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How to protect your airbnb in Los Angeles

March 18, 2022

Whether you lease out the family lake house or you run numerous Airbnbs, it can be challenging to protect your rental properties in Los Angeles. Unless you’re always on site, it’s simple to think about keys getting copied or past visitors unexpectedly showing up. And what should you do if there’s an emergency like a fire at the property while you're offsite?

From enhanced locks to completely automated home security packages, here are some helpful tips on how to protect your Airbnb in Los Angeles. 

Put away keys with your Los Angeles smart locks

When a guest checks out, they might follow your instructions and provide the keys for the next guest. Although, if they took or made a copy of a key, it would be possible to re-enter later. Of course, you could switch out your locks when a key is lost, but that takes time and money.

You'll want to use smart door locks that work alongside your security system to put these concerns at ease. You can then issue each renter their personalized access code. When your occupants depart, there’s no need to worry with an exchange of keys. All you need to do is customize the temporary code to no longer work after they exit. If former occupants come back and make an attempt to enter with their old code on the number pad, you will receive a notification of the failed attempt on your phone.

Home automation makes empty properties appear to be inhabited

The goal is that your Los Angeles rental property will be occupied, but that isn’t likely to always be the case. However, you should strive to make it seem that people are present so your rental isn’t an easy mark for prowlers. Installing a security system with home automation allows you to use smart lighting, motion detection devices, and video cameras that make your rental appear occupied.

Start by scheduling your smart lights to come on at particular times of the day. You will also set your security app to alert you if your video cameras spot an unwanted guest hiding around your perimeter or walking toward the front door. You can use the 2-way talk functionality so they know they’re being watched or set your lighting to automatically illuminate when a surveillance device or motion detector uncovers suspicious activity.

Protect your Los Angeles Airbnb with 24/7 monitoring

Your tenants will have more peace of mind if they have protection against criminals, specifically when Los Angeles is not familiar to them. If a robber makes an effort to gain entry, your security system will not only sound a siren but will also notify your 24-hour monitoring team. Now, no matter where you are, emergency services will be on its way. Your monitoring agents will even act as your primary contact and loop you in whenever you're able.

In addition to break-ins, your monitoring team can link to fire alarms, water sensors, and carbon monoxide sensors. It can be upsetting for your guest if flooding occurs or a fire breaks out. Not only will you get a phone notification that an urgent situation has happened, but a representative will also arrange for assistance while you're in transit.

Get started with a modern home security package in Los Angeles

Protect your rental property in Los Angeles when you get the latest in home protection. Thankfully, Vivint offers popular choices like smart lighting, smart door locks, and around-the-clock monitoring. Contact us today and our home security experts will help you customize a plan that’s ideal for your Airbnb or rental property. Call (310) 861-9194 or complete the form to get started!