Best Home Security System Companies

With thousands of home security companies to choose from, how do you choose which one is right for you? Most people make this decision based on who is standing at their front door trying to sell them a system. But the security of your home and family is not something you should leave to chance.

This top ten list has been created to help you make an informed decision about how you will protect your home, your family, and your business.

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The Top Ten

Frontpoint Security
Frontpoint Security
As far as I've been able to find (and I've searched high and low) no other security and life-safety company offers a bigger bang for the buck that Frontpoint's Interactive monitoring package does.

What I like most is the technology, pricing/value, portabilility, convenience, full-service, low/no pressure sales, knowledgeable employees, short hold times, transparent pricing, and short contract periods (optional).

Most of all, I appreciate the stellar customer service. Investigate yourself, and you'll see. Their own website is a great resource to start with... fantastic website. Then do some Google searches.

I've been with them about 3 years, and couldn't be a happier customer. Thank you, Frontpoint! Your hard work and dedication to your customers shows!
I have had this system in my home for a month now and it was been wonderful. Not only were they super friendly and helpful with my questions before I signed on, they have continued to be helpful & friendly afterward too. I have a top notch GE GSM cellular alarm system for no more cost than most land line systems. I also can take my system with me when I move, an option not available with other companies without much added cost. I can add to my system, up to 40 sensors, meaning I can customize it to my home very easily. I have ordered a few extra sensors since my initial purchase, that came fast & easy to install. The system comes ready to install, you follow the simple directions in the box and give Front Point a call after everything is in place and you are up and running in less than 30 minutes. I would recommend this company (and have) to anyone!
It is number one. Set it and forget it. Just arm it and leave the monitoring to them. Also very good for the seniors and others who can have their current alarm status sent out to friends and family. And if the system has no arming or other activity, the friends and neighbors check up on you. FrontPoint is number one. I have never seen anything-any better.
[Newest]Real is the best
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ADT Monitored Security System
2ADT Monitored Security System
We've had ADT for many years and have had zero problems. I had to learn my lesson the hard way with one of the local companies. I was broken into on Christmas day and they were closed! No dispatch! They cleaned me out! I was so furious but there was nothing that I could do (they did let me out of my contract... ) I learned that day that you get what you pay for. That's why I chose to go with the industry leader b/c they have the long time reputation as being the best (who else has 130 years experience? ) I couldn't be more pleased.

On a side note, I did have a salesman come by my house from one of the other companies trying to upsale me on why I should go with their new home automation/ security system. I really don't understand all of the hype with these new faceted gadgets. I bought a programmable thermostat from Lowe's for $50. Does almost exactly the same thing. I also have enough common sense to set my alarm system before I leave the house. I don't understand the big deal about being able to turn my alarm off and on from work. I also believe that when you make a system too complicated that you increase the odds of a malfunction. I did look online and saw where ADT also offers these features as well. At least they haven't been harassing me to buy things that I don't need.
We originally went with a bargain rate alarm system but after a debacle involving a false alarm at 1:00 in the morning that ended up with the police and my panicked mother (she is the secondary contact) showing up at the house even though the alarm in the house never sounded, we decided to go with a more established name.

We've had ADT for over a year now and have had zero problems. Our local agent has been great each time we have dealt with him and all of the installers we worked with when getting the alarm system installed in our first house, and having it removed and reinstalled in our new home have been great.

Also, we got a package that includes a CO detector and a fire alarm which really makes you feel better knowing that if something happens to the house while we are out, the fire department will be on their way so they can save our possessions and our loving pets.
With ten times the clients of any other brand in home security, ADT is the clear market leader when it comes to home security. What does that mean for you? It means that at a second's glance, those looking to gain unlawful entry into your home or business know that an ADT secured property is not one to mess with.

An ADT sticker alone in the window of a home is enough to deter would-be criminals from attempting entry. And that's where the true value of home security lies, it's not about alarms going off that's important, it's preventing action that would cause them to go off that really counts.
[Newest]Just like anything else, you get what you pay for. ADT is well worth every penny.
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This system should be ranked #1 over Front point! Why it is not is a mystery to me. Vivint has everything Front Point has and has more. Can't get locks, can't get thermostats, and the two way cell monitored panel is ancient compared to the state of the art panel Vivint uses. Vivint has the fastest response time in the industry. In fact the only thing Front point has that Vivint currently does not have is an outside camera. That's because the outside camera front point has is wired. Vivint is committed to a totally wireless system.. Price wise, 400 bucks got me 2 wireless camera a, 2 key fobs, 2 wirelessly controlled door locks, 2 thermostats, 2 extra mobile alarm panels, 12 of the new energy saving light bulbs with the light control system, a siren for the upstairs (we have three floors), and smoke and fire detector.. All this under their home automation package. 68 bucks a month.. If you add cameras to Front Point $54. BEST DEAL IN THE INDUSTRY. Work your sales man though, I promise you'll get Everything you want and more.
I was very sceptical about this company at first.. But decided to take a chance. Boy am I glad I did.. The response time is phenomenal. I have everything locks, thermostats, key fobs, control panel plus 2 additional mobile ones, 2 cams and all the standard stuff. I spent less than 400 bucks in total. My system is great and can monitor my home from anywhere..
I can't believe they talked me into getting this thing, but it's turned out to be one of the best decisions I've ever made. I was very skeptical, but after seeing all of the reports and research, I decided to give them a try (two days ago). Last night we had an electrical fire. Before I even knew what was going on, the fire department was there with thermal imaging units pinpointing the fire in the wall, and it absolutely saved our entire home, and possibly our lives.

