Leaving a key or searching for one has been a long-running staple of Airbnb rentals but a recent partnership with August Smart Locks aims to simplify this experience and add another layer of security. By integrating the locks in an August Smart Keypad-equipped home, renters can easily enter a space by using a customized code. This code will be autogenerated and shared with the renter meaning hosts will no longer have to wait for guests to arrive or hide keys in clever places.
This new collaboration between Airbnb and August Smart Locks will offer hosts three options for providing property access. These options all function on a generated PIN code that can only be used by the current guest before being deleted. Any changes made to the booking -- whether it needs to be moved to a different time or day, or even canceled -- will automatically change the PIN ensuring an added level of security.
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