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How to protect your airbnb in Allentown

March 18, 2022

Whether you rent out a single investment property or have an assortment of Airbnbs, you may find it challenging to protect your rental properties in Allentown. Unless you’re always on site, it’s normal to think about keys getting copied or former renters unexpectedly showing up. Not to mention, what would you do when there’s a flood or fire at your rental unit while it’s being leased?

From smart locks to fully automated security systems, here's a quick guide on how to protect your Airbnb in Allentown. 

Smart locks stop people from copying your keys

When a guest moves on, they may follow your instructions and provide the keys for the next guest. However, if a tenant snatched or made a copy of a key, they could re-enter at a later time. Of course, you could replace your locks after a key is “misplaced”, but that takes time and money.

Thankfully, you can put in smart locks that function along with your security system to put these concerns at ease. Then, you can issue each visitor their own unique entry code. When they depart, there’s no reason to mess with the key exchange. All you need to do is customize the door code to no longer work when they exit. If former lodgers reappear and try their prior entry code on the number pad, you will be warned with a message on your smartphone.

Smart home technology makes available rentals appear occupied at all times

It's nice to think that your Allentown rental property will have guests, but that's not always possible. Nevertheless, you should strive to make it seem that someone is home so your rental isn’t targeted by thieves. Installing a security system that includes home automation allows you to take advantage of smart lighting, motion sensors, and surveillance systems that make your rental appear occupied.

Begin by scheduling some lights to come on at specified times of the day. You will also set your security app to warn you if your cameras spot an intruder hiding in the dark or approaching the front door. You can take advantage of the talk functionality to make them know you're watching or arrange for your lighting to automatically come on when a surveillance device or motion sensor identifies suspicious activity.

Protect your Allentown rental property with 24/7 monitoring

Your renters will have more peace of mind if they have protection from intruders, particularly when Allentown is somewhat unfamiliar. In the event a prowler makes an effort to invade your property, your home alarm system will not only initiate the alarm siren but will also alert your 24/7 monitoring professionals. Regardless of your location, help will be dispatched. Your monitoring experts are capable of acting as your primary contact and patch you in as soon as you're free.

In addition to break-ins, your monitoring hub can link to fire alarms, flood sensors, and CO detectors. It is likely to be harrowing for your visitor if flooding occurs or something catches fire. You not only will get a phone notification that an urgent situation has occurred, but an agent can also arrange for assistance while you're on the way.

Request your new home security system in Allentown

Protect your rental in Allentown when you get a home security system. Luckily, Vivint provides popular choices like smart lighting, smart door locks, and 24/7 monitoring. Contact us today and our home security experts will design a system that’s ideal for your rental. Call (601) 514-6514 or fill out the form to begin!