If you're shopping for a home alarm system, you're probably motivated by a desire to keep intruders out or protect your family from fire or carbon monoxide, and those are great reasons to have a home alarm system. However, hopefully, you'll never experience a burglary, fire, or carbon monoxide leak. Even if you do, these would certainly be rare occurrences. What if you could get more day-to-day use out of your home alarm system, as well as alerts about emergencies?
When you rent your home, you do not have as much say in how secure your home will be than you would if you owned the home. You may speak to your landlord about hardwiring a monitoring system into the home, but there is a big chance they will not allowed to install the gear you want -- especially if the landlord is expected to pay for it. Don't worry, though.