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June 24, 2021

How To Protect Your Rental Property In Portland

Whether you rent your parents' old condo or you have a diverse portfolio, you are aware that it can be challenging to protect a rental property in Portland. When empty, your unit may look enticing for a burglar or vandal. In the event you have guests, you also must keeping people safe.

Including a mixture of solutions like monitored alarms and automated home controls, here are a few tips and tricks to make sure you’re fully protecting your Portland rental property.

Use 24-Hour Monitoring To Secure Your Rental Property

One of the best deterrents against criminal activity at your rental is the installation of a home security system with monitoring. Your guests can sleep easy when they feel protected against invaders, primarily when Portland is somewhere they’ve never visited before. If a thief tries to sneak in, your alarms will alert your ADT monitoring center while the easy-to-hear alarm alerts everyone inside. You also can have notifications sent to your smartphone in the event a surveillance camera picks up a potential burglar.

 
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Smart Locks Add Security When You Have New Guests

When a guest moves on, sometimes it's a mystery to know if they will be absent forever. In the event they took a key with them, then they could potentially re-enter your home. To combat this problem, you might switch out your locks each time a lease ends or install smart locks with your home’s security. With smart locks, you can give every tenant their own code number that will no longer work when they vacate the property. If past occupants return and attempt to use their outdated code, you will get an alert on your smartphone.

Automation Protects Your Rental Property In Portland -- Even When Your Property is Vacant

When you invest in a rental or airbnb in Portland, you need to secure the house when it’s not occupied. The best way to do this is to make it look like there’s always activity within the home. By integrating your advanced home security with automated features like lighting, entertainment systems, and climate control, your place will consistently appear to be inhabited. Set the lights to turn on at specific hours during the day and night and let some music play for a while, and a potential burglar will second-guess their intentions. With the proper home security, you can set schedules through a simple smartphone interface.

Securing Your Rental Property In Portland Begins With A Custom Home Security Package

The benefits advanced home security for real estate investors are many: 24-hour monitoring, convenient automation, and smart locks with key codes are just the tip of the iceberg. Get in touch with Secure24 Alarm Systems and our experts will assist you in creating an ADT package that makes sense for your rental. Call (503) 300-4377 or submit our online form to request service.