Frontpoint Reviews

Frontpoint Reviews

The One Home Security Company Customers Boast About...

Last updated:  August 6, 2018.  Customers rave about Frontpoint Security which is rare for a home security company.  Since 2009 they have been a trending home security provider.  FrontPoint has climbed up the ladder in rankings over the past 4 years and is now our overall recommended company.

A look at the basic package lineup for Frontpoint Security

What to Consider When Buying Frontpoint Security System?

  • Excellent customer service: FrontPoint ranks among the highest in customer service, which is an essential requirement for a  professional security monitoring center. The Frontpoint customer service can help you in setting up your new security system or if need to resolve an equipment malfunction.
  • Full cellular monitoring: Frontpoint security systems provide full cellular monitoring. This means your security system is not dependent on an internet/wi-fi connection or phone landline. Frontpoint home security provides free mobile monitoring at every tier as compared to other security brands that charge extra for the service.
  • Control customization and flexibility: Frontpoint security solutions provide flexibility with the placement of devices and wireless sensors needed when setting up the security system. The Frontpoint website has an interactive tool to help customers in helping them to decide where to place the sensors Since it's a DIY system, you have full control in setting your Frontpoint security equipment.
  • Portability:  Frontpoint's equipment is portable. You can remove, pack it up and use in your next property.
  • All-inclusive monitoring: The Frontpoint security system services include carbon monoxide and flooding alerts in the security package, while other brands require an extra charge for the services. But you have to take not, while these monitoring services are included, you still need to buy the appropriate device.
  • Security alerts:  Frontpoint offers to push message alerts through email and text while you’re away. This feature is available in the two higher tiers.
  • Crash and smash protection: With Frontpoint’s crash and smash feature, once a sensor has been tripped, broken, shattered or a door forcibly opened, the monitoring center will receive a pending alarm from the security system. If the security system hasn't been disabled or disarmed in a specified time, then the monitoring station knows the property has been compromised
  • Z-wave compatibility: The Frontpoint control panels use the industry standard Z-wave technology which is available in the highest tier plan. This feature allows you to automate specific functions in your home.
  • Money-back guarantee: If you're not happy with the risk-free trial, you can return it within the first 30 days for a full refund.

Here's a quick look into the good and the bad:


  • Lowest home automation prices
  • Smash and crash technology, which stops burglars from quickly disabling the control panel
  • Wireless equipment with backup batteries
  • Apple watch integration & notifications
  • 24/7 live monitoring
  • Superb customer reviews
  • Free mobile app with security camera integration & more
  • Great support
  • 30-day money back guarantee
  • Free self-setup
  • Upgraded equipment in 2015
  • C02 and flood monitoring included at basic package


  • Touchscreen panel advertised doesn't come standard, only on upper tier packages
  • Relatively new to the industry compared to other companies
  • Still using a Simon XT keypad panel for 4 out of 5 of their base packages

With those advantages and disadvantages shown, below we dig deeper into Frontpoint Home Security.  

Jump to section:  Prices - Equipment - Installation - Uniqueness - History - Customer Support - Conclusion

Quick Facts

Sales Line(855) 861-8730
Standard sensors Yes Upfront costs per unit
Touchscreen PanelYes
Key Remote (on/off switch) Yes
C02, Fire and Flood Sensors Yes
Mobile & Tablet ControlYes
CamerasIndoor & Outdoor & doorbell
Z-Wave TechnologyYes
Advanced FeaturesLight Control
Automated Door Locks
Indoor & outdoor cameras
24/7 monitoringYes
Customer Reviews5 of 5
Support4 of 5
Smart app controlIncluded free

Basic, Gold and Fees for FrontPoint Security

Frontpoint Security Cost

Affordable monthly rates with 3 main packages.  Expect $99+ in total starting costs. 

Installation:  Free self-setup.  The equipment you need gets shipped to you and it easily sticks to the areas you need.  30-60 mins on average. Great guides and support to help you activate the unit. If this doesn't sound like something you don't want to take on yourself then check out an ADT alarm or Vivint system.

Activation fee:  No activation fee.

Equipment fee:  Frontpoint security cost packages starting at $99.95 to cover the whole home.  Based on your home's needs there are 5 packages to now choose from as of April 2018.  They are pretty generic packages, each higher tier offering more or better equipment (such as security cameras and smart z-wave light bulbs).  You can save up to $300 on equipment.

Monitoring prices:  They have three different monitoring plans:

Protection - $34.99/mo.

Interactive plan - $45/mo. which includes smart phone control, alerts, light control and 24/7 live support and monitoring.

Ultimate - $49/mo.  This is the Frontpoint security price 'all hands on deck' package and has full home automation features.  This package costs $70-90/mo with many other companies.

Frontpoint plans and pricing

Agreement Length

Frontpoint's contract length is 36 months which is standard in the industry.  Other companies like Vivint & AMP require 42 to 60 months. With Frontpoint; renters are allowed to have the contract in their own name but can only sign a 1-year agreement.  Renters can move the equipment with them for no cost once during their terms of service.

 Wireless GE Equipment

Security System Review

It is composed of all wireless white sensors that look nice in all residences.  It has a very clean and modern style to it.  In 2015 they introduced their own touchscreen panel. 

All control panels come with 'Smash and Crash' protection.  Thus a burglar cannot disable the alarm system by breaking the control panel. 

Essentials:  Bundle and save up to 60% OFF the equipment prices when you choose one of their 5 security plans on a 3-year agreement plan. The rest can be purchased at the following price point via ala carte at any time:

Pick and choose equipment available via ala carte.  Pricing table shown.

