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How to protect your rental property in Tuscaloosa

March 18, 2022

Whether you rent out your family’s cottage or you run numerous Airbnbs, it’s often a challenge to protect your rental properties in Tuscaloosa. With metal keys to different occupants, it’s normal to worry about missing valuables or past renters showing up out of the blue. Not to mention, what would you do when there’s a fire or flood at your Airbnb while it’s being leased?

From enhanced locks to completely automated home security packages, here are some helpful tips on how to protect your Airbnb in Tuscaloosa. 

Smart locks stop people from copying your keys

When a visitor moves on, they could leave the keys behind for the next guest. However, if a tenant grabbed or made a copy of a key, they could sneak back in sometime in the future. Needless to say, you have the option to change the locks after a key goes missing, but that is not a timely or cost-effective solution.

Fortunately, you are now able to put in smart door locks that operate in conjunction with your home security system to put these concerns at ease. Then, you can give each renter their personal code number for entry. When tenants leave, there’s no need to worry with an exchange of keys. You can simply set the door code to deactivate when they vacate the property. If past inhabitants come back and try their prior entry code on the number pad, you will be warned with an update of the failed attempt on your mobile device.

Home automation makes empty properties appear to be inhabited

Of course, you hope that your Tuscaloosa rental property will have guests, but that's not always possible. Despite this fact, you need to make it seem that guests are there so your place isn’t a potential target for thieves. Implementing home automation into your property’s security affords you the opportunity to benefit from smart lights, motion detection devices, and video cameras that make your rental seem lived-in.

You can put your plan in motion by setting your smart lighting to turn on at specific hours of the day. Then, use your security smartphone app to alert you if your cameras detect an intruder prowling around your perimeter or coming to your main entrance. You then are able to use the 2-way talk capability so they know you're watching or program your lights to automatically illuminate when a surveillance device or motion sensor discerns something unusual.

Protect your Tuscaloosa rental property with around-the-clock monitoring

Your renters will be more relaxed if they have protection against intruders, especially when Tuscaloosa is somewhat unfamiliar. In the event a thief makes an effort to break in, your home security system will not only initiate the alarm siren but will also alert your 24/7 monitoring team. Now, no matter where you are, help will be forthcoming. Your monitoring specialists can even act as your authorized go-between and patch you in when you're able.

In addition to break-ins, your monitoring team can be linked to fire alarms, flood sensors, and carbon monoxide detectors. It would be understandably harrowing for your visitor if flooding occurs or a fire erupts. Not only will you be sent a smartphone update that a potentially dangerous event has happened, but the monitoring agent can also arrange for help from emergency personnel while you're in transit.

Order a modern home security package in Tuscaloosa

Protect your rental in Tuscaloosa when you get a home security system. Fortunately, Vivint provides options like smart light bulbs, smart locks, and 24-hour monitoring. Touch base with us today and our experienced team will design a package that’s perfect for your property. Phone (205) 964-9849 or submit the form to get started!