Best Practices to Jump Start Your Vacation Rentals Security

Best Practices to Jump Start Your Vacation Rentals Security

Ever wonder what the best kind of lock is to purchase for your second home? Or why one is recommended over the other? I’m here to tell you that not all smart locks can keep up with repeat turnovers or allow you to see activity while you’re away. It is essential to have a system that works for both you and your guests. Below I have listed the products we recommend to our customers.

Smart locks help to ensure you do not have lockouts and increase the security of the home so someone cannot re-enter it. In order to prevent a lockout from occurring, and having to pay a locksmith, it is important to have a fail-proof plan that includes setting up a lock box  with a spare key; we all know batteries could go dead and have had defective locks that we needed to send back for replacement. Either way, ensure that you are prepared for the worst. I always say, If you spend a little more now it will save you in the long run of your rental business.

The future is within the hub. I’ve used several different hubs and one I would recommend is Vera and Winx due to their connectivity to other systems and its easy to navigate user interface.

Next, get a smartlock such as Schleage Lock and set it up with your HUB. You can also use Lockstate to control access from their desktop app.

We use these systems at our properties and they’re a la carte methods which we are fans of!  

Next are my home security camera system recommendations:

Arlo by NETGEAR Security System (NETGEAR Certified Refurbished) – 5 Wire-Free HD Cameras | Indoor/Outdoor | Night Vision

Solar Panel Compatible With Arlo Pro & Arlo Pro 2, Power your Arlo Outdoor Camera continuously with our new Solar Charging Device – by Wasserstein

Ring Video Doorbell Pro (Existing Doorbell Wiring Required)

Ring Floodlight Camera Motion-Activated HD Security Cam Two-Way Talk and Siren Alarm, Black

Ring Spotlight Cam Battery HD Security Camera with Built Two-Way Talk and a Siren Alarm, Black

Ring Stick Up Cam, Outdoor security camera with 2-way audio

Ring Solar Panel

If you would like to setup a private consultation or would like to know the best lock to purchase for your home, just reach out to me directly at brittney@thehost.com.

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A Fluff-Free Guide to Short Term Home Rentals

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