Can I Have Home Security as a Renter?

What you need to know about smart home security while you’re renting.

BY LAUREN SLADE

July 21, 2020

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Renters make up 34% of the general population in the U.S. While that number might not seem high, there are actually 74% more renters than there were in 1960, and since 2010 that number has increased two times faster than the number of homeowners. The trend towards renting versus homeownership may appeal to many individuals, from millennials who don’t want to be tied down with a mortgage to empty-nesters looking to downsize. However, many renters are faced with the dilemma of how to install security devices in a home that isn’t legally theirs. How can you have home security in a rental? Fortunately, Brinks Home Security ™ is the only licensed monitoring partner for Google Nest™, allowing renters to receive revolutionary home security, complete with 24/7 protection. Read on to see how Brinks Home Security™ + Google Nest™ make it easy for renters everywhere to implement intuitive, smart home solutions.

Nest Secure

When it comes to home security, Nest Secure is the complete package — literally. The Nest Secure System includes a Nest Guard (the hub of the system), two Nest Detect Sensors, (which detect motion and entry when placed on doors or windows) and two Nest Tags, (keyfob-type, compact devices that can arm or disarm the system with a simple touch) 1 yard sign, and 1 window sticker. The Nest Secure System is the perfect solution for renters who can’t install permanent security devices but still want unbeatable protection.

Nest Guard

As the brains of the system, the Nest Guard comes with a keypad, microphone, motion detector, alarm, and panic button. With the built-in Google Assistant, you can manage tasks, get answers, and control your home. It’s as simple as saying “Hey Google™, set security to Away,” and it will arm the system for you. Plus, the Nest Guard has a built-in motion sensor and allows you to switch between 3 security levels: Alarm Off, Home and Guarding, and Away and Guarding. In an emergency situation, Nest Guard also comes with a built-in panic button, simply press the button on top of the guard and it rapidly activates the alarm.

Nest Detect Sensors

As a dual-purpose sensor, Nest Detect devices are compact and can sense whether a door or window has been opened/closed, or, if placed on a wall, motion and movement. These sensors feature “quiet open,” the ability to keep the alarm silent while temporarily opening a door. Installation is as easy as peeling and sticking, perfect for using in rented spaces. Nest Detect sensors also work on sliding doors, and can be customized using Reduced Motion Sensitivity, which can help limit false alarms if you have a toddler roaming around or pets under 40 pounds. The built-in path light can light your way in the dark.

Nest Tag

Nest Tags are portable, compact alarm disarmers that can be easily transported and are ideal for roommates or family members that frequent your home. To arm or disarm the alarm, simply place the Nest Tag over the Nest Guard. Nest Tags are an incredibly convenient and hassle-free way to facilitate safe arming and disarming for both residents and guests such as babysitters or visiting in-laws. Set a schedule to let people in at certain times, like your dog walker. Nest Tags are easily disabled in the Nest app, if lost or misplaced and are water resistant and drop-proof.

Nest App

Upon the arrival of your Nest Secure, download the Nest App to your mobile phone and/or smart device. The app walks you through setup and installation, at which point you will receive an email from Brinks Home Security™ allowing you to activate your 24/7/365 home monitoring. In addition to this trusted protection, the Nest app allows you to control all your Nest devices from anywhere. You can arm and disarm remotely from the app, receive alerts, and get reminders if you forget to set an alarm. The Nest app gives you the ability to customize the types of alerts and their priority for each device, giving you full control over your home security and home automation. With professionals always on alert, Brinks Home Security™ and Nest Secure™ provide you with a smart home and smarter protection.

Lauren Slade is a Dallas-based writer and editor.

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Can I Have Home Security as a Renter?

What you need to know about smart home security while you’re renting.

BY LAUREN SLADE

July 21, 2020

Renters make up 34% of the general population in the U.S. While that number might not seem high, there are actually 74% more renters than there were in 1960, and since 2010 that number has increased two times faster than the number of homeowners. The trend towards renting versus homeownership may appeal to many individuals, from millennials who don’t want to be tied down with a mortgage to empty-nesters looking to downsize. However, many renters are faced with the dilemma of how to install security devices in a home that isn’t legally theirs. How can you have home security in a rental? Fortunately, Brinks Home Security ™ is the only licensed monitoring partner for Google Nest™, allowing renters to receive revolutionary home security, complete with 24/7 protection. Read on to see how Brinks Home Security™ + Google Nest™ make it easy for renters everywhere to implement intuitive, smart home solutions.

Nest Secure

When it comes to home security, Nest Secure is the complete package — literally. The Nest Secure System includes a Nest Guard (the hub of the system), two Nest Detect Sensors, (which detect motion and entry when placed on doors or windows) and two Nest Tags, (keyfob-type, compact devices that can arm or disarm the system with a simple touch) 1 yard sign, and 1 window sticker. The Nest Secure System is the perfect solution for renters who can’t install permanent security devices but still want unbeatable protection.

Nest Guard

As the brains of the system, the Nest Guard comes with a keypad, microphone, motion detector, alarm, and panic button. With the built-in Google Assistant, you can manage tasks, get answers, and control your home. It’s as simple as saying “Hey Google™, set security to Away,” and it will arm the system for you. Plus, the Nest Guard has a built-in motion sensor and allows you to switch between 3 security levels: Alarm Off, Home and Guarding, and Away and Guarding. In an emergency situation, Nest Guard also comes with a built-in panic button, simply press the button on top of the guard and it rapidly activates the alarm.

Nest Detect Sensors

As a dual-purpose sensor, Nest Detect devices are compact and can sense whether a door or window has been opened/closed, or, if placed on a wall, motion and movement. These sensors feature “quiet open,” the ability to keep the alarm silent while temporarily opening a door. Installation is as easy as peeling and sticking, perfect for using in rented spaces. Nest Detect sensors also work on sliding doors, and can be customized using Reduced Motion Sensitivity, which can help limit false alarms if you have a toddler roaming around or pets under 40 pounds. The built-in path light can light your way in the dark.

Nest Tag

Nest Tags are portable, compact alarm disarmers that can be easily transported and are ideal for roommates or family members that frequent your home. To arm or disarm the alarm, simply place the Nest Tag over the Nest Guard. Nest Tags are an incredibly convenient and hassle-free way to facilitate safe arming and disarming for both residents and guests such as babysitters or visiting in-laws. Set a schedule to let people in at certain times, like your dog walker. Nest Tags are easily disabled in the Nest app, if lost or misplaced and are water resistant and drop-proof.

Nest App

Upon the arrival of your Nest Secure, download the Nest App to your mobile phone and/or smart device. The app walks you through setup and installation, at which point you will receive an email from Brinks Home Security™ allowing you to activate your 24/7/365 home monitoring. In addition to this trusted protection, the Nest app allows you to control all your Nest devices from anywhere. You can arm and disarm remotely from the app, receive alerts, and get reminders if you forget to set an alarm. The Nest app gives you the ability to customize the types of alerts and their priority for each device, giving you full control over your home security and home automation. With professionals always on alert, Brinks Home Security™ and Nest Secure™ provide you with a smart home and smarter protection.

Lauren Slade is a Dallas-based writer and editor.

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