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Security Alarm Systems for Rentals

There are many ways security alarm systems help protect individuals, their families, and their valuables. Burglary protection, such as motion detectors and door sensors, helps keep homes safe by deterring potential burglars. Heat, smoke, and carbon monoxide detectors help provide life-safety protection in the event of a carbon monoxide leak or a fire. Every home has the potential of experiencing a burglary, fire, or carbon monoxide leak, regardless of whether the occupants living inside of it own the home or rent it.

While homeowners certainly stand to gain a few more benefits from having a security system installed in their home, such as increased property values and lower homeowner’s insurance rates, renters can reap the benefits of security alarm systems too. By installing an alarm system inside of their rental home, a renter has the benefit of protecting their personal property and their loved ones, just as well as a homeowner would.

It is a known fact that burglars target renters because they feel that those who rent will not go through the hassle of having security alarm systems installed in their rentals. In the past, alarm companies gave renters a hard time when it came to purchasing an alarm system and having it installed. In fact, most renters were unable to secure their rentals with a professionally installed security system because many security companies would not offer security alarm systems for renters.

If renters were lucky enough to find a company to install an alarm system for them, they would need to go through their property owners or managers for approval to have one installed. Since hardwired security alarm systems were the only available option years ago, many renters were told they were not allowed to install one in their rentals.

Complex wire runs and possible damage to rentals was nearly inevitable when installing a wired alarm system, which was partially the reason many property owners and management companies did not allow their tenants to install one. Burglars knew this; therefore, they targeted rental apartments and homes they felt did not have security alarm systems installed in them.

Times have changed, and the way alarm companies do business has changed as well. Since the popularity of renting has grown tremendously, so have the options renters have to secure their rentals. No longer is a hardwired security system the only option for renters or anyone else who wants to secure their home. There is now the option of wireless security alarm systems.

Wireless security systems are wire-free, and since wireless alarm devices mount easily with small screws or double-sided tape, the need to damage walls or door and window frames is eliminated. Renters love this about wireless security alarm systems, and property owners are happy about it too. In fact, not only is damage eliminated during installation, contractual obligation worries are no longer a concern for renters or property owners either.

Since renting is so popular these days, security companies offer special programs for renters. Some of these programs include low-cost installations of security systems, alarm monitoring, and special pricing to move the alarm system when it comes time for the renter to relocate. This offers renters the flexibility of securing their apartment, condo, townhouse, or single-family home with security alarm systems, without the worry of dealing with long-term alarm contracts or obligations.

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