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Home Security Tips for Renters


Right now, the U.S. has about 38,864,600 total renters (which is about 37% of all households)1. Every year that number steadily goes up. Regardless of whether you rent or own your home, it’s crucial to have home security protection. Many different things can happen in a single day—from burglaries, fires, floods, carbon monoxide leaks, etc. So, being prepared goes a long ways!

Renters, in-particular, face additional safety risks than the average homeowner. Apartments and townhomes are often located in high traffic (and therefore high opportune) communities. These areas have a flux of new and old tenants, visitors, deliveries and maintenance people. It’s extremely difficult to keep track of things and identify potential security risks in these areas.

Here’s a startling fact: 2,000,000 home invasions happen each year. And the average victim will lose nearly $1,800 in stolen items and property damage.2

You’ve probably heard that the best offense begins with a good defense—and it’s true. You can begin to minimize any possible threats by following these simple safety precautions:

  • Lock windows and both the deadbolt/doorknob locks
  • Get acquainted with your neighbors
  • Pay attention to your surroundings (especially in the parking lot, stairways and corridors).
  • If you’ll be away for prolonged periods of time, set up light timers; contact your newspaper provider and USPS to hold both your newspaper and mail.

In addition to these safety tips, a security system, monitored by ADT, provides the best wireless home security systems. These systems are easy to install, don’t require invasive drilling and are transferrable to your next property. A home monitoring system helps to greatly reduces the odds of a home invasion, and allows emergency personnel to be swiftly notified in the event of a crisis.

ADT wireless monitoring systems include: 24/7 monitoring protection, a digital keypad, high-decibel alarm, key fob remote, 5 entryway sensors, pet-sensitive motion detector, backup battery, lawn sign and 2 window decals.

No matter what your day will hold, wireless monitoring protection helps provide the peace of mind you deserve every single day. The risks without one are just too great. The time is now to help safeguard your rental home.

1 2FBI Uniform Crime Reports, 2011

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