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How to protect your rental property in Springfield

March 18, 2022

Irregardless of whether you sublet a single investment property or you run an assortment of Airbnbs, it can be challenging to protect your rental properties in Springfield. With a constant turnover of tenants, it's simple to forget about a key at checkout or find yourself without an expensive item. In addition, what would you do in the event of a flood or fire at the property while it’s being leased?

From smart door locks to comprehensive security with home automation, here's a quick guide on how to protect your Airbnb in Springfield. 

Say goodbye to traditional keys by switching to smart door locks

When a visitor moves on, they may follow your instructions and provide the keys for the ensuing occupant. Although, if someone grabbed or copied a key, they could sneak back in sometime in the future. Certainly, you might switch out your locks when a key is “misplaced”, but that creates delays and cuts into your revenue.

Fortunately, you are now able to put in smart locks that work along with your security system to counter these concerns. You can then issue each visitor their personalized access code. When they depart, there’s no reason to mess with the key exchange. All you need to do is set the temporary code to deactivate when they exit. If past inhabitants come back and make an attempt to enter with their prior entry code on the number pad, you will be warned with an update of the failed attempt on your smartphone.

A smart security system makes available rentals appear occupied at all times

The goal is that your Springfield rental property will have guests, but that won’t always be possible. Despite this fact, you always want to make it appear that guests are there so your rental isn’t an easy mark for thieves. Implementing home automation into your property’s security affords you the opportunity to take advantage of smart light bulbs, motion detection devices, and security cameras that make your home seem inhabited.

Start by programming your smart lights to come on at specified times of the evening. Then, use your security smartphone app to notify you if your cameras detect an unwanted guest hiding in the shadows or coming to your primary entry. You can take advantage of the two-way audio feature to make them know you can see them or set your lighting to automatically come on when a camera or motion detector uncovers something unusual.

Protect your Springfield rental property with 24/7 monitoring

Your tenants can sleep easy if they have protection against intruders, particularly when Springfield is not familiar to them. When a thief tries to break in, your home security system will not only initiate the alarm siren but will also ping your 24/7 monitoring team. Even if you’re not available, help will be forthcoming. Your monitoring experts can even act as your point person and loop you in as soon as you're able.

Along with break-ins, your monitoring team can be connected with fire alarms, flood detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors. It is likely to be distressing for your renter if a pipe bursts or something catches fire. You will then be sent a smartphone notification that a potentially dangerous event has happened, but the monitoring agent is also able to arrange for emergency services while you're en route.

Request an innovative home protection plan in Springfield

Protect your Springfield Airbnb with a state-of-the-art home security system. Thankfully, Vivint offers options like smart lighting, smart locks, and 24/7 monitoring. Contact us today and our experienced team will design a system that’s ideal for your rental. Call (413) 277-7517 or fill out the form to begin!