10 Benefits and Drawbacks of Smart Locks for Your Airbnb

Protect your guests and your property

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You can take a number of precautionary steps to keep your Airbnb property and your guests secure from intruders. These include installing an advanced alarm system, placing lights around the property in strategic locations to discourage criminal activity, and making sure all windows close properly and lock securely.

As smart home technology advances, keyless home locks are rapidly becoming more popular. However, are these smart lock systems suitable for your primary residence or a rental property?

Continue reading to find out the benefits and disadvantages tenants and/or homeowners should think about before upgrading a rental property.

What exactly does a smart lock system do?

Instead of a mechanical key and lock, residents can lock or unlock a home using a smart locks. Therefore, the allure of a keyless entry system is understandable if you’ve ever misplaced your keys.

These systems additionally permit entry using a keypad, smartphone, or fingerprint reader, depending on the model selected.

Smart Lock System Benefits

These widely available products give property owners more advantages and peace of mind. Even so, it’s essential to carefully consider the advantages and disadvantages before installing a smart locks in your home. So let’s review a few of the benefits below:

1. No actual key is required

Because they are convenient, smart locks are popular; who wouldn’t appreciate a lighter keychain? Keyless entry systems also eliminate the need to fumble around in your pocket, bag, or briefcase looking for the house key.

2. Never get locked out

Tenants and guests won’t ever be locked out of the house because they lost or left their keys somewhere, thanks to smart locks.

All one needs to enter the house is the code. The use of some of the most advanced fingerprint-activated smart lock systems is an added bonus.



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