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Your guide to protecting your rental property in Florence

March 18, 2022

Whether you rent out a single investment property or you own a diverse portfolio of Airbnbs, it’s often a challenge to protect your rental properties in Florence. With a constant turnover of guests, it's not hard to forget about a key when someone leaves or find yourself no longer in possession of an expensive item. In addition, what would you do when there’s a flood or fire at the property when you’re away?

From smart door locks to completely automated home security packages, here's a quick guide on how to protect your Airbnb in Florence. 

Eliminate those easy-to-lose keys when you use smart door locks

When a renter moves on, they might leave the keys behind for the next guest. On the other hand, if someone grabbed or copied a key, they would be able to sneak back in at a later time. Certainly, you could switch out your locks if a key is “misplaced”, but that takes time and money.

Fortunately, you are now able to install smart door locks that work in conjunction with your security system to alleviate these worries. You will then provide each visitor their own unique entry code. When your occupants depart, there’s no need to worry with the key exchange. Instead, simply program the door code to expire after they’re gone. If former inhabitants reappear and try their old code on the keypad, you will receive a message on your phone.

A smart security system makes vacant units appear occupied at all times

It's nice to think that your Florence rental property will have guests, but that's not always the case. However, you need to give an impression that people are present so your place isn’t a potential target for thieves. Implementing a security system with home automation affords you the opportunity to take advantage of smart lights, motion detection devices, and video cameras that make your lodging seem inhabited.

Start by scheduling your smart lights to come on at particular times of the night. Then, use your cell phone app to warn you if your video cameras spot an intruder hiding in the shadows or approaching your main entrance. You can employ the talk capability to make them aware that they’re being watched or program your smart lights to automatically illuminate when a camera or motion sensor identifies questionable movement.

Protect your Florence rental property with 24/7 monitoring

Your tenants can sleep easy if they have protection against intruders, specifically when Florence is somewhat unfamiliar. When a thief makes an effort to break in, your home security system will not only sound a siren but will also notify your 24/7 monitoring agents. Regardless of your location, emergency services will be forthcoming. Your monitoring specialists are capable of acting as your authorized go-between and patch you in when you're available.

In addition to intrusions, your monitoring team can be connected with fire alarms, flood sensors, and carbon monoxide detectors. It can be distressing for your renter if a water heater springs a leak or a fire breaks out. You not only will get a phone update that an emergency has happened, but an agent will also coordinate emergency services while you're on the way.

Request your new home security system in Florence

Protect your rental property in Florence when you get a home security system. Thankfully, Vivint offers great features like smart light bulbs, smart entry locks, and around-the-clock monitoring. Contact us today and our security specialists will design a package that’s perfect for your Airbnb or rental property. Dial (843) 438-7320 or complete the form to get started!