How to Make Your Rental Property Secure
The landlord’s job is to keep the premises reasonably secure. What reasonable means here may be different depending on who we talk to or the site’s risk profile. For example, if there’s a recent burglary near the rental property, it would then be reasonable and urgent to heighten the premises’ security (such as installing stronger locks, alarms and cameras).
How to make your rental property secure
Being “reasonably secure” might confuse most of us, which is why it’s crucial to have an agreement. Words, phrases and sentences are only useful if they were assigned a common meaning. When it comes to security, it’s important that landlords and tenants agree on what’s reasonably secure.
Aside from keeping the people safe and the assets secure, it’s also about having a feeling of safety in the premises. This may require installing additional outdoor lighting, clearing the shrubs and other places where intruders can hide or having an intercom system to allow communication without having to let other people come in. When the tenants feel safe, it could be one huge reason they’ll stay in the rental property. This also improves or maintains the asset’s reputation in the area.
It’s also important to have a thorough tenant screening in the first place. Although some are just looking for a fresh start, the risks are still there if tenants bring their past and problems with them. The landlord might never gain peace of mind because of a single tenant. Also, other tenants might worry and start looking for another place to stay in.
There are always risks no matter how cautious we are. It’s built-in on how we run businesses and rental properties. What matters is that it’s still worthwhile when it comes to the cashflow and return on investment. More importantly, it’s about protecting the tenants so they can better focus on their family, career, health or business. It’s a win-win scenario for the tenants and landlords because both now have more time and energy for their finances and overall well being.
Here at Access Denied Security we help accomplish that ideal through our modern and practical security systems (CCTV, alarms, intercoms). Our ultimate goal is to help protect people and help them gain peace of mind 24/7 while in the premises. Phone us now at 0455 999 777 and tell us your security concerns and requirements.