A gated driveway can provide extra security for tenants, but also added costs which is the question for Ask Landlord Hank this week.
Dear Landlord Hank:
I have a gated driveway to a triplex. I’m concerned about tenants possibly abusing the gate. I would welcome your thoughts.
Dear Landlord Tom:
Is there a way for you to install a discrete camera to observe?
If there is some abuse and you have no proof of which person caused the damage to the gate, you won’t be able to bill the proper party for repairs.
I’d hook the camera up to a monitoring system so you can check footage if something happens at the gated driveway.
It would be nice if the camera would work at night as well.
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