27 Feb Home Security Systems for Renters
Renting your first home or apartment? Welcome to the world of adulting! Or maybe you’re an empty nester who’s decided to forgo the joys (and hard work) of owning a home and moved into a condo with better proximity to restaurants and entertainment? No matter what stage of life, feeling secure in your own home matters.
Now that the lease is signed and keys exchanged, it’s time to consider the best home security systems for renters. Think your options for installing a home security system are limited since you don’t own the home? Talk to your landlord about installing a customized wireless home security system from ASI. We’ve found most landlords are open to the idea of better home security if you discuss it with them ahead of time, as most care about their renters’ wellbeing and want to protect their investment.
Wireless Alarm System
Landlords need to maintain access to the home for maintenance, repairs and emergencies, but that doesn’t mean you need to give up control over the safety and security of your sanctuary. An easily installed wireless ASI home security system can be customized to alert you to a variety of potentially dangerous situations.
Say you arrive home late one night and want to make sure your apartment is secure before going in. Check for someone moving inside with the home security system’s motion detector alarm. The system also communicates with wireless motion detector contacts applied to all of your doors to notify you whenever a door is opened and tell you specifically which door was opened.
Wireless contacts applied to your windows work in a similar fashion, alerting you to which window was opened and when. Maybe you’re home alone and you hear glass breaking? Many homeowners with monitored security systems also choose to incorporate a glass-break detector, which immediately alerts you to glass breaking up to 30 feet away from an uninhibited detector.
With more than 1.5 million home burglaries reported in 2015, according to the FBI’s Uniform Crime Statistics, and the likelihood that burglars are three times as likely to target homes or apartments without an alarm system, it’s never been more important to outfit your abode with the best possible security system.
Smart Doorbell Camera and Security
The most common time for an intruder to enter your home, regardless of whether you rent or own, occurs between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m., when most people are at work. A smart burglar may track your arrival and departure times, and plan their invasion accordingly.
To avoid arousing suspicion from neighbors, a burglar might dress as a repairman or delivery person before ringing your doorbell or knocking on the door to determine whether anyone is home. Fortify your home and take control of its security even when you’re not home with a Skybell Wi-Fi Doorbell Camera from ASI.
With a smart doorbell camera integrated into your smart home security system, you can see who’s at the door and carry on a two-way conversation with any visitors – even when you’re not home. You can also lock or unlock your front door’s smart lock from the same screen. Got a scheduled package delivery when you’re away from home? No worries! Know exactly when the package was delivered and by whom with the Skybell doorbell camera.
Homeowners and Renters Insurance
Renters can protect their home and belongings by purchasing renters insurance, which costs on average from $15 to $30 a month. Many insurance providers also offer a discount to homeowners or renters with an actively monitored home security system, which can be an attractive incentive for both renters and their landlords.
ASI offers many options for keeping you safe in your home, no matter whether you own it or rent it. Let us show you how.