Between hotels, Airbnb, and HomeAway, guests have many options when it comes to where they choose to stay while on vacation. With nearly 41% of the U.S. population owning a smart home device, it’s no wonder that we tend to gravitate toward property rentals that feature similar comforts and conveniences that we find in our own “smart home”. As the popularity of smart home devices and guests choosing to stay at short-term property rentals during their vacation grows, here are some easy ways to keep your vacation home safe year-round.
Remove Physical Keys with Smart Locks
If your property welcomes a multitude of guests over the travel season, manning the exchange of physical keys from owner to guest to vendor can become overwhelming. Smart locks make giving access to your vacation home easy.
Supply guests and trusted vendors with temporary access codes allowing them to gain entry to the home for a limited-time making turn-days a breeze. Real-time notifications make you aware when someone has entered or left your property. Once guests and vendors leave the property, their codes are deleted and unable to be reused.
Enhanced Property Awareness
On their own, exterior lights and outdoor cameras provide an irreplaceable extra layer of visibility to your home, and a deterrent against would-be intruders. When combined together using Alarm.com’s video analytics services, you can create custom camera-automated lighting for inside or outside your home. Camera-automated lighting will trigger your home’s lighting to come on in response to various object types coming into your camera’s path, such as a person, car, or one of Corolla’s famous wild horses!
Early System Maintenance Awareness
Remotely turning off your property’s water supply in the event a water leak is detected is just one way our business intelligence reports supply you with the information needed to become aware of any small maintenance problems occurring at your property before becoming larger, more expensive problems.
HVAC Analytics enable you to save money in the long-run. Know in real-time if one of the AC units are not operating at maximum efficiency. Set high and low temperature thresholds on the thermostat allowing guests the flexibility in adjusting the home’s temperature, but also helping to keep energy costs at a minimum. With guests coming and going frequently, quickly see if any doors or windows have been left open. If a door or window has been left open for more than a few moments, the HVAC system will automatically shut-off.
Secured Property Monitoring – Even During a Storm
Vacation destinations on the East Coast are notorious for hurricane weather. Because a Johns Brothers Security system uses a dedicated cellular connection, you’ll never have to worry if your system will be able to still communicate with our Central Station Monitoring Center or mobile app if the power goes out or the WIFI signal goes down after a storm. Rest assured knowing you’ll be able to continue protecting your property and conveniently arm and disarm your system, lock and unlock doors, turn on and off lights, and receive real-time notifications from your triple-encrypted, intuitive mobile app.
Set your vacation rental property apart this season improving safety for both your guests, and your property. Contact our team today, and affordably protect your investment.