Security Systems for Renters: What to Look For

Just because you’re renting, it doesn’t mean you should have to compromise on your level of home security. Even if you live in an apartment equipped with strata security, it’s never a bad idea to install your own security system to provide an additional layer of security and better protect yourself and your belongings.

If you’re considering installing a security system in your rental property, there are a few features you should look for if you want a superior level of protection.


Best features to look for in security systems for renters


Wireless installation

As a renter, it’s important to look for a security system that doesn’t require any hard wiring that could cause damage to the property.

Quality security systems which operate using wireless IP technology work just as effectively (if not more effectively) than traditional hard-wired systems, without the complicated installation. Then when you decide to leave your rental, you can simply pack up the system and take it with you.


Intrusion detection sensors

Some wireless security systems include intrusion detection sensors to immediately alert you whenever anyone enters your home or apartment.

The sensors can be installed on all windows, doors and any other entry points to the property, can be armed and disarmed as needed, and can be easily removed when you vacate the property.

Motion detection sensors

Motion detection sensors will alert you to any movement inside or outside your property.

While some older or poorer-quality motion detection systems can be prone to triggering annoying false alarms, modern systems which adopt the latest in motion detection technology are significantly more effective at minimising false alarms and often also feature pet-friendly settings.

Multiple cameras

It’s worthwhile looking for a home security system which includes more than one camera to capture images from multiple angles.

Ideally, you want cameras which:

  • provide a high-quality picture
  • can be used both indoors and outdoors
  • work in all conditions, including in low light or no light, and
  • include video recording capabilities.

Remote monitoring and control

Most wireless IP security systems can be controlled remotely through your smartphone.

Remote access will allow you to check in on your property throughout the day, see who’s at the front door before you open it and arm and disarm the system from any location.

24/7 active monitoring and support

Possibly the most valuable feature you can look for in home security systems for renters is round-the-clock active monitoring.

Active monitoring will ensure that if you are ever faced with an intruder or break-in, someone will be watching and taking action, whether that involves dispatching private security or contacting emergency services to request immediate assistance.

Protect yourself with Calamity

Don’t take a chance by settling for a sub-standard security system for your rental property.

At Calamity, we can recommend the most suitable home security system to suit your individual needs and budget, so you can rest easy knowing you and your belongings will be protected at all times.

Simply get in touch with our professional team of security experts to find out how we can protect you.