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Security Cameras and Single-Family Rentals: What Plano Landlords Need to Know

Maintenance Installing a Security Camera for Added Value and ProtectionA home security system can be an added feature that will genuinely be enticing in a Plano rental home. For the security-conscious renter, a residence complete with cameras or alarms can offer a peace of mind that other rental homes don’t. Simultaneously though, a home security system does carry with it some disadvantages. Before deciding as to whether or not to put in security cameras, it’s significant to make a note of some of the pros and cons involved.

The Pros

Perhaps the most apparent advantage of security cameras is the fact that they present an added sense of security for your rental property, your tenants and their personal belongings. There is currently a wide range of security systems available, many of which integrate cameras along with alarms and professional monitoring. Particularly in areas where crime rates are high, or vandalism is a problem, security cameras can act as both a deterrent as well as provide critical evidence in the event of a crime. In locations such as these, putting in security cameras could be worth the cost thus an increased rent would make sense for your likely renters.

The Cons

One of the most significant impediments to installing security cameras in a rental home is the huge price tag that it carries. Security cameras can be a substantial expenditure, and unless you are sure that your current situation will prove that you can recover the cost to install, it could very well be just another costly blunder.

Nevertheless, with modern developments in home security systems, we now have access to smaller, reasonably priced devices that offer the perks of a comprehensive security camera system even without the burden of costs and professional installation. As an alternative to installing security cameras yourself, you may leave it up to your tenants to invest in those devices themselves.

In Conclusion

It is relatively important to take into consideration all the pros and cons before you decide to install security cameras in your Plano rental homes, this way you’ll know if it’s worth it or not. The good news is that Real Property Management Legend can help. We can deliver the skills plus necessary information you need to make an informed decision, making sure that each rental home contains the features your renters want without hurting your budget. If you are interested in learning more, contact us online or by phone at 214-235-2427

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