Any property which is unmanned or temporarily unused might be susceptible to undesired concerns. Vacant buildings have a high risk from fire, deterioration and criminal activity. This may lead property owners and neighbours to fear and strain. Therefore vacant property security and management becomes a necessity for owners.
In this article we shall know the steps to be taken for managing a vacant property
- Turn off water supplies
- Remove gas connections
- Never have anything in the building that might attract thieves
- Remove all materials that have suspected combustibility.
Inform trustworthy people:
It is mandatory to inform the police and fire service departments regarding your building’s occupancy status. It is good to inform the neighbors regarding your vacant property.
It is important to notify the insurance agency regarding the occupancy status of your property. Also maintain proper documents regarding your property and insurance.
It is advisable to have fire detecting systems and active firefighting gadgets to ensure immediate remedial measures.
Empty Property Security features take over 90% of task in vacant property management.
Have a look at a few security measures that can be implemented
- Night watchmen or security guards.
- Secure current doors/windows.
- Removable steel shutter security.
- Permanent steel screen security.
- Main cum Battery powered alarm system
- Access control
- CCTV camera installation
Some genius said “An idle brain is a devils workshop”. Let us not keep our brains idle from implementing vacant property security and management to let devils work in our vacant properties.