If you manage a vacation rental, then you really ought to have a smart lock. If you’re preparing for snow birds visiting in the Winter or gearing up for your summer time season in Panama City Beach, this simple upgrade can help improve the security of your rental property, and even help boost business.
Here are some reasons why you should switch to a smart lock if you already haven’t:
- It’s a hassle exchanging keys
When it comes to a smart lock, there is no key required to lock and unlock the door. That means, there are no keys to physically exchange with the guests renting your space. All you have to do is come up with a unique code and give it to your guest via text. Email, or directly through the site in which they booked with you. You won’t have to wait for the guests to arrive, which means hassle-free
- You can control guest access easily
Because you don’t have to provide an actual key, guests can’t make copies and come back later uninvited. Depending on the type of smart lock you have, you can schedule your access code to be valid only during specific days and times. That way, your guests will have access when they need it and there is no worrying whether or not someone is entering your house when they shouldn’t be.
- Lost keys? No problem.
Managing rental properties on the “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches”, we have encountered plenty of guests who lost the rental key at the beach or somewhere out and about. With a smart lock, it is as simple as texting them the access code, or if you’re in a real pinch, you can also use a smartphone to lock or unlock the door from anywhere for them. This means no more panic of getting new keys made by interrupting your day or your guests vacation.
- Guests feel more safe
More and more travelers are recognizing the security smart locks provide. They feel more comfortable staying at your vacation rental property and leaving their belongings behind while they explore the destination.
- Make more money
It is true that smart locks tend to be a little pricier than traditional deadbolts, but adding that quality hardware can be worth the investment. When potential visitors see your listing comes with a smart lock, that tells them that you are taking their safety seriously. This can be a deciding factor in whether or not they choose you instead of another rental. Also, think of the money you’ll save when you no longer have to replace keys or re-key a home.
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