You already reached the decision to get a home security system. Our goal is to make sure you select the best one for you. There are over 100 different companies to choose from, but only 5 came up on top of our 25 point analysis (we won’t waste your time with the rest).  Please note; in order to keep this valuable data for consumers free, we generate advertising revenue from a few of the companies featured on this site.

These top 5 companies will all provide world-class service but have slightly different offering, prices and promotions. Taking all of this into account, below is our ranking:

Home Security System Comparison

POSCOMPANYPROMOTIONAL OFFERSTARTING ATREVIEWVISIT SITE
1

30-Day Money Back Gty!

$34.99

5 Stars(855) 861-8730
2

$850 Free Security System

$36.99

5 Stars(888) 285-0760
3

Up to $1500 in Free Equipment

$35.99

4.5 Stars(888) 936-2878
4

30 Day Money Back Gty

$34.99

4 Stars(855) 534-7784
5

Up to $1500 in Free Equipment

$49.99

3.5 Stars(855) 298-7671

frontpoint

Customers rave about Frontpoint Security which is rare for this industry. By putting customers first since 2009 they have grown leaps and bounds and are available Nationwide. Why did we rank them as #1? Because they provide full home automation (lights, energy, camera) at a low $49 a month. They are one of the only companies that has ‘Smash and Crash’ panel technology which disables a burglar from quickly disabling the control panel. And best of all? They are so confident in their service that they provide a 30 day Free trial. The last key difference that you won’t find elsewhere is their Co2 and Flood monitoring (typically $9+/month) is included with basic monitoring.

Company
Founded2007
HeadquartersVirginia
Sales Line(855) 861-8730
Website
Equipment
Standard Windows, Motion, Door & Glass SensorsYes
Touchscreen PanelYes
Key Remote (On/Off) FobYes
C02, Fire and Flood SensorsYes
Automation
Mobile & Tablet ControlYes
CamerasPan Tilt, Indoor & Outdoor
Z-Wave TechnologyYes
Advanced FeaturesLight Control, Automated Door Locks, Temperature & Energy Control
Prices
Monthly$34.99
Installation$0
Activation$0
EquipmentOne time Fee
Monitoring
24/7Yes
Smoke, C02 & FloodIncluded
Overall Ratings
Customer Reviews5
Support5
Equipment4
BBBA+

ADT

Whether you’ve seen a commercial or your neighbor has their sign in the yard, ADT is a brand you most likely recognize. With several new large competitors joining the industry in the last 5 years, ADT has really stepped up their game up with ‘Pulse Automation’ putting them in the #2 spot. You get top of the line equipment and a unique mobile Pulse App to control and access your alarm system anywhere. Best of all, their equipment is installed by a professional and not a do-it-yourself installation like most companies now. Another unique feature are their ‘ADT Guarantees’ which gives you more confidence in their system. With over 100 years of experience, ADT has kept an A- BBB rating and remains the most affordable professional installation alarm system available.

Company
Founded1874
HeadquartersIndiana, US
Sales Line888-285-0760
Website
Equipment
Standard Windows, Motion, Door & Glass SensorsYes
Touchscreen PanelYes
Key Remote (On/Off) FobYes
C02, Fire and Flood Sensors(+)
Automation
Mobile & Tablet ControlYes
CamerasIndoor, Pan Tilt
Z-Wave TechnologyYes
Advanced FeaturesPulse Automation, Light Control, Automated Door Locks, Energy Control & More
Prices
Monthly$36.99
InstallationOne time Fee
ActivationNone
Equipment
Monitoring
24/7Yes
Smoke, C02 & FloodIncluded
Overall Ratings
Customer Reviews4.5
Support4
Equipment5
BBBA-

protect-america

Need more for less? Protect America will give you the most starting equipment at the overall lowest price. With truly $0 in starting fees along with a 20 year history, you can’t go wrong with these guys. They take our #3 spot only because they are behind in home automation (no energy or light automation). However, you can still get cameras and mobile control for under $50. When testing several different companies monitoring response time, they were the quickest to call after an alarm getting set off (10 seconds vs 25 second average). Their system is very easy to put together and comes pre-activated so you can have it up and running in under 30 minutes (We’ve done it ourselves!)

Company
Founded1992
HeadquartersTexas, USA
Sales Line888-936-2878
Website
Equipment
Standard Windows, Motion, Door & Glass SensorsYes
Touchscreen Panel(+)
Key Remote (On/Off) FobYes
C02, Fire and Flood SensorsYes
Automation
Mobile & Tablet ControlYes
CamerasIndoor, Pan Tilt
Z-Wave TechnologyNo
Advanced FeaturesGPS Security, Medical Panic
Prices
Monthly$34.99
Installation$0
Activation$0
Equipment
Monitoring
24/7Yes
Smoke, C02 & Flood(+)
Overall Ratings
Customer Reviews4
Support5
Equipment4
BBBA-

link-interactive

How did Link Interactive get in our Top 5 list? Although they can’t quite keep up with our top 3 companies feature wise, this company is a great all around package. They are a do-it-yourself solution and you may remember seeing their equipment featured in Costco. If you want a good basic security system with a reputable company they may be your choice. With a solid 50 year history with A+ BBB rating and lower monthly costs don’t let their self-installation scare you away.

Company
Founded1952
HeadquartersUtah, USA
Sales Line855-534-7784
Website
Equipment
Standard Windows, Motion, Door & Glass SensorsYes
Touchscreen PanelYes
Key Remote (On/Off) FobYes
C02, Fire and Flood SensorsYes
Automation
Mobile & Tablet ControlYes
CamerasIndoor
Z-Wave TechnologyYes
Advanced FeaturesDoor locks, Thermostats, Plugin light automation
Prices
Monthly$34.99
Installation$0
Activation$0
Equipment
Monitoring
24/7Yes
Smoke, C02 & Flood(+)
Overall Ratings
Customer Reviews4
Support4
Equipment4
BBBA+

 Vivint

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.

Company
Founded1999
HeadquartersUtah, USA
Sales Line855-298-7671
Website
Equipment
Standard Windows, Motion, Door & Glass SensorsYes
Touchscreen PanelYes
Key Remote (On/Off) FobYes
C02, Fire and Flood SensorsYes
Automation
Mobile & Tablet ControlYes
CamerasIndoor, Outdoor, Pan Tilt
Z-Wave TechnologyYes
Advanced FeaturesVivint Sky, Doorbell Camera, Advanced home automation
Prices
Monthly$49.99
Installation$0
Activation$99
Equipment
Monitoring
24/7Yes
Smoke, C02 & Flood(+)
Overall Ratings
Customer Reviews3.5
Support4
Equipment5
BBBNo