Why You Should Set Up Your Alarm System When You Set Up Your Utilities In Your New Home

General, Homeowner Tips

When you move into a new home, there are so many things to think about – the first night in your new place, unpacking and getting everything set up.

And then there’s that one task that can go unnoticed: setting up your home security system. But this is one of the best ways to protect yourself from burglaries!

When moving into a new home, sometimes the last thing we think about is setting up our security system. We may not have the time or energy to do it right away, or maybe we don’t know what kind of security system would work best for us and our needs. Maybe you’ve never set up an alarm before and aren’t sure how to go about getting started with it all–and even if you were able to figure everything out on your own (which isn’t always easy), there’s still no guarantee that doing everything yourself will save money in the long run. 

EMC Security makes it easy – especially as you move into your new home.  Or in-home evaluators will customize a system that fits your home structure and lifestyle needs.  No guessing or hassle.  

Many people don’t realize that the cost of monitoring can be significantly reduced with EMC Security.  Particularly if there is a system already in the home.  EMC Security is one of very few providers that can use the components of that system – and make updates as need, like a new keypad, cameras, etc.  This could save a lot of money that you’d spend purchasing an entire new system from another provider. 

Sometimes, just a few small steps right away can make all the difference in making your new house, a home.

Set up the alarm system right away – when you set up your utilities: You may not think it’s necessary, but having an alarm system set up when you move into your new home can help deter theft and other unwanted visitors. Also, if someone breaks into your house while you’re not there or if there is ever an emergency situation (weather, flood, etc), having an alarm system will notify authorities so they can respond quickly with assistance.


Below are 8 reasons why you should set up your alarm system right away


Enjoy peace of mind right away.  You can relax and enjoy your new home, knowing that you’re protected from unwanted intruders. You can rest assured that your family is safe, and that they will be alerted if there is any suspicious activity at home or on the property.


Protect your new investment.  Your alarm system is a great way to protect your investment. It can:

  • Protect your home from break-ins, fires and floods.
  • Alert police if there is a burglary or robbery in progress, which gives them time to respond and catch the perpetrators before they get away (or at least minimizes the damage).
  • Warn you if there’s smoke or carbon monoxide in the house so that you can get out safely before things get worse. EMC Security monitors for fire at no additional monthly cost (equipment required).
  • Let people know when they shouldn’t be entering without permission.


Take advantage of bundling service on your EMC power bill.  If you are an EMC member, you may be able to bundle costs on your electric bill. 


Get familiar with the equipment and the monitoring station.  You’ll want to learn how to use your alarm system in case of an emergency, so make sure you have a good understanding of how everything works. It’s also important to know what options are available with your system and how they work together, so take some time out of your day and get familiarized with it all.  


Customize your system based on your budget and needs.  You can customize your security system based on your budget and needs.  If you need to get the basics when you’re moving in, you can always add to it down the road.  


Get help when decorating or re-modeling your new home.  When you’re decorating or re-modeling your new home, get help with the layout of your security system, such as the placement of your cameras, sensors, motion detectors, and keypads.


Ask about additional features that can keep you safe and comfortable in your new home.

  • Do I need a carbon monoxide detector?
  • What kind of fire extinguisher should I get?
  • Can I use the system already in the house?
  • Should I get smart-locks or lighting?
  • What about a water monitor?
  • Where should security cameras and a video doorbell be installed? 


Integrate it with smart technology to make your home even more convenient and secure.  You can integrate your home security system with smart technology, so you can control it from your phone. That way, you can turn on the lights or unlock the door from anywhere in the world.

Smart home technology is increasingly being implemented in new homes–and for good reason! It makes life easier and more convenient, but it also adds another layer of security by allowing users to monitor their homes remotely through an app on their phone.


 If you have questions about how to set up home security in your new home, give us a call at 770-963-0305.  Or complete this short form.  We’re always happy to help and would love an opportunity to answer any questions or concerns that might arise during this process.