Best Do-it-Yourself (DIY) Home Security Systems

Do-it-yourself (DIY) home security has never been easier. Wireless technology has simplified the installation of home security systems immensely. Often, installing a home security system is a simple matter of peeling the adhesive backing off of your home security sensors and receiver, sticking them in the right places, activating your service, then testing the sensors to make sure they work. This whole process can be done in less than an hour.

Regardless of how easy it is now to take a do-it-yourself approach to home security, there are still some home security companies that require you to use a "home security technician" to install your home security system, these "technicians" are typically salespeople in coveralls rewarded for selling you on add-on services you may not need.

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The Top Ten
1 FrontPoint Frontpoint was founded in 2007 to take advantage of new opportunities created by the growth of wireless technology and the introduction of wireless data networks. Traditional home security systems relied on vulnerable land lines that required professional technicians to install. Frontpoint saw the need... read more Visit Website
2 Protect America Founded in 1992, Protect America is a Texas-based company that specializes in wireless home security systems. It offers 24/7 professional monitoring services and has received numerous industry awards for its performance in customer service. The company provides various plans to fit different residential... read more Visit Website
3 SimpliSafe SimpliSafe is an award-winning home security system—founded in 2006 by then Harvard Business School students, Chad and Eleanor Laurans. The idea came about after several friends in the Cambridge area had experienced break-ins, but couldn’t find a home security product that was designed to help renters... read more Visit Website
4 Brinks Home Security
5 Lifeshield Originally founded in 2004 as InGrid, Inc., LifeShield provides advanced home security solutions. Known for its wireless security systems, the company has patented its technology. LifeShield became a part of ADT in 2019 and offers a range of customizable packages.
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