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June 24, 2021

Ways To Protect Your Rental Property In Chicago

Whether you rent your parents' old condo or you have a diverse rental portfolio, you know of how difficult it can be to protect a rental property in Chicago. When empty, your unit may look enticing for thieves or vandals. In the event you have tenants, you have to be conscious of keeping your tenants secure.

Including a mixture of solutions like monitored alarms and automated home controls, here are some ways to help you protect your Chicago rental property.

Get Consistent Security With 24/7 Security Monitoring

A proven method to discourage theft or vandalism at your rental property is installing a monitored security system. Your guests can sleep easy if they have protection against intruders, particularly if Chicago is unfamiliar territory. If a intruder does try to break in, your security system will contact your monitoring professionals at ADT while the easy-to-hear alarm rouses everyone inside. You can even receive an alert to your phone in the event a security camera picks up a potential burglar.

 
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Advanced Keypad Locks Add Security When You Have New Guests

When a guest moves on, sometimes it's tough to know if they will be gone forever. If they took or copied a key, then they could possibly come back later. To offset this issue, you can change the locks after each renter or utilize smart keypad locks that integrate with your security system. By using smart locks, you can give each occupant a unique code that can deactivate once they leave. If past occupants return and use their old code on the keypad, you will get an alert on your smartphone.

Automation Protects Your Rental Property In Chicago -- Even When Your Property is Vacant

When you invest in a rental or vacation property in Chicago, you need to ensure it’s protected, including when it's vacant. The best way to achieve this is to give an appearance that there's someone home. By linking your home security system to automation devices like smart bulbs, thermostats, and speakers, your home will look occupied at all times. Set the lights to activate at specific hours during the day and night and let some music play for a while, and a curious prowler will think twice before trying to enter. With the proper home security, you have the ability to schedule components through a mobile security app.

Protecting Your Rental Property In Chicago Begins With Customized Home Security

The benefits of a home security system for rental owners are numerous: integrated automation, 24-7 monitoring, and smart keypad door locks are only the beginning. Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems and our experts will assist you in creating an ADT protection plan that is perfect for your property. Phone (312) 319-8662 or submit our online form to request service.