Vivint Smart Home Partners with Airbnb to Simplify Hosting

Vivint smart home technology provides convenience and security for
hosts and guests

LAS VEGAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SPECIAL TO CES — Vivint Smart Home, the smart home services
provider in North America, today announced it has teamed up with Airbnb,
a community marketplace that provides access to millions of unique
accommodations and experiences in more than 34,000 cities and 191
countries, to provide the most comprehensive smart home solution for
Airbnb hosts and guests in the U.S. and Canada. As the preferred smart
home provider for Airbnb, Vivint allows Airbnb hosts to manage their
homes remotely with automatic keyless access, energy management and home
security.


Hosts simply link their Airbnb account with their Vivint app to remotely
manage their listings. A Vivint smart home streamlines both the host and
guest experience in a number of ways:

  • Automatic keyless access. Vivint makes check-in a seamless
    and secure experience for both Airbnb hosts and guests. Shortly after
    booking, guests automatically receive an email with a unique entry PIN
    that allows them to unlock the door at the time of arrival – hosts
    don’t have to manually send a PIN and guests don’t have to download a
    separate app to get one. Vivint automatically activates the PIN at
    check-in and deactivates it at checkout, eliminating the hassle of a
    key exchange.
  • Welcome and verify guests personally, from anywhere.
    Airbnb hosts can greet and verify guests remotely using the Vivint
    Doorbell Camera. The doorbell camera’s live video feed and two-way
    talk feature make it easy for hosts to personally welcome guests upon
    arrival without having to be there in person. Guests can also contact
    their host at any time by pressing the doorbell.
  • Save energy in between stays. During their stay, guests
    can maintain their comfort by adjusting either the Vivint Element
    thermostat or a Nest Learning Thermostat. The Vivint Element
    thermostat works with smart devices throughout the home to accurately
    determine when guests check out and will automatically adjust the
    temperature to conserve energy while the house is empty.
  • Home security and 24/7 monitoring. Airbnb hosts can keep
    their home safe and secure with a smart door lock, door and window
    sensors, and motion detectors. Hosts can enjoy peace of mind with 24/7
    professional monitoring and customer care from Vivint.
  • Professional installation. Vivint provides professional
    installation with its nationwide team of Smart Home Pros, eliminating
    the need for hosts to figure out how to connect, integrate and secure
    their smart home devices. Smart Home Pros can also install other
    products for hosts such as a garage door controller, flood sensor or
    smoke detector.

“We are delighted to partner with Airbnb to offer our comprehensive
smart home services to all hosts in North America,” said Alex Dunn,
president of Vivint Smart Home. “Giving Airbnb hosts the convenience and
security of a smart home helps them provide the best guest experience
possible.”

“The Airbnb platform makes sharing your home simple and convenient,”
said Lex Bayer, head of business development at Airbnb. “The Vivint
smart home technology makes checking in guests hassle free, while at the
same time providing hosts with more tools to save energy and provide
peace of mind while hosting.”

Current Vivint customers can connect their system to their Airbnb
account in the “Works with Vivint” section of the Vivint Smart Home app.
To learn more about hosting with a Vivint smart home, visit www.vivint.com/airbnb.

About Vivint Smart Home
Vivint Smart Home is the leading
provider of smart home services in North America. Vivint delivers an
integrated smart home system with in-home consultation, professional
installation and support delivered by its Smart Home Pros, as well as
24-7 customer care and monitoring. Dedicated to redefining the home
experience with intelligent products and services, Vivint serves more
than one million customers throughout the U.S. and Canada. For more
information, visit www.vivint.com.

About Airbnb
Founded in 2008, Airbnb’s mission is to
create a world where people can belong when they travel by being
connected to local cultures and having unique travel experiences. Its
community marketplace provides access to millions of unique
accommodations from apartments and villas to castles and treehouses in
more than 34,000 cities and 191 countries.

With Experiences, Airbnb offers unprecedented access to local
communities and interests, while Places lets people discover the hidden
gems of a city as recommended by the people that live there. Airbnb is
people powered and the easiest way to earn a little extra income from
extra space in a home or from sharing passions, interests and cities.

Contacts

Vivint Smart Home PR
Katy Kenealy, 801-828-6056
katy@methodcommunications.com