Ackerman Security Systems

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Ackerman provides nationwide commercial security systems, and they offer residential service in the Atlanta metro area. They offer a money-back guarantee and smart home integrations.
Updated Oct 12, 2020
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What Sets Ackerman Security Systems Apart?

Personal tragedy served as the catalyst for establishing Ackerman Security Systems. In 1967, founder Charles Ackerman suffered a gunshot wound when an intruder broke into his home. The incident prompted Charles to establish a residential security company that focused on the needs of average homeowners, with a focus on customer service.

While Ackerman provides commercial security services throughout the United States, it only offers residential service in the metro Atlanta area. The company sells and installs a full range of security and home automation equipment, from smart locks to video doorbells to indoor video cameras and offers 24/7 monitoring services starting at just $19.95 per month.

While many security companies offer guarantees on equipment, Ackerman goes a step further with a 200% money back guarantee. If a thief burglarizes your Ackerman protected home, the company will pay 100% of your deductible, plus a matching amount in cash, up to $25,000. Ackerman has served the Atlanta area for more than half a century and holds an A- rating with the Better Business Bureau.

Pros

  • Money back guarantee
  • Local business
  • 50+ years of experience

Cons

  • Package pricing not available
  • Limited service area
  • Complaints filed against Ackerman with the Better Business Bureau

What is the best home security package for you?

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Ackerman Security Custom Packages

  • Custom designed packages

    Starting at
    $19.95/mo
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    Our Take

    All Ackerman Security Systems packages are custom designed. To learn about equipment and pricing, you must schedule an appointment with an Ackerman consultant. By providing 100% customization, you can choose exactly the type and amount of security that fits your needs. However, since Ackerman does not provide detailed information on its website or when making an initial inquiry over the phone, you must commit to spending time with a consultant to learn about equipment, pricing and services.

    Package devices can include:

    • Prodigy Smart Home app
    • Video recording device
    • SkyBell doorbell camera
    • Outdoor video camera
    • Indoor video camera
    • Yale Smart Lock
    • Leviton Smart Light
    • Linear Garage Door Control
    • Honeywell Lyric Smart Thermostat
    • Amazon Echo Dot

Ackerman Security Systems Equipment and Features

  • Prodigy Smart Home App

    With the Prodigy Smart Home App, you can arm and disarm your alarm system, see live views from surveillance cameras and access stored recorded video footage from inside your home or half a world away. Available for Android and Apple devices, the app integrates with your security system and enables you to control smart home components such as garage doors, lights, locks and thermostats.

  • Amazon Echo Dot

    Ackerman installs Amazon Echo Dot devices, which allow you to control your security system using voice commands.

  • Yale Smart Lock

    Lock and unlock doors using the Yale Smart Lock. Using your Prodigy Smart Home App, you can check the status of your locks and inform your system to automatically lock doors when setting the alarm.

  • Leviton Smart Light

    Leviton Smart Lights integrate with your alarm system. You can set schedules to conserve energy by turning lights on and off at specific times of day or create the illusion of an occupied home when you are on vacation.

  • Linear Garage Door Control

    The Linear Garage Door Control integrates with your alarm system to maximize your home’s protection. Accessing the device using the smartphone app, you can close or open your garage door from anywhere.

  • Honeywell Lyric Smart Thermostat

    With the Honeywell Lyric Smart Thermostat, you can adjust your home’s air conditioning or heating systems using your smartphone app. The system also enables you to set adjustment schedules to ensure your home maintains a comfortable temperature.

  • Video Recording Device

    Ackerman’s Video Recording Devices record live video from indoor and outdoor cameras and upload footage to cloud storage. Using your smartphone app, you can set motion activation alerts and view stored footage.

  • SkyBell Doorbell Camera

    Ackerman offers the SkyBell Doorbell Camera, which is motion activated and enables you to see and speak to visitors using your Prodigy Smart Home App. When activated, the doorbell records live 1080p video and sends an alert to your smartphone.

  • Outdoor Video Camera

    Ackerman’s Outdoor Video Cameras are dustproof and waterproof. They capture high definition video, accessible remotely using the smartphone app.

  • Indoor Video Camera

    Indoor cameras capture high definition video, which you can access remotely with your Prodigy Smart Home App.

  • Smart Video Camera

    Ackerman sells high definition indoor and outdoor Smart Video Cameras. Using the Prodigy Smart Home App, you can access live streams remotely and set motion activation alerts. The camera also features two-way voice capability, enabling you to speak with visitors through the app, even when you are not at home.

Ackerman Security Systems Packages

Custom designed packages

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Equipment price starts at
Varies – all packages are custom
24/7 professional monitoring
Starts at $19.95/mo.
Motion detection
Available through package customization
Video surveillance
Available through package customization
Smart home devices
Available through package customization

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