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Best ways to protect your rental property in Lafayette

March 18, 2022

Whether you lease out a single investment property or you own a diverse portfolio of Airbnbs, you may find it a challenge to protect your rental properties in Lafayette. With actual keys going to multiple occupants, it’s normal to worry about vanishing valuables or former guests arriving out of the blue. In addition, what would you do if there’s a fire or flood at your rental unit when you’re away?

From smart locks to comprehensive security with home automation, here are some top recommendations on how to protect your Airbnb in Lafayette. 

Smart locks eliminate key copies

When a visitor checks out, they could follow your instructions and provide the keys for the next guest. However, if a tenant grabbed or copied a key, they could re-enter at a later time. Certainly, you could replace your locks after a key goes missing, but that is not a timely or cost-effective solution.

You'll want to put in smart locks that operate alongside your home’s security to counter these concerns. Then, you can issue each renter their personalized access code. When your occupants leave, don't worry about an exchange of keys. All you need to do is program the temporary code to deactivate after they’re gone. If previous lodgers return and make an attempt to enter with their old code on the door, you will be alerted with a notification on your smartphone.

Home automation makes empty properties appear occupied at all times

It's nice to think that your Lafayette rental property will have guests, but that isn’t likely to always be the case. Nevertheless, you should strive to give an impression that guests are there so your rental isn’t a potential target for thieves. Installing a security system with home automation allows you to take advantage of smart light bulbs, motion sensors, and security cameras that make your home seem inhabited.

Start by programming your smart lights to come on at specified times of the night. You will also want your security smartphone app to alert you if your exterior cameras notice an unwanted guest hiding in the dark or approaching the front door. You then are able to take advantage of the 2-way talk functionality to make them aware that you're watching or arrange for your lights to instantly turn on when a camera or motion sensor identifies questionable movement.

Protect your Lafayette rental property with 24/7 monitoring

Your occupants will have more peace of mind if they are safeguarded from criminals, especially when Lafayette is unfamiliar territory. In the event a robber makes an effort to invade your property, your home security system will not only sound a siren but will also ping your 24/7 monitoring team. Now, no matter where you are, assistance will be dispatched. Your monitoring specialists can even act as your primary contact and communicate with you when you're free.

In addition to break-ins, your monitoring hub can be linked to fire alarms, water sensors, and CO detectors. It can be harrowing for your renter if a water heater springs a leak or something catches fire. You not only will be sent a phone alert that a potentially dangerous event has occurred, but a representative can also authorize emergency services while you're en route.

Request an innovative home protection plan in Lafayette

The first step in protecting your Lafayette rental property is to get the latest in home protection. Fortunately, Vivint has options like smart lighting, smart entry locks, and 24/7 monitoring. Touch base with us today and our home security experts will design a system that’s ideal for your property. Phone (337) 226-0040 or fill out the form to begin!