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The 9 best times to buy a home security system

When’s the best time to buy a home security system? We believe there isn't just one correct answer to that question. Easy installation and affordability have placed alarm systems as a "must have" in many situations. Here are some of the best times for you to snap up your alarm system.

1. You’re moving into a new home:

Moving to a new home is an exciting time, whether you’re a first time buyer, investing in a bigger property or renting. There’s always a lot to think about… legal checks, decorating, packing, the list goes on, but your home’s security should be a top priority too. Whether you purchase a home alarm system pre or post moving, make sure you get one that helps prevent everything from burglaries to fires.

On the day you move, make sure not to have any valuables on show when you’re going back and forth between your new home and the moving van. Use boxes and suitcases to pack your items.

One myth is that home security systems aren't a feasible option for rentals. Alarm systems once meant holes in the wall and a lost security deposit. Not anymore. SimpliSafe was designed with flats in mind and use self-adhesive tape, so you don’t need to make any holes! Now, you can rest easy knowing that your home is safe.

2. You got a pet:

Pets are a great new addition to the family, they’re loving, loyal and bring so much joy. However, last year saw a huge increase in dog thefts across the UK so as much as a dog bark may scare off a potential intruder, you want to keep them protected too. A burglar alarm is a great way to do this and with a security camera, you can keep an eye on what your pet is getting up to.

There's a myth that people with pets can't take advantage of home security systems with motion sensors. Good news pet owners, you too can have a security system! Many alarms, like SimpliSafe , will not pick up small animals (under 23kg).

3. You just bought some pricey items:

The whole neighbourhood knows about your new speakers, your new television, your amazing car shining like a gem on the drive. When you get nice stuff, you immediately want to share the experience with your friends and neighbours. While you're showing off your new gear, show off your new affordable burglar alarm . It's just as cool! Take extra precaution too: cut up the box before placing it on the curb. This way, the only people who know about your new toy are the people you’re sharing it with.

4. You're going on holiday:

When you’re on holiday, the last thing you want to be thinking about is what’s happening at home. You can’t rely on neighbours to investigate anything unusual, family may not be close by to check in, so this is where a home security system comes in. With an alarm system and professional monitoring service, you'll know if anything that happens while you're away and that professionals will be on hand to deal with an incident so you don’t have to. So you can enjoy your holiday in peace.

5. You've got a new flatmate:

A new flatmate can come with baggage: a crazy ex, borrowing your things, not doing the washing up, forgetting to take out the trash etc. So even if you are very careful with your security, there's no guarantee that your flatmate is going to be just as careful.

An alarm system will remind you both that you can always be in control of your home from wherever you are, but don’t forget to respect each other’s privacy with cameras. You could each even have an entry sensor on your door so you would be alerted if anyone went into your bedroom.

6. You're getting married:

Twice the people, twice the stuff. Do you plan to announce your wedding in the local paper? Or how about even on your Facebook? Much like a holiday announcement, a wedding announcement shares two things with the world: an influx of potentially very nice (expensive) wedding gifts and a long honeymoon with an empty home. A burglar's dream. But the thing is, it’s no fun to not publicly celebrate such a joyous occasion with your friends and family. No one is going to tell you to keep the countdown off Facebook because these kind of momentous occasions, that's what it's all about. A security system is a good way to ensure that your wedding week won't result in a month long ordeal of itemising stolen items and changing the locks. Don't let the few thieves in the world prevent you from having an amazing time.

7. You're having a baby:

It's better to be extra safe when it comes to your beautiful newborn. If you get a security system that expands and allows you to customise, you can change your configuration as your family grows. As your baby grows into a toddler (who is newly-mobile, full of curiosity and a master of destruction), you can add sensors to windows, doors and even to cabinets containing hazardous substances so you know when someone's little hands have opened something they shouldn't have. You can also add smoke and temperature sensors, to make sure your family is safe and alert of anything that may happen in your house.

8. Selling a house

Selling a house can be a stressful time, from constantly cleaning to seeing potential buyers coming and going. In some cases, you might not be able to be at home for a viewing so the estate agent but with a home security camera you can keep an eye on what’s happening at home.

With SimpliSafe, you can pack up the system and take it with you to your new home too.

9. Right now:

Why wait for the 'right' time? The truth is, the best time to get a home security system is before you need it. Not after. Shop SimpliSafe systems now.