Security Issues of Leaving Model Homes Open to the Public

August 23, 2019

broken in door on model home

Being able to show a house without an agent or salesperson has benefits for the prospect and the builder, but there are some downsides. Property misuse and property access control are serious concerns, but with a trusted access control solution, these concerns can be relieved.

Lack of Control Over Who Goes In and Out

Builders benefit from being able to leave their model homes open in spite of a short staff. Lead generation can happen even with an attendant missing. However, situations may occur where the property needs to be locked with short warning. 

An access control system for model and spec homes solves these problems by giving builders control over who goes in and out, and when — access managed from anywhere. An effective access control dashboard lets property managers know whenever a door is locked or unlocked, giving homebuilders, realtors, and salespeople the power to grant and revoke access, protecting the property from theft and vandalism.

Misuse of Property

Leaving a home open to the public always presents a property safety issue. Not knowing who is going in and out of the home gives an unwanted opportunity to those willing to steal the furnishings.

RemoteLock’s Edgestate software gives builders with smart locks the ability to monitor when any door is locked or unlocked. Property owners and builders know in an instant which codes were used and when, making it easy to narrow down which parties are responsible if an incident of vandalism or theft occurs. Also, incidents are much more rare when the person in the home knows you already know who they are.

A Secure Access Solution

Theft and vandalism are clear barriers to being able to show a model home without a sales representative. With an access control solutions for newly built homes, builders can mitigate those concerns. EdgeState gives property owners the tools to monitor access to their homes and control when people can visit them – remotely. Our access management system is easily integrated with a wide range of wifi and bluetooth-enabled smart locks. Reach out to talk about how EdgeState can help your help your business.

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