Manage your Airbnb property from anywhere
Airbnb owners… Gone are the days where you have to rely on your guests to turn OFF the heater / aircon, lights and other costly appliances before leaving. Here are the days where you can do it from the comfort of your couch or a beach in Bali. With a few home automation products, you can manage a number of your property’s key functions remotely and ensure your investment is both secure & energy efficient. You can also set up new access codes for your locks wherever you are. Enjoy peace of mind and lower overheads with a simple smart home setup. Let’s see how…
Select a Z-Wave Hub
A Z-Wave Hub is the “brains” of your smart Airbnb management system. To get started, simply plug the controller in to your Airbnb’s internet router and follow its setup procedure. You can have your controller up and running in under 15 minutes and be ready to begin adding any Z-Wave devices you feel will help you better manage your property.
Choose your Z-Wave devices
With the Hub ready-to-go, you can now begin selecting Z-Wave devices for your Airbnb management system. Starting with the most important functions of property management – the ones that will maximise your convenience and result in the most significant cost savings – we came up with a list of items that will enable you to:
Airbnb Remote Access Control
Want to check the front door is locked? Or know who last entered your home? Or manage your access codes from wherever you are? With a Z-Wave lock and/or a video intercom with door-strike control, you can do all these things. A smart lock will not only make your life more convenient and keep your property secure, it will leave the guests with a quality first impression of your property.
You will also be able to manage access to your Airbnb property remotely… Guests arriving? Add a new access PIN – and when they leave – revoke the PIN code. See how here.
The Yale Assure Z-Wave deadbolt (keyed version) with touchscreen combines a highly secure lockset with an elegant electronic interactive touchscreen, which allows users to access their premises effortlessly with manual control or remote automated control. Designed for seamless integration with any Z-Wave control systems. Available in Silver or Black.
The Yale Assure Z-Wave Slimline Deadbolt with touchscreen combines a highly secure lockset with an elegant electronic interactive touchscreen, which allows users to access their premises effortlessly with manual control or remote automated control. Designed for seamless integration with any Z-Wave control systems.
With DoorBird, you can see your visitors, speak with them and even unlock the door by smartphone or tablet – from anywhere in the World. DoorBird combines innovative technology with elegant design. A smart solution – Designed and manufactured in Germany. Available in white or silver.
Airbnb Remote Aircon Control
Guests often forget to turn OFF the split-systems before they leave, so the heater or A/C continues to rack up your energy costs until someone drops in to check on the property. This costly inconvenience can be a thing of the past with a smart split-system controller that puts the remote control in your hand wherever you are.
Check your split-systems status, turn it OFF or have it turn off automatically at checkout time. See exactly how here.
The Remotec Z-Wave A/C Controller (ZXT-600) is a Z-Wave Plus to IR extender for your split system air-conditioner (AC), it works with any Z-Wave compliant gateway or controller by translating Z-Wave Thermostat Commands to AC IR (infra-red) control code.
The Tado Smart AC Control V3+ is the smart way to control your split-system AC. It replaces your AC’s existing infra-red remote control and connects to your Wi-Fi – without the need for any wiring. Control your AC from anywhere with the Tado app on your smartphone or through Apple HomeKit, Amazon Alexa or Google Home.
Airbnb Remote Lighting Control
Lights are also commonly left on, and it’s always better to have them OFF. The added benefit of Z-Wave controlled lights is security. During off-peak times or when you don’t have guests, you can schedule lights to turn ON to simulate the presence of people. Keep anyone that may be watching your precious property guessing if someone’s inside.
The Nano Switch by Aeotec is very small and fits easily behind existing wall switches. With GEN 5 and the latest Z-Wave Plus chipset, the Nano Switch with power metering technology is not only small, but also efficient, user friendly and easy to install (by a licensed electrician).
The Dual Nano Switch by Aeotec is very small and fits easily behind existing wall switches. Dual Nano Switch can control two seperate electrical loads independently. With GEN 5 and the latest Z-Wave Plus chipset, the Dual Nano Switch (with power metering technology) is not only small, but also efficient, user friendly and easy to install (by a licensed electrician).
The Nano Dimmer by Aeotec is very small and fits easily behind existing wall switches. With GEN5 and the latest Z-Wave Plus chipset, the Nano Dimmer is not only small, but also efficient, user friendly and easy to install (by a licensed electrician). Compatible with a wide range of lights, including both leading and trailing edge LED lighting, the Nano Dimmer makes it easy to add intelligent Z-Wave control to your dimmable lights.
Smart Switch 6 is a smart plug that lets you wirelessly control whatever is plugged into it. You can do that via remote control or a smart phone, and from an automation schedule or from the power outlet itself. Now your wall socket is smarter and connected.
Z-Wave Sensors will let you you know if your guests left your property secure or vulnerable to potential intruders. You’ll never be left wondering if they closed a door or window again. They can also turn on / off lights automatically – greatly reducing energy consumption and offering convenience and security for your guests.
The Aeotec Z-Wave MultiSensor 6 can measure motion, humidity, light levels, temperature, vibration and UV all from one very small (and very clever) device. Featuring the latest Z-Wave Gen 5 chipset and firmware – this is the cutting edge of Z-Wave technology.
The Aeotec Door/Window Sensor 7 Pro is a Z-Wave Plus (700 Series) device for detecting if a door or window is opened or closed. Small, battery powered (included) and easily attached to virtually anything that opens or closes around your home. Door Window Sensor 7 Pro also includes universal “dry contact” terminals allowing you to wire in other external sensors.
Managing an Airbnb can be a stressful. With guests coming and going, access to the property in the form of keys or pass-codes must change hands regularly. And after guests leave, the only way of knowing if costly appliances were left running is to do a walk-through, which cannot be done from your favourite holiday destination.
Being able to pull out your phone and create/remove pass-codes and turn OFF appliances & lights means you won’t again be forced to choose between relaxation or potential spending your earnings on wasted energy. How good would that be?
With a smart home system, this is a reality. Now you can sit on a beach and manage your Airbnb simultaneously.
If you have any thoughts or questions, drop a comment below!
Wishing you the best wherever your travels take you. Have a sip of your Pina Colada for me 🙂