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How to protect your rental property in Amarillo

March 18, 2022

Whether you rent out the family lake house or you run numerous Airbnbs, you may find it challenging to protect your rental properties in Amarillo. Unless you’re always on site, it’s easy to think about keys getting copied or former guests unexpectedly showing up. Not to mention, what would you do in the event of a fire or flood at your Airbnb while it’s being leased?

From smart door locks to comprehensive security with home automation, here are some helpful tips on how to protect your Airbnb in Amarillo. 

Ditch keys with your Amarillo smart locks

When a renter vacates the premises, they may leave the keys behind for the next guest. On the other hand, if a tenant grabbed or secretly made copies of a key, it would be possible to access your place again later. Certainly, you have the option to switch out your locks if a key goes missing, but that creates delays and cuts into your revenue.

Thankfully, you can use smart locks that work alongside your home’s security to put these concerns at ease. Then, you can issue each visitor their personalized access code. When your occupants check out, don't worry about the key exchange. You can simply set the codes to expire after they exit. If past inhabitants reappear and attempt to use their previous access code on the keypad, you will receive an update of a failed entry on your phone.

A smart security system makes vacant units appear to be inhabited

It's nice to think that your Amarillo rental property will have guests, but that isn’t likely to always be possible. Despite this fact, you need to give an impression that people are present so your place isn’t a potential target for prowlers. Installing home automation into your property’s security allows you to take advantage of smart light bulbs, motion detection equipment, and surveillance systems that make your home appear inhabited.

Begin by scheduling your smart lights to come on at particular times of the night. You will also want your cell phone app to warn you if your cameras detect an intruder hiding in the dark or walking toward your main entrance. You have the opportunity to use the two-way audio feature to make them aware that you're watching or program your lighting to automatically illuminate when a camera or motion sensor discerns something unusual.

Protect your Amarillo Airbnb with around-the-clock monitoring

Your tenants will have more peace of mind if they feel protected from burglars, particularly when Amarillo is unfamiliar territory. In the event a robber tries to invade your property, your security system will not only sound a siren but will also notify your around-the-clock monitoring team. Now, no matter where you are, emergency services will be forthcoming. Your monitoring experts can even act as your authorized go-between and patch you in as soon as you're able.

Along with break-ins, your monitoring team can be linked to fire alarms, flood sensors, and carbon monoxide sensors. It is likely to be distressing for your guest if a water heater springs a leak or a fire breaks out. Not only will you be sent a cell phone notification that a potentially dangerous event has happened, but an agent is also able to arrange for assistance while you're in transit.

Get started with your new home security system in Amarillo

Protect your rental property in Amarillo when you get the latest in home protection. Thankfully, Vivint provides popular choices like smart lights, smart door locks, and around-the-clock monitoring. Reach out today and our home security experts will design a system that’s perfect for your rental. Phone (806) 615-4222 or submit the form to get started!