.9 Release

Announcing the new release 2.9 of Harmari Search, which includes the following features: Get Backpage spider to point to the personals section Improved phone number collection Adjust Forensic View to new phone number collection method Fixed bug with URL-to-PDF conversion on API Balanced data collection workload across different servers Fixed bug with Other Ads –

Solve for X – The Short Term Rental Tax Gap

Harmari recently released a 20-minute training video on the technical challenges associated with detecting short term rentals (STRs, also known as STVRs) that are non-registered or under-reporting for lodging tax (also known as TOT, transient lodging tax, transient occupancy tax, bed tax, accommodations tax, etc).  Key metrics are discussed that help estimate identification and monitoring

New device may solve short term rental noise issues

David Krauss, the founder of NoiseAware, has developed technology that detects party house activity, excessive noise and alerts the short term rental (STR) operator before the neighbours complain and the cops show up.  Marketed as a “smoke detector for noise”, the device works by connecting wirelessly to the residence’s network, and will notify by email

Social Media for Law Enforcement

The article “New device may solve STR noise issues” can be found at this link: http://www.harmari.com/2017/01/new-device-may-solve-short-term-rental-noise-issues/   Recent headlines regarding the shutdown of Geofeedia’s feed from Twitter, Instagram and Facebook have forced law enforcement agencies to search for alternatives to provide actionable intelligence from social media.   Web Identity Search Tool (WIST) can help investigators in

What to expect after regulating Short-Term-Rentals

Many municipalities and counties are considering what to do regarding short term vacation rentals in their neighbourhoods.  Here are some reasons in favour of a regulated, licensed environment: Level the playing field for the Hospitality Industry AirBnb is currently seeking funding at a valuation of $30 Bn, which puts its valuation larger than Hilton Worldwide

Facts about Host Compliance LLC

The short term rental compliance industry has very recently sprung up as a major concern amongst cities and counties in North America.   The challenge of ensuring compliance is that many of the major short term rental listing sites do not fully identify the name of the operator/manager and address of the properties offered.  Host Compliance

Harmari by LTAS Awarded Contract for Santa Fe Short Term Rental Compliance

November 1, 2016 LTAS Technologies Inc. is pleased to announce a contract in response to the City of Santa Fe Request for Proposal for Short-Term Rental (STR) Compliance Software and Services. Santa Fe selected LTAS and its Harmari™ Taxcrawler service to analyze, identify via public record, and continuously monitor all Short Term Rentals advertised on

Capturing and recording Snapchat video off iphone

Recently at a law enforcement conference, a crime analyst colleague was curious what technique would allow her to capture a Snapchat video as part of her investigations.  Snapchat is a photo / video sharing app which disappear after being viewed by the recipient.  It is very popular among the under-20 crowd that have been shying

Find expired OfferUp ads

New to the Harmari Search suite is access to expired, deleted, and old OfferUp* ads, the popular mobile buy and sell app. Ads are covered for the entire USA across all for sale categories including cars, trucks, boats, RVs, motorcycles and more. OfferUp is the leading buy and sell mobile app out there, ahead of

Harmari Search v2.8 released

LTAS is proud to announce a new release for Harmari Search version 2.8.  It contains the following new features and fixes:  OfferUp now incorporated into Harmari Alert management of results Enterprise manager search for users Faster loading of wepbages on Harmari website Fixed “no results found” for car search fixed alerts bug Fixed Enterprise manager