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Best Home Security Systems in Boise, ID

Best for Money-Back Guarantee

ADT Home Security

Starting at $45.99

8.3 out of 10

Best features

  • 6-month money-back guarantee
  • $500 theft protection guarantee
  • High-quality equipment

Local ID Provider

Valor Home Security

Starting at $29.99

Best features

  • Touch screen panel with smash and crash protection
  • Smart devices and home automation offered
  • Affordable pricing

Best for Smart Homes

Vivint Security

Starting at $29.99

7.7 out of 10

Best features

  • Month-to-month contract option if equipment is purchased up front
  • Backup battery included with the Sky Control panel
  • Extensive equipment features, including Vivint Car Guard

Best Overall

SimpliSafe Security

Starting at $14.99

9.3 out of 10

Best features

  • Inexpensive professional monitoring
  • Wireless equipment
  • Cellular monitoring
  • Free self-monitoring

Best for Customer Service

Frontpoint Security

Starting at $44.99

7.6 out of 10

Best features

  • No lengthy contracts
  • Excellent customer service
  • Variety of equipment to choose from
Home Security in Boise

Home Security in Boise

Boise is home to 229,000 residents and the scenic Boise River Greenbelt that runs through the heart of the city — 25 miles of walking trails and wildlife along the river. The Idaho Botanical Garden, featuring 14 different gardens, also makes the city a perfect spot for nature lovers. Whether you’re moving to Boise or have already taken up residence, we’ve done the research to help you determine the safest home security provider in the area.

Boise Crime Statistics

Boise Crime Statistics

Your chances of becoming a victim of crime in Boise are lower than the national average but still higher than Idaho’s average, according to Neighborhood Scout. Boise experienced 4,627 crimes involving the theft of private property, according to 2018 data from the FBI. The vast majority were larceny-theft crimes, as shown in this breakdown of FBI data:

  • 3,725 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 638 incidents of burglary
  • 410 incidents of aggravated assault
  • 264 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 51 incidents of robbery
Boise Spotlight: Valor Home Security — Local Security Provider

Boise Spotlight: Valor Home Security — Local Security Provider

We’ve chosen to spotlight Valor Home Security for its local expertise in Boise and affordable rates. It leases you pet-friendly equipment, provides free installation and lets you customize your equipment package. Valor has been around since 2014, and with five short years of business has an A+ rating from the BBB.

Valor Home Security lets you customize your equipment so you can build your own system for your home. The company offers smart locks, smart thermostats and other devices for home automation, and there’s a touch screen control panel with smash and crash protection. We love that 24/7 professional monitoring with Valor starts at a low rate of $29.99 per month. The system is wireless, featuring cellular connectivity instead of a landline. There’s also an app that lets you easily access your system remotely.

  1. Local ID Provider

    Valor Home Security

    BBB rating A+

    Starting at $29.99/mo

    Our take

    Valor Home Security offers a price match guarantee, and it’s more transparent about its monitoring rates compared to other local providers in Boise. We like Valor because it offers everything you may need to secure your home, in an affordable package you can customize. There’s no need to buy your equipment because it’s included in your monthly rate, ranging from $29.99 o $47.99

    What we like

    • Touch screen panel with smash and crash protection
    • Smart devices and home automation offered
    • Affordable pricing

    What we don’t like

    • No DIY installation
    • Appointment required
    • Not yet BBB accredited
  2. Best for Money-Back Guarantee

    ADT Home Security

    Our rating 8.3

    Starting at $45.99/mo

    Our Take on ADT Home Security

    ADT is a well-recognized name in the home security business thanks to its top-notch equipment, award-winning monitoring centers and commitment to customer service. For people who feel like you get what you pay for, it’s hard to beat ADT.

    ADT prefers to provide a brief consultation before quoting a custom package. Contact ADT to get started.

     

    Recommended Plan
    ADT’s Video Lite Plan is nothing minor — you’ll get motion detection, smart home capabilities, and video surveillance. Equipment starts at $599. Professional monitoring starts at $54.99 per month.

    Pros

    • 6-month money-back guarantee
    • $500 theft protection guarantee
    • High-quality equipment

    Cons

    • Must pay for an extended warranty
    • Lengthy contracts
    • More expensive than competitors
  3. Best for Smart Homes

    Vivint Security

    Our rating 7.7

    Starting at $29.99/mo

    Our Take on Vivint Home Security

    Vivint really shines when it comes to equipment. Perhaps no other provider has such an extensive catalog, which makes it an excellent provider for those who plan to install new equipment over time.

     

    Recommended Plan

    Vivint’s Smart Home Service is our recommended plan because it unlocks a larger selection of smart home devices, as well as video monitoring.

