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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.
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