Airbnb Host Assist Has RemoteLock WiFi SmartLocks
RemoteLock from LockState announced that it is one of the first integrations with Airbnb’s new Host Assist program, launched at the Airbnb Open conference in Paris, France.
Host Assist allows Airbnb hosts to connect with keyless entry companies, including RemoteLock from LockState, to easily coordinate guest entry by sending virtual keys/codes without the need to wait for guests, hide keys, or manually schedule times for access permission.
Hosts can choose to integrate their Airbnb listings with RemoteLock. When a guest books with a listing that uses Host Assist with a RemoteLock, the booking information is automatically sent to the RemoteLock system, which then creates a code on the lock that will activate when the booking starts, and expire when the guest is scheduled to check out.
“Over the years, RemoteLock from LockState has enjoyed helping many Airbnb hosts solve the problem of letting travelers in their properties with our cloud-controlled door locks,” said Nolan Mondrow, CEO of LockState. “We are excited to work with Airbnb to make it even easier for hosts to remotely manage and monitor their properties.”
RemoteLock — the Smartest Lock for Your Property
RemoteLock, the first and leading WiFi keypad door lock, gives hosts, property owners and managers the ability to monitor and manage access control for their guests.
With the RemoteLock you can:
- Give temporary codes to guests through the Airbnb booking system’s full integration with RemoteLock
- Issue new codes or delete codes from your computer or phone.
- Know who enters your property and when.
- Receive email or text alerts when codes are used.
- No need for key exchanges or rekeying lock when keys are lost.
Providing security solutions for over a decade, RemoteLock offers multiple locks that will work for Airbnb hosts:
- The RemoteLock 6i — the leading durable, weather-proof keypad WiFi lock — offers Airbnb hosts the best solution for managing access and monitoring usage of the lock.
- The RemoteLock 500i (and forthcoming RemoteLock 5i) is the WiFi smart lock meant for indoor locations looking for smart lock solutions.
- The ResortLock is the smart lock meant for locations without 24/7 WiFi, but still works with the Airbnb integration.
You can find out more about the RemoteLock solutions that integrate with Airbnb at www.remotelock.com/airbnb.
The New Standard
Connected locks can rely on Wi-Fi as a solution
By Robert Goff Oct 01, 2015
As the Internet of Things becomes more prevalent in today’s world, smart locks and access control systems are at the heart of the revolution. Costly wired systems are being replaced with wireless, cloud-based solutions that deliver remote management and monitoring. With solutions like Wi-Fi locks, companies can manage access to offices, retail, gyms, rentals, and other businesses via the web.
SELECTING THE RIGHT SMART LOCK
Selecting the best access control solution really depends upon each individual application. However, more and more installations are gravitating towards Wi-Fi locks as Wi-Fi is nearly ubiquitous throughout residential homes and business facilities. The ability to leverage a home or business’s existing Wi-Fi network is a huge advantage that eliminates the expense and hassle of installing a separate radio frequency network just for connected devices. Further evidence of the growing support for the Wi-Fi standard in connected devices can be seen with the Apple Home Kit and Google OnHub, which have both made Wi-Fi a pillar in their infrastructure.
THE EVOLUTION OF KEYLESS ACCESS CONTROL AND CONNECTED LOCKS
For decades, companies have searched to add functionality by keeping things simpler. The evolution from keys to Smart Locks has looked something like this:
- Mechanical locks got rid of keys but didn’t solve the issue of multiple user codes.
- Electronic locks offered multiple codes but remote management or time-based credentials.
- Algorithmic locks delivered remote management and scheduled permissions but no real-time control or notifications.
- Zigbee and Zwave internet connected locks give immediate control and alerts but require additional bridges and expense to build the mesh networks.
- Wi-Fi locks are managed on existing networks and are easily provisioned.
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- Stuart Duncan
Mobile-geddon! From cash to cameras, smartphones are killing off our everyday essentials
From cameras to address books, our pockets and handbags already feel lighter compared to ten years ago thanks to the rise of smartphones. Futurist Dr Ian Pearson believes handsets are the new Swiss Army knife because they offer users multiple tools in a compact space. And by 2025 he claims many of our everyday essentials will be rendered completely redundant as devices become more powerful and ubiquitous. Over the next decade it is estimated more than eight billion people will use at least one smartphone, making it the go-to gadget for our daily lives.
Dr Pearson revealed the list of endangered tools in our homes, pockets and handbags he believes will soon become extinct, in collaboration with TalkTalk Mobile.
At the top of his list are keys.
'The days of digging through handbags for house keys and cursing after locking our car keys inside the car will be fading by 2025,' he said.
'Near-field communication (NFC) technology will enable us to lose those elusive keys for good. With a tap of the phone doors will open wide, with fingerprint recognition keeping our virtual keys safe.'
- Stuart Duncan
- Tags: smart lock
Apple and Google have an astonishing plan to replace everyone's locks and keys
Locks and keys are physical objects, and the technology behind them hasn't really changed since the first set was invented in the ancient Assyrian city of Nineveh in about 612 BC.
Now, more than 2,600 years later, all that might be about to change. In Citi analyst Jim Suva's new note to investors on the future of Apple, there are three really interesting words: "Work security access."
Suva and his colleague Asiya Merchant have touched on this before, in a note they published last November. They believe that Apple is working on a potentially vast new business in which physical security — locks and keys made of steel and iron — are replaced by electronic locks opened by your iPhone. (The basis of the business is Apple Pay and Passbook, the company's mobile payments and ticketing platforms, coupled with Touch ID and HomeKit, Apple's iPhone fingerprint security device and its platform for letting your phone control household appliances.)
"We have written extensively that we believe Apple Pay and Passbook have tremendous upside potential and have laid out 15 potential future uses of Apple Pay/Passbook," the pair said late last year.