Graz startup Nuki lands cooperation with Airbnb!

Friday, April 20, 2018
With Airbnb, the Graz startup Nuki has won a global player as a cooperation partner. The combination of services allows Airbnb hosts to save a key collection. The two services fit together perfectly: The Graz startup Nuki, with its Smart Lock offers access to the house and apartment via smartphone. Airbnb hosts must somehow make sure their guests (and cleaners too) get access to their homes. This will now be made possible with a cooperation. "The new partnership between Nuki and Airbnb includes 24/7 check-in, remote access management and keyless access for guests and caretakers," said Nuki founder Martin Pansy.

Nuki and Airbnb: "Spare yourself the tedious physical key handover"

This is how it works: once a booking has been confirmed by a host with a Nuki Smart Lock, guests receive an automated message with a digital invitation code in the form of a link. If the Nuki app is not yet installed on the guest's smartphone, it will automatically be downloaded when the invitation code is clicked. The guest does not need to provide any other information to use Nuki. Upon arrival at the property, the guest will simply lock the door with a click on the Nuki app. This limits the guest access to the length of stay.

Decisive marketing push?

The prerequisite is, of course, that the hosts have installed a Nuki Smart Lock on their front door. Here the cooperation could bring a decisive marketing push for the Graz startup. The USP of the Graz system is that it can be easily attached to existing cylinder locks. According to the company, the startup is the European market leader in "smart, retrofittable access solutions". Just recently, the company of the brothers Martin and Jürgen Pansy, who had already succeeded in the 1990's with, got a big investment from the Wallstreet-group Allegion. The Pansy brothers are also behind the Graz company builder UpToEleven.

Read the article on (in German).