Filling your Airbnb with the right gadgets can offer you peace of mind and directly improve your guest’s experience. Sometimes the appropriate item can even save a vacation from turning sour. These seven gadgets will add value to your listing and provide guests with a feeling of care and security
1) Smart Smoke Alarm
The aptly named Nest Protect combines two essential items for every home, a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector in one. But this isn’t your ordinary annoying alarm. This is a smart device with a human voice that offers early warnings and can locate which room smoke is coming from. The alarm also connects to your phone for easy control – so no more waving a towel at your smoke alarm just because you burned some toast. The Nest Protect has other practical features too, including a steam check that knows the difference between a hot shower and smoke. And, it can connect to other home products including Google Home.
2) Bluetooth Speaker
Hosting doesn’t require that you have a bona fide stereo any more. That means you can save money and give guests the freedom to use their own music which they likely carry around on their phone anyways. Just pick up a solid, Bluetooth speaker like the Logitech X300. It offers a high range of quality sound, and won’t break your budget. The speaker will connect to a variety of devices and works up to 30 feet away.
3) Keyless Locks
A popular partner of Airbnb, Lockstate has cornered the keyless market, making things super easy for you to host remotely. Their keyless electronic locks can be managed by WiFi or manually and come in a variety of options. All you need to do is share the code with your guests before they arrive. Then easily re-program the code for your next guest. You can even set specific access times for further home security.
4) Video Doorbell
The Ring Video Doorbell is a fascinating, tactical gadget that lets you see who is at your door. Any time someone approaches your door, you receive a message on your phone. So, you can easily check the number of guests, see unannounced pets or even scare a burglar away – all live on your phone. The brilliance behind this gadget is that you can also interact and speak directly to your guests. Maybe they forgot the key code to get inside, or just have a question. Either way, you are there to help.
5) Noise Monitor
Home security is obviously important to both hosts and guests. But, not everyone wants a camera peering at them and disrupting their privacy. That’s why Point, by Minut, offers a more elegant idea. It’s an alarm that recognizes sounds, loud noises, and even unusual changes in temperature and humidity. It connects wirelessly and has a remarkable app with timeline for past events. And for privacy, no actual sound is ever recorded.
6) Universal Tool
A universal or multitool is one of the cheapest and most useful gadgets you can own, period. It will certainly come in handy for quick fixes when you are preparing for your next guest, and you don’t have to lug around a big tool box. Fix It Sticks are known for their adaptability and quality. They are well made and have detachable hex and screwdriver bits. They also connect to make a T-shape for more precise control and handling. It’s a simple solution to a variety of little problems. And, if you store it somewhere obvious, you might just save a guest a bit of trouble.
7) Coffee on Demand
As a host, you are in constant competition with hotels and their services. And, while you may not have full breakfast capabilities, imagine if your guest could order their own personalized coffee from their bed. With the Spinn coffee machine and its app, that dream can be a reality. The Spinn is a modern coffee maker that grinds its own coffee beans and can prepare a selection of coffee drinks to your guest’s specs, all from anywhere in your home. And no wasteful pods are needed. Just keep it filled with coffee beans. Now, that’s service.
Providing just a few of these items will enhance any guest experience. After all, they are symbolic of the care and attention you are providing as you create The Perfect Stay.