Did you know that on average, a burglary takes place once every 26 seconds in the United States?* Are you doing everything you can to prevent property loss and theft from happening on your property? As a property manager, there are many security measures you can take to protect your rental home, but installing a smart doorbell is among the most important. Here are just a few of the reasons why.
The front door is usually the most-used entry point on a property. A doorbell camera will not only allow you to see who’s at your door, and talk to them, but it’s an always ON camera that is constantly monitoring for motion. This means that whenever a person approaches your door, you can get a snapshot and a notification even before the person presses the button. You’ll always know who’s at your home, and the simple presence of a camera at the front door acts as a deterrent to would-be burglars or package thieves.
When marketing your rental property keep in mind that Millennials make up for up to 50% of the rental demographic*, and they simply love technology. So why not start by offering smart home technology that makes a strong first impression the moment they set foot onto the property for first time. For digital natives who have phones that are almost surgically attached to their hands, the ability to answer the door from anywhere is a game changer.
You don’t need to be a tech-savvy property manager to take advantage of the benefits of a doorbell camera. Take the example of the VistaCam 1200 Doorbell camera which comes with all the necessary tools and instructions—including a leveling bubble and screwdriver—to help you replace your old dumb doorbell button in minutes. Plus, it pairs with the Vera app that walks you through each step of the process. 30 minutes and you’re done.
There’s no doubt that adding smart home upgrades is one of the easiest ways to add value to your property. For a short- or long-term rental property listed on Airbnb on VRBO, it can help make a good impression, as well as give guests and added sense of security when they’re in your home. Keep a tablet on the kitchen counter with just the app needed to answer the door for added convenience. And while they’re not too expensive, adding one to your property will help you pay for itself in the 5-star reviews you get from your customers.
Bonus benefit: When your property is empty, you don’t have to be on hand to answer the door whet a delivery gets dropped off. Just answer the door from anywhere.