What is Airbnb Connect?
Imagine not having to lift a finger to grant your Airbnb guests access! Airbnb Connect is a seamless integration that allows Airbnb hosts to synchronize their listing calendars with their igloohome locks. Unique PIN codes are automatically generated and sent to guests based on the time and length of stay.
How does it work?
- After a reservation on Airbnb is confirmed, igloohome will assign a unique PIN code to the lock remotely.
- Just 1 hour before check-in time, the host will receive an email from igloohome containing the PIN code. If you like, you can also send the email to your guest earlier via the app.
- To ensure security, the PIN code will only work for the length of the stay and needs to be activated within 24 hours of the check-in time and date.
- When it’s time for check-out, the PIN code is automatically deactivated - giving the host, as well as subsequent guests, a peace of mind.
How easy is it to set up?
Every igloohome lock comes with Airbnb Connect! Activating Airbnb Connect is really simple and is all done through the app.
Step 1: Connect your Airbnb account on the igloohome app
Open the igloohome app > Menu > Account Settings > 'Connect with Airbnb' button > Log into your Airbnb account
Step 2: Sync up your Airbnb listing with your igloohome smart lock
Go to Menu > Configuration > Manage Homes > Select the igloohome listing to connect > Under 'Connect Providers', click on Airbnb > Select the Airbnb listing you want to sync and click 'Confirm'
Step 3: Activate automatic check-in!
Return to Menu > Reservations > Refresh the page by pulling down > Select the igloohome listing that you have synced > click 'Automate check-in' > Start free trial > OK
What other benefits are there?
Getting a smart lock is the ultimate time saver for any Airbnb hosts, as well as their guests. The experience of seamless and reliable checking in will delight anyone, and encourages higher star ratings from your guests.
In addition, smart locks also ensure higher security as guests do not need to worry about misplacing keys, or if past occupants would be able to access the house. Furthermore, you can even manage your rental remotely and do not have to meet anyone for check-in.
The automatic email feature is currently undergoing upgrading and has been disabled for all users. In the meantime, please manually send the PIN codes to guests. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused during this period of time.