Opening your home to holidaymakers for short or long-term stays can bring you extra profit, but it can also cause you a headache in case you do not protect your property adequately. Sometimes your guests might lose their keys and that can cause unauthorised access to your rental house later.
On the other side, crime-rate at this type of property is very high, since there are periods when no one occupies the space, and the burglars can enter it very easily. Luckily, there are many things you can do to safeguard your holiday rental property during both peak and off-peak seasons and avoid above-mentioned situations.
Although this might not be the first thing you will do to make your rental property more secure, it might be one of the best ways to do so. We understand that most of your guests will have good intentions, and just want to spend a memorable holiday with their family or friends, but it is important to remember that you are letting complete strangers stay at your vacation house or apartment.
Because of that, we always suggest you speak with them through the rentals site or the app, but we also suggest you not to give them door keys that can be copied. The best option to avoid keys is investing in keyless locks.
There are different types of these smart locks, so you can even find the ones with the interactive touchscreen which allow users to access and control their property through the app installed on their phones or tablets. Each time your new guests arrive, you will be able to set a new pin code and to give them entry without handling them the keys. Once they leave, you will be able to delete the pin remotely and ensure that no-one will be able to re-enter your property unless you allow him to.
Another very effective method to keep your rental property safe is to install security cameras, just keep in mind there are privacy rules that you have to respect. In case you have outdoor cameras, as a rental host, you will need to disclose their locations to your guests during the booking process.
Also, the CCTV installation in private areas like bedrooms or bathrooms are prohibited, so keep this in mind when deciding where to place your surveillance security system. The security cameras are easy to operate remotely, and as such is a perfect choice for this type of property.
One more plus is the fact they can record up to 30 days of footage and can be set to be motion-activated, so even if you don’t have guests at your property you will be notified as soon as someone enters it.
Electronic Security System with Professional Monitoring
In case you don’t have time or simply don’t want to monitor your holiday rental property on your own, you can always contact one of the companies that provide professional monitoring services. One of those firms is Tekplex Solutions, with many years of experience in this industry.
We offer high-quality security products like smart locks, CCTV cameras, different types of alarms and sensors, as well as constant monitoring, so you can get a complete service, all at one place. Our Melbourne team can also make your property a sort of ‘smart home’ so you can control the lights and appliances in it remotely. Feel free to contact us and learn more about the professional service we provide even today.
We will be happy to help you protect your holiday rental property without affecting your guests’ privacy, so wait no more and reach out to us as soon as possible.