Smart home technology makes empty properties appear to be inhabited
Of course, you hope that your Austin rental property will have guests, but that isn’t likely to always be the case. Nevertheless, you need to make it seem that people are present so your Airbnb isn’t an easy mark for thieves. Installing a security system with home automation affords you the opportunity to benefit from smart lighting, motion sensors, and video cameras that make your home look occupied.
You can put your plan in motion by programming some lights to come on at particular times of the night. You will also set your cell phone app to warn you if your video cameras spot an intruder lurking around your perimeter or approaching your main entrance. You then are able to employ the 2-way talk capability to make them aware that you can see them or set your lighting to automatically illuminate when a surveillance device or motion detector uncovers something unusual.
Protect your Austin rental property with around-the-clock monitoring
Your tenants will have more peace of mind if they feel protected against criminals, particularly when Austin is unfamiliar territory. In the event a robber attempts to invade your property, your security system will not only sound a siren but will also alert your around-the-clock monitoring team. Even if you’re not available, help will be forthcoming. Your monitoring agents can even act as your point person and patch you in when you're free.
In addition to break-ins, your monitoring hub can be linked to fire alarms, flood detectors, and carbon monoxide sensors. It can be distressing for your renter if a pipe bursts or something catches fire. You not only will get a smartphone alert that a potentially dangerous event has taken place, but the monitoring agent is also able to coordinate assistance while you're in transit.