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Best ways to protect your airbnb in Erie

March 18, 2022

Whether you lease out a single investment property or you run numerous Airbnbs, you may find it difficult to protect your rental properties in Erie. With physical keys passing through multiple guests, it’s easy to worry about disappearing valuables or former guests arriving out of the blue. And what should you do in the event of a fire or flood at your Airbnb when you’re away?

From enhanced locks to completely automated home security packages, here are some helpful tips on how to protect your Airbnb in Erie. 

Ditch keys with your Erie smart locks

When a guest vacates the premises, they could leave the keys behind for the ensuing occupant. On the other hand, if someone grabbed or made a copy of a key, they could access your place again later. Certainly, you might switch out your locks after a key is “misplaced”, but that creates delays and cuts into your revenue.

Thankfully, you can put in smart door locks that work along with your home security system to counter these concerns. You will then issue each visitor their own unique entry code. When tenants depart, don't worry about a key dropoff. You can simply program the codes to no longer work after they exit. If past occupants return and make an attempt to enter with their previous access code on the number pad, you will be alerted with an update on your phone.

Home automation makes vacant units look occupied

The goal is that your Erie rental property will be occupied, but that's not always possible. Nevertheless, you should strive to make it appear that someone is home so your Airbnb isn’t a potential target for prowlers. Installing a security system that includes home automation allows you to use smart lights, motion detection equipment, and video cameras that make your home look lived-in.

Start by scheduling your smart lighting to switch on at specified times of the night. You will also set your cell phone app to alert you if your cameras notice someone lurking in the dark or coming to your main entrance. You then are able to take advantage of the 2-way talk capability so they know you're watching or program your smart lights to automatically illuminate when a camera or motion detector discerns something unusual.

Protect your Erie Airbnb with 24/7 monitoring

Your tenants can sleep easy if they feel protected against intruders, specifically when Erie is unfamiliar territory. When a thief tries to gain entry, your home alarm system will not only sound a siren but will also alert your 24/7 monitoring team. Even if you’re not available, emergency services will be on its way. Your monitoring specialists can even act as your point person and patch you in as soon as you're available.

In addition to break-ins, your monitoring center can be linked to fire alarms, water sensors, and CO detectors. It can be upsetting for your guest if a water heater springs a leak or something catches fire. You not only will be sent a cell phone alert that an emergency has occurred, but a representative can also arrange for emergency services while you're in transit.

Get started with a modern home security package in Erie

The first step in protecting your Erie rental property is to install a home security system. Thankfully, Vivint has great features like smart lighting, smart entry locks, and 24-hour monitoring. Contact us today and our home security experts will help you customize a system that’s ideal for your property. Call (814) 992-4902 or complete the form today!