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Top 5 Reasons to Install Smart Locks in your Airbnb

Top 5 Reasons to Install Smart Locks in your Airbnb

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.

What are Smart Locks?

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.

Top Reasons to Consider Smart Locks

1. Convenience

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.

2. Control Your Smart Lock

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.

3. Security

home security

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.

4. Smart Locks Save Time & Money

With an August Smart Lock and its accompanying Smart Keypad and August Connect, users have complete access to your doors from anywhere in the world.

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.

5. Full Integration with Airbnb

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.

Final Thoughts.

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?

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  1. Financial Panther

    I’ve been thinking about investing in a smart lock for my own Airbnb. Right now, we just hide a key for people if we’re not going to be home, and so far, it hasn’t been a problem. Really, I’d like to get a smart lock though just because they’re so cool!

    • Glenn Carter

      Ha! Yes, there’s always those gadgets where you think they’d just be cool to have. But I see so many practical reasons for this. You can see when people leave your place, get mobile notifications, and do it all digitally. I’m the same way though, I’m old fashioned, key under doormat 🙂 But for my next Airbnb property it’s going to Smart Locks all the way!

  2. Michal

    Hi, I am looking for a smart lock that could be integrated with the intercom in our apartment block, do you know of any? the only one I was able tofind is, but so far they do not sell it. I wish it was a single system for both apartment door and house entrance that could be controlled remotely through my cell phone.

    • Glenn Carter

      Hi! I haven’t heard of one yet that directly connects from intercom to smartlock. That said, all intercoms connect to you cell phone so I would suggest you do that, and it’s essentially the same thing. Intercom calls your cell, and your cell also has the smartlock app – Control everything from your cell.



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