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The safest homes in the neighborhood

Home safe home

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 a smoke and carbon monoxide (CO) detector 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 do our part.

Through awareness and a few simple tools, we'd like to help make your home safer and put your guests more at ease.

By the end of 2014 we'd like every Airbnb listing to have a smoke & CO detector.

To help meet our goal

We'll be giving away smoke and CO detectors to hosts around the world, starting with those with an active listing in the US (see details & restrictions below).

Free Smoke & CO Detector

Any host with an active listing in the US can get a self contained, battery powered smoke & CO detector for free during 2014.

Get one for free

Eligible US hosts. Restrictions apply .*

Emergency Safety Card

Inform your guests with a convenient safety card. List emergency numbers, exit routes, and other resources.

Get one for free

Eligible US hosts. Restrictions apply .*

Home First Aid Kit

Free for the first 10,000 hosts! 85 piece or similar kit with dressings, scissors, and other accessories.

Get one for free

Eligible US hosts. Restrictions apply .*

*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 .

Already have these safety items?

Great! If you already have these devices, please update your listing. By the end of 2014 we will require all hosts to confirm that they have a working smoke and CO detector in their listings.

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 make homes welcoming places to live.