As our world becomes more and more technology-focused, it would be great to see which systems or apps you find useful in your hosting. Maybe you use a great smart lock system or a lock box, or you've found an app that helps you stay on top of the tasks you need to do when hosting?
I discovered an app not too long ago that makes it really easy to divide bills between housemates/friends/partners - this might be really useful if you co-host or co-own a listing and you need to divide up your outgoings!
I'm looking forward to hearing what you use and your technology ideas 🙂
To help me manage my listings and the requirements and wishes of each guest, breakfast requests and checkin/out times in our 2 rooms I use what is probably 19th century technology - a week to a page diary and a pencil!
A conventional paper diary which covers the financial year, can add all expenses, income, everything in one paper solution. I have year after year all kept, and absolutely nothing on computer because they fail more often than my diary.
I am probably a bit of a luddite as I don't even have a smartphone, just the most minimal of technology for a more stressfree life.
I think that's perfectly reasonable @Sandra126! I do sometimes worry about how reliant we are on technology - it seems that if the internet crashes for a long period we would all be completley lost (apart from you)!
Schlange camalot door lock - no key and delete codes after guest leaves. very simple with very electronic moving parts, battery lasts a year. 3 months use no issues
nest smoke/carbon monoxide detector
- battery operated constant checks any issues come to your smart phone.
Sinope thermostas- we have electric baseboards its the only thermostat i can see temp in each room and set a maximum valie for heat and turn down if needed via smartphone.
Insteon lighting and door open monitor entry and am able turn lights on/off from anywhere as its a second home via smartphone
I have a Windows phone but alas no Airbnb app, actually hardly any apps of any description, but I can easily sync my calendar and contacts etc to my windows laptop so I have to do most of my Airbnb work on my laptop which is fine really. I also have a keyless entry - I love that I can program codes which expire and give my guests a code so they can check in at any time! Apart from that I have no other technology to help me with Airbnb. I would buy a cleaning robot when they become affordable!