As South Florida continues to be one of the most popular vacation destinations
in the United States, a lot of savvy travelers prefer to rent apartments and houses vs stay at a hotel. Whether you rent out your property long term or prefer to Airbnb, there's an amazing opportunity to earn an extra income.
While property owners get a lot of perks they come with some security concerns.
Did the renter make a copy of the key? Did the cleaning team share their access code with anyone who was not authorized to enter?
Smart Home Security technologies can save you time, money and give you peace of mind while being a rental owner. List your security system as an amenity as a lot of renters feel more comfortable in safe environments. Keep in mind you must disclose a presence of any surveillance devices, respect renter’s privacy and educate them on how to use the system.
Here are the top 9 most essential home security devices you need when renting your home.
1. Smart Locks
Renting out your property involves giving access to a lot of different people, which could increase security risks. Smart locks can help you control and keep track of who is coming and going.
Simply assign individual access codes to renters, cleaning personnel and maintenance staff. Set rules or deactivate codes at any time as needed.
Having smart locks also means never dealing with renters losing keys or getting locked out. If the renter forgets their access code you can unlock the door remotely.
2. Fire and Carbon Monoxide Detectors
While most homes already have standard smoke and CO detectors, smart detectors are extremely useful when you rent out your home.
Receive instant notifications about any dangers and contact your tenants to assess the potential threat that triggered the sensor.
3. Smart Thermostat
Installing a smart thermostat can save you money by reducing the electricity bill, and prevent mold, by using our smart home application to control the temperature in your property any time from your phone, tablet or laptop.
Now you won't have to visit your property every time a renter moves out to make sure the
A/C is on and left at a certain temperature. You can create a rule for thermostat to reset to your preferred temperature as a guest leaves the house. This smart device is particularly useful for hosts who frequently travel or simply don’t live in the area.
4. Flood Sensors and Smart Water Valve
Unnoticed water leaks and floods can cause significant damage to a home.
Flood sensors monitor water and moisture levels and send you alerts of any threatening floods or extreme temperature changes.
Smart Water Valve gives you an opportunity to stop the leak and worth the investment if your property is located in a flood-prone area.
5. Smart Light Control System
Smart lights are very convenient for someone who wants to manage their property remotely.
The system allows you to not only turn off the lights when renters move out but save money on electricity.
You can also set up a schedule for the light to go on at a certain time while the property is not occupied to keep burglars away.
6. Windows and Doors Sensors
Windows and Doors Sensors allow you to see if everything is closed from your phone.
Even one window left open adds unnecessary security risks.
Entry sensors can also protect your off-limits areas.
7. Security Cameras
Outdoor security cameras will let you keep an eye on your property while you're not there and keep burglars away. Connect cameras with a smart app and view the live stream at any time. You can program custom alerts if the camera detects suspicious activity.
8. Smart Shades
Most renters won't think of closing shades on all windows when moving out and that makes your property an easy target for burglars. Not only criminals can see that nobody is home, but they can also assess
if there are any valuables in view.
Connecting your shades to a smart app make it easy for you to stay in control of your property and adds an extra layer of security.
9. Storm Shutters Automation System
Automated window shutters system offers convenience and control.
It's easy to install and doesn't require any major construction.
There are many ways smart
can be used to make your life easier. Never rent out your home again without the assurance that your property is protected from the worst-case scenario.
Give our Smart Home Security Pros a call today at (954) 367-6650 for a Free Quote.