Best Home Security Systems for Renters

Apartments are frequently the target of burglary and home invasion because criminals assume that renters are often gone during the day, and do not have any home security in place to protect their valuables. There are fewer dogs to contend with, and neighbors pay little attention to the comings and goings of strangers… even if they are carrying a 65-inch TV!

As a renter, you have a bigger target painted on your front door than you may imagine. Because of this, it's often more important to have a reliable security system in an apartment than it would be to have one in a house.

But there's a problem: most home security companies refuse to service renters. Home security service companies often rely on a 3-year contract to recoup the cost of installation, equipment, and sales commissions. Renters generally do not want to be locked into paying for home security services for 3 years when their rent contract is for 6 months.

Thankfully, there are some security companies that offer special home security systems and services for renters. The following list contains the best home security companies whose services have easy terms, no contract, and even transferable equipment.

This top ten list has been created to help you make an informed decision about protecting your home and family. The rankings, ratings, and opinions expressed on TheTopTens.com are influenced by site visitors and TheTopTens®, and are subject to change. To keep this valuable service free, we may generate advertising revenue from some companies featured in this list.

The Top Ten

1 FrontPoint FrontPoint Frontpoint was founded in 2007 to take advantage of new opportunities created by the growth of wireless technology and the introduction of wireless data networks. Traditional home security systems relied on vulnerable land lines that required professional technicians to install. Frontpoint saw the need ...read more. Visit Website9
2 Vivint Vivint The story of Vivint starts in 1999 with two friends who decided the best way to sell home security systems was the hard way: door to door. They felt that every home had special concerns that truly needed to be understood to get the homeowners the right product for their needs. Their approach worked, ...read more.

These guys don't allow renters - they want the owner of the unit on the contract.

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3 ADT Monitored Security System ADT Monitored Security System ADT is a provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses in the United States and Canada. The company is headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida and employs approximately 20,000 people at 300 locations. ...read more.

Minimum 2 -3 yr contract. Not renter friendly. 75% early termination fee of it goes to collections in 30 days.

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5 Lifeshield Lifeshield Visit Website9
6 Simplisafe Simplisafe SimpliSafe is an award-winning home security system—founded in 2006 by then Harvard Business School students, Chad and Eleanor Laurans. The idea came about after several friends in the Cambridge area had experienced break-ins, but couldn’t find a home security product that was designed to help renters. ...read more. Visit Website9
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