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.
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
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.
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.
*Some restrictions apply: one per eligible host (any host who has an active listing), offer good before December 31, 2014, currently available in the US only. See Terms and Conditions.
Great! If you already have these items, please update your listing. We encourage all hosts to confirm that they have working smoke and CO detectors, clear and accurate safety information, safety kits and other safety items in their listings.
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:
Make sure your property meets government and safety codes for your area.
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.
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.