Smart home technology makes empty properties appear to be inhabited
It's nice to think that your Grand Rapids rental property will have a steady flow of renters, but that won’t always be possible. Nevertheless, you need to make it appear that people are present so your Airbnb isn’t a potential target for thieves. Installing a security system with home automation gives you the chance to benefit from smart light bulbs, motion sensors, and video cameras that make your home appear inhabited.
Begin by setting some lights to switch on at specific hours of the day. Then, use your security smartphone app to warn you if your exterior cameras notice an unwanted guest prowling in the shadows or coming to your main entrance. You have the opportunity to take advantage of the two-way audio functionality so they know they’re being watched or arrange for your smart lights to automatically illuminate when a surveillance device or motion detector identifies something unusual.
Protect your Grand Rapids rental property with around-the-clock monitoring
Your occupants will be more relaxed if they have protection from criminals, especially when Grand Rapids is somewhat unfamiliar. If a prowler attempts to break in, your home alarm system will not only initiate the alarm siren but will also notify your around-the-clock monitoring team. Now, no matter where you are, assistance will be on its way. Your monitoring experts can even act as your point person and loop you in as soon as you're available.
In addition to intrusions, your monitoring hub can be connected with fire alarms, flood sensors, and CO detectors. It would be understandably distressing for your guest if a water heater springs a leak or a fire breaks out. Not only will you receive a smartphone alert that an emergency has happened, but the monitoring agent will also coordinate help from emergency personnel while you're in transit.