Host Tools Update: Support for More Airbnb Smart Locks
Smart locks are the perfect way to streamline and improve your short-term rental check-in experience, offering a combination of security and convenience that can't be beat. With an Airbnb smart lock, you're able to offer keyless entry access to your guests–no more worrying about keeping track of keys or having them misplaced. And now, with our latest update, you can choose from a list of smart locks to connect AND edit your lock’s settings!
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Integrate Your Listing with More Airbnb Smart Locks
At Host Tools, we strive to bring you the best options for your Airbnb smart lock needs. We have offered support for August for quite some time. Check out this article to see how to connect your August account directly with Host Tools.This integration has been one of our user’s favorite features.
We have now completed our integration with Seam.co so that you can now connect August, Schlage, Yale, SmartThings, Nuki, TTLock, Kwikset, and Igloo Home locks for $3/month per connected lock.
By leveraging these integrations with Airbnb smart locks, Host Tools is helping make managing your short-term rental listing easier and more secure.
How to Connect an Airbnb Smart Lock to Host Tools
- Click on your profile photo in the upper right-hand corner.
- Click on "Settings"
- Scroll down to "Smart Locks"
- Click "Link Account"
To connect an August account click the "Connect" button next to August.
To connect any lock that Seam supports click the "Connect" button next to Seam. Seam allows us to automate Schlage, Yale, SmartThings, Nuki, TTLock, Kwikset, and Igloo Home locks.
Once you have linked a Smart Lock account, you still need to link a lock to your listing in order to start automatically setting codes.
For a step-by-step guide to setting up your smart lock, give this article a read.
Cost of Airbnb Smart Locks
If you connect an August lock through the August integration there is no additional fee per lock. However, if you are connecting a lock through Seam.co, then there is a $3/month fee per connected lock.
For example, if one lock is linked to multiple listings, you are charged for one lock. On the other hand, if you have three locks connected to one listing, you will be charged for three locks per month. Each unique lock is charged $3/month.
You can now click on the “settings” button next to a lock to edit the lock’s name, add a buffer to check-in or check-out, and edit how many digits a guest’s code is.
Our latest update allows users to connect their listings with more smart locks than ever before. We are helping streamline the rental check-in process and make it easier for hosts like you to keep their listings secure. With a number of options available, including both August's direct connection and Seam's integration for other locks, you can easily set up and manage your Airbnb smart lock.
If you have any questions about connecting a lock to Host Tools or would like help selecting the best option for your listing, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We are always happy to help!