Home automation makes empty properties appear occupied at all times
Of course, you hope that your Arlington rental property will have a steady flow of renters, but that isn’t likely to always be the case. Nevertheless, you always want to give an impression that people are present so your Airbnb isn’t an easy mark for thieves. Installing home automation into your property’s security allows you to take advantage of smart light bulbs, motion detection devices, and video cameras that make your lodging appear occupied.
Begin by programming your smart lighting to turn on at specific hours of the night. Then, use your cell phone app to warn you if your video cameras notice an intruder hiding in the shadows or walking toward the front door. You have the opportunity to employ the two-way audio feature to make them know you're watching or program your smart lights to automatically illuminate when a camera or motion detection equipment identifies suspicious activity.
Protect your Arlington rental property with 24/7 monitoring
Your renters will be more relaxed if they feel protected from intruders, particularly when Arlington is unfamiliar territory. If a thief attempts to invade your property, your security system will not only initiate the alarm siren but will also notify your 24-hour monitoring team. Regardless of your location, help will be dispatched. Your monitoring specialists will even act as your point person and loop you in whenever you're free.
Along with home invasions, your monitoring team can link to fire alarms, flood sensors, and CO detectors. It can be harrowing for your guest if a water heater springs a leak or a fire erupts. You not only will get a cell phone alert that an emergency has happened, but an agent is also able to authorize emergency services while you're en route.