February 4, 2013
Best of 2012: Moving Your Alarm System
We talk to many people each year who want an alarm system to protect their home, but are holding off because they think they may have to move soon. Renters definitely fall in this category – they know they won’t be in that same rental home forever.
Considering today’s mobile society, chances are your current home won’t be your last. So does that mean you miss out on the safety and security of an alarm system? Of course not! In this blog we revive Peter’s very popular topic from last May: What Happens When You Move.
You Own It!
Your alarm system is an important investment, and you should never have to sacrifice it or start over when you move. You’re already familiar with the operation of your current system, and hopefully it’s customized specifically for your home and your lifestyle. With FrontPoint, you own the system and we certainly hope you’ll take it with you! We won’t play around with the dates of your monitoring agreement, or make you sign a new contract. Watch out for companies who do, and make sure they spell out exactly the costs or hassles connected to moving their system.
Moving Is Easier with FrontPoint
The main thing to remember about home security: It’s supposed to be easy. At FrontPoint we take simplicity very seriously. No other alarm company makes it so easy to move your system to a new home. All our components are small, light-weight and built for portability. They’re also self-contained – they don’t depend on any other system in your home. The Control Panel already has the cellular radio built in, so you never have to worry about connecting it to your phone or internet line. (And you never have to worry about a burglar cutting your phone line to bring down your security system.) You don’t even need to own a phone – of any kind. All you need in the new location is a single bar of cellular coverage. It’s incredibly rare that we find locations without adequate coverage, especially with three types of cellular networks to choose from (AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon).
What to Do When You Move
Here are the 4 simple steps for moving your FrontPoint alarm system:
- Tell us when the current system is coming offline
- Pack up your sensors and Control Panel (and cameras, if you have any)
- When you get to your new home, set up your system in whatever manner best suits the new house. We’ll happily send you more double-sided adhesive.
- Call us and we’ll activate your system again, the same way we did with your original FrontPoint system
Is your new home bigger? Different floor plan? Remember that any time you need more or different sensors, adding on is super easy. With any FrontPoint monitoring plan, you can have up to 39 sensors. And we’ll never increase your monthly rate when you add on.
Moving is the perfect time to consider whether you have all the safety and coverage you need. Are all your ground-level points of entry protected? How about windows? Remember you can use a single Glass Break sensor to protect areas with several windows, instead of putting a Window Sensor on every single one. Also consider critical safety measures like a Smoke and Heat Sensor or CO Sensor. And to protect your investment in your new home, think about a Water/Flood Sensor in your laundry room, or the room with the water heater. If you’re moving to a cold climate, you might want a Freeze Sensor to protect against bursting pipes. If your family is expanding, maybe now’s the time to add a video camera and watch the kids get home from school safely!
FrontPoint has the highest customer retention of any alarm company in the U.S. One reason: almost every one of our customers takes FrontPoint with them when they move. We make it easy, and our customers love their interactive services, customization and mobile apps. Not to mention our safer, simpler cellular monitoring. Maybe that’s why FrontPoint is the leading nationwide wireless home security company in America.