Alarm Reviews | Helping you make the right choice in Home Security
Maybe you're someone who likes to see some proof... Well how about a 150+ year history and over 6 million customers? With majority of companies now offering do-it-yourself installation only, ADT will have your system professionally installed for you within 1 day. Check your phone alot? Mobile and tablet control comes standard so you can feed your mobile addiction as well as show it off to your friends. All other techy equipment wanted by a spouse or yourself (cameras etc.) they have you covered with ADT Pulse.
Why Frontpoint? Well for starters, FrontPoint Security adds a nice laid back approach to Home Security. Lower sales pressure, great service and prices have made them the 'new cool company'. They have the best customer reviews online which means they do things right. As of June 2015, they now offer touchscreen panel systems. If you're looking for all-around greatness then get started with Frontpoint today.
Not a fan of catches? With no hidden fees and a solid 20+ year history, Protect America is the perfect choice. Free move with you service makes it easy if you plan on packing up in the next 1-3 years. They have a Smart Connect app for an extra $12 to control the system right from your smart phone, tablet. Founded in 1992 with a A- BBB rating and a strong reputation, you will find yourself grinning from time to time that you got their system.
$99 Starting Costs
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? A+ BBB rating and answered calls by live reps within 10 seconds. As of 2014 they switched from standard GE panel to 2gig touchscreen and is very comparable to ADT Pulse.
$99 Starting Costs
Link Interactive is not the first company you think of with Home Security. However, their downsides are hard to find. They have a solid track record, their systems (self install) are sold in most Costco stores and they have a great low cost. Their brand isn't too strong online but don't let that scare you from doing their 30 day Free Trial.
$99+ Starting Costs
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.
Companies Not Recommended:
LifeShield is an average company catering to renters and Home Owners alike. Founded in 2004, all of their equipment is proprietary which is different. They were recently acquired by DirecTV and we don't recommend you jumping on board until they have smoothed out the patches of the merge.
$39-79 per month
$149+ Starting Costs
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 will want to wait a few more years for them to get everything straightened out before you try them.
$199+ Starting Costs
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 has good automation but is not worth the headache of dealing with their customer service. They have the worse customer reviews of all companies reviewed.
$45+ per month
$99 Starting Costs
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.