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Your guide to protecting your rental property in Miami

March 18, 2022

Whether you lease out the family lake house or have numerous Airbnbs, it can be difficult to protect your rental properties in Miami. With metal keys going to multiple guests, it’s easy to worry about missing items or former renters arriving out of the blue. And what should you do if there’s a fire or flood at the property when you’re away?

From smart door locks to completely automated home security packages, here are some top recommendations on how to protect your Airbnb in Miami. 

Stop hiding keys with your Miami smart door locks

When a renter vacates the premises, they could leave the keys behind for the ensuing occupant. Although, if a tenant snatched or secretly made copies of a key, they would be able to access your place again later. Needless to say, you have the option to switch out your locks if a key is “misplaced”, but that is not a timely or cost-effective solution.

You'll want to install smart door locks that operate alongside your home security system to put these concerns at ease. You can then provide each visitor their own unique entry code. When your occupants check out, there’s no need to worry with an exchange of keys. You can simply set the codes to deactivate after they exit. If previous occupants return and attempt to use their prior entry code on the door, you will receive a notification on your phone.

A smart security system makes empty properties look occupied

The goal is that your Miami rental property will be occupied, but that won’t always be true. However, you should strive to make it appear that guests are there so your Airbnb isn’t targeted by burglars. Implementing home automation into your property’s security gives you the chance to use smart lights, motion detection equipment, and video cameras that make your rental look lived-in.

You can put your plan in motion by scheduling your smart lighting to turn on at particular times of the day. Then, use your cell phone app to warn you if your cameras notice someone lurking around your perimeter or coming to your primary entry. You then are able to employ the two-way audio functionality so they know you can see them or arrange for your lighting to automatically illuminate when a surveillance device or motion sensor identifies something unusual.

Protect your Miami Airbnb with 24-hour monitoring

Your occupants will have more peace of mind if they have protection from burglars, specifically when Miami is somewhat unfamiliar. When a thief tries to gain entry, your home alarm system will not only initiate the alarm siren but will also ping your 24/7 monitoring professionals. Now, no matter where you are, assistance will be on its way. Your monitoring agents are capable of acting as your authorized go-between and patch you in as soon as you're free.

Besides home invasions, your monitoring hub can be connected with fire alarms, flood sensors, and CO detectors. It can be distressing for your visitor if a pipe bursts or a fire breaks out. You not only will get a smartphone update that an emergency has happened, but the monitoring agent will also arrange for emergency services while you're en route.

Request your new home security system in Miami

Protect your Miami Airbnb with the latest in home protection. Luckily, Vivint offers popular choices like smart light bulbs, smart locks, and around-the-clock monitoring. Contact us today and our security specialists will personalize a package that makes sense for your Airbnb or rental property. Dial (786) 833-7988 or complete the form today!