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Airbnb and August Have Partnered to Make Homesharing Safer

 - Jun 26, 2018
References: august & digitaltrends
Despite the great potential for homesharing to expose people to new places in and authentic ways -- and indeed because of that -- the practice open homeowners up to a fair amount of risk, and a newly announced partnership between Airbnb and August aims to mitigate that. The smart lock company has announced a plan for hosts on Airbnb that lets them more easily share their home with guests while also keeping it secure and safe from potential issues.

When Airbnb hosts who have an August smart lock system book guests, August will automatically generate an original and unique code that those guests can use to get in once they arrive. This eliminates the song and dance of arranging for key dropoff or hiding one's keys around the property.