What really impressed me was how fast it happened. My old ADT system may have gone off, but the firemen were here at my home before ADT would have even been able to call me.
[Newest]They are affordable for middle class people
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4Protect America
For a good wireless system that uses cellular towers this is the best bet. I told the other alarm companies what cellular service works in my area and a few wanted me to get a 6'inside additional antenna, that may solve the problem. Protect America says their product will work with more cellular services than their competitors.
Used these guys for years. Much cheaper than other security systems we priced. We had to install it ourselves, but it was really simple. Just stick one end of the sensor on the door or window, and the other on the frame.
Great system I love the do it your self that way I don't have a stranger in my house! Extremely affordable and I love that even though it is a 3 year contract, if I move it can come with me! I also love that I have interactive features on my phone! Its a great system and it makes me feel safe a secure in my home!
[Newest]Just amazing! Great prices and service! Would never go with another company. blows the competition out of the water I can unlock my doors control light and my thermostat and my alarm all from my smartphone my motion detector has a camera in it so when it goes off I can see why and tell the monitoring company when they call (reduces false alarms)and it does it all thru the cell network so I don't have to have a home phone or slow down my internet. I give it a a++ rating
Best technology and end user features.
Great cust svr and always looking at new tech for there systems

6First Alert (Honeywell)
Have been with first alert-honeywell for 23 years simply the best.

7LifeShield Home Security
Never have to worry with LifeShield on the watch! Love the alerts and being able to customize settings for each individual sensor as opposed to by zone. LifeShield gives me all the control and I can sleep easy knowing that no matter where I am, my home and valuables are secure.
Love LifeShield's mobile app and keychain remote. Nothing makes arming and disarming our system easier!
It's a fantastic system! I love being able to access it from my phone and check on whether my kids are at home.

The text alerts are my favorite part. I get messages letting me know who is coming and going, is a sensor needs to be fixed, and even if I forget to set the alarm! I highly recommend LifeShield!
Easy to use system, fantastic customer support. Monitoring center is fast and efficient. Lifetime warranty available on all wireless components including the batteries that power them! I have two systems at two locations with 17 sensors and they are flawless. Couldn't be happier with LifeShield!

Moving into a HUD-assisted development in a decent neighborhood across from City Hall, but Know this unit has only true all-around wireless with built-in cell phone paired with T-Mobile at an absurdly low system price, text messaging and central system monitoring for $15/month! No land line, no cell fee, and geekoid accessories designed by smart engineers who know what real people need, want and will buy.
Greatest system ever... Simple to install. Took me 30 minutes and now I can rest assure that our condo is safe and secure. Monitoring service is instantaneous... No false alarms to date. If you want peace of mind and security SimpliSafe is the way to go!
Love this system! Had one of the top ones above and there is No comparison!
[Newest]I have had their system for approximately two months. I am very satisfied with the quality of the equipment and the service. It is simple to set up and very affordable. Plus, THERE IS NO CONTRACT which locks you into the service for 2-3 years.

9Protection One
I've SEEN THEIR (Protection One's) T.V. cOMMERCIALS With THE:


BUT... SEEMS LIKE YOU're (Slightly) Better than... ADT
I have been costumer since 1998 and still here, in fact when my daughter moved out, she also got Protection one for their security/burglar alarm. I have no complain so far, reasonable price and intend to stay with protection one till I have this house, I almost burglarized in 1998. With protection one I have peace of mind.
By far the best... And I love the sales reps the got me set up! I received the very best service, and wish I could get more systems installed in my neighborhood!

