Helping Hosts Make

Their Homes Safer

Warm, Cozy and Inviting Homes

Using Airbnb depends on a warm and hospitable home experience. Safety, security, and privacy are essential qualities in a household, so we want to encourage them in yours.

A Good Place to Start

Having working smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detectors in your home can make a big difference, yet many homes around the world lack these devices.

In North America, only 40% of homes have these detectors, and in Great Britain that drops to 16%. Source

Our Commitment to Safety

Organizations around the world are working to educate and assist home owners around home safety, and we want to help.

Through awareness and a few simple tools, we'd like to help you make your home even safer.

We encourage every Airbnb host to install working smoke & CO detectors in their listing and to check them frequently.

To Help Meet This Goal

Airbnb has distributed more than 10,000 smoke and CO detectors for free to hosts in the U.S. We’ve also distributed more than 10,000 emergency first aid kits and more than 10,000 safety information cards to hosts.

Do you already have a smoke and CO detector?

Great! Let everyone know by updating your listing amenities. We encourage all hosts around the world to confirm that they have a smoke and CO detector installed.

What else can you do to make your space safer for guests?

Every home is different, and you should be sure to consider what your specific listing requires. These steps below are a good place to start:

Meet Regulations

Make sure your property meets government and safety codes for your area.

Electrical Safety

Fix any exposed wires. Ensure all appliances and equipment are properly and safely installed.


Remove any hazards that might cause guests to trip or fall, or mark these areas clearly.

Want to learn more?

Visit our host community groups to join in on the conversation about safety in our homes or check out our Help Center for more ideas.

The Home of the Future

Nothing beats basic human consideration, but the simplest technologies can do a lot to help make homes safer. At Airbnb, we imagine a future where smart homes are wired to protect us, provide comfort, and improve our quality of life. As times and technologies change, know that we'll always be innovating, and finding new ways to help you make your home a welcoming place.