Moving Tips: Home Security Considerations
Moving can come with a lot of headaches and a long to-do list. Between gathering important records, notifying relevant persons, packing belongings and switching over utilities, it’s easy for items to fall by the wayside.
An often overlooked, but very important to-do, is equipping your new home with a security system. Whether purchasing for the first time, switching vendors or keeping the same system, let this post serve as a guide.
Purchasing a New Home Security System
Moving is an arduous task as is, but purchasing your security system doesn’t have to be.
Best vendors make the process easy by recommending services based on your specific needs. They will help you evaluate the vulnerability of your home, identify risks, and outline desired security features and technologies.
When comparing potential providers, evaluate based on their capabilities, service and quality. See here for more information on what to expect when installing a home monitoring system.
Move Your Security System with You
Already have a security system in your current home? Not a problem. As long as your provider services your new neighborhood, your security system can move with you!
Moving policies vary by provider. For example, at Vector Security, we offer a free home automation package and percentage discount off additional devices to customers who are relocating. Your existing system remains installed in your current home.
Contact your security provider at least eight weeks before your move. This will give you both ample time to coordinate logistics.
No home is move-in ready without a home security system! Be protected from night one by squared everything away before the move.
Have you had experience moving with a security system? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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