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 Our Goal

We'll be giving away 25,000 detectors at no cost to eligible hosts on a first come, first serve basis during 2015. After that, hosts can order a smoke or CO detector from the manufacturer, and we'll upfront the costs. Restrictions apply.

Free Smoke & CO Detector

The first 25,000 eligible hosts with an active listing can get a self-contained, battery powered smoke and CO detector at no cost during 2015.

Get One For Free

Eligible hosts. Restrictions apply.*

*Some restrictions apply: one per eligible host (any host who has an active listing), offer good while supplies last or until December 31, 2015, whichever comes first. See Terms and Conditions.

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.