As the Airbnb community continues to grow around the world, we are constantly working to help our hosts and guests make their Airbnb experiences memorable and meaningful. We are also committed to helping our hosts make their homes safer.
Today we’re proud to share another resource with our hosts. San Francisco SAFE (Safety Awareness for Everyone) offers free home security checks to all San Franciscans, including Airbnb hosts. SAFE is a community crime prevention and public safety program that works in cooperation with the San Francisco Police Department and other city agencies to help protect San Francisco. SAFE was created by the SFPD in 1976 and has been running this home security program in partnership with the SFPD for 39 years.
“It really makes sense for SAFE to work with Airbnb to help hosts make their homes safer,” says Jim Dudley, former SFPD Deputy Chief and SAFE Board member. “We look forward to working with Airbnb to explore more ways we can help provide useful resources to hosts and visitors across San Francisco.”
One of SAFE’s specialists will walk through a home, apartment, or condominium with the resident to discuss ways to make the space safer and help prevent criminal activity, providing a free written report of the recommendations for improvement. SAFE focuses on making simple, low-cost recommendations unless residents have more complicated needs.
If you’re a host in San Francisco and you’d like to sign up for a free security check of your home, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and include your name, address, email, and phone number, or call SAFE at (415) 553-1984 or fill out their form here. Someone from SAFE’s team should reach out to you within a week.
SAFE has also prepared general safety tips that hosts in San Francisco can distribute to their visiting guests. These will be provided to hosts based in San Francisco at events like the upcoming Red Cross training on June 24.
SAFE Security Specialists are trained in Crime Prevention through Environmental Design (CPTED), providing a comprehensive approach to overall security. With this unique perspective, their specialists can examine lighting, landscaping, and access control and provide an overview of safety in a residence.
Airbnb has a number of programs designed to provide hosts with peace of mind, including our $1 Million Host Guarantee against property damage and our $1 Million Host Protection Insurance liability program. We’re proud to work with SAFE and we’ll continue to offer important resources to Airbnb hosts in San Francisco and beyond.