Touchscreen control panel - One that looks good enough that you don't have to hide it in the closet.

Door and window sensors - Don't have to drill any holes to install.  Just peel and stick where needed.

Motion sensor - Constantly scans an area out to 40' using infrared technology.  If a bad guy comes in the home, this picks up their heatwave and triggers the alarm.

Smart Video Doorbell - New in 2017 to the lineup is the video doorbell camera.  See who comes to your door or within a certain perimeter of your front door with a slick piece of equipment.  Easy to view from the Frontpoint app on any smart device. You can also communicate with the person at the door through the app via the two-way audio feature.  The only other company to have this as part of the integration is Vivint and more expensive niche shops.

doorbell security camera device
The new Frontpoint doorbell camera shown

Glass break sensor - Motion sensor alternative if you have big pets.

Smoke detector - A fire is good while camping but not in the house.  This one is actually connected to your local fire department so if you are gone they will be called before there is no remainder of the home.

Panic pendant - Great medical alert alternative for those who are elderly or physically disabled.

Key Remote - Add this to your keychain for quick keychain remote access.  Using the mobile app has made this even easier.

Garage door sensors - Surprisingly most companies don't offer these.  Made to withstand the thermal ups and downs that a garage has.

Advanced features:  

Is the Frontpoint mobile app easy to use? Frontpoint has the best smart home alarm technology when it comes to a self-setup security system.  It is easy to stream the live video feed from the smartphone app via the security cameras, control lights, thermostats and more.

Home automation: They have the best-priced home automation services we have found.  Starting at $42.99 you can have the luxuries of light control, mobile alerts, and Z-wave.   For $7 more you can get security cameras, smart thermostats and more.

                 shlage automated keylock   

Security Cameras:  One of the few companies that offer separate indoor and outdoor security cameras.  Why can't you use the same one for both?  Due to temperature and weathering the outdoor security camera is more durable and higher quality (and costs).  Cameras offer a new level of peace of mind making it so while you are gone you can see a live feed from your house (ie. Babysitter) via mobile device or on a computer.

Special OFFER >> Get $50 OFF Security Camera & Free Motion*.  Click here

Automated lifestyle - Want door locks and thermostat control?  They offer that as well. Convert your home to a smart home with many accessory sensors to choose from.  *Note, these will be additional out of pocket expenses. Speak to a representative to customize your own package.


Environmental - A company whose primary color is Green ought to have something like this right?  Not as popular but shouldn't be overlooked are devices that keep your home safe from floods, freezing pipes along with carbon monoxide recognition.

 Hammer and Wrench Security Install

How to get the Frontpoint alarm system up and running

It is a self-setup system.  It is surprisingly easy to do with plenty of support provided. 

Users are shipped out a security system - Unboxing shown

Here's how...

  1. Talk it out - Call 855-861-8730 or Visit Site
  2. Decision time - Choose a package (Basic, Control or Home Automation).
  3. Check the mail - They will program the equipment and ship it to you.
  4. Setup time - They have a setup wizard that no other company offers.  This makes it a cinch to complete. Peel and stick the sensors where you want them to go, takes 30-60 mins.
  5. Need help? -  If you want they will walk you through the process over the phone.  Frontpoint has videos demonstrating the install and an easy to follow guide.  Don't worry, it's not some IKEA project!

Buyers save $100-300 by avoiding an installation fee.

 What makes them unique banner

What makes Frontpoint different?

Here is what this company stand out from others:

30-day money back guarantees:  They are the only alarm company to offer a money back guarantee that we have found.  You always have a 3 day right of cancellation with any alarm service but the 30-day trial period is one of a kind.

Outside wireless security camera:  Most other companies only offer indoor cameras.  Frontpoint has a very high-quality outdoor subservience camera available.  The video stream can be seen through the smartphone app.

Take it with you:  The equipment is yours to keep after the 36-month agreement.  When you move it is simple to pack up and install at your next place.  This is normally a $99-199 fee to have the company re-install a new alarm.

Renters:  Renting shouldn't mean you don't care about your family or belongings.  Frontpoint is a perfect option for renters out there who still want to protect their belongings and have peace of mind.  Because drilling holes to install is not required, nearly all landlords approve the use of their alarm system.

 Time capsule history review

Every Company Starts Somewhere

FrontPoint is closing in on 10 years with a solid track record.  With their customers actively promoting them to friends and family, they will be around for a long time to come.

Virginia 2007

Founded:  In 2007 in Virginia.  They offer service to all 50 USA states.  They currently have an A+ BBB rating.

Partners:   A good company partners with others, here are a few names they can drop.


  1. Alarm.Com.   This is the free app you use on any tablet or mobile device to easily turn on and off the alarm.
  2. GE Security.  The name speaks for itself.  Reliable and safe, they have been in the home security industry for decades.
  3. ESA (Electronic Security Association).  A national group that promotes professionalism in all aspects of the home security industry.

Best Place to Work in Virginia in 2012:  PR-Web recognized FrontPoint's headquarters as the best place to work in Virginia of 2012.

Hello, is anyone there?

FrontPoint is with you step by step and will not drop you after you've signed up.  Not a 'pump and dump' company. 

Chat support:  Yep, click here to chat with them.

Tech support:  They have their own line available for setup support.

Online videos:  They have several tutorial videos on equipment placing etc.

How-to guides:  Are you someone that learns with a guide?  They have you covered here as well.

Support hours:  Their hours are 8 am - 11 pm M-F and 10 am - 7 pm Sat & Sun. Yes, their support is open 7 days a week.

