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June 24, 2021

How To Protect Your Rental Property In Charlottesville

Whether you’re renting out your parents' old condo or you own a diverse portfolio, you know of how difficult it can be to protect a rental property in Charlottesville. If it’s not occupied, your place may be a prime target for a burglar or vandal. In the event you have renters, you also have to try keeping people safe.

Including solutions like monitored alarms and smart devices, here are a few tips and tricks to help you protect your Charlottesville rental property.

Protect Your Investment With Security Monitoring

One of the best deterrents against rental or vacation property damage is the installation of a home security system with monitoring. Your guests will enjoy more peace of mind if they feel protected against prowlers, particularly if Charlottesville is somewhere they’ve never visited before. In the event a intruder attempts to enter, your security system will notify your ADT monitoring center while the easy-to-hear alarm alerts everyone inside. You also can have updates sent to your mobile device in the event a security camera spots a lurker.

 
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Smart Key Codes Make It Easier To Rotate Renters

If a tenant moves on, sometimes it's a mystery to know if they will be away forever. If they took or copied a key, then they have the ability to re-enter your home. To counteract this concern, you could install new locks every time a tenant leaves or have smart locks installed that work with with your home security system. By using keypad locks, you can provide every tenant a unique code that will expire when the lease ends. If past occupants return and try an old key code, you will get an alert sent to your phone.

Smart Home Automation Protects Your Rental Property In Charlottesville -- Even If You’re Away

When you invest in a rental or airbnb in Charlottesville, you also have to protect the unit when it's vacant. An effective way to do that is to make it look like there’s always activity within the home. By linking your home security system to automation devices like lighting, entertainment systems, and climate control, your unit will consistently appear to be inhabited. Program certain light bulbs to come on at different times of the night and engage your sound system for a couple hours or more, and a would-be intruder will think twice before trying to enter. With home automation with your security system, you have the ability to schedule components through a mobile security app.

Protecting Your Rental Property In Charlottesville Starts With Customized Home Security

The benefits of a home security system for rental owners are many: integrated automation, 24-7 monitoring, and smart keypad door locks are just the tip of the iceberg. Reach out to Secure24 Alarm Systems and our knowledgeable team will assist you in creating an ADT home security plan that makes sense for your rental. Dial (434) 214-6134 or complete the form on this page to get started.