Three Security Cameras Every Airbnb Owner Should Invest In

Rental properties aren’t always occupied. When they’re not, you need peace of mind.

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Leaving your home for vacation—or your vacation home for regular home—can be stressful.Shutterstock

Hosting travelers and tourists in your home seemed like a ludicrous idea a little over 10 years ago. Today, Airbnb has made the obscure reality, as travelers from all over the world use the site to plan their trips, both long and short. With that, there’s an inherent necessity for an appropriate security system. That’ll help keep you, the owner, safe and will assure guests that your premises are safe, too. Here are the top security cameras you should consider.

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Think of the Children

Security cameras aren’t just for keeping the house safe. They can help the guests stay safe, too.Amazon

Cameras are important for a variety of reasons, but, perhaps, no reason is better than to look after children. If you’re hosting a family with little ones, consider security cameras that are easily set up and ones that blend into the background. Two-way voice communication is a paramount feature, too, as it allows direct communication even when you’re not around.

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An Eye on Everything

Outdoor cameras should offer a clear picture of the entire property.Amazon

Battery life is an important, underrated feature you need to consider when buying security cameras. The last situation you want happening is for an incident to occur with your security cameras inoperable because of an easily fixed, easily managed problem. Don’t sacrifice other features, like video quality, for long battery life, though.

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Handling the Elements

Outdoor cameras need to be protected from extreme weather, especially in tropical and beach locations.Amazon

The best security cameras will provide coverage of your home in any environment and any situation. So, whether it’s a cloudless, blistering-hot day or even if it’s raining ceaselessly, make sure your security-camera setup is ready to handle what Mother Nature has to offer.