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June 24, 2021

Tips To Protect Your Rental Property In Birmingham

Whether you rent the family lake house or you own a diverse portfolio, you are aware it can be difficult to protect a rental property in Birmingham. When empty, your place may look enticing for a burglar or vandal. In the event you have renters, you also have to try keeping your tenants secure.

Ranging from 24/7 monitoring to advanced automation systems, here are several proven methods to make sure you’re fully protecting your Birmingham rental property.

Use 24-Hour Monitoring To Protect Your Vacation Or Rental Property

One of the best deterrents against rental or vacation property damage is installing a monitored security system. Your guests can sleep easy if they feel protected against prowlers, primarily when Birmingham is somewhere they’ve never visited before. If a burglar does try to break in, your advanced alarm system will contact your ADT monitoring center while the high-decibel alarm rouses your visitors or tenants. You can even receive an emergency alert to your mobile device when security camera identifies unusual activity.

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Smart Locks Simplify Security With New Renters

When a tenant vacates your property, you have to ensure they don’t maintain entry to the house. If you use traditional keys and they have a copy, then they have the ability to come back later. To offset this issue, you can change the locks after each renter or have smart locks installed that work with with your home’s security. By using smart locks, you can provide each renter a unique code that will expire when they vacate the property. In the event renters return and try an old key code, you will get an alert on your smartphone.

Smart Home Automation Protects Your Rental Property In Birmingham -- Even When You’re Not Home

If you own a rental or vacation property in Birmingham, you need to ensure it’s protected, including when it’s not occupied. a smart method to do that is to make it look like there's someone home. By integrating your advanced home security with automated features like smart bulbs, thermostats, and speakers, your unit will look occupied at all times. Program your lighting to turn on at different times of the night and play music for a few hours, and a curious prowler will second-guess their intentions. With home automation with your security system, you are able to program devices with a convenient smartphone application.

Securing Your Rental Property In Birmingham Is Easier With Customized Home Security

The advantages advanced home security for real estate investors are numerous: smart locks, automation, and monitoring are just the tip of the iceberg. Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems and our security specialists will start customizing an ADT home security plan that makes sense for your rental. Call (205) 203-0526 or submit our online form to get started.