Every landlord is responsible for the safety and security of the tenants at their rental property. For this reason it is extremely important to ensure that your property is secure; especially, short term rental properties. Here are tips for protecting your tenants and, or guests.
1. Proper Smart Lighting
Lighting is one of the easiest way to prevent crime. In fact, it is essential for proper lighting to be installed inside and outside of your property. Smart Lights can remain on permanently, easily programmed to turn on/off automatically or set time schedule and can simply be motion activated. With Interactive Security Solutions smart platform you can connect your video cameras, doorbell, lights, locks and thermostats to our mobile app and remotely access your properties from anywhere in the world.
2. Smart Secure Perimeter
It is extremely important to secure all entry points to your properties. This can be achieved with smart dead-bolt door locks with key pads allowing for programmable keyless entry and remote control access installed professionally. For additional security, consider installing chain locks, smart-video cameras facing the door or our video doorbell camera so that you can remotely be notified of anyone’s arrival and/or your tenants can locally see and communicate with someone at the front door without having to let them inside your property.
3. Secure Windows
To ensure that criminals cannot enter your home you must ensure that all windows to your properties are secure. You can maximize results by using our smart window contacts which will send you real time notifications alerting you of windows opening, left open and/or any unusual or unexpected activities
4. Thorough Tenant Screening
Thoroughly screening your tenants is your first line of defence. This is important because tenants are often the perpetrators of crimes including robbery, assault and drug dealing. When unsure perform background checks on tenants to ensure that they are not a threat to the safety and security of other tenants in the property.
5. Smart Security Cameras
The installation of security cameras is a must. It is recommended that security cameras be installed at the front entrance of the property, the back entrance of the property, in common areas, in stairwells, in hallways and anywhere else you deem necessary to be informed of any activities. The Interactive Security Solutions’ Smart Cameras platform will record activities up on motion detection and send you a real time video clip of the activities causing the motion detection. This will give you the option to “live-view” and take action in real time to minimize loss or damage.
6. Remove Obstructions From Entrances
Remove any obstructions around the entrances to ensure that there are no places for thieves to hide around your property.
7. Real-time Security Monitoring Service
Hire a security alarm service provider like Interactive Security Solutions to monitor your properties. When there are issues a security guard company or the police will be contacted immediately to address any problems.
8. Security Guard
If you own a large complex of properties, then it makes sense to hire a security guard company. Combine a security guard with smart video surveillance, security monitoring service and a remote access control platform like Interactive Security Solutions to increase security.
For more information on how you can secure your properties please visit www.interactivesecurity.ca