It does exactly what it is touted to do.
Very good service. No complain

The Contenders

11AT&T Digital Life
This company is wonderful! They stick to their promises, offer fair prices for what you get, and their technology is innovative and works. I love their customer service and how they handle your questions. Digital Life is the BEST
Super good technology

12Smith Thompson Security
I've been a Smith Thompson customer for 3 years. Installation staff was friendly and informative. I've had no service problems. I get callbacks when I accidentally set off the alarm. Had my daughter switch to ST last year and she's also satisfied with the service.
Very good system and great team to work with. They offer a package that is a little more expensive up front but is much more cost efficient in the long run. Thanks ST
No Contract, low monthly rate, similar systems to those in your existing list

13Vector Security
Love my vector security

14Alliance Home Protection
I was skeptical when I received a phone call to have an alarm system put in my home, and disregarded it as another telemarketing scam. The gentleman sounded intelligent, so I gave him a chance. Very glad I took the time to listen to him! He explained everything about the system, was very patient and knowledgeable about how the alarm worked. The technician arrived as scheduled, was very polite and clean (he even wore shoe booties! )and installed the system in about hours. It has a touchscreen that shows the weather and looks real nice in our kitchen. I added a powered door lock and a camera to the system. It is very high-tech, but so simple to use.

I called their office with some questions the next day, they were very helpful and friendly. A great alarm company, too bad they telemarket to find new customers.

I already recommended them to my sister who scheduled them to come out next week.
Alliance is a five Diamond certified company that has takes care of their customers if your thinking of getting an alarm call one of their best reps named Harold at 803-214-9930 he will treat you right
They backup what they tell you on the phone. Everything was great when the tech came out to our house. My neighbor is getting a system too.

I would recommend.

15Smith Monitoring
I called and switched from ADT to Smith Monitoring. The transition was smooth and the sales team and installer did a great job. They also gave me an extra camera for free!
Everything has been good so far. I have had them for about 2 years and I have not had an issue.
Definitely the top Local company in TX. The sales manager and technician were polite, friendly, and seemed thoroughly interested in the protection of our new home. Highly recommended!

16CPI Security
I Left to meet one of my workers when my back door was pryed open. The CPI alarm system instantly sounded. The police arrived in less than 5 minutes. There was no severe damage to my home. Who knows what I could have lost. Thanks to CPI I feel safe and protected.
The service is great. Price is good. No sub contractors and local monitoring.
Have had CPI for 8 years... not one price change. Customer service is very good. Virtually no wait. Very Good product.

This monitoring company sucks, fraud
Pretty cool system for the price I'm paying!
I have Monitronics as my monitoring company and no problems they treated me right and cared about securing my home

18Guardian Protection Services
Been a customer for years and never have had one single issue. Any questions I have, are answered right away. Never transferred to different representatives. Switched from ADT and so happy that I did!
Always good service.
Good for 2 years so far

19Secure Link
They are amazing. Best prices. Have the top of the line cellular alarm system. 1-(951)-694-2146

20Link Home Security
Best system, best price, and friendliest service!
Best offer out there for a Gold Package full customize options on
I love it. Quality equipment. Great customer service and you get monitoring for cheap if you are a Costco member
[Newest]Get it at which makes it even better. If Costco trusts them then I trust them.

21Interactive Alarms
This wireless home alarm is incredible. Very user friendly and effective. We use the home surveillance system everyday now and I don’t have to worry about not knowing how to use it. The technician explained everything and was very professional. Thank you Interactive Alarms!
We went totally wireless with this alarm system and we're very happy. I called 4 different home security systems companies in Nashville and Interactive Alarms was the best priced and had the best wireless home alarm security system and monitoring packages. If you’re shopping for a new system you must give IA a call.

22Ranger Technology Solutions
Great installation service! Their sales reps were very informative and appreciate that they don't push to buy things I don't need. They really care for protecting neighbors in dfdubb area.
Can't beat a local company. They live, work and play where I do. They cared more about my neighborhood than the large, national companies that don't even have a presence in Texas.

23Power Home Technologies
I'm shocked they are not in the top five! Or at least right around #7 with as that is their cellular platform! Best price best equipment best customer service.
Great to deal with, Prompt service and good products. Beats ADT service in our area.
Top notch company! They should be #1 in my books. Very well satisfied ;) good job guys.. BOOM BABY!

Zmodo is a very good survallince System it can be seen in any smart phone, you just download the app viewer and you can see it on your smartphone.

25Alliance Security
Great Company. Good rate and fantastic technology.

26Tekna Systems

27e-Bird Innovations

28Sentry Protective

29Live Watch

Hands down the best price I have ever seen for something that works to well! I highly recommend it, it is very reliable!
How is this not on the list? By far best security I have seen. Ever.
45? 45?!?! They have a great price and the system works flawlessly! Deserves to be at least the top ten. Not 45.

31Envision Security Inc
This company is fantastic! I didn't pay a dime for my new system that I can control from my phone! I had ADT and couldn't stand the run around I kept getting with them every time I called. Now, I just call my rep, and he resolves my issue right away! This company is fantastic, I highly recommend to anyone who doesn't want to pay for a system that runs through a home phone!

32Acecctv Electronics Limited

33Fire Monitoring of Canada


35National Certified Alarms, NCA
Wonderful company, highly recommend! Only $9.95 a month monitoring, beat that ADT. Can covert existing ADT system to NCA, without having to buy new sensors.

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