We have an electronic door lock, which I think is really convenient, but I’m curious how others use them. AirBnB allows me to put the door code into the listing for confirmed guests, which saves me a step of contacting each person with the code before they arrive. But that also means that every single guest is using the same code, which seems like a potential security issue to me. I can program 20 codes into the lock and was thinking I might just pick one code randomly from the list and give it each guest so that they aren’t all using the same code. (But then of course, I have to message each guest individually and give them a code, taking away the convenience of having it in the listing.) I’m just thinking security-wise, it’s not great to have one code long-term. But I also don’t want to take the lock apart after each guest and reprogram it.
How do you guys use electronic locks?