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Best ways to protect your rental property in New York City

March 18, 2022

Irregardless of whether you sublet a single investment property or you own a diverse portfolio of Airbnbs, it’s often a challenge to protect your rental properties in New York City. Unless you’re live on site, it’s easy to wonder about keys getting copied or past guests unexpectedly showing up. And what should you do in the event of a flood or fire at your rental unit 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 New York City. 

Smart door locks eliminate people from copying your keys

When a guest moves on, they might leave the keys behind for the following inhabitant. Although, if a tenant took or made a copy of a key, it would be possible to re-enter sometime in the future. Needless to say, you have the option to replace your locks when a key is lost, but that is not a timely or cost-effective solution.

You'll want to install smart door locks that function in conjunction with your home’s security to put these concerns at ease. You can then give each renter their own unique entry code. When your occupants check out, there’s no need to worry with a key dropoff. You can simply set the temporary code to no longer work when they’re gone. If past inhabitants return and make an attempt to enter with their previous access code on the keypad, you will receive a message of the failed attempt on your phone.

A smart security system makes empty properties appear occupied at all times

Of course, you hope that your New York City rental property will have guests, but that's not always true. However, you need to make it appear that someone is home so your rental isn’t a potential target for thieves. Implementing home automation into your property’s security allows you to use smart lights, motion sensors, and surveillance systems that make your home look occupied.

Begin by scheduling your smart lights to turn on at specified times of the night. You will also want your cell phone app to notify you if your video cameras notice an intruder lurking around your perimeter or approaching your primary entry. You can employ the talk capability so they know you can see them or set your smart lights to instantly turn on when a surveillance device or motion detector uncovers something unusual.

Protect your New York City Airbnb with 24/7 monitoring

Your occupants will be more relaxed if they have protection from burglars, particularly when New York City is not familiar to them. When a robber tries to gain entry, your home security system will not only sound a siren but will also ping your 24-hour monitoring agents. Even if you’re not available, assistance will be on its way. Your monitoring specialists are capable of acting as your point person and loop you in as soon as you're free.

Besides intrusions, your monitoring center can be linked to fire alarms, water sensors, and CO detectors. It is likely to be distressing for your renter if flooding occurs or something catches fire. You will then receive a cell phone notification that an emergency has happened, but a representative will also authorize help from emergency personnel while you're in transit.

Order a modern home security package in New York City

Protect your rental in New York City when you get the latest in home protection. Luckily, Vivint offers options like smart lighting, smart entry locks, and 24-hour monitoring. Touch base with us today and our experienced team will personalize a package that’s ideal for your property. Phone (332) 877-9062 or fill out the form to get started!