Having a reliable and high-quality security system in place can be highly beneficial in protecting your personal property and keeping you and your loved ones safe. But when it comes to rental property, it is easy to assume that if there is not one already in place, there’s not much you can do.

However, there are steps you can take to develop an effective and suitable security system in a rental property, which is worth understanding when you are part of the ever-expanding number of renters in Australia.

We are committed to helping you create a trustworthy and powerful security system that suits your budget and requirements. Living in a rental property does not mean that you cannot install security products. There are, in fact, many options, and we are happy to provide advice.


Can I Install Security Equipment In A Rental?

Many people assume they won’t be allowed to set up a security system in a property that is not their own. However, renters in Australia are permitted to install a variety of options if they are removable, do not damage or permanently alter the property, and are not hardwired to the house or apartment. This does not include heritage listed properties. Your security system must also not affect your neighbours’ privacy or comfort. 

You do not have to rely on your landlord to install equipment. There are affordable options that we can assist you with, making it practical and simple for you to take charge of your safety. Furthermore, removable products mean you can take them with you, so don’t be deterred if you are unsure how long you will live in that property.

What Security Equipment Can I Install In A Rental Property?

Security systems can be as simple or as complex as you prefer, depending on where you live and what you want to protect. Tekplex Solutions can discuss this with you and provide advice about what equipment will suit your requirements. Though you are legally allowed to install security measures in a rental property, it is best to share your plans with your landlord too.

When choosing equipment, select products that are portable and removable, so that you will not breach bond requirements and will be able to take them with you to your next rental or self-owned property. Because the equipment must not be hardwired to a rental property, select products with features such as solar or battery power.

Some security system options include:

CCTV Cameras

One of the most effective methods to increase your security and safety is to install CCTV cameras. They act as deterrents when they are visible because they send a message that you are mindful of your security status, and they demonstrate the risk of being identified. Furthermore, CCTV cameras can alert you to issues from afar and can capture footage for purposes such as legal cases and insurance claims.

CCTV camera installation does not have to involve drilling holes and putting screws into the wall, which may cause issues with your landlord if they do not want to provide a permanent option for their renters. We have mounting options and wireless products that can allow you to install cameras that are simple to remove and take with you.

Alarms And Motion Detectors.

Placing alarms on your property can alert you, the neighbourhood, and people monitoring your system to break ins and unexpected movement and activity. There is a variety, such as glass break alarms. Window alarms are useful for renters as they are easily installed and removed. They are affordable options that can be placed on multiple windows to act as deterrents, and they can also trigger alarms or alert you via your smart device.

Voice And Visual Intercom Systems.

These can be particularly beneficial in apartment blocks where there are people regularly moving about the building who you may not know. A gate or door intercom allows you to see and/or speak to the person who wants to access your property before you let them in.


Portable lights that are controlled by motion sensors are useful for deterring undesirable activity as a well-lit area is unappealing to would-be criminals. You may also choose to install timers that automatically switch on lights while you are not at home. These options are easy to remove and take with you when you move. Keep in mind that lighting must not cause issues for your neighbours.

Remain Secure In A Rental Property 

You can take an active role in improving the security of your home even though you do not own it. Consider the size of your property, the type of area you are living in, your budget, and the level of security you desire, and the team at Tekplex Solutions can help you develop a suitable security system.