Final Thoughts on the Frontpoint Security Reviews 

Frontpoint has the right things going for them from pricing to customer ratings.  When testing their security system we continually received monitoring responses in under 30 seconds.  The more we used their system the more we understood why their customers are fanatics. The downsides were hard to find with them with 7-day support and great looking equipment.  One does not have to worry about being ripped off or signing an agreement they later regret with Frontpoint.

Want to see Frontpoint compared to other top companies?  If so, check out other Frontpoint security system reviews by clicking these links Frontpoint versus ADT or Frontpoint vs Protect America or compare to the top 10 here.

Have you had any experience with Frontpoint Security?  If so, please leave your experience below.

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77 User Reviews
  1. Scott
    08/29/2018 at 08:56

    I have been with Google Nest for over 1 week now after cancelling FrontPoint, and it is a much better system , more reliability, and lower price point. I strongly you to look at that -- i will never recommend FrontPoint to any one, I have a tech background so it isn't the tech, the HW is unreliable. The fact is that it doesn't work, after multiple false alarms which they didn't detect, I gave up and just cancelled.

  2. Scott
    08/21/2018 at 08:17

    I was with Frontpoint for 18 months before finally cancelling, and moving to Google Nest. In hindsight, I wish I never moved to Frontpoint. The Frontpoint system initially looked good, nice app, nice words, but over the course of 18 months the system went down, doors went out of detection, but real problems is that it just doesn't work. I have had multiples false alarms, and the headquarters doesn't receive them. They never called back, and when I called the false alarm in they would say "we didn't receive it." I allowed one to go through for over 10 minutes and nothing. They always had an excuse, "It occasionally takes a long time..." and I believed them, which was a mistake. When I called into customer service to complain about doors going offline they try to help, but it wasn't always reactive and temporary -- the system would work for a 1-2 weeks then fail again. Finally I had enough; I wanted more security, and it was either invest more into a system which didn't work or look elsewhere. When you want to cancel, they will force you to pay hefty fees. Ignoring that the problem was the system failed, to them it is just yet another way to get money. They made it difficult to cancel, they emphasized the initial 3 year period agreement, and that was their business model -- force you to stay in. I had Puget Sound Alarm before, and they treat the customer with respect and are proactive. In the few years with PSA I got called for every false alarm, and when doors will go offline (which was rare). Frontpoint never called once, in 18 months. I recently moved to Google Nest and is a beautiful system, so far no problems, it is cheaper, more powerful, and just works. If you are considering Frontpoint, I encourage you to look at the reviews which claims it doesn't work. It cant' just be me. They are more focused on trying to take your money versus giving you a good product. Once they get you, they will put handcuffs on (with a termination fee), and use that as a way to keep you.

  3. Scott
    08/17/2018 at 18:23

    I was with Frontpoint for 18 months before finally cancelling and moving to Google Nest. In hindsight, Frontpoint was a costly mistake. The Frontpoint system initially looked good, nice app, nice words, but over the course of 18 months the system went down, doors went out of detection, but real problems is that it just doesn't work. I have had multiples false alarms, and the headquarters doesn't receive them. They never called back, and when I called the false alarm in they would "we didn't receive it." I allowed one to go through for over 10 minutes and nothing. They always had an excuse, "It occasionally takes a long time..." and I believed them, which was a mistake. When I called into customer service to complain about doors going offline they try to help, but it wasn't always reactive and were temporary -- the system would work for a 1-2 weeks then fail again. When you want to cancel, they will force you to pay hefty fees. Ignoring that the problem was the system failed, to them it is just yet another way to get money. I had Puget Sound Alarm before, and they treat the customer with respect and are proactive. In a few years with PSA I got called for every false alarm, and when doors will go offline (which was rare). Frontpoint never called once, in 18 months. I recently moved to Google Nest and is a beautiful system, so far no problems, it is cheaper, more powerful, and just works. I strongly you to re-consider Frontpoint . It is hard but look at he reviews across the different systems, and you will hear other people say it doesn't work. They are more focused on trying to take your money versus giving you a good product. Once they get you, they will put handcuffs on (with a termination fee), and use that as a way to keep you.

  4. Jay
    07/06/2018 at 14:23

    Customer service could be a bit better, maybe it was just the rep or time of day but I didn't feel they had my back. Still using them for time being, the system itself is working fine.

  5. Debby
    05/20/2018 at 06:26

    I've had Frontpoint for over 2 years and am very disappointed. I a a snowbird who lives in Florida in the winter and a northern state in the summer. Frontpoint has sent me 2 cameras, neither has worked. The contract doesn't indicate the system will every work to your satisfaction, it only indicate you must pay the bill for time period agreed on and cancelling seems to be difficult, pay attention to the time trial they give you.

