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

Maintenance Installing a Security Camera for Added Value and ProtectionA home security system is a feature many renters find attractive in a Pasadena 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 give. At the same time, however, a home security system also brings with it a few drawbacks. Before arranging to have security cameras installed, it’s a good idea to scrutinize the pros and cons involved.

The Pros

One can rightly say that the biggest advantage of security cameras is that they give an added sense of security to your rental property, tenants, and their belongings. Today, you can purchase many kinds of security systems, 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 these locations, having security cameras installed might be considered a smart move. The benefit it brings would exceed the expenses because it allows you to confidently increase rent to make up for the cost.

The Cons

Among the bigger drawbacks to placing security cameras in a rental home is the cost you have to pay upfront. Security cameras can be a notable expense, and if you factor in your circumstances and still aren’t sure that you can recover the cost, it might not be the best decision for you.

However, with the new innovation in home security systems, we now have access to smaller and inexpensive devices that have the same set of features as a full-fledged security camera system without the huge expense and professional installation. Instead of setting up security cameras yourself, you may leave it up to your tenants to invest in those devices themselves.

In Conclusion

To make sure you’re spending your money effectively, it is essential that you take into account the advantages and disadvantages of installing security cameras in your Pasadena rental homes before you make your decision. The good news is that you can get assistance from Real Property Management Avitus. We offer the experience and information needed to make an informed decision, making sure that each rental home includes the features your renters want while keeping your costs manageable. To know more about what we can do for you, please contact us online or give us a ring at 281-570-6357.

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