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June 24, 2021

Ways To Protect Your Rental Property In Charleston

Whether you’re renting out a single property or you are a real estate investor with an array of investment properties, you understand it can be difficult to protect a rental property in Charleston. If it’s not occupied, your unit may look enticing for thieves or vandals. And if you have renters, you have to be conscious of safeguarding human beings.

Ranging from 24-hour monitoring to advanced sensors and alarms, here are several proven methods to make sure you’re fully protecting your Charleston rental property.

Defend Your Rentals With Home Security Monitoring

One of the best deterrents against criminal activity at your rental is installing a monitored security system. Your guests will rest easier when they have protection against intruders, primarily when Charleston is somewhere they’ve never visited before. If a thief tries to break in, your security system will notify your 24/7 ADT monitoring team while the high-decibel alarm rouses your visitors or tenants. You even have the ability to get mobile alerts when surveillance camera picks up a lurker.

 
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Advanced Keypad Locks Simplify Security With New Renters

When a renter vacates your property, you have to ensure they don’t retain access to your property. In the event they took a key with them, then they could potentially re-enter your home. To combat this problem, you might switch out your locks each time a lease ends or utilize smart keypad locks with your home’s security. With smart locks, you can allocate every tenant a custom code that will expire when the lease ends. In the event renters return and use their old code on the keypad, you will get an alert sent to your phone.

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

When you invest in a rental or vacation property in Charleston, you you still have to secure the house when it's vacant. The best way to do that is to give an impression that there’s always activity within the home. By integrating your advanced home security with automated features like lighting, entertainment systems, and climate control, your unit will consistently appear to be inhabited. Program certain light bulbs to activate at specific hours during the day and night and play music for a few hours, and a curious prowler will second-guess their intentions. With the right security system, you are able to program devices with a convenient smartphone application.

Protecting Your Rental Property In Charleston Starts With A Custom Home Security Package

The advantages of a home security system for rental owners are numerous: 24-hour monitoring, convenient automation, and smart locks with key codes are only the beginning. Reach out to Secure24 Alarm Systems and our experts will help you customize an ADT package that fits your needs. Call (843) 305-8663 or submit our online form to get started.