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Airbnb is finally adding support for smart locks to its app

Three phone illustrations with Airbnb app showing “how to unlock” screens for different smart locks and instructions on how to enter the unlock code.
Hosts can soon integrate smart locks to Airbnb, and guests will get clearer-than-ever instructions. | Image: Airbnb

Airbnb launched a new software update that enables the integration of smart locks so hosts don’t need to worry about issuing new door codes and guests can find them without hassle. The update could alleviate some stressors when renting an Airbnb, as guests could get lost looking for smart door code messages, and hosts could miscommunicate the information.

Smart lock integration will work with certain hardware by companies August, Schlage, and Yale (specific models were not named). Airbnb says it can automatically generate the code, and guests can view it in the Airbnb app, via email, and get a notification before they arrive. The code will deactivate after the guest checks out.

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