Is renting really the new buying? Maybe so: some statistics suggest that the number of renters will continue to rise because a significant percentage of people prefer to rent an apartment or home.
There are many lifestyle and financial advantages to renting, but also some concerns. For instance, crime statistics show that renters are more likely than homeowners to be the victims of crimes. That’s why home security systems are growing in popularity among renters.
A Mobile Security Solution for Your Mobile Lifestyle
When somebody says “you can’t take it with you,” they could be talking about old style wired security systems. Those quite literally become part of the structure and require extensive, professional installation. The only people who installed them were homeowners who expected to live in the same place for years.
Things have changed.
The average American will move over 11 times during his/her lifetime, and most of those moves take place between the ages of 18 and 44. Almost a third of people in that age group are renters. The average American worker changes jobs every 4.6 years, and younger workers are more likely to job hop than older workers.
GetSafe Home Security’s wireless security system is “pack and go.” It’s lightweight, easy to install, and gives you immediate security in your new home.
Get Your Damage Deposit Back
Wireless home security is both a renter and landlord-riendly solution. Because the sensors are peel-and-stick, they don’t damage the interior paint. With GetSafe’s system, there’s not even an ugly keypad that has to be hung on the wall.
It doesn’t make sense for someone just getting started in a career to get tied down. Wired security systems come with expensive, long-term commitments. But with wireless, you pay on a month-to-month basis and can cancel at any time with no penalty.
Buy Only as Much as You Need
The system is scalable. GetSafe’s Starter Kit is perfect for a small apartment. When you move to a bigger place, just add more sensors to the system. The Smart Hub recognizes them automatically and begins monitoring.
Remote Control & Communication
Whether you’re at the office or on the beach, you can monitor your home remotely using the smartphone app.
- Entry way senors alert you if someone opens a door or window.
- A water sensor notification can help you keep a leak from becoming a flood.
- There’s movement in your (supposedly) empty apartment. Is it the dog or a burglar? The motion detector camera call tell you.
Check your lease before installing any security system, even a wireless one. You may need to get written permission before adding an alarm system to the property. Remember that landlords do have the right to enter the premises with notice and in case of emergency: you don’t want them triggering the alarm by accident.
Is your landlord unsure about approving your system? Here are four reasons why a wireless security system is win/win for both of you.