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12 Mar, 2024
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In a move to prioritize the privacy of renters, Airbnb has announced a significant policy change regarding security cameras in rental properties. Effective April 30th, hosts will no longer be permitted to use indoor security cameras under any circumstances.

Previously, Airbnb allowed hosts to install security cameras in common areas of their listings but prohibited their use in bedrooms and bathrooms. However, after numerous reports of guests discovering hidden cameras, the company has decided to prohibit indoor cameras altogether.

Additionally, Airbnb has introduced new rules for outdoor security cameras. Hosts will now be required to disclose the presence and locations of outdoor cameras before guests book a listing. These outdoor cameras cannot be used to monitor indoor spaces or certain outdoor areas where privacy is expected.

Furthermore, hosts must disclose the use of noise decibel monitors, which were previously banned by Airbnb in 2022. These monitors are often employed by hosts to detect unauthorized parties within their rentals.

Juniper Downs, Airbnb's head of community policy and partnership, emphasized that these changes were made in consultation with guests, hosts, and privacy experts. The company will continue to seek feedback to ensure that its policies align with the expectations of its global community.