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For people planning an upcoming move, it’s possible to take a security system to the new home. The team at created a list of tips to help homeowners before moving.

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Before packing up and leaving your security system behind read these simple tips from industry experts and see if its possible to move your current security system to your new home.

During a big move to a new home, whether it’s across town or across the country, it can seem nearly impossible to remember all of the details. One such detail that may be forgotten is the fact that a security system can be moved to a new home, with a fairly minimal amount of effort. This can be very helpful if a homeowner is moving to a location where a security system isn’t present, or if they already have one of the best home security systems, and don’t want to downgrade to the existing system in their new home.

The team at, a site that serves as a security system comparison resource, has created a list of tips to help homeowners planning to move a security system.

1.    This may be easier said than done, since it could be too late, but it’s always a good idea to save the original packaging for a home security system. This is particularly helpful during a move, because it can help homeowners determine whether or not they have all of the sensors and individual components of the system.

2.    It’s important to let the alarm company know a move will be occurring. For example homeowners with an ADT security system should call the company, alert them they’ll be moving, give them their new address and contact information, and set up monitoring services at the new location. For an unmonitored system, this isn’t necessary, of course. It’s also helpful to contact the security company because they can answer questions, guide the process, and many top alarm companies also have moving packets, which have handy essentials to make the move easier.

3.    Turn off the systems back-up battery during a move. Many homeowners turn off the initial power supply, but forget the backup battery, so it switches on and the power is drained during the move. The backup battery is important in case of a power outage.

4.    Once arriving at a new home, the home alarm system reinstallation should take priority. Many thieves will target a home where they see moving boxes waiting for trash pickup, so it’s best to not have even one night in a new home without the alarm system installed.

It’s unfortunate that many homeowners neglect to take their security system with them during a move. It can save a lot of money, and it’s not a difficult procedure, and it can have big future benefits.

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