Safety.com’s 2020 Slomin’s Shield Home Security Services Review
An Overview of Slomin’s Shield Home Security Services
Since 1923, Slomin’s security has been a trusted provider of home services, including home security. The provider is known for its competitive pricing and whole-home smart security with home automation integrations. Our Slomin’s review of pricing, equipment and service will help determine the best provider and package for your family.
Upgrade to a $46.95/mo. plan for smartphone control
5-year contract required
The package pricing with Slomin’s security is fairly straightforward (which is refreshing). The basic monitoring package costs $33.95/mo. and includes professional monitoring, a touchscreen control keypad, one motion detector and three door alarms. If you’d like to add smart home integrations, remote control and an indoor security camera, the upgraded package costs $44.96/mo. Compared to other providers, Slomin’s monitoring is average and about what you can expect, especially with other providers that require professional installation.
If you buy a Slomin system, the security provider also requires a five-year contract that’s two years longer than the industry standard of three years. If you end your contract early, you may be required to pay a fee for cancellation.
7 out of 10
Indoor camera shows real-time activity from your mobile device
Includes password protection to reduce false alarms
Slomin’s Shield’s home security offerings align with industry standards, but they do offer a few stand-out features for homeowners. Slomin’s indoor video camera allows you to speak with visitors using two-way audio. We like that with Slomin’s cameras, you’ll also be able to review up to five days of footage.
We like that Slomin’s security also allows homeowners to create special passwords to share with their monitoring specialists to prevent false alarms and catch thieves if they speak with Slomin’s during a break-in.
8 out of 10
Motion detector and door alarms available with their basic monitoring package
Additional equipment available for an upgrade
We like that Slomin’s security has a wide range of home security equipment available to meet your needs. The basic home monitoring package comes with a motion detector, three door alarms, battery-back-up and yard signs. You also have the option to upgrade your system for an indoor video camera, a keychain remote and mobile access.
5 out of 10
A trained professional is required to set up your alarm system
No DIY installation available
Slomin’s security will probably be the best fit for those who prefer professional installation. Slomin’s will send a professional technician to evaluate your home’s safety needs and to install your equipment. With professional installation, you can be sure that your system is installed correctly and works properly. At this time, DIY installation is not available for Slomin’s customers.
5 out of 10
No advertised trial period
Warranty for equipment is offered
Slomin’s security has no advertised trial period to test and return equipment. For more information, you can contact a Slomin’s representative. The provider also has a warranty for your equipment to ensure your system functions as it should. The warranty length is not advertised online, but you can contact Slomin’s for more information.
How We Based Our Provider Ratings
Each provider’s score is based on the affordability of equipment and professional monitoring services. Providers whose pricing on these two factors are lower received a better score from us. We know a security system is an investment, but it shouldn’t break your budget.
Each provider’s score is based on the innovative equipment offered like smart home products, smart home integration, security cameras, mobile apps and other features. Providers with more stand-out features receive a higher rating from us as we want you to have the best technology.
Each provider’s score is based on special qualities of the products offered like cellular monitoring, hazard monitoring as well as smart home products. Providers who offer optional equipment receive a higher score. We believe that holistic safety services are beneficial to our readers.
Each provider’s score is based on clarity of how the home security system can be installed and access to support. Providers receive a higher score if the installation process is clear and customers have access to professional installation services or online guides.
Each provider’s score is based on trial period, coverage and ease of service cancellation. Providers who offer a longer trial period, have great coverage terms and an easier cancellation process receive higher scores. Consumers should have enough time to test whether a home security system meets their needs and expectations.
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