  6. Faisal Abouabsi
    01/27/2018 at 08:49

    The initial sales call is very pushy, but i was ready to buy, so it didn't really put me off. I also liked the idea that the sales rep sold me on which was that i would always be able to contact him directly. Despite my attempts to do so i have never spoken to him again since The initial sales call. Not that it matters because i realize now that it doesn't matter who you talk to at frontpoint. The problem is the equipment, so short of changing the equipment to something which isn't cheap junk, no one at front point will be able to help. The first 3 months of our frontpoint service was excellent and mostly trouble free. Their customer service representatives have for the most part been nice and eager to try to help, but nice is irrelevant when the equipment doesn't function as it should. The equipment is bulky and looks old and clunky. After 12 months it started to function as such. Sometimes taking several minutes to several hours to actually arm and disarm, sometimes never actualy arming at all. One night we went out for a Christmas gathering, and in the few hours we were gone we could not manage to remotely arm the system and when we returned the system was still not responsive via the app. The app showed repeated arming signals being sent, but never managed to successfully arm. Attempting to resolve this with customer service always resulted in "your signal looks good." They have offered to escalate it further and have me sit on the phone and troubleshoot the system, but I'm afraid i don't have that kind of time, nor would i want to waste it on troubleshooting if i did. The door sensors are an eyesore. Our door leading into the garage is sprung and closes on its own, so it slams a lot. The door closing itself was enough to damage the door sensor. Frontpoint offered to sell me a new one. I was able to make it work again by moving the magnet portion of the switch to where it touches the sensor when the door closes to actuate the switch. The sensors on the exterior garage door get stuck often, showing the door is open when it is not. So you end up having to open and close it a few times before it works again. When i called them their questions were so idiotic and condescending that I hung up and decided to just live with it. Their motion sensors are a joke. We had to reposition them so many times to get them to stop giving false alarms, to the point where their locations are practically useless. We were recently out of the country and the false alarms started again. Since we were unreachable when the company frontpoint contracts the monitoring duties to would call, they dispatched the police for every false alarm, which has now resulted in a bill from the local sheriff's department. So we had to start using the system in stay mode only, which only works if an intruder comes in through a door. Of course the offending sensor stopped activating after we switched to stay. Next theres the delay. 30 seconds for the alarm to go off, and 30 seconds of the alarm actually going off before frontpoints monitoring cronies lift a finger. That's a minute. One minute for an intruder to wander around your house and do whatever they want before anyone notices. Where I'm at now is having to pay both frontpoint and another alarm company for monitoring services, because paying for the time left in your contract to receive nothing sounds incredibly stupid to me. I feel like frontpoint generates more revenue from contract cancellations than they do from actual subscribers. I look forward to the day I can remove all of the frontpoint equipment and throw it in the trash where it belongs. My house is pre wired so every window and door has a sensor on it, this includes motion or glass break sensors in all rooms. I'd much rather have the complete coverage and dependability of the hard wired equipment.

  7. Michael
    10/17/2017 at 11:15

    I've been a loyal customer of Frontpoint for 2.5 years. I recently accepted a new position in another state. The apartment we will be renting already has a preinstalled system that's included in rent. I call Frontpoint, spoke with Trevor and he told me they are going to charge me $280 to cancel. I told him my situation, how my wife and I are going down to a single income for a little while, and how she's 7 months pregnant and that the last thing we need is another fee tacked on to our moving expenses. They wouldn't budge. I have had zero complaints with them up until this point. Apparently they don't really value loyal customers. Especially when sometimes they can't help it but they want to make sure they gauge you one more time as you leave.

    • 10/17/2017 at 11:41

      Unfortunate to hear. Lots of the companies can be sticklers about cancelling early (usually a 50-75% payout of remaining contract agreement). Some of the only way to get out of these are if you are military and going on deployment. Hopefully Frontpoint reads this and lets you out. Best of luck with the new one on the way!

  8. George Denny
    09/27/2017 at 16:33

    In November of 2014 I contacted Frontpoint and explained to them that we were building a downstairs apartment in our home, and that I was interested in opening an account. I explained to the salesman (C.J.) that we were at least a year away from being ready to actually install the system, but that I wanted to have the equipment on hand. As a condition of the sale, it was agreed between C.J. and myself that we would not be billed until the system went live. In spite of this, we started seeing monthly charges debited from our credit card. We received the alarm system, and in late 2015 our local police station shut, so the Frontpoint system was no longer viable for us. I called Frontpoint and explained the situation, and they agreed to take back the alarm system. They never provided us any service.

  9. Edward Swibold
    08/28/2017 at 07:13

    I had the Front Point Alarm for several years. We had a false alarm in 2015 when the adhesive failed for the smoke detector and it fell off the ceiling. Front Point telephoned me, the police department and the fire department. I was thrilled. This past February my wife and I were out of town and we got a phone call at 3:20 in the morning from the police department letting us know that our house was on fire. I checked my call history and there was NO call from Front Point. What I did have was an hour or so of text messages starting at 2:11 AM telling me there was a battery failure on the smoke detector and a series of faults and battery issues with the control panel, door alarms and motion detectors. Several hours later the website said all was secure. Not so, my house and all its contents are a total loss. It took two fire companies 10 hours to put out the fire. Front Point Did NOT call the Police or Fire Department. Front Point has called me 3 times since the fire and that was to return my call several months later when discussing the monthly bill they continued to charge. To be fair, the alarm had not been set. That said, we were under the impression that the system monitored the smoke detector always. Had we been robbed, we would have nothing to complain about. Clearly thats not the case.

    • 09/04/2017 at 10:49

      Sorry to hear that Edward., obviously a huge loss. Are you sure you had bought a Frontpoint smoke detector and replaced all of your smoke detectors to monitored ones? They should be 24/7 monitored you are right about that. But if you only did 1 smoke in the whole home that could be why. Also, over 95% of people who purchase home alarm systems don't get a smoke detector so double check that you did have one with them in first place. Best wishes during recovery and hassle of starting fresh.

