Safety.com’s 2020 Bay Alarm Home Security Services Review
An Overview of Bay Alarm Home Security Services
For truly comprehensive home security solutions, Bay Alarm offers a holistic range of professional monitoring services. It’s particularly well-suited for anyone who travels frequently or likes to stay in the loop at all times with smartphone monitoring. Our full Bay Alarm Security review reveals what to expect and how the company stacks up against its competitors.
Bay Alarm Security provides full-service protection from installation to professional monitoring of your home security needs. The company has been around for 70 years and still serves as an industry leader, incorporating smart home technology into your personal security strategy. Each package is customized to meet your home and family’s safety needs.
5 out of 10
Professional monitoring starts at $35 per month
Minimum contract length is 36 months
There’s no one-size-fits-all package when you choose Bay Alarm security. While that says a lot about the service quality you receive, it makes it difficult to nail down a price expectation early on in the process.
Ongoing professional monitoring starts at $35/mo., which is average compared to other providers.
9 out of 10
Full home automation available through your smartphone
Get Patrol and Response service when you’re away from home
Whether you travel frequently or are constantly on-the-go locally, Bay Alarm lets you know exactly what’s happening in your home at all times. We like that you can control your home’s security using Bay Alarm’s Link mobile app to disarm your alarm, turn on smart lights and unlock smart locks. Bay Alarm also sends event notifications with the ability to see 10-second videos when events are triggered.
Bay Alarm’s Patrol and Response features are also available to assist the police in some areas to increase home and personal safety. You can have a Bay Alarm security agent pick up your mail to reduce mail theft, or request an escort home if it’s late.
9 out of 10
Bay Alarm offers a variety of security equipment to protect your home, including smart locks and doorbell cameras. Smart locks allow you to lock and unlock your door when you’re on the go using your mobile device.
Bay Alarm security also offers doorbell cameras to see and speak to visitors at your front door. Anytime your camera detects motion, you’ll receive a mobile alert to see who’s at your door from virtually anywhere. We like that doorbell camera records and stores clips on the cloud to review footage anytime online or using your smartphone. Bay Alarm security also offers smart home integration to control your smart thermostat, lights and locks with your alarm system for smart home security.
5 out of 10
Professional installation available
Installers are well-trained and undergo background checks
Bay Alarm security focuses on providing quality home security solutions. Consequently, they don’t offer DIY installation but require professional installation to make sure a technician installs your system in the right places to keep you safe. You should expect to pay a $199 fee for a professional to set up your system for you.
We’re impressed that all of the installers are local to your area and undergo over 2,000 hours of thorough training. We like that Bay Alarm also performs background checks so you can feel confident about the people working in your home.
8 out of 10
90-day satisfaction guarantee
1-year product warranty
Bay Alarm security offers a consumer-friendly trial period. You have 90 days to try out your new system. If you’re not happy within that time frame, you’ll receive a full refund. Your security system components also come with a one-year warranty.
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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