    Pros

    • Month-to-month contract option if equipment is purchased up front
    • Backup battery included with the Sky Control panel
    • Extensive equipment features, including Vivint Car Guard

    Cons

    • Long contract if equipment is financed
    • Installation can take 3-4 hours
    • Short (120-day) equipment warranty and service guarantee (unless you purchase Premium)
    • Short (3-day) trial period
  4. Best Overall

    SimpliSafe Security

    Our rating 9.3

    Starting at $14.99/mo

    Our Take on SimpliSafe Home Security

    Keep those pesky burglars away with a SimpliSafe security system. Choose from a range of packages and equipment, and get inexpensive professional monitoring.

     

    Recommended Plan
    We recommend The Barrington if you’re interested in SimpliSafe. This package combines intrusion detection and video surveillance. Equipment starts at $388.93. Professional monitoring starts at $14.99 per month. Self-monitoring is free.

    Pros

    • Inexpensive professional monitoring
    • Wireless equipment
    • Cellular monitoring
    • Free self-monitoring

    Cons

    • Mobile alerts not available in the basic monitoring plan
    • No selection of smart home devices
    • Smart home capabilities not available in basic monitoring plan
    • Research SimpliSafe
  5. Best for Customer Service

    Frontpoint Security

    Our rating 7.6

    Starting at $44.99/mo

    Our Take on Frontpoint Home Security

    Frontpoint recently changed its billing model to month-to-month contracts, which we believe shows that the company strives to stay on top of industry trends and cares about customer service. We also appreciate that Frontpoint’s equipment is compatible with the major smart home hubs.

     

    Recommended Plan

    Our recommended Frontpoint plan is the Safe Home Starter equipment package combined with the Ultimate monitoring plan, which will give you access to a smartphone app for monitoring your security devices.

    Pros

    • No lengthy contracts
    • Excellent customer service
    • Variety of equipment to choose from

    Cons

    • Monitoring fees are relatively expensive
    • Short (30 days) trial period
    • No professional installation option

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Additional Local Home Security Providers for Boise

Additional Local Home Security Providers for Boise

Here are some other home security providers in Boise to look at:

  • Mountain Alarm monitors your security and fire alarm systems and offers access control, surveillance and home automation capabilities.
  • Zenith Home Security provides alarm, surveillance and environmental monitoring and features an app with home automation features and smart notifications.
  • Moment serves the local area with security, home automation and surveillance services and offers remote access through its app.
  • Sonitrol offers a $10,000 Performance Warranty and False Alarm Fine Guarantee, plus it also serves Washington and Oregon.
  • Peak Alarm serves Idaho, Wyoming, Oregon, Nevada and Utah, providing security, fire and medical alarm systems.
Surrounding Areas for Boise

Surrounding Areas for Boise

Consider providers serving neighboring areas around Boise, such as:

  • Meridian, Idaho
  • Eagle, Idaho
  • Garden City, Idaho
  • Caldwell, Idaho
  • Kuna, Idaho
  • Mountain Home, Idaho
  • Emmett, Idaho
  • Nampa, Idaho
Factors to Consider When Buying a Home Security System

Factors to Consider When Buying a Home Security System

  • Price & Contracts

    Are you looking to pay for your equipment upfront or finance over a period of time? You’ll also need to decide whether you want to commit to a contract or have the freedom to cancel your provider’s service without penalty.

  • Monitoring

    Choose between 24/7 professional monitoring or self monitoring. Both have its perks – with professional monitoring, a specialist is available around the clock to help, and with self monitoring, you’ll be in charge and can avoid a monthly fee.

  • Installation

    Want a professional to install your security system for you, or would you rather install it on your own? Most providers either require professional installation, DIY installation, or offer a choice of both.

Common Home Security Equipment and Features

Common Home Security Equipment and Features

Head-to-Head Comparisons

Can’t decide? Compare top providers side-by-side: ADT vs. SimpliSafe, Vivint vs. Frontpoint, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Boise

Frequently Asked Questions for Boise

Which home security provider is the least expensive in Boise?

Valor is the least expensive local provider in Boise because you only need to pay one monthly rate for your service plus the equipment you need. National providers such as Blue by ADT offer even lower rates.

Which of these providers is best for renters in Boise?

Valor would be the best local home security provider for renters because its equipment is wireless, so you can re-install it if you move. Otherwise, month-to-month nationwide providers such as SimpliSafe or Ring are great options.

Which home security providers offer security cameras?

Valor Home Security, Mountain Alarm, Zenith Home Security, Moment, Sonitrol and Peak Alarm all offer security cameras.

Which of these home security providers offer smart home devices?

Mountain Alarm and Valor Home Security both offer smart home devices.

Will any of these providers allow me to finance my security system?

Few home security companies offer you the option to finance your security system. However, Google Nest lets you pay for your equipment in installments.


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