The biggest names in home security systems often come with expensive setup fees, long term commitments, and monthly service costs to keep video feeds and other data stored. Luckily there is an ever growing menu of options that are less expensive, require less tech savvy, or avoid permanent fixtures that aren’t feasible for renters. Whether you invest in a multi-unit whole home system, or are just looking for some easy to operate door or window alarms, there’s an affordable solution for every concern.
Double-sided mounting tape makes these door alarms ideal for renters trying to keep their damage deposits. Simple to operate, there are only three settings, so tech savvy is not a requirement, and the pleasant “chime” setting makes it ideal for announcing expected arrivals, like children home from school. Switch to the “alarm” setting for nighttime security. These are fantastic for families who need some extra help with solutions for sleepwalkers, special needs children who may wander, or elderly grandparents with dementia.
These do a great job of keeping windows tightly closed, but where they really shine is allowing windows to be left cracked open for cross-ventilation; the locks keep them secure in place, so neither suspicious characters nor rambunctious children can get them any further open than you designate.