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Best Home Security Systems in Baton Rouge, LA

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 LA Provider

Emergency Alert Security

Starting at $-

Best features

  • Local UL monitoring
  • Offer for one year free monitoring
  • Will monitor existing systems

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
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Emergency Alert Security

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Pro. monitoring starts at $45.99/mo. Call for a quote $29.99/mo. $14.99/mo. $44.99/mo.
Installation Professional Professional Professional DIY or Professional DIY
Contract 36 months Not specified 42-60 mos. or pay for equipment in full None None
Smart home compatibility Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video surveillance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warranty Option to extend limited warranty Not specified 120-day equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty
Home Security in Baton Rouge

Home Security in Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge is the capital and second-largest city in Louisiana, situated deep in the Louisiana bayous on the Eastern bank of the Mississippi River. With just over 220,000 residents, Baton Rouge is at the heart of the Greater Baton Rouge area, which is home to over 830,000 people. Baton Rouge boasts a strong industrial economy as well as petrochemical, medical and research sectors, and has become an important center for the motion picture industry. The city is also home to Louisiana State University, the state’s largest educational institution, and Southern University, the leading institution of the Southern University System, which identifies itself as the only historically black college system in the country.

If you live in Baton Rouge or you’re moving soon and you want to ensure your home is protected, read on for a look at some of the area’s top home security providers, so you can make your final choice.

Baton Rouge Crime Statistics

Baton Rouge Crime Statistics

According to the FBI’s 2018 Crime Report, Baton Rouge has a significant amount of property crime. With over 8,000 incidents of larceny-theft, more than 2,500 burglaries, over 1,100 cases of aggravated assault and nearly 1,000 car thefts, Baton Rouge has a poor crime index, rating safer than only 1% of cities in the United States.

  • 8,329 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 2,686 incidents of burglary
  • 1,187 incidents of aggravated assault
  • 950 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 727 incidents of robbery
Local Spotlight: Emergency Alert Security — Local Security Provider

Local Spotlight: Emergency Alert Security — Local Security Provider

Based in Baton Rouge, Emergency Alert Security has been providing security systems throughout Louisiana since 1998. Utilizing an 8,000-square-foot UL monitoring facility located right in Baton Rouge, Emergency Alert is dedicated to protecting homes 24/7 from burglary, fire, environmental and medical situations.

Emergency Alert Security will monitor your existing system or help you install a new one, and it offers 12 months of free professional monitoring or a $300 credit toward a new cell-based system when you switch to its service. The company also promises to beat any competitor’s price by 10%.

  1. Local LA Provider

    Emergency Alert Security

    BBB rating A+

    Starting at $-/mo

    Our take

    Emergency Alert Security offers a full range of home security, environmental detection, medical monitoring and home automation solutions, with a local monitoring station, flexible plans, and a long-standing local reputation both in Baton Rouge and throughout Louisiana.

    What we like

    • Local UL monitoring
    • Offer for one year free monitoring
    • Will monitor existing systems

    What we don’t like

    • Must call for pricing
    • Free monitoring offer only for landline
    • No DIY install options
  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 Baton Rouge

Additional Local Home Security Providers for Baton Rouge

There are several solid home security providers in Baton Rouge, including:

  • Heavenly Home Security: Heavenly Home Security has been offering professionally designed home security and fire alarms since 2000, as well as other environmental monitoring such as carbon monoxide detectors.
  • Alarm Center Security Systems: Since 1978, locally owned Alarm Center Security Systems has been installing and monitoring home security systems for Baton Rouge area residents.
  • Custom Security Systems: Claiming to be the only Baton Rouge area security company to own and operate its own monitoring station, Custom Security Systems offers a full range of security, cameras, home automation and environmental protection.
  • LA Alarms: Based in Baton Rouge and serving all of Louisiana, this Alert 360 dealer is one of the busiest security installers in the state, offering security, smart home solutions and monitoring.
Surrounding Areas for Baton Rouge

Surrounding Areas for Baton Rouge

Home security providers in the Baton Rouge area serve Baton Rouge and surrounding communities, including:

  • Baker, Louisiana
  • Denham Springs, Louisiana
  • Hammond, Louisiana
  • Houma, Louisiana
  • Kenner, Louisiana
  • Lafayette, Louisiana
  • Laplace, Louisiana
  • Merrydale, Louisiana
  • Morgan City, Louisiana
  • New Iberia, Louisiana
  • Opelousas, Louisiana
  • River Ridge, Louisiana
  • Shenandoah, Louisiana
  • Thibodaux, Louisiana
  • Zachary, Louisiana
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 Baton Rouge

Frequently Asked Questions for Baton Rouge

What home security features are important for Baton Rouge?

Larceny and burglary are Baton Rouge’s most commonly reported crimes, so it’s a good idea to look for a system with good entry detection as well as solid 24/7 professional monitoring.

Which home security provider is the least expensive in Baton Rouge?

Local providers in Baton Rouge are competitive, but generally require you to call for custom pricing. For some of the most affordable home security on a national level, try SimpliSafe or Cove.

Which home security providers offer security cameras in Baton Rouge?

Emergency Alert Security offers camera solutions for home security systems, as do Heavenly Home Security, Alarm Center Security Systems, Custom Security Systems, LA Alarms and many of the top national firms.

Which home security providers offer professional installation?

Emergency Alert Security, Heavenly Home Security, Alarm Center Security Systems, Custom Security Systems and LA Alarms all offer professional installation services.

Which of these home security providers offer smart home devices?

Emergency Alert Security, Alarm Center Security Systems, Custom Security Systems, and LA Alarms all offer a full array of home automation options, while Heavenly Home Security offers a smaller subset of home automation, such as door locks.


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