Smart home technology makes empty properties look occupied
Of course, you hope that your Olympia rental property will have guests, but that won’t always be the case. However, you need to make it appear that people are present so your Airbnb isn’t an easy mark for thieves. Installing a security system that includes home automation gives you the chance to use smart lighting, motion detection devices, and surveillance systems that make your rental seem lived-in.
Start by scheduling your smart lights to switch on at particular times of the evening. You will also want your cell phone app to warn you if your cameras notice an unwanted guest hiding around your perimeter or coming to your primary entry. You then are able to take advantage of the 2-way talk functionality so they know you can see them or program your lighting to instantly turn on when a camera or motion sensor identifies questionable movement.
Protect your Olympia rental property with 24-hour monitoring
Your tenants can sleep easy if they have protection against criminals, specifically when Olympia is not familiar to them. If a prowler tries to gain entry, your home security system will not only initiate the alarm siren but will also ping your 24-hour monitoring agents. Even if you’re not available, assistance will be dispatched. Your monitoring specialists will even act as your point person and communicate with you when you're available.
In addition to home invasions, your monitoring team can be linked to fire alarms, flood detectors, and CO detectors. It is likely to be harrowing for your guest if a water heater springs a leak or a fire erupts. You will then receive a cell phone notification that an urgent situation has occurred, but the monitoring agent can also coordinate assistance while you're in transit.