When running your Airbnb, it often can feel like a full-time job. Luckily for you in 2021, there are a number of smart gadgets to help you get the job done and create less hassle in running your property. Listed below are some must have items to save you time, help you keep an eye on things, and provide an exceptional experience for your guests!
Having a smart thermostat means you can activate all temps from your phone and not have to run by your property to adjust the air for your guest’s arrival. The most popular thermostats are Nest and Ecobee due to their ability to sense when people are in the home or out and about. This will save you money in the long run if guests forget to turn off the air when leaving!
Smart Security Camera
These are always great to have around the house due to your ability to operate from your phone. You can ensure that your house rules are being adhered to and protect yourself against any possible theft. As mentioned previously in our guest theft prevention blog, your guests are paying for privacy, so make sure to respect their space and only put in places that you think are necessary.
If you had to choose only one item from this list, smart locks may be your best investment yet. The great thing about smart locks is foregoing the exchange of keys where they could possibly be lost or copied. You are also able to change the code with every guest, so your home is always secure! Pro tip: use the last four digits of a guest’s phone number so that it is easy for them to memorize and always unique to the party staying.
Smart speakers are a great addition to your home for guests. Not only can they play music on their own, but this allows you to set a playlist for their arrival. A smart speaker such as Alexa can also give recommendations on the local area, set alarms, or even give the weather update so they can plan their stay accordingly.
Your video doorbell is a great addition to your security camera system as this gives great coverage for the front of your home. Whenever motion is detected, Ring doorbells begin recording so you will always know who is at the front door. This is also a great way to keep track of how many guests are staying at the property and be sure guests are adhering to your house rules. If a guest gets locked out and forgets their code, they can simply press the button and have a two-way audio with you to resolve the issue!