Best Smart Home Devices for Airbnb

Nov 1, 2022 | Airbnb Host Guide


If you’re looking to get into hosting guests on Airbnb or already have but are looking to upgrade your offering, a smart home may be what you need. The proper devices can help you save time and money while showing your guests that they’re appreciated. Here are the best smart home devices for Airbnb hosts:

Wireless Doorbell

First, wireless doorbells are an excellent option for Airbnb hosts who:

  • want to make their lives easier
  • want to save money
  • want to enhance their listing’s appearance
  • want to improve the experience of their guests

Wireless doorbells are easy to install and use, making it easy for you—and your guests—to enjoy them. They’re also inexpensive (often less than $50) and can be used in various ways, such as when someone comes by with a package or if the postman needs to deliver something urgent.

Smart Lock

You can lock and unlock your door remotely if you have a Smart Lock. You can do this with an app on your phone and using voice commands with Alexa, Google Assistant, HomeKit, IFTTT, Nest, Wink, and SmartThings.

WiFi Extender

The first and most important thing to know about WiFi extenders is how to choose a suitable device. You may think that all WiFi extenders are created equal, but this isn’t true. You’ll need to look into your specific needs and determine which kind of extender will work best for you.

How many devices do you have? If only a few devices need access to WiFi, it would be better for you to get one with fewer ports instead of multiple ports. Each device can be connected directly to your network without any interference from other devices. This will also save space on your countertop or nightstand since there won’t be any unnecessary wires running around from other devices trying to connect with it!

Smart Thermostat

A smart thermostat is a great device to use in an Airbnb, especially if you want to save money on energy bills. You can control smart thermostats remotely via the internet, which means they can be set to automatically adjust the temperature based on your guests’ preferences (and even their location). That could mean keeping the air conditioning on just enough for them to be comfortable without wasting unnecessary energy.

You can also control smart thermostats with voice commands through Amazon Alexa and Apple HomeKit devices such as an iPhone or iPad and smartphone apps made by Nest Labs or Ecobee. You might even have an old tablet lying around that could work if you don’t have an iOS or Android device nearby all of the time!

IP Camera

An IP Camera is a great way to monitor your Airbnb. IP cameras allow you to see what’s happening at your Airbnb from anywhere globally, using just about any device—smartphone, tablet, or computer. They’re easy to install too! Many models come with WiFi connectivity, so you don’t even have to run any wires. Plus, they’re affordable and come in various shapes and sizes.

Robot Vacuum

The robot vacuum is a great way to keep your home clean daily. This robot vacuum has advanced features to clean carpets, hardwood floors, and tiles. The Roomba also comes equipped with sensors that detect objects in its path so as not to bump into furniture or walls that may be in the way of its cleaning course. The Roomba can also deal with pet hair, dirt, and dust by sucking up these undesirable items from your floors.

Smart Plugs 

These tiny plugs allow you to turn any electronic gadget on or off remotely via an app on your smartphone or tablet. You can use these anywhere in your house—even outside if needed! They’re handy for lamps that don’t have switches next to them (like my dining room light) because it’s hard to reach up if something goes wrong with the lamp while guests are staying at my place.


To recap, here are some of the top smart home devices to improve your Airbnb:

  • Wireless Doorbell
  • Smart Lock
  • WiFi Extender
  • Smart Thermostat
  • IP Camera
  • Robot Vacuum
  • Smart Plugs

Host Guide Resources

In the end, you can’t go wrong with any of these options. Any of these options the CoCal Design Company has offered can improve your Airbnb hosting experience significantly. Check out our host guide resources and get the help you need.


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