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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, they install within 1-2 days.
$0 Start Up Costs
A- BBB Rating
Easy Do-It-Yourself Installation
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.
$49+ Start Up Costs
B+ BBB Rating
No Activation or Installation Fee
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.
Standard 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.
$49.99 per month
DIY system for renters or Professional install
Primarily business to business company. Better deals available
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. Learn More about Protection 1
$44.99+ per month
$199+ Starting Costs
Worst customer ratings
Prices steadily go up (like all Comcast services)
So you saw a commercial and it's got you intrigued. Before you choose Xfinity Home (5 year history) you may want to reconsider going with a company that has a better track record. You can read their customer reviews and see what we are talking about. High starting cost, decent monitoring rate and nice security equipment but is that enough to save their bad reputation?
$34.99+ per month
$200+ Starting Costs
Not a stand alone alarm company
Bundled service (hard to cancel)
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.
$39-79 per month
$149+ Starting Costs
New to Market
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. We advise you to wait a few more years for them to get everything straightened out before you try them.
$44-59 per month
$179+ Starting Costs
Short History (2009)
Extremely 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 totem pole.
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