  10. Kat P.
    07/09/2017 at 01:13

    As much as I wanted to go with Frontpoint I canceled the following day after signing up. Reason? The sales person didn't keep his commitment of emailing me confirming the list of products I've purchased. Even though he replied the evening after the signed contract and promised I would have that email by 11am the next day, I did not get his email validating the purchased products until after I faxed over a notice of cancellation. I sent a reminder to him at 12:20pm and again after 1pm stating it's not going to work if I do not receive a written confirmation of the products and services agreed on. Keeping a commitment is very important for a salesperson as that is a part of integrity. I decided it wasn't worth the risk as the contract stated customers could be liable for upfront discount ($300), incentive discount ($250) and a restocking fee ($150). In an subsequent email to the salesperson who asked for my reason of cancellation I told the truth and gave him yet another chance to make up for it by calling or emailing me again. NO response. In summary, Frontpoint must have more than enough new customers as this salesperson made no effort to recover a sale. He also lost another potential sale which was coverage for my own home as the sale that was signed and canceled was intended as a gift to my daughter and her family.

    • 07/24/2017 at 13:58

      Hey Kat., With any company you go with it is smart to keep track of what the sales rep sales and promises. Sorry that you had what sounds like as a bad rep experience and not per say company or security system. You can always try calling back in and getting a different rep or going over the agreement in more detail. Thanks for letting us know how your dealings with them went.

  11. Mark howard
    04/16/2017 at 11:20

    I can't afford a smart phone, does this security system operate without one ?

    • 04/24/2017 at 16:12

      Yes you can still use a Keyfob and standard keypad panel. Turning it on and off with a smartphone is a 'feature' and not a 'requirement'.

  12. Kinsley
    03/07/2017 at 09:37

    Setting up the system took me around an hour. It could've been shorter but I am very particular about how things get setup. After setting up I called the technicians, they 'activated' the hardware and my system was working! Worth saving $99 in cost. The package it all came in was nice and branded with Frontpoint's logo so I knew what to look for. I'm not sure I would feel comfortable installing security cameras and advanced security equipment. Recommended for someone who wants to get the basics done and feel safe.

  13. C Levin
    03/07/2017 at 09:34

    At first I had an issue with their sensors were very finicky; I’d try to leave the house in a hurry in the morning only to be told that one of the sensors wasn’t cooperating and the system couldn’t be set. This is because I offset them some when setting up, we went through the setup again over the phone with support, got which sensor it was identified and then had no problems since.

  14. Don
    03/07/2017 at 09:33

    Font point customer service is great…BUT because its self installation or DIY…you have to pay someone to install things if you are an electronic dummy. Which we are.

  15. Henry
    03/07/2017 at 09:30

    I don't know why people freak out about it being DIY, it's not like you have to drill anywhere. Products come labeled and you just stick them to the right or left of door, put motion detector in corner and connect the panel to a outlet. Pretty easy in my book but I suppose it just sounds daunting to some. If that's the case then just go with ADT or Vivint who will do the hard work for you.

  16. Autumn
    03/07/2017 at 09:29

    Product appears stable but soft buttons on controller stick in sometimes when setting and if you are not watching you can leave believing the alarm is set when in reality it is not. So just always double check it is set and good to go!

  17. Kayla
    03/07/2017 at 09:27

    Used Frontpoint for 4 years now. I called in to get the new touchscreen and we worked out a deal as I agreed for another 36 month term. No issues as of the past years. They have always called right away when we trigger the alarm, luckily all false alarms so far and no burglar. I was thinking of stopping my monitoring with them and just using the equipment to alert me but I feel safer knowing it's monitored when I'm out for the night and work trips. Pricing seems a bit high but still lower than all of my other home bills (internet, phone, heating, electricity). Home security should just be considered a need with this day in life. Add it to the monthly set of bills ha!

  18. wendy
    03/07/2017 at 09:25

    One of the few companies to offer crash and smash technology on their security panel. As technology continues to innovate the space though I don't think panels will exist much longer but until they do, suppose it's the best choice.

  19. Grace Wilson
    03/07/2017 at 09:18

    I recommend this company with the highest possible rating. Customer for last 6 months. My system was delivered promptly, was easy to set up and reliable! Very happy with Front Point. They should do more advertising. Never heard of them before google search while shopping!

  20. Linda
    03/07/2017 at 09:15

    They have a great list of components, but not that impressed with the price, upfront fees or ‘limited’ warranty of 3 years.

  21. Martin Vlcek
    03/07/2017 at 09:14

    I love having this alarm system but the upfront fees are to much and why is it necessary

  22. Sanders
    01/19/2017 at 20:29

    Nice that I can use this system as a landlord in several of the apartments I have for my tenants. Each time they switch out I change the code and app login and then it's essentially a 'new' alarm system for the next move ins.

  23. Mikky
    01/19/2017 at 15:03

    I heard of Frontpoint from a friend recently. I'm on the verge of going for it. Thanks for the review here.

    • Viva
      03/01/2017 at 04:54

      Frontpoint is good, I use their services. Was a quick setup with all the security sensors pre-labeled and then connected it to a power outlet. Nothing to worry or fret about. I wouldn't do outdoor cameras without a technician though.

  24. Jake
    01/19/2017 at 14:59

    I think the cool factor is going to get me to go with Frontpoint although I'm not sure that should be the biggest selling point ;). The 30 day trial is nice too, don't see any other home security companies offering that.

  25. Mark
    01/08/2017 at 02:30

    I connected with Frontpoint over the other companies I called. They customized the package for what I needed and I can move anywhere in USA without worrying about a termination fee. The starting cost were higher than expected, maybe that's normal for wanting a security camera and touch screen panel. Awaiting the shipment now and then onto setting it up.

