As a landlord, you expect your tenants to pay rent on time. In return, your tenants expect you to provide them with safe and secure housing. Security measures are not just to prevent theft or burglary, but also to ensure structural integrity of your property. Taking efforts to promote security - whether it’s complicated locks, alarms, or motion sensor lights - can both safeguard your property and boost your tenants’ confidence in you as a landlord.
Here’s a simple guide that breaks down the nuances of rental security for new landlords. There is also a rental checklist included towards the end.
Main types of home security systems
There are four main types of security systems for homes, and it’s important to be well-informed about them. After careful research of each type, you will find it easier to decide what will be the right fit for you and your tenants.
Each type has its pros and cons, so make an informed, careful decision.
Here’s a list of gadgets that may come in handy at your rental unit:
While creating your checklist, it’s important to research your location. All areas are different, and there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to security. It’s also crucial to remember to keep within your legal limits as a landlord while installing a home security system. You don’t want your tenants to feel like their privacy is being encroached, or they are being surveilled.
Contact our team to find out more in-depth information about securing your rental property and ensuring safety of your tenants.
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