Welcoming guests personally to your Airbnb property sets you apart from the crowd.
It creates a deeper connection. It’s also a great way of of making your guests comfortable.
However, as well all know, that’s not always possible.
Many Airbnb hosts manage multiple properties. Or, they have a full-time job, or kids, and the list goes on and on.
It’s not always practical to personally welcome each guest. In addition, synchronizing your schedules with the guest for key handover can be a hassle.
A smart lock is a locking device controlled by mobile technology.
Savvy Airbnb hosts are embracing smart locks as an alternative to traditional physical keys or meeting someone in person.
These smart locks provide a convenient way to let guests and other maintenance personnel into the property.
With a few taps on a smartphone app, you can easily change door access codes ensuring only authorized guests and personnel have access to the property.
Smart locks, such as the August Smart Lock, expands those features even further.
It comes with internet access that allows you to change door access codes from anywhere in the world. This makes it easier to control who gets into the house and gives the guests convenience.
You can also monitor who accesses your property, and when.
Airbnb guests want easy and stress free access to the property. You as an Airbnb host want peace of mind and security of your property.
Smart locks solve the problem for both parties!
For example, installing the August Smart Lock makes it easy to change door access codes.
Since the August App is linked to Airbnb, virtual keys are automatically sent out to guests for the duration of their reservations.
Airbnb hosts conversely can keep track of who has access to their properties at all times.
You have complete control over who gets into your Airbnb property. Whether you want to let in guests or the cleaning personnel, smart locks give you absolute control.
You can control who has access to your property from anywhere in the world.
Unlike physical keys that can be lost, stolen or copied, smart locks have security mechanisms that makes them tamper-proof.
Airbnb hosts can see the status of their smart locks from their smartphones and take necessary steps if they suspect any tampering.
Additionally, unique virtual keys are allocated to guests that only last the duration of their reservation.
Aside from owning a castle with a moat, smart locks are about as secure as you can get.
Although, it may not stop rival Knights from entering your kingdom.
You don’t have to be physically present at the door to change the keys.
All you have to do is tap on to your August App and the keys change automatically saving you time. It also makes it easier to manage multiple properties at once.
The August Smart Lock App is fully integrated with the Airbnb App. When guests confirm their reservations they receive instructions on how to download the August App.
The app generates virtual keys to unlock the August Smart Lock. These keys are valid only for the duration of the guest’s stay.
Airbnb hosts can easily change the keys and assign them to new guests.
Airbnb hosts can easily save themselves the hassle and headaches that come with managing a property.
With a smart lock, you get an easy and secure solution to keep your doors locked.
You are also guaranteed peace of mind knowing who has access to your properties at all times.
Best of all, you can control locks from anywhere in the world.
Which gives you ultimate flexibility in life – isn’t that why you became an Airbnb host in the first place?
Glenn Carter is a sharing economy expert and is sharing his passion for side income through new digital platforms with his readers.