  26. Debby Alberts
    12/16/2016 at 08:12

    I have read many great comments. But I live in Canada and do not see any comments from there ! I am seriously considering this unit as I live in a very remote lake setting. Anyone from Saskatchewan have this system???

    • 12/28/2016 at 16:42

      Hey Debby, feel free to give Frontpoint a call as they should be able to work with you there! If not, our advice would be to go to ADT who has been servicing international accounts for years.

  27. Isaac H.
    11/19/2016 at 12:51

    Frontpoint in my experience, is the most customer eccentric home security company of them all. They are in it for the long run and want their customers to still be loyal not just 3 years from now, but 5 or 10 years. They are a bit more pricey upfront then their competitor Protect America but worth it in my mind to have better customer service.

  28. Tammy Harwood
    10/13/2016 at 05:46

    Being able to uninstall, pack and reinstall whenever I move made me choose Frontpoint. Initially, I had decided to go with ADT as most of my neighbors used it. But after the 30 days Trial offer, I was sold on the system. Nice Review and I am glad you recommend it.

    • Frank R
      12/13/2016 at 12:21

      Tammy- You're so right! I love my Frontpoint system but was considering ADT before. I saw online you get a better discount depending on the number you call. I ended up calling a couple numbers but got the best deal when i called (855) 861-8730. Hopefully this helps anyone looking for a system! Like I said I Love mine, I even got my Mother in law one.

  29. Taylor
    10/11/2016 at 01:53

    The smash and grab technology is what sold me on purchasing this system. I had my window smashed before this system so this was a must have feature for me. I also love the app that sets and disabled the alarm too,. It's really helpful since I hate the rush to get in and turn off the alarm. My pets always hold me up greeting me, so this is a way easier option for me.

  30. Cherly Benson
    10/05/2016 at 10:38

    I am on day 3 of my 30 day free trial of FrontPoint. I installed all sensors my self (not hard to peel and stick), then quick call to activate. I really like their app on my android. Do all arm/disarm via app so never touch control panel. My dog hates the beeping on Arm Away so I just do silent arm via app after I exit and lock door. Instead of rushing in door to disarm in time, I just disarm with smartphone before putting key in door lock. I love remote arm/disarm. Also have GeoFence which sends me text message if I get 2 miles away from home according to my smartphone GPS and system not armed. Just arm it remotely using smartphone data plan. Lots of features I love. BUT they wanted $450 for equipment but accepted $240 via negotiation (in reality every new subscriber gets $300 discount with 3-year contract). I paid $240 for equipment and when it arrived, it only had 4 window/door sensors when my FrontPoint consultant and I agreed on 8 (1 for every door and window). I called immediately and after lengthy discussion, FrontPoint agreed to send 4 more sensors at no cost to me to remedy “miscommunication”. (I was told by salesperson that $240 I paid included 8 sensors) ). I also got two glass smash sensors because my front door has huge oval glass insert. If broken, a person could easily walk in and out without ever opening door triggering door sensor. My backdoor is square glass panels. Monitoring costs $49.99 a month with 3 year contract but I own all the equipment after 30 day no questions asked refund guarantee. The website says all monitoring tiers include fire/smoke, carbon monoxide and flood monitoring but my equipment did not have any sensors to make monitoring possible. Another phone call to FrontPoint and yes, monitoring is included. My package included the new Skybell HD doorbell camera/motion detector licensed from $189. A real bugger to install because it is 3″ wide and my existing doorbell was on molding around door frame 1″ wide. Made myself a custom spacer so I could mount Skybell where existing doorbell was and have screws that actually went through wood/aluminum instead of 1/4″ of air space before entering molding. Then the camera would not sync with my WiFi network. Spent an hour with support on phone and was finally able to add the camera to WiFi system using my Android tablet instead of Smartphone. This Skybell HD is a bad joke. I tested it by ringing doorbell. The camera only showed my chest (no face) and I am just 5 feet tall. The lens cannot be adjusted to aim anywhere else than the doorbell location point of reference. And it cannot see below 3 feet. So a person could be crouching at the door and would not be seen on video sent to my smartphone from motion detection trigger. I had to stand back at least 7 feet from door to see my face and then just from waist up. The clincher is the motion detection in Skybell. I tested it by exiting my front door, walking through its motion detection field and then out of range. Then went back to door. The camera had dropped off WiFi network because first event triggered hadn’t been processed by WiFi when I walked back into field. No notifications were generated for either event and camera no longer found by my FrontPoint app. I believe the very slow processing of events is because Skybell operates only on overcrowded 2.4Ghz band using 802.11 b/g mode (not n or AC). I can see 40+ WiFi networks when I connect smartphone to a 2.4Ghz WiFi network from inside my house. I have a dual band router and I use my 5Ghz WiFi network exclusively. All movies on 2.4Ghz band constantly buffer from heavy neighborhood traffic on that band. So Skybell just has no space on band to connect and communicate with my 2.4Ghz WiFi network. I sent the Skybell back to FrontPoint to get my refund and I think Frontpoint should remove it from their equipment line up. Long story short, I love the ease of their security system and mobile app control. I recommend it to anyone but not the doorbell camera!

  31. Pat K.
    05/08/2016 at 10:23

    The house we were flipping was broken into during the night. Some of the tools and materials were stolen. We immediately were contacted by a rep from Frontpoint and we were given options of what to do. It was so quick we were able to get police there fast enough to catch the men as they were leaving. The interactive package is well worth the price. The 24/7 is worth paying for since they really do monitor it day in and day out.

