Smart home technology makes vacant units appear occupied at all times
It's nice to think that your St. Petersburg rental property will have a steady flow of renters, but that won’t always be true. Despite this fact, you should strive to make it appear that people are present so your place isn’t a potential target for thieves. Incorporating home automation into your property’s security allows you to take advantage of smart light bulbs, motion sensors, and security cameras that make your rental look occupied.
Start by setting some lights to turn on at specific hours of the evening. You will also set your security app to warn you if your video cameras spot an unwanted guest prowling around your perimeter or coming to your primary entry. You have the opportunity to use the two-way audio feature to make them aware that you're watching or program your lights to instantly turn on when a camera or motion detector identifies suspicious activity.
Protect your St. Petersburg rental property with 24/7 monitoring
Your tenants can sleep easy if they have protection from criminals, particularly when St. Petersburg is unfamiliar territory. In the event a thief attempts to invade your property, your home security system will not only initiate the alarm siren but will also ping your 24/7 monitoring agents. Regardless of your location, emergency services will be on its way. Your monitoring agents will even act as your point person and communicate with you when you're available.
In addition to break-ins, your monitoring center can be linked to fire alarms, flood sensors, and CO detectors. It can be upsetting for your visitor if flooding occurs or a fire breaks out. You not only will be sent a cell phone notification that an emergency has taken place, but an agent is also able to arrange for emergency services while you're on the way.