60% of Guests Would Pay More for a Vacation Rental With Smart Home Features

Guests who use short-term vacation rentals prefer rentals with smart technology because it gives them a greater sense of security. August Home Inc, a prominent provider of smart security products for homeowners, conducted a study, discovering that “Hosts and Guests…believe smart home technology, such as smart locks (Hosts 85%; Guests 77%) and doorbell cameras (Hosts 85%; Guests 74%), will be a part of all rentals in the future.”  Guests also believe that, when compared to hotels, hosts of short-term vacation rentals do more to ensure they have a better stay. As more guests seek rentals with smart technology, such devices will become standard in the home-sharing industry.

Source: Business Wire – 60 Percent of Guests Would Pay More for a Vacation Rental With a Smart Home Feature, August Home Study Reveals


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