Best Home Security Systems in Anchorage, AK

Updated Jan 25, 2021
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ProfessionalProfessionalProfessionalDIY or ProfessionalDIY
36 monthsYes42-60 mos. or pay for equipment in fullNoneNone
Smart home compatibility
Video surveillance
Option to extend limited warrantyNo120-day equipment warranty3-year limited equipment warranty3-year limited equipment warranty

About Anchorage

With a population of approximately 288,000, Anchorage is Alaska’s largest city and home to nearly 40% of the state’s population. The city has so much natural beauty to offer. You can explore glaciers; visit the Chugach mountains by hiking, kayaking or riding an ATV; take a boat to Fire Island; or bike the numerous nature trails in the national, state and local parks. 

With its blend of untouched natural resources and a bustling city center, Anchorage presents some unique home security challenges. Who is prowling your property? A human or an animal? The best home security systems can give you a quick answer so that you can react accordingly. Learn more about the local home security companies dedicated to keeping Anchorage residents safe.

Anchorage Crime Stats

Alaska ranks third overall in the U.S. for property crime rates and leads the nation in the number of motor vehicle thefts per 100,000 people. According to Neighborhood Scout, crime in Anchorage tends to cluster around the northern part of the city, south of the Elmendorf Air Force Base and north of Northern Lights Blvd.

Residents of Anchorage experienced the following crimes in 2018, according to the FBI’s city data:

  • 9,498 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 2,068  incidents of burglary
  • 2,468 incidents of aggravated assault
  • 2,823 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 717 incidents of robbery
  • Best overall DIY security system

    SimpliSafe Home Security

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    Our take on SimpliSafe Home Security:

    SimpliSafe Home Security is our top pick for inexpensive monitoring, durable equipment, and reliable services that simplify home security. You’ll have all the right devices and features to give you peace of mind — even when the unexpected happens.



    • Inexpensive professional monitoring
    • Wireless equipment
    • Cellular monitoring


    • Mobile alerts not available in the basic monitoring plan
    • No selection of smart home devices
    • Smart home capabilities not available in the basic monitoring plan

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  • Best for Sophisticated Technology

    Guardian Security

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    Guardian Security Systems offers everything you need to keep your home safe from intruders and environmental problems, like smoke, fire and dangerous temperature fluctuations. You can also automate, monitor and control your devices through a mobile app. Guardian Security Systems has five locations throughout the state, and it serves all of Alaska. In fact, rural clients without access to a phone line can still have their alarm systems monitored through a proprietary radio network


    ★ Recommended plan: Premium

    Alaska presents some unique challenges in terms of weather and wildlife, so it’s smart to purchase a home security package — like Guardian Security Systems’ Premium option — that includes temperature sensors, glass break sensors, alarms and cameras.


    • Extensive range of equipment
    • Serves the entire state of Alaska
    • No phone lines needed


    • Pricey monthly fees
    • Activation and early termination fees
    • No extended warranty

    Guardian Security

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    ADT Home Security

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    Our Take on ADT Home Security

    ADT Home Security is a well-known name in the home security industry. It offers traditional security that requires professional installation and monitoring at a steep price.


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


    • Must pay for an extended warranty
    • Lengthy contracts
    • More expensive than competitors

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  • Best smart home security

    Vivint Home Security

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    Our Take on Vivint Home Security

    Vivint is our top choice for smart home security with an extensive line of equipment filled with smart features. The control panel also doubles as a smart hub. The only downside is that Vivint requires a long-term contract if you finance the equipment. Professional monitoring and installation are also required. 


    • Smart Hub to connect and control smart home and security devices
    • Extensive smart features for security equipment including package detection and Smart Deter
    • Wide range of security and smart home equipment


    • Contract required for service and financed equipment.
    • Professional monitoring and installation required
    • Expensive equipment compared to other providers

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  • Best pet-friendly home security

    Frontpoint Home Security

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    Our Take on Frontpoint Home Security

    Frontpoint Security lets you choose both your package and monitoring plan to help build the best home security system for renters and homeowners alike. Monitoring can be costly, but free DIY installation helps lower costs without reducing reliability or protection.


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


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

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Other Local Providers

Compare and contrast other home security providers in the Anchorage area, including:

  • Cardoso Integrated Security: This company offers modern equipment for home security and automation.
  • Denali Security Systems: Denali Security Systems designs, installs and maintains home security systems using a variety of name-brand equipment.
  • A+ Security: This company installs and monitors interactive home automation equipment throughout the state of Alaska.

Additional Areas Covered

Home security providers serving Anchorage may also serve nearby areas of Alaska, including: 

  • Alyeska
  • Portage
  • Whittier
  • Eagle River
  • Wasilla
  • Palmer
  • Butte

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

  • Control panel/hub

    As the brain of your security system, the control panel allows you to arm and disarm your security system, manage smart home devices, and in some cases, speak with a monitoring center specialist via two-way communication. Learn more about the control panels offered by ADT, Vivint, and Brinks.

  • Motion sensor

    As one of the sentinels in your home, the motion sensor captures unusual activity, and your system lets you know. Some providers have motion sensors that are designed to be pet-friendly, avoiding pets under 80 pounds to help prevent false alarms. Learn more about motion sensors here in our post.

  • Door/window sensor

    Door/window sensors are sentinels for your entry points. Most have a discreet profile so they’re not easily seen, but once an entry point is breached, your control panel sounds an alarm to let the intruder know they’ve been caught. Learn more about the door/window sensors offered by Frontpoint, Protect America, and SimpliSafe.

  • Indoor security camera

    If you want to be able to monitor the interior of your home, communicate with family members, and check in on pets, then choosing an indoor security camera is a great option. Most indoor cameras feature HD video, come with night vision, and have two-way communication. Learn more about indoor security camera options offered by SimpliSafe, Vivint, and Abode.

  • Outdoor security camera

    Keep tabs on your property no matter your location with an outdoor security cameras. Most outdoor cameras have weatherproof features, night vision, and some even have deterrence features. Learn more about the outdoor security camera options offered by ADT, Vivint, and Frontpoint.

  • Video doorbell camera

    Check your front doorstep without having to leave work with a video doorbell camera. Most video doorbells have built-in two-way communication and night vision. Learn more about the video doorbells offered by Guardian Protection, Vivint, and SimpliSafe.

  • Smart thermostat

    With a smart thermostat, you can potentially improve your home’s energy efficiency. Most smart thermostats allow you to program them, creating a schedule for when your home’s heating and cooling system turns on. Some will also automatically adjust themselves based on certain conditions. Learn more about the smart thermostats offered by Vivint, Frontpoint, and ADT.

  • Smart lock

    Go keyless with a smart lock, designed so you can easily lock or unlock your door via app. Some smart locks have a keycode feature, allowing you to set unique PINs for family members and or professionals who may need to access your home. Learn more about the smart locks offered by Guardian Protection, Protect America, and Scout.

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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