TopConsumerReviews.com Best Home Security Systems
      April 5, 2020

Home  >  Home Security  >  Articles

Best Home

Security Systems

  1. SimpliSafe
  2. Brinks
  3. Protect America
  4. Xfinity
  5. Guardian
  6. ADT
  7. Vivint
  8. Alarm Relay
  9. Protection One
  10. CPI Security
  11. Get Safe

Your Information Is Secure
Preventing burglaries: How To Protect Your Home Newsletter

Compare Products

  • Select any 2 companies in our reviews to compare them head-to-head!
  • Compare

Latest Reviews

Auto Parts

Auto Warranties

Bad Credit Loans

Cheesecake Clubs

Credit Monitoring

Home Gyms

Online Backup

Popcorn Clubs

Rowing Machines

Vehicle Inspections

 

Related Articles

Benefits of a Home Security System

Beyond Home Security: Home Automation

Home Automation Ė The Next Trend in Home Security

Home Security for Apartment Dwellers

Home Security Monitoring Companies: Pros and Cons

Home Security Tips for Seniors

Home Security Tips for Renters

Home Security Trends

How Home Security Systems Help Seniors

How to Prepare for a Home Security System

Is Home Security Important?

Newest Home Security Features

Self-Monitoring Home Security Systems: Pros and Cons

Shopping Home Security For The Elderly

Tips on DIY (Do It Yourself) Home Security

Tips to Keep Your Family Safe At Home

What to Look For in a Home Security System

What's New in Home Security

Wireless Home Security Systems

 

Top Consumer Reviews Articles

TopConsumerReviews.com provides unique articles that you won't find anywhere else on the internet. These articles are designed to help you make the most informed decisions possible.

Home Security for Apartment Dwellers

Home security is not just for homeowners. Apartment dwellers and other renters need to be just as concerned with home security as homeowners. One reason renters should take security measures is because they have less control over who enters the dwelling. Because landlords and apartment complex managers can let servicemen into the dwelling when the renter is not home, renters are vulnerable. Furthermore, renters have no idea how many other people, besides the landlord, have a key to the front door lock. Previous tenants may have given duplicate keys to family, friends and neighbors, again leaving the renter vulnerable to strangers.

Even though renters do not own the property, they can still take steps to ensure their security as well as the security of their belongings. Here are a few steps apartment dwellers can take.

Talk to your landlord. Before signing the contract, ask questions of the landlord or complex management company. Ask what security measures they take. Entrance ways, back entrances, parking lots and spaces and hallways should be well-lit. Lights, doors and locks should be working properly. Also, find out whether there are video cameras around the complex or property.

Request new locks. Check with the landlord or management company to see if they change lock between tenants. If not, request that they install new high-quality door locks and deadbolts. Be sure to go online and research quality locks and prices. If the landlord refuses to install new locks, go online and look for devices that prevent lock bumping and can be added to existing locks.

Add window locks. Purchase pin locks for windows and sliding glass doors and use them when you leave the apartment. Donít assume that just because your apartment is above ground level that you can leave windows and sliders unlocked.

Install an alarm system. Wireless alarm systems are a great option for the renter since they donít require any holes to be drilled into walls and can easily be relocated when itís time to move. Be sure to go online to find the perfect system for an apartment. Then, check with the landlord before setting up any alarm system.

Use automatic timers. Be sure to use automatic timers for lights and stereos, especially when youíre away for long hours or days. This simulates activity in your apartment and may, at least, deter thieves.

Get insured. Be sure to check into renters insurance once youíve signed the rental agreement. Renters need their own insurance policies to cover loss in case of theft. Go online and research insurance policies, companies and prices.

Renters and apartment dwellers should not ignore home security. There are a variety of steps renters can take to ensure their safety and the safety of their property.

Security camera footage shows Florida couple's home on the night of a violent confrontation

Home security camera footage played in court captured some of the movements of Mike and Sue Reuschel inside their Gainesville, Florida, home on the night of February 2, 2018. Prosecutors allege Mike ...

Published:  Fri, 03 Apr 2020 14:02:00 GMT



Facebook Shares Safety and Security Tips for Users Working From Home

Facebook shared some safety and security tips for the throngs of users who are working from home due to the coronavirus pandemic. The social network reminded users that they should not use the same ...

