After a year of slower homeownership rates among people in their 20s and early 30s in 2018, U.S. News and World Report declared that 2019 would be the “year of the millennial homebuyer.” With more of these young professionals buying homes this year – and, with May (also known as “moving month”) right around the corner – this is the perfect time to talk about how members of this generation are also fans of home security. Here are some key reasons why.

It’s what you do.

Many millennials believe that securing your home with technology is just “what you do” – after all, this is the generation that is accustomed to finding a mobile app to meet their every need. Others will insist on investing in a home security system because they grew up with an alarm at Mom and Dad’s house. Many of them have heard about the great technology that today’s systems have, like smartphone connectivity to your system and the capacity to integrate your system with an Alexa or other smart speaker. Young professionals are busy, and they embrace everything they can to keep life simple and enjoyable.

The wires are gone.

Young homeowners know that security systems are no longer dependent on cable connections. Because wireless sensors are used to detect motion while the system is armed, they have confidence that an alarm signal will reach the central station no matter what. There’s no worry that an intruder will cut the phone cord to disable the alarm, because a wireless security system has “cut the cord” from landline phones completely. And, they know it doesn’t matter if there’s a storm, power outage or some other external interference – because wireless technology is reliable technology.

Word gets around.

Millennials are pros at spreading information, and that doesn’t stop when it comes to home security. If a young family finds value in their system, they’ll tell their friends – and soon, the whole neighborhood will have their homes protected. It won’t take long for word to get out that this is a street criminals shouldn’t even bother with – because they will get caught.

Young professionals buying starter homes understand the value of home security, and this is something older homeowners can learn from. To see for yourself what millennials already understand about home security, Long Island homeowners can call All Action Alarm. We’ll be happy to schedule your complimentary home security audit.

About All Action Alarm

We have experience in the electronic security industry and experts in home automation technologies. If you are looking for ways to simplify your life, give us a call.

It’s almost tax day, but there’s good news for 60 percent of Americans. That’s the amount of people who can expect to receive a tax refund this year, according to NerdWallet. The same outlet reported that the average tax refund in 2019 will be over $2,500. That’s definitely enough for a medium-to-large home improvement project – and for some, it may put a nicely sized dent in a goal to move into a new home. If that happens to be your goal for your tax refund, you may wonder: Can you take your security system with you when you move?

Yes, but be sure to notify us.

When home security went wireless, there were many advantages to the technology shift; one of those benefits was portability. With no cables or dependency on landlines for support, wireless home security systems can normally be moved to your next home. However, it’s important to notify your security company so that your monitoring service can be moved to your new address. In fact, it’s more than important; it’s absolutely critical, so that help can be sent to the correct address if your alarm is triggered by an emergency.

What if you have an outdated system?

For those who own a hardwired, plain old telephone service (POTS) home security system, it would be much harder to pull off taking the system to a new home. But for those homeowners, the good news is that moving to a new home is the perfect opportunity to upgrade to a wireless system.

Not only is this system more portable; it’s also tamper proof, meaning it will work even if an intruder smashes the keypad (not to mention there’s no phone wire for an intruder to cut). No matter what, the alarm will sound and the signal will reach the monitoring center. Even bad weather can’t interfere. These things just aren’t the case with an outdated POTS system.

Then, there’s mobility.

Another reason to use your move as an opportunity to switch to wireless home security? Mobile access to your system anytime. From the convenience of your smartphone or tablet, you’ll be able to arm and disarm the system, view your security video, and even get text alerts when there’s an apparent security threat. An outdated POTS system doesn’t have this mobile connectivity.

To learn more about moving while retaining or upgrading your home security, Long Island homeowners can call All Action Alarm. We look forward to speaking with you.

About All Action Alarm

We have experience in the electronic security industry and experts in home automation technologies. If you are looking for ways to simplify your life, give us a call.