Home Automation Systems
If you own a home that sits idle for long periods of time, you may want to keep home automation on top of your 'must-have' list of items. A home automation system can enable you to control various settings of your rental property, even if the home is unoccupied. Use your PC or smartphone to remotely control various items in your home, adjust the thermostat, and toggle lights on and off. This kind of activity gives an impression that someone has occupied the property and acts as a deterrent to potential burglars. You can authorize unique access codes for guests, workers or property managers, and expire their authorization at the end of a tenant's lease period.
Neighborhood Crime Rate
Another factor that will greatly influence your choice of security systems for your rental property is the crime rate in your property's neighborhood. You can tailor your system to offer protection against crimes that have been common in the area. For instance, if there has been an increase in the number of intrusions through windows, you'll want to ensure that all accessible windows on rental your property are equipped with bars or alarms. A property located in a high-crime neighborhood may also benefit from the addition of CCTV cameras or a driveway alert system.
Last but not the least, it’s important to keep your rental property well maintained to enhance its safety. Fix any broken windows, doors or other entry points as soon as possible. Make sure to trim the overgrown shrubs and bushes in your front yard. Keep your smoke detectors clean and test them regularly and if they fail the test, replace them with new ones. Keep the contact info of a reputable 24-hour locksmith in handy for emergencies.
Are you planning to start a rental property investment business? If yes, then contact Rental Home Financing to help you obtain mortgage financing to purchase your first rental property. If you have a decent credit and sufficient income, there is plenty of cash available to borrow.
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