Published:  Fri, 03 Apr 2020 12:57:00 GMT



Agile Lemonade: How An IBM Security R&D Team Navigated A Radical Shift To Work From Home

I'm the director of an Agile software development team at IBM Security and for my organization, business continuity means releasing high quality software on a regular basis so our clients can securely ...

Published:  Fri, 03 Apr 2020 08:42:00 GMT



This incredible Arlo Pro 2 home security camera system is $530 off - today only

The Base Station installs inside plugged into AC power and connects to your home Wi-Fi network. In addition to acting as a hub for the Arlo ... Available optional subscription plans save recorded ...

Published:  Fri, 03 Apr 2020 08:55:00 GMT



School districts, including New York City's, start banning Zoom because of online security issues

Other school districts, too, have banned Zoom or are trying to beef up security around its use. Clark County Public Schools in Nevada said in a statement that it had decided to di ...

Published:  Sat, 04 Apr 2020 09:45:00 GMT



Our favorite smart home devices that aren't made by Amazon or Google

We took Amazon and Google out of the running (just this once) to see what other great smart home products are out there.

Published:  Thu, 02 Apr 2020 05:04:00 GMT



10 teleworking security tips from Maryland cyber CEOs

Thousands of Maryland employees are still logging into their companies' work systems each day, but due to the impacts of the novel coronavirus, they must do so from inside their homes. Local ...

Published:  Fri, 03 Apr 2020 13:14:00 GMT



Protect from Home: NorthStar Home Goes to Remote Customer Engagement with 8x8

Inc. (NYSE: EGHT) announced NorthStar Home deployed the 8x8 X Series cloud communications and contact center solution to enable remote work ...

Published:  Fri, 03 Apr 2020 06:21:00 GMT



Social Security Benefits Primer

Adviser Vladimir Kouznetsov explains the types of Social Security benefits, how to qualify, and strategies for claiming ...

Published:  Fri, 03 Apr 2020 04:00:00 GMT



ADT Disclaimer:

$99 Customer Installation Charge. 36-Month Monitoring Agreement required at $36.99 per month ($1,331.64), 24-Month Monitoring Agreement required at $36.99 ($887.76) for California, including Quality Service Plan (QSP). Form of payment must be by credit card or electronic charge to your checking or savings account. Offer applies to homeowners only. Local permit fees may be required. Satisfactory credit history required. Certain restrictions may apply. Offer valid for new ADT Authorized Premier Provider customers only and not on purchases from ADT LLC. Other rate plans available. Cannot be combined with any other offer. Licenses: AL-15-1104, AK-35221, AZ-ROC217517, AR-2008-0014, CA-ACO6320, CT-ELC.0193944-L5, DE-07-212, FL-EC13003427, DC-602513000006, GA-LVA205395, HI-CT30946, ID-ELE-SC-39312, IL-127.001042, IN-City of Indianapolis: LAC-000156, IA-AC-0036, KY-City of Louisville: 483, LA-F1082, LA-F1914, LA-F1915, ME-LM50017382, MD-107-1626, MA-1355C, MI-3601205773, MN-TS01807, MS-15007958, MO-City of St. Louis: CC354, St. Louis County: 89767, MT-247, NE-14451, NV-68518, City of Las Vegas: 3000002944, NJ-34BF00021800, NM-353366, NY-Licensed by the N.Y.S. Dept. of State UID#12000286189, #12000286451, NC-1622-CSA, OH-53891446, City of Cincinnati: AC86, OK-1048, OR-170997, Pennsylvania Home Improvement Contractor Registration Number: PA22999, RI-3582, SC-BAC5630, SD-1025-7001-ET, TN-C1520, TX-B13734, ACR-3492, UT-6422596-6501, VT-ES-2382, VA-115120, WA-602588694/PROTEYH934RS, WV-042433, WI-City of Milwaukee: PAS-0002640, WY-LV-G-21499. 3750 Priority Way South Dr. Suite 200 Indianapolis, IN 46240 ©2014 Defender Security

 

Vivint Disclaimer:

Activation Fee and 42-Month Monitoring Agreement at a minimum of $49.99/mo., home ownership, and satisfactory credit history required. Local permit fees and/or sales tax may apply. Services not available in all areas.

 

Share Us!   

Home      About Us      Terms & Conditions      Privacy Policy      Contact Us      Disclosure