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Knowledge Center

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9 Questions about "Security"

What are the pros and cons of charging for damage insurance?


I currently take a security deposit, but am thinking about just charging for insurance instead.


Should I take a security deposit or charge for insurance?

What do other vacation rental owners do?


Can you recommend a system to program my lights?

I want to turn lights on and off when I'm away from my vacation rental.



Can you recommend a remote thermostat system for my vacation rental?


I want to be able to control the temperature when guests are away.



Can you recommend a keyless entry system for my vacation rental?

I want a lock that allows renters to enter my home without having to change the locks or give them keys.


How do I protect myself from international scams?

I’ve been getting a lot of inquiries from international renters. How do I know which ones I should follow up with and which ones are scams?


I just went paperless for my vacation rental business, but how do I make sure I don't lose any important data?

What are important steps I should take to make sure I don't lose any data?


I received a suspicious email inquiry for my vacation rental. What should I do?

I received an inquiry for my vacation rental and the email didn't look quite right. What should I do next?


How can I better prepare my home and guests in the case of a disaster or emergency?

During the recent hurricane my vacation rental was unoccupied, but I couldn’t help but think about what I would have done should it have been rented. What should I do to prepare my home and my guests if there is an emergency?