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June 24, 2021

Ways To Protect Your Rental Property In Washington, DC

Whether you’re renting out your parents' old condo or you are a real estate investor with an array of investment properties, you understand that it can be challenging to protect a rental property in Washington, DC. When empty, your unit may look enticing for thieves or vandals. In the event you have guests, you also have to try keeping people safe.

Ranging from 24/7 monitoring to advanced smart devices, here are several proven methods to help you protect your Washington, DC rental property.

Get Round The Clock Security With Professional Security Monitoring

A proven method to discourage theft or vandalism at your rental property is security monitoring. Your guests will enjoy more peace of mind when they have protection against intruders, especially if Washington, DC is somewhere they’ve never visited before. If a thief tries to break a window, your advanced alarm system will notify your 24/7 ADT monitoring team while the warning siren warns all people within the home. You can even receive a notification to your smartphone when a surveillance camera picks up a lurker.

 
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Advanced Keypad Locks Make It Easier To Rotate Renters

When a guest vacates your property, you need to make sure they don’t retain entry to the house. In the event they took a key with them, then they have the ability to to regain entry. To offset this issue, you might switch out your locks each time a lease ends or have smart locks installed with your home security system. With smart locks, you can give each renter their own code number that will no longer work when they vacate the property. And if they ever do come back and use their old code on the keypad, you will get an alert sent to your phone.

Automated Devices Protect Your Rental Property In Washington, DC -- Even When Your Property is Vacant

When you invest in a rental or airbnb in Washington, DC, you need to secure the house when it’s not occupied. An effective way to do that is to give an appearance that that people are present. By integrating your advanced home security with automated features like lighting, entertainment systems, and climate control, your home will always appear occupied. Program your lighting to come on at different times of the night and let some music play for a while, and a potential burglar will think twice before trying to enter. With the proper home security, you have the ability to schedule components through a convenient smartphone application.

Protecting Your Rental Property In Washington, DC Starts With A Security System

The benefits advanced home security for rental owners are numerous: smart locks, automation, and monitoring are only the beginning. Reach out to Secure24 Alarm Systems and our security specialists will start customizing an ADT home security plan that is perfect for your property. Dial (202) 221-4066 or complete the form on this page to make an appointment.