  32. Sharon Hayes
    04/14/2016 at 22:33

    How many door and window sensors are included in the package? It didn't look like very many. That is the only drawback I can see. Can you get more if needed. What is the added cost of adding to the number of sensors? I don't like having to add to the number of sensors that are included in the package. It seems that more should be included than there are.

    • 04/15/2016 at 09:15

      Hey Sharon, Frontpoint likes to work out packages on a individual needed basis. The average package comes with 3 door sensors but if you need more they will give you more! Also, it depends on the package you choose with how much equipment you get. The intelligent and home automation packages will come with much more starting equipment then their lowest plan does.

  33. Sharon Hayes
    04/14/2016 at 22:25

    I have checked reviews for Front Point and they had very good reviews. Others had mostly bad reviews. Customer Service being one of the definite complaints. Front Point had rave reviews for customer service. That is important. Will probably be going with Front Point.

  34. Ralph
    03/11/2016 at 18:21

    I agree with the comments on great customer service! They were not pushy and never tried to force me into more purchases. The man I talked to actually told me I really didn't need something I was considering he recommended another approach which needed up being cheaper than I was planning on spending. Great people there!

    • Frank
      07/01/2016 at 17:13

      I had the same experience Ralph. I was considering spending so much more than I needed for the size of my home. Instead of taking advantage of me, he pointed out all the things I didn't need and it saved me a lot of money from my bill and the equipment.

    • Greg
      12/13/2016 at 12:11

      This wasnt the case fore me! They suggested i put more sensors into my home than i needed.

  35. CJ Tyler
    02/26/2016 at 03:05

    The basic package looks sufficient and the price is affordable, which is always a big plus. But I’m really impressed with the advance features, especially for those planning to fully automate their homes. The remote access and control feature is what I’m really looking for so this is really starting to look like a good match for my needs. With a 30-day money back guarantee, Frontpoint is really worth checking out.

  36. George
    02/25/2016 at 23:20

    Wow great review. With all the positive reviews on this system, I think I have made my mind up. I really like that they have a motion sensor alternative if you have big pets. I have a few large dogs and I don't need them setting the alarm off all the time. Thanks for researching this security company out, it's made my decision easier!

  37. Jacob Davis
    02/25/2016 at 14:40

    Out of all the places I have looked into, Frontpoint seems to be the best option. The only downside, as mentioned above, is the activation fee. To me, paying more upfront is worth it when you know you are dealing with a great company. I have been recommended to them by several clients and co-workers.

  38. Gerry Nash
    01/09/2016 at 06:03

    Very interesting thing about Frontpoint is that they can give you a 30-day free trial if you want. I don’t think any other companies can provide you that. What else do you need?

    • Charles
      02/25/2016 at 23:37

      Wow a 30 day free trial is great! They must really be confident in their system and trust people will stay with them. I think I'm going to test it out for 30 days. I don't have nothing to lose, right?!

      • 03/08/2016 at 08:28

        True but it is smart to plan on keeping it! Otherwise you go through the setup process for nothing (and you have to pack up the equipment and ship it back to them). But at least it is there if you were to not like anything about Frontpoint.

  39. Belle B,
    12/09/2015 at 13:59

    I am looking to go with FrontPoint for my home security. I have not read any reviews that the system does not work. I was going to go with Xfinity Comcast then found out through others experiences how flawed the system is. I looked into Protect America too, but it doesn't seem as high tech as what this company offers. The plus side on this is you do get $300 discount if you have a credit score of 600 or higher. You also get a first-time-caller promotion of 45 days guarantee and first month monitoring fee waived.

  40. Jab
    11/09/2015 at 12:16

    I use Frontpoint for my business. Setting up their system was easy and they have great customer service. I'd recommend them.

    • W. Mike
      12/15/2015 at 20:15

      Great to hear this. This is same testimony I heard from my uncle about Frontpoint too. He got huge discount on his first signup also.

  41. Danni Taylor
    11/09/2015 at 12:15

    I had to replace one of my doors as we upgraded and thought this would be a problem. I called Frontpoint to let them know what I would be doing and they put a bypass on that sensor temporarily while I changed out the door and then reactivated it when I connected the new door to it. The rest of the alarm worked fine and I didn't have any of the hassle I figured I would have such as the panel saying "Front door open" all day! These guys will hook you up I definitely recommend them!

  42. Maddie
    11/05/2015 at 17:11

    Great review! This definitely was very helpful. I am in the process of choosing an alarm and have never had one before, so I'm a bit clueless as to which alarm/alarm company is the best fit. This helped me a lot, thanks!

  43. Irene Savarese
    09/11/2015 at 11:23

    I have a very good experience with Frontpoint which I've been using for a year and three months now. It's an easy system to install and operate. I also use the mobile app and I like that it is straightforward. My initial call with Frontpoint team was fine and the representative helped me a lot.

  44. Maria Ramos
    07/23/2015 at 06:14

    I appreciate that they are confident in their service enough to give a 30 day free trial. I doubt many people want to remove or take down the system after 30 days but it is still good to know I have that choice if I need. So far I am pleased with everything and don't see a need to change. Thanks for your review on Frontpoint, it helped me clear my head of which security company to go with!

    • Becky Holmes
      10/06/2015 at 17:31

      I really liked this as well. I looked all over and could not find anyone else who does this. It is funny thought because I mentioned this on the phone with the rep and she told me 2 other companies that do! I don't think she was suppose to do that but it was nice of her. I went with them though and I have been happy thus far. It has been about 2 weeks with no issues!

