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Best ways to protect your airbnb in Bakersfield

March 18, 2022

Whether you sublet a single investment property or you own numerous Airbnbs, it’s often difficult to protect your rental properties in Bakersfield. With actual keys to multiple renters, it’s easy to worry about vanishing valuables or former visitors showing up unexpectantly. In addition, what would you do in the event of an emergency like a fire at your Airbnb when you’re away?

From smart locks to comprehensive security with home automation, here's a quick guide on how to protect your Airbnb in Bakersfield. 

Don’t worry about keys when you use smart door locks

When a visitor moves on, they might follow your instructions and provide the keys for the next guest. On the other hand, if someone took or made a copy of a key, it would be possible to re-enter later. Needless to say, you have the option to switch out your locks after a key goes missing, but that takes time and money.

You'll want to install smart locks that function alongside your security system to counter these concerns. You can then give each renter their personalized access code. When they check out, don't worry about the key exchange. You can simply program the door code to deactivate when they vacate the property. If former lodgers reappear and attempt to use their prior entry code on the keypad, you will receive a notification of the failed attempt on your phone.

Home automation makes available rentals appear to be inhabited

Of course, you hope that your Bakersfield rental property will be occupied, but that won’t always be the case. Nevertheless, you always want to give an impression that guests are there so your rental isn’t targeted by prowlers. Implementing home automation into your property’s security affords you the opportunity to benefit from smart light bulbs, motion detection devices, and surveillance systems that make your home seem occupied.

Start by programming your smart lights to turn on at specified times of the night. Then, use your security app to warn you if your video cameras detect someone hiding in the shadows or coming to the front door. You have the opportunity to use the two-way audio feature so they know you're watching or program your lights to automatically illuminate when a camera or motion detector identifies questionable movement.

Protect your Bakersfield rental property with around-the-clock monitoring

Your renters can sleep easy if they have protection from criminals, particularly when Bakersfield is somewhat unfamiliar. If a thief makes an effort to gain entry, your home security system will not only initiate the alarm siren but will also notify your 24/7 monitoring team. Now, no matter where you are, emergency services will be on its way. Your monitoring experts will even act as your primary contact and loop you in as soon as you're available.

Besides home invasions, your monitoring team can be linked to fire alarms, flood sensors, and CO detectors. It can be upsetting for your visitor if a pipe bursts or a fire breaks out. Not only will you get a cell phone alert that an emergency has happened, but the monitoring agent can also authorize emergency services while you're on the way.

Request a modern home security package in Bakersfield

The first step in protecting your Bakersfield rental property is to get a state-of-the-art home security system. Fortunately, Vivint offers popular choices like smart lighting, smart entry locks, and 24/7 monitoring. Contact us today and our security specialists will help you customize a system that’s ideal for your property. Phone (661) 732-2557 or fill out the form today!