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How to protect your airbnb in Brooklyn

March 18, 2022

Irregardless of whether you sublet your family’s cottage or you own an assortment of Airbnbs, it can be challenging to protect your rental properties in Brooklyn. Unless you’re stay on site, it’s easy to think about keys getting copied or past guests unexpectedly showing up. Not to mention, what would you do when there’s a flood or fire at the property while it’s being leased?

From enhanced locks to fully automated security systems, here's a quick guide on how to protect your Airbnb in Brooklyn. 

Get rid of your keys with your Brooklyn smart locks

When a renter moves on, they may follow your instructions and provide the keys for the next guest. Although, if someone took or copied a key, it would be possible to access your place again later. Needless to say, you have the option to switch out your locks after a key is “misplaced”, but that is not a timely or cost-effective solution.

Thankfully, you can install smart locks that work in conjunction with your home’s security to counter these concerns. You will then issue every guest their personalized access code. When they depart, there’s no reason to mess with a key dropoff. You can simply program the codes to no longer work after they’re gone. If previous inhabitants come back and attempt to use their previous access code on the number pad, you will receive an update of the failed attempt on your phone.

Home automation makes available rentals look occupied

The goal is that your Brooklyn rental property will be occupied, but that isn’t likely to always be true. However, you always want to make it appear that someone is home so your rental isn’t an easy mark for thieves. Installing home automation into your property’s security allows you to benefit from smart lighting, motion detection devices, and security cameras that make your lodging look inhabited.

You can put your plan in motion by setting your smart lights to switch on at specific hours of the day. You will also set your security smartphone app to alert you if your video cameras notice an intruder prowling in the shadows or walking toward your primary entry. You then are able to employ the talk functionality to make them aware that you're watching or set your lights to automatically come on when a camera or motion detector uncovers something unusual.

Protect your Brooklyn Airbnb with 24-hour monitoring

Your renters will be more relaxed if they have protection against intruders, especially when Brooklyn is not familiar to them. In the event a robber tries to break in, your security system will not only sound a siren but will also alert your 24/7 monitoring agents. Even if you’re not available, emergency services will be dispatched. Your monitoring specialists are capable of acting as your primary contact and patch you in when you're able.

In addition to break-ins, your monitoring center can be connected with fire alarms, flood sensors, and CO detectors. It can be distressing for your renter if a water heater springs a leak or a fire breaks out. Not only will you be sent a cell phone notification that an urgent situation has happened, but the monitoring agent can also coordinate emergency services while you're en route.

Request your new home security system in Brooklyn

Protect your rental property in Brooklyn when you get a state-of-the-art home security system. Luckily, Vivint offers options like smart light bulbs, smart door locks, and around-the-clock monitoring. Contact us today and our experienced team will help you customize a package that’s perfect for your rental. Dial (929) 552-2194 or fill out the form to begin!