AirBNB, the leading community-driven hospitality company has not only rocked the foundation of hospitality, but has also given many locals a chance to host travelers from around the world. Hosting travelers is not as easy as it sounds. Many local hosts have talked about the pain associated with organizing travel tours.
And in all the trouble, the most common trouble is key exchange, or travelers losing their room keys. As a solution to host’s troubles, Singapore-based startup Igloohome has created a digital smart lock that makes house sharing an easy task. Slated to offer hassle-free living from accidental lockouts, the multiple modes of entry makes it possible to unlock the door with the help of a PIN code. While physical key acts as a back up plan in case of unexpected error or unforeseen situation.
Smart lock with a dedicated mobile application also give users freedom to create a temporary PIN code that can be set valid for a limited period, allowing access to friends, family, maids and delivery guys for a specific time period. Featuring an LED illuminated touchscreen, it runs on 4 AA batteries that can last for 9 months and is available in both left/right hand version.
Designed around the needs of AirBNB hosts, the company has a special optional offer for local hosts, where they get the chance to synchronize their listing calendars with their Igloohome mobile app to automatically create PIN codes for guests. Available on a subscription basis at S$9.90, the subscription can be stopped at any point of time.
Currently available in Australia, Singapore and Thailand via Igloohome online store, the digital smart lock is priced at S$ 399 (approx. $288).