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Best ways to protect your airbnb in Springfield

March 18, 2022

Regardless of whether you lease out the family lake house or you own a diverse portfolio of Airbnbs, it can be difficult to protect your rental properties in Springfield. Unless you’re always on site, it’s simple to wonder about keys getting copied or former guests unexpectedly showing up. And what should you do in the event of an emergency like a fire at your Airbnb while it’s being leased?

From smart door locks to fully automated security systems, here's a quick guide on how to protect your Airbnb in Springfield. 

Get rid of your keys with your Springfield smart door locks

When a renter checks out, they may return all keys for the ensuing occupant. Although, if they took or copied a key, they would be able to sneak back in sometime in the future. Needless to say, you might replace your locks if a key is lost, but that is not a timely or cost-effective solution.

Fortunately, you are now able to put in smart door locks that function along with your security system to put these concerns at ease. You can then issue each renter their personalized access code. When your occupants leave, there’s no reason to mess with the key exchange. All you need to do is customize the door code to no longer work after they’re gone. If former lodgers return and attempt to use their prior entry code on the number pad, you will be warned with a notification of a failed entry on your smartphone.

A smart security system makes vacant units appear to be inhabited

It's nice to think that your Springfield rental property will have guests, but that's not always true. Nevertheless, you should strive to give an impression that people are present so your rental isn’t a potential target for thieves. Installing a security system that includes home automation affords you the opportunity to use smart lights, motion detection equipment, and security cameras that make your rental look inhabited.

Begin by setting your smart lighting to come on at specific hours of the day. You will also want your security app to notify you if your exterior cameras spot an intruder hiding in the shadows or coming to your primary entry. You have the opportunity to take advantage of the talk feature to make them aware that you're watching or set your lights to automatically illuminate when a camera or motion sensor discerns suspicious activity.

Protect your Springfield Airbnb with 24/7 monitoring

Your renters will have more peace of mind if they have protection against intruders, specifically when Springfield is not familiar to them. If a robber tries to gain entry, your home alarm system will not only sound a siren but will also ping your 24-hour monitoring agents. Even if you’re not available, emergency services will be dispatched. Your monitoring agents can even act as your point person and patch you in as soon as you're free.

In addition to intrusions, your monitoring team can link to fire alarms, flood sensors, and carbon monoxide detectors. It is likely to be distressing for your renter if a water heater springs a leak or a fire breaks out. Not only will you get a smartphone alert that an emergency has occurred, but a representative is also able to arrange for assistance while you're on the way.

Order your new home security system in Springfield

The best way to protect your Springfield rental property is to invest in a home security system. Fortunately, Vivint has options like smart lights, smart locks, and 24/7 monitoring. Reach out today and our security specialists will help you customize a system that’s perfect for your rental. Phone (217) 627-6647 or submit the form to begin!