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Best ways to protect your rental property in New Brunswick

March 18, 2022

Whether you sublet the family lake house or you run numerous Airbnbs, it can be challenging to protect your rental properties in New Brunswick. Unless you’re stay on site, it’s simple to wonder about keys getting copied or former renters unexpectedly showing up. In addition, what would you do if there’s an emergency like a fire at your rental unit while you're offsite?

From enhanced locks to comprehensive security with home automation, here's a quick guide on how to protect your Airbnb in New Brunswick. 

Ditch keys with your New Brunswick smart locks

When a renter checks out, they could follow your instructions and provide the keys for the following inhabitant. On the other hand, if someone snatched or copied a key, it would be possible to re-enter sometime in the future. Certainly, you might switch out your locks if a key is “misplaced”, but that creates delays and cuts into your revenue.

You'll want to install smart door locks that work along with your security system to counter these concerns. Then, you can provide every guest their personal code number for entry. When they depart, don't worry about a key dropoff. Instead, simply set the temporary code to deactivate after they vacate the property. If past occupants reappear and attempt to use their prior entry code on the number pad, you will be alerted with a message of a failed entry on your mobile device.

Smart home technology makes available rentals appear to be inhabited

Of course, you hope that your New Brunswick rental property will have a steady flow of renters, but that won’t always be the case. However, you should strive to make it seem that guests are there so your Airbnb isn’t targeted by prowlers. Installing a security system with home automation affords you the opportunity to benefit from smart lights, motion sensors, and surveillance systems that make your rental seem inhabited.

Start by setting some lights to switch on at specified times of the night. You will also set your security smartphone app to alert you if your video cameras detect an intruder hiding around your perimeter or approaching the front door. You then are able to take advantage of the 2-way talk feature to make them know you're watching or arrange for your lighting to instantly turn on when a camera or motion detection equipment uncovers suspicious activity.

Protect your New Brunswick rental property with around-the-clock monitoring

Your occupants will have more peace of mind if they feel protected against burglars, especially when New Brunswick is somewhat unfamiliar. When a thief makes an effort to break in, your home alarm system will not only initiate the alarm siren but will also notify your around-the-clock monitoring professionals. Even if you’re not available, help will be dispatched. Your monitoring agents will even act as your primary contact and communicate with you as soon as you're available.

In addition to break-ins, your monitoring team can be connected with fire alarms, flood detectors, and carbon monoxide sensors. It would be understandably harrowing for your visitor if a water heater springs a leak or a fire breaks out. You will then receive a cell phone alert that an urgent situation has happened, but the monitoring agent will also authorize assistance while you're in transit.

Get started with a modern home security package in New Brunswick

Protect your New Brunswick Airbnb with a home security system. Luckily, Vivint offers options like smart lighting, smart locks, and around-the-clock monitoring. Touch base with us today and our experienced team will personalize a plan that makes sense for your rental. Call (732) 607-4656 or fill out the form today!