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ADT_Logo

Starting at

$36.99
$99 Installation

 PHY Call Now  866-511-5762

yes  Largest Home Security Company   yes  B+ BBB Rating   yes  ADT Guarantees

     Founded in 1874 it is the brand trusted by millions.  If you are not comfortable with installing an alarm system yourself we recommend ADT.  With great basic packages, ADT will install it for you within 1-2 days.

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protect-america-logo

Starting at

$35.99
$0 Start Up Costs

Protect America Phone  888-936-2878

yes  Zero Starting Costs   yes  A- BBB Rating   yes  DIY or Professional Install

    No hidden fees and a solid 20+ year history, Protect America is the perfect choice.  Free move with you service makes it a great choice for renters.  Amazing customer support with 450,000+ customers.

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vivint-logo

Starting at

$49.99
$149+ Activation

 Vivint Call Now  855-298-7671

yes  Best Home Automation  yes  Energy Management  yes  Touchscreen Panel

   Founded in 1999 Vivint is the luxurious, show it off system.  If you are wanting a basic security system go with someone else.  If you want the latest and greatest Home Automation and energy savings choose Vivint.

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Xfinity Home Security, Control & Energy



Starting at

$30+ 
$99+ Starting Costs 

Red Phone icon  855-623-5698

yes  Good Equipment   yes  Top end home automation    no  Promotional Pricing

So you saw a commercial and it's got you intrigued.  XFINITY® security has a shorter history than most companies and is not a stand alone company such as ADT.  Their security system is getting better reviews on customer support than the cable and internet program and have equipment unique to only them.

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Protection One Logo



Starting at

$49.99 per month
$99+ Activation

yes  Customer service  yes  1 Million+ Customers  no  Mainly business to business

Protection One sneaks in a decent number of residential customers.  They are a great all around company yet not predominately known like ADT.  What are you going to like about them?  Getting an average deal with a good company that puts a lot of time and money into their customer support.

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LifeShield Security

 

 


Starting at

$29.99
$49+ Start Up Costs

Vivint Call Now  888-664-1539

 

yes  Best Promos  yes  B+ BBB Rating  no  60 Month long contracts

    LifeShield is a stellar company catering to renters and Home Owners alike.  Founded in 2004, they created the truly first wireless security system.  They provide professional installation if you do not want to install it yourself.

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att-digital-life



Starting at

$39-79 per month
$149+ Starting Costs

yes  Free Mobile Control   no  New to Market   no  Bundled service (hard to cancel)

Majority of people will not have the option to get AT&T Digital life as it is a new service only available in a few states.  They added it to their resume in April 2013 and have average (good and bad) reviews so far.  Their equipment is very basic, you can find much better basic alarm systems with Protect America for a better price.  You have to bundle the service with cable and can cost up to eighty dollars a month.  You may want to wait a few more years for them to get everything straightened out before you try them. 

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Monitronics Dealer Logo



Starting at

$34-54 per month
$99 Starting Costs

yes  Re-branded image   yes  Touchscreen panel   no  'Old vibe' to company

Monitronics lays low on the radar of home security companies yet they have a dominate presence.  Their marketing is primarily done by Authorized dealers who typically sell under different names.  Their equipment is top notch and they have re done their website and imaging to appeal to the younger crowd.

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Frontpoint Security



Starting at

$44-59 per month
$179+ Starting Costs

yes  Good customer service   no  Short History   no  High costs for basic system

FrontPoint Security, still using a basic Simon XT Panel (it's not 1999 anymore!) and high costs makes you wonder why anyone chooses them.  You have to put the system together yourself yet still pay $179+ for activation costs.  You can go with any of our top companies and get more equipment and a professional installation for less money.  Too many, they are the 'new cool company' located on the East coast but until they can prove a good track record and make sense of their high costs they are on the bottom of our totem pole. 

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Time_Warner_security_logo



Starting at

$34.99+ per month
$200+ Starting Costs

yes  Good monitoring price   no  Bad customer reviews   no  Bundled service

First off, if you don't have Time Warner security service or it isn't available in your area then skip this.  For those customers already with Time Warner you will pay a higher starting costs for this add-on and not the best customer service.  While nothing terribly bad stands out, there are much better deals, equipment and brands you can go with.  Let your TV company be just that.