Airbnb security cameras and alarm systems designed to protect your safety and rental property
Airbnb has revolutionized the travel industry and more property owners than ever are beginning to see its value as a solid real estate investment. Today, becoming an Airbnb host is considered an excellent way to diversify your income and could even become a passive income channel if you play your cards right.
Airbnb is a great real estate investment because the company helps advertise listings, making it easier for you to find temporary tenants, hosts generally experience high profit margins, and with the help of security installers like 360 Alarm, you can mitigate risk, bringing down the costs of damage repairs and costly home insurance rates.
Responsible Hosting– Airbnb Security & Safety Guidelines
To become an Airbnb host, you need to create a safe living space for guests. To ensure this happens, the vacation rental company sets forth certain guidelines that you must follow to list your property on their application.
Every residence listed on Airbnb must have a functioning smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector. The building must also be up to code and equipped with a fire extinguisher. You will also need to have useable doors and identify a fire escape route for visitors.
360 Alarm takes care of half of this task as all of our security systems contain fire and carbon monoxide detectors that send risk alerts to the security panel in the residence and your alarm monitoring app.
Your home needs to be ventilated and kept at a comfortable temperature for guests. The climate control system also needs to be properly maintained so guests can adjust the temperature as needed.
When you install one of 360 Alarm’s 2GIG panels, the system will alert you if there are any unattended HVAC issues or allow you to make temperature adjustments remotely.
Safe and Convenient Access
The first thing you need to do before listing your property is ensuring that all hazards are clearly marked or removed so guests can get inside safely. The stairs and sidewalk should be safe to navigate, and sturdy railings should accompany any steps.
Beyond that, you’ll want to create a simple, streamlined check-in process so visitors can easily access the property and go about their business. However, if you’re worried about possible intruders, you should avoid hiding a key outdoors and opt for a security system that allows visitors to access the premises using a code. Another perk you can utilize with our 2GIG security panels.
Live Video Monitoring and Recording
For host and guest safety, Airbnb allows security cameras and noise monitoring devices. The only caveat is that all devices need to be placed in plain sight and mentioned on the property Airbnb listing. It’s also important to note that security cameras can only be placed in public areas like the driveway and front door and common spaces like the living room and kitchen.
Airbnb hosts are never permitted to place security cameras in private spaces like the guest bedroom or bathroom, and the living room may also be off limits if there’s something like a pull-out sofa there, and it would be reasonable to expect someone to sleep there.
Airbnb Security: Host Safety & Property Damage Prevention
360 Alarm’s home security systems offer benefits like fire and carbon monoxide detection, smart home integrations, climate control, and more. But the perks don’t stop there. We offer sleek security control panels giving you complete control over your property whether you’re home or away– without violating Airbnb guidelines.
For Hosts Living On The Property
For hosts actually living on the property they’re renting out, security concerns like personal safety, theft, and property damage are likely at the forefront of your mind.
If this is your current situation, you may want to consider a 2GIG Go!Control alarm system. This high-powered technology includes a small, portable panic button that you can keep on your person or in your room if you’re concerned about a physical threat of violence. Once triggered, it will send an alert to your panel, notifying our 24/7 alarm monitoring facility and local police. This system also uses chimes to alert you when someone opens a door or window in your home and boasts excellent motion detection technology.
For Hosts Living Somewhere Else
If you live on a separate property, potentially miles or even states away– you don’t have to worry about any direct threats, but you do need to know who’s coming and going, that guests are abiding by the agreed-upon rules, and that if a guest damages your property, you have the necessary footage to file a claim.
To ensure you know exactly what’s going on, you can create unique user codes on the 2GIG EDGE panel or allow guests to access your home using an Airbnb security keypad. You can also use the panel or app to view live video feeds and review locally stored footage. For an added layer of security, 360 Alarm also recommends that you invest in a doorbell camera so you can see who’s approaching your door, especially if you’re worried about intruders or want to ensure guests don’t exceed the contracted occupancy rate.