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If you have a winter home in a warm region such as Arizona, Southern Nevada, or New Mexico, then you may want to consider buying a home security system.

Many snowbirds have homes that may be unoccupied for as many as 6 months at a time. If you are a snowbird you may have your neighbors in one location keep an eye on your home but they can not watch your home 24-7.

In your winter home there may be nobody around if you live in an area heavily populated by snowbirds that have returned home for the summer time. If you want to keep your homes and valuables safe then you need to consider buying a home security system. You will want to look at buying two home security systems. You can buy one for your winter home and another security system for your summer home.

There are many companies that sell home security systems. You may have already met one of thedoor to door alarms salesmen in your area.


The leader in home security is ADT. You can have an ADT alarm installed for free as long as you sign a contract for monitoring services. The monthly monitoring service may cost you up to $40.00 per month but that is chump change compared to the value you receive knowing that your home is safe from burglars when you are away.

You will also want to get a home security system for your other home so you may be able to negotiate a lower monthly rate since you are buying 2 alarm systems.


Brinks does not sell as many alarm systems annually as does ADT but it is still a very reputable company. You can compare prices with Brinks and ADT and see which company is best suited for your needs.

Other Alarm Companies

There are many other home security alarm companies but most of the people who have a home security alarm system will tend to have ADT.

You can easily window shop alarm systems online and find reviews for them. Regardless of which alarm company you go with, a quality alarm system that is properly installed will help protect you, your family, and your properties.

Professional Installation

You may not want to install the system yourself. You will want your home security system to be installed by a professional. A home security systems will provide a lot of peace of mind for snowbirds, not only when they are away from home but also at the home they are currently residing in.

If you are snowbird then you need to seriously consider buying a home alarm. If you live in a highly populated area with a lot of crime such as Phoenix, Arizona then a home security system is vital for the safety of you and your spouse. If you live in a rural area with low crime then an alarm is also vital. If you are away from your home for months at a time then a home security system will help protect your home along with the valuables you have inside. Image Credit: (Flickr/alan cleaver 2000)