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How to protect your airbnb in Colorado Springs

March 18, 2022

Irregardless of whether you lease out the family lake house or you own numerous Airbnbs, it can be a challenge to protect your rental properties in Colorado Springs. Unless you’re stay on site, it’s easy to worry about keys getting copied or former renters unexpectedly showing up. And what should you do if there’s a fire or flood at the property while it’s being leased?

From enhanced locks to fully automated security systems, here are some helpful tips on how to protect your Airbnb in Colorado Springs. 

Smart locks eliminate key copies

When a guest checks out, they could follow your instructions and provide the keys for the next guest. On the other hand, if they took or copied a key, they could sneak back in at a later time. Of course, you could change the locks after a key is “misplaced”, but that takes time and money.

Fortunately, you are now able to use smart locks that function in conjunction with your home’s security to alleviate these worries. You will then provide each visitor their personalized access code. When your occupants depart, there’s no reason to mess with an exchange of keys. Instead, simply customize the door code to no longer work when they’re gone. If previous inhabitants return and attempt to use their prior entry code on the number pad, you will be warned with an update on your smartphone.

A smart security system makes available rentals look occupied

The goal is that your Colorado Springs rental property will have guests, but that's not always true. Despite this fact, you need to make it appear that someone is home so your Airbnb isn’t targeted by burglars. Implementing a security system with home automation affords you the opportunity to take advantage of smart light bulbs, motion detection devices, and security cameras that make your lodging seem occupied.

Begin by setting some lights to come on at specified times of the night. You will also want your cell phone app to warn you if your exterior cameras spot an unwanted guest hiding in the shadows or approaching your primary entry. You can employ the two-way audio feature so they know you can see them or arrange for your smart lights to instantly turn on when a camera or motion detection equipment identifies something unusual.

Protect your Colorado Springs Airbnb with 24-hour monitoring

Your renters can sleep easy if they feel protected against burglars, especially when Colorado Springs is unfamiliar territory. When a robber tries to break in, your home security system will not only sound a siren but will also alert your 24-hour monitoring team. Now, no matter where you are, help will be forthcoming. Your monitoring agents can even act as your authorized go-between and patch you in when you're free.

In addition to intrusions, your monitoring center can link to fire alarms, flood sensors, and carbon monoxide detectors. It would be understandably upsetting for your renter if a pipe bursts or a fire erupts. Not only will you receive a phone update that an emergency has occurred, but an agent can also coordinate help from emergency personnel while you're en route.

Request your new home security system in Colorado Springs

Protect your Colorado Springs Airbnb with a state-of-the-art home security system. Fortunately, Vivint offers great features like smart light bulbs, smart locks, and 24-hour monitoring. Contact us today and our home security experts will help you customize a system that’s perfect for your rental. Phone (719) 666-9853 or complete the form today!