We all have a right to feel safe in our homes. Unfortunately, statistics tell us that rented properties are at a higher risk of break-in than owned homes. According to the Police Foundation, this is 300 times more likely if you don’t have an alarm system installed in your rented accommodation.
At Boundary, we are experts in smart home security, so we have put together all the information you need about a burglar alarm for rented property to ensure your rental property is secure, giving you that peace of mind.
Protect your rented home with a high-quality security system
If you live in a rented house, landlords are not responsible for fitting a burglar alarm. It is up to you as the tenant to consider securing your home in the best way possible.
Here at Boundary, if you rent your property you can still enjoy high-quality home security with a variety of options to suit the size of property you call home.
A bespoke system with everything you need to stay safe
How many sensors should you have for the flat or house you rent? Simply click on the option to design your alarm, this will take you through a series of questions and suggest a security package based on your answers.
For starters you’ll need a central hub, but how many motion and contact sensors you need will depend on the number of doors and rooms in your home. The suggested package is priced for you and even gives you the option to pay via Klarna in monthly instalments.
Boundary’s products for rental properties
We understand the importance of keeping your house or flat safe, so we have a wide range of home security system products guaranteed to meet your needs.
- Door and Window Contact Sensor priced at £40. This sensor detects whether there is anyone trying to enter your home by forcing doors or windows.
- PIR Motion Sensor priced at £40. Intelligent sensors designed to detect human movement. (Avoiding pets under 35kg.)
- Key Fob (pack of 2) priced at £20. Fobs provide a user-friendly way to arm and disarm your system without having to remember PIN numbers or codes.
- Outdoor Siren priced at £120. This is a 95-decibel siren with LED light for visibility, a successful deterrent against burglars.
Systems for every rental property
At Boundary, we are experts in the security industry and so have a vested interest in enabling everyone to have protection against intruders. Control your rental home security system via our Boundary mobile app which is also compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.
24/7 professional monitoring
We offer a Monitored Alarm System that enables you to monitor your home 24/7. It includes the option of adding Level 1 Police Response. This means that if your alarm were to go off, our Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) would be notified and contact the police if needed, as well as notify you in case you are not home. 24/7 professional police monitoring is only available in our Pro Plan. For more information view our monthly plans.
Our Pet-Friendly PIR sensors can be calibrated to ignore your pets movements (up to 35kg) to stop your furry friend from triggering a false alarm. If your pet is larger, that’s no trouble, simply create a pet-friendly area using Partial Arm.
Boundary’s Wireless Alarm System uses Z-WaveⓇ, a world-leading technology, giving you full remote control of security without the need to have wires trailing around your home.
Our DIY Alarm System is perfect for ensuring every aspect of your property is protected. You can choose from pre-built bundles or answer a series of questions regarding your property and security needs, and we will suggest a package that fits your requirements.
They are easy to install and will minimise the risk of burglars and increase overall safety.
Will my landlord let me get a burglar alarm for a rented property?
You will need to check the tenancy agreement from the letting agent. However, a burglar alarm is always a good idea for both tenants and landlords.
How long does it take to get a burglar alarm system installed?
Boundary’s DIY burglar alarms are simple to install yourself, or if you prefer, we can get them fitted quickly by a professional with our professional alarm installation. Sensors can be wall mounted using sticky pads provided, (ideal if you wish to take the system with you when you move), or can be screwed to the wall.
How many motion and contact sensors do I need?
This all depends on the size of your home and the entry and exit points in the property. Why not complete our questionnaire to design your home security system to suit your household needs?
What are the best security measures for a rental property?
Your landlord should ensure there are secure doors and windows with working locks. Only the tenant and landlord should have copies of the keys – consider changing the locks when previous tenants move out. Landlords must have a fire alarm in the property too.
As a landlord, should I get a burglar alarm installed in my property?
There is no statutory obligation for a landlord to install a burglar alarm. However, if you do, it is your responsibility to ensure it works, not the responsibility of the tenants. You are liable if the burglar alarm doesn’t work and there is a break-in. Home security systems in rental properties are a great way of providing peace of mind for both tenants and landlords.