Fast forward ten years and Airbnb has reshaped the hospitality industry. Now millions around the world are transforming their homes into successful business ventures.
While these are exciting, and potentially lucrative times, many potential hosts have reservations about the security implications of letting their property out.
Where are my keys?
Keys are an annoyance at the best of times. The average person spends around 60 hours each year looking for their keys. We forget them, we lose them, we leave them in the door. So, entrusting your property keys to a stranger is a big ask.
There are also logistical issues with the check-in process. When you stay at a hotel, you make your reservation, you show up at the desk with some ID and a credit card and you are given a key to your room. Whether it’s a cheap motel or a five-star resort, the check-in process is pretty much always the same and is universally understood. But the same can’t be said for Airbnbs.
While the initial cost of a keyless lock might cost more than a standard one, over the long run, you’ll experience more peace of mind, greater satisfaction, and less hassle with keyless locks – something that money can’t buy. You can authorised more than one person to access your home. So, now your kids don’t have to wait for you to come and open the door for them, they can do it themselves with just a touch. Now, that’s what I call making things happen with your fingertips.