AirBnbs are the new hotels and bed & breakfasts. They're affordable and easy to navigate, essentially leading to a no-hassle and virtual check-in and check-out. However, with the lack of workers present, that also could lead to a bit of nerves when talking about security. How can you ensure your AirBnb is safe and secure for your guests? Luckily, it's easy and efficient to add smart technology. Here's what you need:
Smart locks are great for no-contact access to your AirBnb. Typically, the host will contact you with the smart lock code so you can use it throughout the stay, and no one else will know the code besides you and the host. This is the easiest method for giving someone access to the AirBnb without actually meeting them in person.
A control pad would be the smart lock to typically use. However, as the host, you can still have control over the locks in case you need to be. A smart lock feature unlocks your device automatically in certain situations, and you can set your device to unlock in certain situations, like when it's connected to a Bluetooth device, when it recognizes your face or voice or when you're carrying it with you. You can also can control the smart lock from your own phone, even if you're not there to help the guests in-person.
A smart thermostat is another way for you to control the temperature in your AirBnb, but also allow the guests to play around with it to a certain extent. They are WiFi thermostats that can be used with home automation and are responsible for controlling a home's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning, and you can do it all from your smartphone.
Smart thermostats can even learn your temperature preferences and establish a schedule that automatically adjusts to energy-saving temperatures when you are asleep or away. There's also a tool called geofencing, which allows your smart thermostat to know when you’re on the way home and automatically adjusts your home’s temperature to your liking.
These ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostats quickly enter a low-power standby mode when inactive, saving you money (which is great for an AirBnb host). Smart thermostats also provide equipment use and temperature data you can track and manage.
Doorbell Camera or Door Camera
Having a doorbell or door camera is the perfect way of tracking who comes in and out of your AirBnb when you're not there. It allows you to make sure that only the people who signed up for your AirBnb are there, and no one else is getting in, which is great for their safety and your trust.
Doorbell and door cameras typically can be controlled on an app, so putting the app on your phone is the easy way of seeing what goes on. The cameras also allow you to talk to the people at your door if need be, so you can talk them through if the smart lock code isn't working, or any other troubles they may be facing.
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