August is now updating its mobile app to better support Airbnb hosts who rent out their homes to guests. Announced via a press release, the company says “entering and exiting an Airbnb property is now much simpler and more secure.”

August does this by generating a random personal entry code that is only valid from check-in to check-out when guests book with Airbnb. Hosts will no longer have to micro-manage physical keys or lock boxes.

Airbnb hosts will have a few options when it comes to giving access to their guests:

  • A custom PIN code for an August Smart Keypad that is automatically generated when an Airbnb reservation is made
  • Mobile phone access via the August app
  • Give guests both PIN code and August app access

When guests reserve a property that is August-enabled, they’ll receive an email with instructions based on how the host has set up access. Any cancellations or changes in reservations will automatically be updated within the August system.

August HomeKit-enabled Smart Locks are available on Amazon.

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