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Best ways to protect your rental property in Kansas City

March 18, 2022

Whether you rent out your family’s cottage or you own an assortment of Airbnbs, it can be a challenge to protect your rental properties in Kansas City. With metal keys passing through different renters, it’s simple to worry about missing valuables or former guests arriving unexpectantly. Not to mention, what would you do when there’s a flood or fire at your Airbnb while you're offsite?

From enhanced locks to fully automated security systems, here are some helpful tips on how to protect your Airbnb in Kansas City. 

Smart door locks eliminate key copies

When a visitor vacates the premises, they might follow your instructions and provide the keys for the following inhabitant. However, if a tenant took or secretly made copies of a key, they would be able to sneak back in sometime in the future. Needless to say, you could change the locks when a key is lost, but that is not a timely or cost-effective solution.

You'll want to put in smart door locks that work along with your home’s security to put these concerns at ease. You can then provide every guest their personal code number for entry. When tenants leave, don't worry about the key exchange. Instead, simply program the door code to no longer work after they’re gone. If former occupants come back and try their previous access code on the keypad, you will be warned with a message of a failed entry on your phone.

Home automation makes available rentals look occupied

The goal is that your Kansas City rental property will be occupied, but that isn’t likely to always be possible. However, you always want to make it seem that guests are there so your place isn’t a potential target for thieves. Incorporating a security system with home automation gives you the chance to use smart light bulbs, motion detection devices, and security cameras that make your lodging seem lived-in.

Begin by programming some lights to switch on at specified times of the evening. Then, use your cell phone app to notify you if your video cameras spot someone hiding around your perimeter or walking toward your main entrance. You then are able to use the talk functionality to make them aware that you're watching or program your lighting to automatically illuminate when a surveillance device or motion sensor identifies questionable movement.

Protect your Kansas City rental property with around-the-clock monitoring

Your tenants will be more relaxed if they are safeguarded against burglars, particularly when Kansas City is somewhat unfamiliar. In the event a robber attempts to break in, your security system will not only sound a siren but will also notify your 24-hour monitoring agents. Now, no matter where you are, help will be on its way. Your monitoring agents are capable of acting as your point person and patch you in whenever you're free.

In addition to break-ins, your monitoring team can link to fire alarms, flood detectors, and CO detectors. It can be upsetting for your renter if a water heater springs a leak or a fire erupts. Not only will you receive a phone alert that a potentially dangerous event has happened, but a representative is also able to authorize emergency services while you're in transit.

Order your new home security system in Kansas City

Protect your rental property in Kansas City when you get a home security system. Fortunately, Vivint has popular choices like smart lighting, smart door locks, and around-the-clock monitoring. Contact us today and our experienced team will design a plan that makes sense for your rental. Phone (816) 357-9576 or submit the form to begin!