Smart home technology makes vacant units appear occupied at all times
It's nice to think that your Oakland rental property will be occupied, but that isn’t likely to always be the case. However, you need to make it seem that guests are there so your Airbnb isn’t an easy mark for burglars. Installing a security system that includes home automation affords you the opportunity to benefit from smart light bulbs, motion detection devices, and security cameras that make your rental seem inhabited.
You can put your plan in motion by programming some lights to come on at specific hours of the evening. You will also want your security app to warn you if your video cameras notice someone hiding in the dark or coming to your main entrance. You then are able to take advantage of the talk functionality so they know they’re being watched or set your smart lights to instantly turn on when a surveillance device or motion detector discerns questionable movement.
Protect your Oakland rental property with 24/7 monitoring
Your occupants will have more peace of mind if they are safeguarded against intruders, particularly when Oakland is not familiar to them. When a prowler attempts to break in, your home alarm system will not only initiate the alarm siren but will also ping your 24-hour monitoring professionals. Regardless of your location, emergency services will be dispatched. Your monitoring experts can even act as your authorized go-between and patch you in as soon as you're free.
In addition to break-ins, your monitoring team can be connected with fire alarms, flood sensors, and CO detectors. It can be upsetting for your visitor if flooding occurs or a fire breaks out. Not only will you receive a cell phone alert that a potentially dangerous event has happened, but the monitoring agent is also able to arrange for assistance while you're in transit.