3 Ways to Improve Rental Property Security

security cameras on wall of rental property

Property managers should always look for new ways to update and improve their properties. Improvements to the security of a property could draw in more tenants than updated amenities or common spaces.

Read on to learn three safety and security tips a property manager can use to improve the safety of their property.

1. Update Video Surveillance

Technology continually changes, which makes it challenging to keep everything up to date. The newest tech might have glitches that make management hesitant to spend money on them.

Even so, updating the property’s video surveillance could be the needed first step in improving a property’s security. Newer cameras capture images with high-definition lenses, preventing possible perpetrators from getting away with a parking lot break-in because of poor video quality. The latest security cameras also automatically upload videos to a cloud system, so management can view them anytime and anywhere.

Adding just a few more easily visible cameras will deter would-be criminals, whether or not they’re the best tech on the market. Plus, it’s easy to do and only takes a few hours for installation.

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2. Use Mobile Keys

Mobile keys are the next step in tenant security. Nearly everyone has a smartphone, which makes mobile keys a smooth and natural integration. People almost always have their phones on them, preventing the common mistake of losing their key. It also keeps all private information locked away behind their passcode instead of written on the back of a plastic key that could end up in the wrong hands.

3. Review Cybersecurity

When property managers think of cybersecurity, the first thing that comes to mind may be securing credit card information of past and present tenants. While it’s vital to ensure that private information stays safe, management should think beyond credit cards. Cybercriminals could hack electric or Wi-Fi-enabled locks, alarms, and even HVAC control units. Work with the companies that installed these features to see if they can put extra cybersecurity measures in place.

Stay Up-to-Date

Updating security systems, cameras and procedures is a great first step to increase the safety of a property, but the work doesn’t stop there. Management should strive to stay up-to-date on security options to help protect their investments and tenants.

About the AuthorKacey Bradley is the blogger behind The Drifter Collective, an eclectic lifestyle blog that expresses various forms of style through the influence of culture and the world around us. Along with writing for her blog, she has written for sites like U.S. News, Hotel Online, SevenRooms, Point 2 Home and more! Follow Kacey on Twitter and subscribe to her blog to keep up with her travels and inspiring posts!

 

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