Apartment safety is a key feature for landlords and property managers. Renting space to tenants is a fantastic investment opportunity, but poor management of safety risks and other elements of the property can lead to huge levels of vacancy that can really cut into your net operating income as an owner or manager.
Ensuring the safety of your tenants in the property is an essential component when it comes to renewing leases, attracting new residents, and building lasting relationships that will continue to pay dividends into the future.
In many ways, great management can lead to more secure financial arrangements in that tenants who are satisfied with the property are more likely to continue paying on time, and even renew their leases. Those who have been waiting for a repair, have been complaining about a security issue to no avail, or handling some other burden are often more inclined to try to renegotiate the terms, stop paying, or even become careless with the property itself, resulting in higher levels of damage across the entire property.
These are all important aspects of the rental landscape in the usual course of business, yet in the current climate, it becomes even more important to maintain great relationships with your renters and build stronger safety measures to keep everyone involved in the property happy, healthy, and protected against all manner of intruders—criminal, viral, and financial.
With these safety measures, creating the perfect property that you and your tenants can all take enjoyment from can be much simpler.
Employ a telephone entry system for ease of access and securitization beyond the norm.
A cellular telephone entry system is perhaps one of the most important installations that a property can invest in. A telephone entry system bridges the divide between physical security and the safety features of a Covid-secure apartment building.
Rather than utilizing the tried and true keypad or call button functions that have often graced the exterior of residential buildings—and even many commercial buildings as well—a cellular telephone entry system allows users to leverage their cell phones in order to facilitate easy deliveries, drop-ins from visitors, repair works, and many other functions in which access granting is necessary.
With an easy-to-use cell phone app, telephone entry can be achieved without having to run wiring throughout the building, install bulky or costly operating equipment, or refit doors and other materials in order to utilize the new feature. The cloud-based access control system utilized in a cellular telephone entry system is a new way of solving an old problem, and it does so by addressing other trouble areas that our modern world has stumbled across.
Use state-of-the-art physical security inclusions.
In addition to telephone entry system upgrades, security cameras offer a strong security presence that can ward off planned intrusions and crimes of opportunity alike. Security cameras are a key feature in the prevention of crime, and they play a significant role in easing the tensions of those who live in the building—even in cases where no criminal activity has ever been recorded on the premises before.
The truth is that a joint access control and security upgrade package can go a long way to making residents feel safe while at home. As a business owner, property managers and landlords must take these feelings into consideration when thinking about the installation of video intercom systems, residential telephone entry, and gate control updates.
Physical security around the building is more than simply the prevention of crime; it has to address the emotional response that tenants have at all hours of the day. Take these thoughts into consideration in order to build a new way forward for your tenants and budget alike.