Top 3 Smart Home Devices to Improve Your Short Stay Management

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Be a Smart Host & Choose Smart Home Technology

Renting out a spare space in your property on Airbnb for short stays is a great way for you to earn extra income. But, the hassles that come with it can be a headache to short stay hosts.

From checking your guests in at inconvenient times to electricity wastage and getting your unit ready for the comfort of your guests, there are many hosts like you who feel troubled by these problems.

So, how can you as a host manage your short stay units more effectively with less worries? Introducing the top 3 smart home devices you need to ease your management and elevate your burdens!

Top 3 Smart Home Devices to Improve Your Short Stay Management

#1 – SMART Door Lock

With the SMART Door Lock, you can now worry no more about not being able to meet your guests for check-in or getting your keys lost along the process of check-in and check-out.

You can easily set a one-time password (OTP) for your guests, provide them the code and reset a new password for the next guest. What’s more? With this device, you can remotely lock/unlock the door for your guests with your Smart Home Mobile App – it’s convenient and easy to use.

Bonus: The SMART Door Lock automatically locks the door if your guest forgets about it!


#2 – SMART Circuit Breaker

Electricity wastage by guests is one of the greatest fear by hosts. By connecting the SMART Circuit Breaker to your Smart Home Mobile App, you can now remotely switch off you short stay units that are accidentally left on by guests. Control electricity consumption at the tips of your fingers!


#3 – SMART Switch

Having guests who would check-in on their own at night? Schedule for your unit lights to switch on at the time of their check-in, so that they could feel safer. Similar, with the SMART Circuit Breaker function, you too can remotely monitor the usage of your lights through your Smart Home Mobile App. Having guests leaving  your lights on upon check-out can now be easily solved remotely. Turn off lights – Anytime! Anywhere!

Being a short stay host can be a lucrative job, but it is essential to be constantly on the look-out for the latest technology to ease your burden as a host.

For any further advice on how to manage your short-stay units as a host contact us at

Ready, Set, Host – Cover Story by Malaysia SME [Pillars]

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HostAStay and the Short-Stay Management Revolution in Malaysia

HostAStay’s CEO, Jordan Oon has been featured in the cover story for Malaysia SME [Pillars] Issue 251: Dec 22, 2018 – Jan 4, 2019.

Thank you for the amazing write-up and photos!

Read the full story here to learn how you as a short-stay homeowner or investor can Watch Your Investment Grow with HostAStay.

For more stories & the latest updates, follow us on Facebook at @hostastay.

Property Investment Revolution #820


20th August 2017, Property Investment Revolution Event, Founder and CEO of HostAStay, Mr Jordan Oon sharing on How Do You Maximize Your Property’s Investment Income to over 284% of rental !


The key catalyst of starting a Short-Stay Management Platform is because we can observe that

there are more and more overhang properties in the market, whereby investors can’t sell and can’t rent out their units. These units are left empty, hoping that the property valuation will increase, however it will end up decreasing as it becomes a dead town.

20952915_1508966209187398_1020914103508220470_nHomestay is being a trend in South East Asia, more and more tourist are looking to stay in homestay as they can fully indulge and experience our culture along with the locals. The 2nd thing that tourist look for when they travel is the place of their stay during their trip, and a comfy home would ensure their trip to be a success. This is why HostAStay wants to ensure that all the homestays are at a certain standard, to leave a good impression to all tourist.

5There are more investors/property owners turning their homes into homestays, to earn the extra income by hosting guests. However, the beautiful dream of doing Airbnb turns out to be a nightmare. The horror kicks in after they list their units up to booking platforms. There are several things to handle after that:

  • Housekeeping
  • Booking Arrangements
  • Handover Keys
  • Guest Service
  • House Maintenance
  • Review and Rating

This is why, HostAStay will empower GooPro Management, together with Phoenix Plus Properties, support property investors by managing their properties to earn the extra income and ultimately increase valuation of the property.


HostAStay Berhad Empowers Short-Stay Management companies by:

  1. MAXIMIZING your room rates
  2. MINIMIZING your operation cost
  3. OPTIMIZING your resources
  4. ACQUIRING more guest and units
  5. ENHANCING guest experience

And we provide:

  1. Professional photography services
  2. Operators training
  3. Quality control

Using world class system, to ensure operators, owners and guest gain the best out of each homestay unit. Together with our key industry partners, we can make Malaysia the top tourist location with the best HomeStays for international guests.

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