HomeAway and August are Partnering to Make Rental Security Easier

By: Joey Haar - Apr 18, 2017
References: businesswire & theverge
Security is one of the biggest concerns for those who use home-sharing services — both renters and homeowners alike — so HomeAway and August have partnered to make that aspect of the home-sharing experience easier and safer. Many HomeAway locations will now have an August Smart Lock and and smart keypad, and those homes and apartments will incorporate a security system that provides peace of mind for homeowners and convenience for renters.

When renting out one's home through HomeAway or any other service, it's natural to have some trepidation. Entrusting strangers with one's key requires a leap of faith, so HomeAway and August have eliminated that process altogether. After accepting a renter, HomeAway automatically sends them a code for the August Smart Lock that will only work during the scheduled booking. This ensures that renters can't do anything like copying keys or memorizing an entry code, while renters no longer need to worry about coordinating a key pass-off.