For homeowners, security is a big deal; it’s your home and you want to protect it. For renters, though, living situations are often temporary, so setting up a home security system may seem inconvenient and unnecessary. But here’s the thing. Home security doesn’t need to cost an arm and a leg, nor does it need to be permanent or difficult to set up. D-Link home security solutions are non-invasive and super simple to use, making them the perfect solution for home (or apartment) security. If you’re a renter, here are five reasons why a D-Link security might be the perfect solution for you:
1. Complete DIY Solution
D-Link is completely Do-It-Yourself. While a lot of security companies require someone to come in and install the entire system, with D-Link you create your own customized solution. It’s easy to set up and everything works with your existing wireless network. Since it is DIY you can add however many Wi-Fi cameras, Smart Plugs or Motion Sensors you want wherever you need them. There’s no need for a company to come in and since there’s no contracts or fees it’s that much more affordable.
A big worry with renting is making sure you get your deposit back, so the idea of a security system just sounds like a bunch of giant holes in the wall. Most security systems can get pretty invasive with hard-wiring and in-wall panels. D-Link Wi-Fi Cameras are light and can be placed anywhere, so even if you do mount a camera it’s nothing a bit of Spackle won’t fix, and Connected Home products simply require an outlet so there’s no need to worry about getting dinged when the landlord does a final walk through.
3. Take it With You
If you move around a lot, D-Link Wi-Fi Cameras and Connected Home products are perfect for you. Since they’re easy to set up they’re even easier to transport, it’s just a matter of unplugging and taking down the products and setting them back up in your new place. All the devices are small and compact so there’s no need for heavy lifting.
4. Keep an Eye on Sketchy Roomies
For a lot of people, renting also means dealing with roommates (and trust me, everyone has a crazy ex-roommate story). So whether or not those roommates are friends, a significant other or a rando off Craigslist it’s smart to make sure the apartment (mainly your stuff) is safe. With a Wi-Fi Motion Sensor you’ll be the first to know if someone opens the door to your room while you’re out, and using a Wi-Fi camera you can check in and see who keeps leaving their dirty dishes in the sink.*
5. Just Expand When You Upgrade
Just as D-Link products are easy to take with you when you move, they’re great to have when you do finally move on to a house, condo or, if a mortgage isn’t in your future, just a larger apartment. Since you create your own security system adding onto it is super simple. With the mydlink Home app you can view and control all your devices from one spot and with the ability to monitor up to 99 devices you’ve got some serious room to expand.
*Use of audio or video equipment for recording the image of a person without their knowledge and consent is prohibited in certain states or jurisdictions. The end-user assumes all liability for compliance with applicable state, local and federal laws.