3 Essential Safety Features for Your Rental Property
Dec 18, 2020 | By: Soar Vacation Rental Services
When setting up your property for the vacation rental market, you’ll want to ensure it's as safe and secure as possible. This increases the value and marketability of the property and promotes the safety of your guests.
While there are many different tactics you could incorporate to promote safety, some are more crucial than others. Some protect the physical safety of the property’s occupants, while others protect the property itself. The best safety measures do both.
We’ve compiled a list of three easy, basic safety measures to protect both your occupants and your property. If you’re concerned about safety on your vacation, or you want to increase the security of your rental property or home, take these suggestions to heart.
Each year, there are over 2,500 deaths and 11,000 injuries due to residential fires in the US. Most residential fires are caused by cooking, followed by heating problems and electrical malfunctions. No matter the cause, fire can be devastating in a home if not noticed early.
Smoke alarms are one safeguard against the dangers of a residential fire. They are required by law, usually on every level of a property and in every bedroom. When it detects smoke, the alarm will alert the occupants of the property, and is often loud enough to alert the neighbors! This early detection of a fire can save lives and protect properties from extensive damage.
Updated Door Locks
There are 2.5 million burglaries in the US each year, and over half of them are home break-ins. A simple lock on exterior doors can help prevent your property from being burglarized. Traditional key locks and deadbolts do the job, but smart home technology has developed some more convenient options.
A smart lock may or may not require a physical key to be opened. Some can be unlocked by a secure app on your phone, a keycard, or a key code. This may be particularly useful for rental properties. Instead of handing out a physical key to guests, you can increase security by simply telling them the key code, and you have the option to change the code after they leave. These remote locks make it easy for you to secure your property while guests come and go.
When returning to the property late at night, your guests might struggle to find the path or locate their keys in the dark. This can lead to trips, falls, injuries, and complaints. Installing efficient outdoor lighting serves your guests well and increases the value, and safety, of your property.
Motion sensor outdoor light can also detect trespassers and alert your property's occupants. Modern outdoor lights use efficient LED technology with excellent brightness, good shelf-life, and minimum amounts of electricity. This is a worthwhile investment to keep your property secure and your guests safe.
The Value of Security
By upgrading the security in your rental property, you’ll be able to rest easier, knowing that your investment is secure. It will also help guests feel more at home. That increased sense of safety is a win for everyone.
If you have questions or concerns about property safety, as an owner or guest, we want to help! Contact us by phone, email, or online form, and we’ll do our very best to resolve your concerns. Your safety and satisfaction is our top priority.