  45. Connie Schenk
    07/23/2015 at 06:11

    I am absolutely impressed with this system. Very easy install and the customer service person walked me through activation making sure everything worked correctly. The IQ control panel is way cool, looks like digital picture frame. Everyone I spoke with displayed competence and knowledge. I have already recommended this system to several friends. Excellent product excellent company!

    • Taylor
      03/09/2016 at 21:38

      I also like the look of the control panel. This system is more high tech than the others, but super easy to set up and use. The key remote was also a selling feature for me. I need easy access, especially at night when its dark and I'm nervous about being able to see anyone.

  46. Matt
    07/11/2015 at 19:41

    I talked with someone three times before I finally decided to go with Frontpoint. I am happy with their service, laid back approach and equipment. I'm not crazy about my security system, I only needed the basic so I'm not positive that I got the best of the best but for an average user it is exactly what I needed.

  47. Leonard P.
    07/11/2015 at 18:05

    I spent many years with the same security company. It is one of the leading ones in America. Over the last 3 years I have ran into nothing but problems and I swear they were charging me more each month. I looked back at old bills and I was paying $17 more than last year, and $29 more than the year before that. I canceled last week and will be contacting FrontPoint. They sound perfect for me.

  48. Mark Scott
    06/16/2015 at 14:39

    A truly world class company, not just alarm company, a world class company. Easy set up, INCREDIBLE STAFF, I manage a luxury auto store, and I’m blown away about how great these folks are. I almost went through my cable company until I read the reviews and then read Front points, glad I read them. I’m not handy and I set this up with easy, I also love the customer aspect of it, no one oversells, they analyze what you need, and you buy, there is no selling. I’ve called a few times to add to it, and everyone is just terrific. When I think of customer service heaven, I think of Frontpoint, NO, I don’t work for the company :), see for yourself. and reasonably priced.

    • Alarm Reviews
      06/26/2015 at 15:08

      Ha, a customer service 'heaven' good analogy Mark. Frontpoint is doing some impressive things to come out swinging against the big guys they are competing with.

  49. Kerri dantuono
    06/16/2015 at 14:37

    I love having this alarm system because it is so easy to install and use. I feel that the sales person was informative and trying to help me get the best package without selling me anything unnecessary to my home. It was easy to set up when I called and they are superior in customer service. I recommend this company with the highest possible rating.

  50. Evan Taylor
    06/03/2015 at 15:56

    Now, that's what we call an in-depth review. I can see they have some good very points which makes them standout from others, as you rightly put. So, barring their initial aequipment charges, they seem pretty solid overall.

  51. Helen Harley
    03/22/2015 at 20:05

    It definitely sounds like something for you if you want to do it yourself. They have a great list of components, but I agree that the price is pretty high. The customer service with the videos demonstrating the install would be a big help.

  52. Norman
    02/05/2015 at 04:14

    The first time activation charge it bit high but I take it as one time investment. The monthly charge after first month is regular compare to other companies. I heard that their equipment and service are good. I don't have many questions as of now, this article covered what I came to learn about.

  53. Zoe Frilman
    01/26/2015 at 09:23

    The prices are quite high compared to others that are on your site. You do get a lot of gadgets and support for that price, but it might be hard to overcome that when you see others that are so much more affordable.

    • Brad L
      10/21/2015 at 16:10

      Agreed Zoe but nothing compared to SimpliSafe prices which is also DIY but carries a hefty $600-900 starting costs for equipment. I have Frontpoint and I love the vibe of the company as well as the app and mobile alert. It is comparable to ADT pulse for about $8 less a month.

  54. Jamie
    01/15/2015 at 07:05

    I looked into Frontpoint a few years ago when they were first started out and glad they have simplified things for me! They used to not have tiered pricing and no option for a professional install. It seems they have invested big into the infrastructure of their monitoring and assistance with setting up their system. I'm getting out of my contract with my current company and am going to upgrade to these guys now that they have stepped up their game.

    • Carry
      06/25/2015 at 22:18

      They are a great company, for a little bit less you can get Protect America but their system is alot more basic. Their staff is very friendly and I felt comfortable doing the security system myself. I recommend whole heart-idly!

  55. Shawn Nebold
    12/03/2014 at 22:08

    I don't understand why they have a activation fee even though you have to set it up yourself. It is cool that they have a 30 day return policy, but that doesn't make up at all for charging for activation. I guess no matter what company I go with I should be expecting that. Thanks for the research on this company Alarm Reviews.

    • James Reed
      12/15/2014 at 01:01

      I looked at other companies and you get a good amount of more features for less money but turns out you really couldn't. Now that they offer a touchscreen and camera with automation packages it is a heck of a lot cheaper then Vivint or any others. Their contract length is average which I don't mind and they seem flexible if needed. I live by myself in a town home so it's very user friendly for me.

  56. Donald G.
    10/20/2014 at 13:55

    Yeah that's a bit pricey when it comes to activation but I supposed $99 to get it all going is pretty average. I didn't understand the installation process at first even though I bought it but once I started doing it, turned out to be much easier than anticipated. They are a superb company, always calling me within 20-30 seconds of the alarm going off and I really like the mobile control Frontpoint app you can download. I say try it out!

    • Dane Saunders
      01/15/2015 at 07:20

      I agree. This installation was alot easier then I thought it was going to be. We opened the box and got everything done in about 20 minutes and then called to confirm the signals where recognized by their monitoring. It makes me wonder why anyone would pay for installation now that they have this kind of automated wireless security equipment available.

  57. Hannah K
    10/09/2014 at 08:42

    At least you get to take it with you when you move. I was considering choosing this company and now I have my mind made up, thanks for the help!

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