A smart security system makes empty properties look occupied
Of course, you hope that your Decatur rental property will have guests, but that's not always true. Nevertheless, you should strive to give an impression that someone is home so your place isn’t an easy mark for thieves. Installing a security system with home automation gives you the chance to use smart lights, motion sensors, and security cameras that make your home appear lived-in.
Begin by programming your smart lighting to switch on at specific hours of the day. Then, use your security smartphone app to warn you if your exterior cameras spot an intruder lurking in the shadows or coming to your primary entry. You have the opportunity to use the 2-way talk feature so they know you can see them or set your lights to automatically illuminate when a camera or motion detection equipment discerns suspicious activity.
Protect your Decatur rental property with 24/7 monitoring
Your tenants will be more relaxed if they feel protected from burglars, especially when Decatur is not familiar to them. If a robber attempts to break in, your home alarm system will not only initiate the alarm siren but will also alert your 24-hour monitoring agents. Now, no matter where you are, assistance will be dispatched. Your monitoring specialists will even act as your primary contact and patch you in whenever you're free.
Besides home invasions, your monitoring hub can be linked to fire alarms, flood detectors, and carbon monoxide detectors. It can be distressing for your visitor if a water heater springs a leak or something catches fire. Not only will you get a cell phone alert that a potentially dangerous event has taken place, but an agent will also authorize emergency services while you're in transit.