5 Security Tips For Landlords To Protect Their Property
Are you a landlord leasing commercial property? Or are you planning to become a landlord? This post will provide you with some much-needed insights to help secure your commercial space. Here are 5 security tips on how landlords can protect their property.
American lease-tenant regulations tend to favor the tenants. As such, Landlords should ensure that they put in place measures to protect their property and tenants. When you lease commercial space, you have many issues to contend with. Maintenance and upkeep of the property is crucial as well as security. Unfortunately, you sometimes have to protect your property from your tenants in addition to external forces.
This is your income generating property and you must protect it from theft, vandalism, fire, and other security issues.
Safety & Security Tips for Landlords
1. Install Quality Windows
Installing quality windows can deter break-in as well as help your tenants to reduce their power consumption leading to energy savings. With shatterproof window film, you also protect your tenants from adverse effects of flying glass should anything lead to the breaking of the glass or windows.
2. Erect External Security Lighting
Along with deterring vandals, it provides added peace of mind for persons who may be on the property late at night. It allows them to see who may be lurking around and notify them especially if the lights are installed with motion sensors.
3. Strong Doors and Locks
Make sure that the entry and exit doors to the property are solid and of good quality material and construction. Smart locks allows for control of who accesses the property.
4. Install a Security Alarm System
An intruder alert system facilitates a fast response from emergency personnel and assists in the protection of your tenants. A reputable security company can also efficiently install sensors on your building’s doors and windows connected to your access alarm system. If you install an alarm system ensure that this is mentioned in your lease contract or in an Addendum to the lease if the system is installed subsequently.
- Issues With Providing Security for Your Rental Property
Providing security for your property can come with its own issues. For example, if you have an alarm system that is falsely triggered on numerous occasions you could face high fines. This is one of those areas that your lease can help with by specifying who is responsible in the event of false alarms.
We trust that these security tips to rent commercial space was useful to you. And that they gave you some insights on how to protect both tenants and property. Tell us. Do you have an alarm system or other security measures on your lease property? Tell us why or why not in the comments.
If you have questions on how to increase the security on your lease property, give us a call. We would be happy to help.