Why Your AirBnB or Vacation Property Should Have SecuroConnect™
Did you know that Securo offers packages specifically designed for Airbnb, rental properties, and vacation homes?
Rental and vacation properties can provide a weekend retreat for families and friends. However, what occurs during the remainder of the year? Homes often sit empty for extended periods of time and till recently, it was hard to control and monitor without having to hire someone locally or spending money on a property management companies.
Now, the affordability and availability of smart home technology mean it is possible for homeowners to directly view and control their vacation property no matter how far away they are. With wireless technologies like Securo’s exclusive connected home system, homeowners have peace of mind and can remotely control and monitor their second home use a smartphone, tablet or PC. So how can smart home devices help you take care of your home away from home? Let’s take a look.
1. Security and peace of mind
Anyone who owns vacation property wants to protect their investment for many years to come adequately. When a holiday property is equipped with Securo’s smart home devices, property owners can remotely lock doors, turn off appliances and make sure windows and other openings are well closed. Best of all, a smart home security system can alert vacation property owners when someone has entered the building, allowing them to alert authorities quickly should a break-in occur.
2. Maintenance is a breeze
One of the biggest issues for a vacation property is maintaining necessary upkeep when the property is located far away. Remote access to things like cameras and front door access means when a technician needs to come over to fix a ventilation unit, stove or another appliance; the homeowner can remotely unlock the door to let them in and make sure that the work is done right.
3. Keep the temperature just right
This is a key point for anyone who owns a second house in a colder climate. Cold weather can wreak havoc on homes if let to sit. Whether it is running the water to make sure the pipes do not freeze or inspecting windows to verify that the ice has not broken them, Securo Home Connect is especially ideal for keeping tabs on property that is regularly exposed to adverse weather conditions. A connected thermostat means you can control the temp inside your house – and products like flood sensors and wireless water valves mean you can stop leaks and water damage even from a thousand kilometers away.
4. Easily share with family and friends
Many people have vacation homes on a shared basis, whether that means they use a timeshare, they rent out space on occasion or have an informal sharing arrangement with others. With platforms like Airbnb becoming more familiar, some homeowners are turning their home into rentals. Coordinating access and maintenance staff are easy with Securo connected home technology such as smart locks, garage door openers, and related apps, allowing either one person or many to have full or limited access to the home via an app.
5. Save time, energy and money
Between saving money each month on the electricity bills because homeowners have remote access to their thermostats and lights. With a Securo controlled vacation home, landlords could use their smartphone to turn on and off heating, fans, cooling, lights, and other major electronics. There are even window shades, proprietary flood detectors by Waterblock and sensor products that can help avoid damage to interiors caused by water damage and the sun. Smart home tech can pay for itself with the money saved on electricity bills alone, not to mention the invaluable benefit of receiving a text notification if anything unusual happens to the property.