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

Maintenance Installing a Security Camera for Added Value and ProtectionA home security system can be a great feature in a Houston Heights 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. At the same time, unfortunately, a home security system comes with a few drawbacks. Before deciding to have security cameras installed, it’s crucial to look at the list of the advantages and disadvantages of the decision.

The Pros

It’s correct to point out that the biggest benefit of having security cameras installed is the added sense of security it brings for the rental property, tenants, and their belongings. There are quite a number of security systems for sale today, 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 areas like these, having security cameras might be worth the expense because the added security allows you to confidently increase rent to compensate for the cost.

The Cons

One of the biggest drawbacks to setting up security cameras in a rental home is the initial expense of doing so. Security cameras can cost you a good amount, and unless you are sure that your circumstances will guarantee that you gain back the cost, you might end up wasting money instead.

However, with the recent advances in home security systems, we now have access to smaller and cheaper devices that offer the same features as a full-fledged security camera system without the high cost and professional installation. Instead of fitting your rental home with security cameras yourself, you may leave it up to your tenants to invest in those devices themselves.

In Conclusion

To ensure that you’re making the best financial move, it is vital to weigh the strengths and weaknesses of installing security cameras in your Houston Heights rental homes before making your choice. The good news is that people at Real Property Management Heritage can help. We can offer the experience and information you must have to be able to make an informed decision, guaranteeing that each rental home includes the features your renters ask for while keeping your expenses manageable. Please contact us online or call us at 832-701-0776 to learn more about how we can serve you.

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