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June 24, 2021

Ways To Protect Your Rental Property In Seattle

Whether your leasing the your parents' old condo or you have a diverse rental portfolio, you understand that it can be challenging to protect a rental property in Seattle. If vacant, your residence might be appealing for a burglar or vandal. Additionally, if you are currently leasing, you also must keeping your tenants secure.

From 24/7 monitoring to smart devices, here are several proven methods to help you protect your Seattle rental property.

Use 24-Hour Monitoring To Protect Your Rental Property

A proven method to discourage rental or vacation property damage is security monitoring. Your guests will enjoy more peace of mind if they feel secure against invaders, especially if Seattle is unfamiliar territory. If a burglar does try to break in, your security system will alert your 24/7 ADT monitoring team while the warning siren warns everyone inside. You also can have notifications sent to your phone if a surveillance camera identifies a potential burglar.

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Smart Key Codes Add Security When You Have New Guests

After a tenant moves on, you should make sure they don’t have access to the property. In the event they took a key with them, then they could possibly to regain entry. To combat this problem, you could install new locks every time a tenant leaves or utilize smart keypad locks that integrate with your security system. By using smart locks, you can allocate each occupant a unique code that can deactivate once they leave. And if they ever do come back and try an old key code, you will get an alert on your smartphone.

Smart Home Automation Protects Your Rental Property In Seattle -- Even If You’re Away

When you invest in a rental or vacation property in Seattle, you also have to ensure it’s protected, including when it’s not occupied. An effective way to do this is to make it look like there’s always activity within the home. By connecting your property’s security system to home automation components like smart bulbs, thermostats, and speakers, your place will look occupied at all times. Set certain light bulbs to turn on at regular intervals throughout the day and engage your sound system for a couple hours or more, and a would-be intruder will think twice before trying to enter. With the right security system, you have the ability to schedule components through a simple smartphone interface.

Protecting Your Rental Property In Seattle Begins With A Security System

The benefits of an ADT system for rental owners are many: 24-hour monitoring, convenient automation, and smart locks with key codes are only the beginning. Get in touch with Secure24 Alarm Systems and our experts will assist you in creating an ADT package that makes sense for your rental. Dial (206) 451-1051 or submit our online form to request service.