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Starting at

$99 Installation

 PHY Call Now  866-511-5762

yes Largest Home Security Company    yes Best Equipment    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 to full home automation packages, ADT will install it for you within 1-2 days.  Mobile and tablet control comes standard and is easy to use.  Cameras and other home automation equipment may be extra depending on promotions. 

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Starting at

$0 Start Up Costs

Protect America Phone  888-936-2878

yes Zero Starting Costs    yes Lifetime Equipment replacement   yes Lowest Price Gty

    No hidden fees and a solid 20+ year history, Protect America is the perfect choice.  Free move with you service makes it easy for renters or short term goers.  Smart Connect app for $12 extra to control the system right from your smart phone, tablet.  Founded in 1992 with a A- BBB rating. 

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Protection One Logo

Starting at

$49.99 per month
$99+ Activation

Red Phone icon  866-297-3745

yes  Best Customer service  yes  1 Million+ Customers   yes  Touchscreen Panel

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.  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 revamped their home automation as well so they are competitive to ADT Pulse or Vivint.  There are some companies you can go wrong with, but Protection One is as far away from that list as they could be.  

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Frontpoint Security

Starting at

$44-59 per month
$179+ Starting Costs

Red Phone icon  855-861-8730

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.  To 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 rating system. 

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Xfinity Home Security, Control & Energy

Starting at

$199+ Starting Costs 

yes  Good Equipment   no  Worse Customer Reviews    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 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.

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LifeShield Security



Starting at

$99+ Start Up Costs


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

    LifeShield is an average company catering to renters and Home Owners alike.  Founded in 2004, they created the first wireless security system.  Their equipment is all proprietary, customer service average and below.  Equipment is lower grade than GE / Honeywell and 2gig.  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. 

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Starting at

$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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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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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.