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Your guide to protecting your airbnb in Naperville

March 18, 2022

Whether you sublet a single investment property or have a diverse portfolio of Airbnbs, it’s often challenging to protect your rental properties in Naperville. Unless you’re live on site, it’s normal to wonder about keys getting copied or past guests unexpectedly showing up. And what should you do in the event of a fire or flood at the property while you're offsite?

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

Smart locks eliminate people from copying your keys

When a renter moves on, they could leave the keys behind for the next guest. However, if they snatched or made a copy of a key, they could access your place again sometime in the future. Needless to say, you could change the locks if a key is lost, but that is not a timely or cost-effective solution.

You'll want to install smart door locks that function along with your security system to put these concerns at ease. You will then provide each renter their personalized access code. When tenants leave, there’s no reason to mess with a key dropoff. You can simply set the codes to no longer work after they vacate the property. If past lodgers come back and try their prior entry code on the number pad, you will be alerted with a message of the failed attempt on your phone.

Smart home technology makes empty properties look occupied

Of course, you hope that your Naperville rental property will be occupied, but that isn’t likely to always be true. However, you need to give an impression that someone is home so your rental isn’t a potential target for prowlers. Installing a security system with home automation gives you the chance to benefit from smart lights, motion detection equipment, and surveillance systems that make your rental look lived-in.

Begin by scheduling your smart lights to come on at particular times of the evening. Then, use your cell phone app to notify you if your video cameras notice an intruder hiding in the shadows or coming to your primary entry. You then are able to take advantage of the talk functionality so they know they’re being watched or arrange for your lights to instantly turn on when a surveillance device or motion detector discerns something unusual.

Protect your Naperville Airbnb with 24/7 monitoring

Your renters will be more relaxed if they feel protected against intruders, specifically when Naperville is somewhat unfamiliar. In the event a thief makes an effort to break in, your home alarm system will not only sound a siren but will also ping your 24-hour monitoring agents. Even if you’re not available, help will be forthcoming. Your monitoring agents are capable of acting as your primary contact and patch you in whenever you're able.

Along with break-ins, your monitoring hub can be connected with fire alarms, flood detectors, and carbon monoxide sensors. It can be harrowing for your guest if a water heater springs a leak or a fire breaks out. Not only will you receive a smartphone notification that a potentially dangerous event has occurred, but a representative can also arrange for assistance while you're in transit.

Order an innovative home protection plan in Naperville

Protect your Naperville Airbnb with the latest in home protection. Luckily, Vivint provides popular choices like smart lights, smart entry locks, and 24-hour monitoring. Contact us today and our home security experts will personalize a system that’s perfect for your rental. Phone (630) 864-6179 or fill out the form to begin!