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Best Home Security Systems in Dayton, OH

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

Regional OH Provider

Protector Home Security

Starting at $$26.95/mo.

Best features

  • Battery backup
  • Free professional installation
  • No upfront equipment cost

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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Compare Top Providers

Protector Home Security

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Pro. monitoring starts at $45.99/mo. $26.99/mo. $29.99/mo. $14.99/mo. $44.99/mo.
Installation Professional Professional Professional DIY or Professional DIY
Contract 36 months 36 months 42-60 mos. or pay for equipment in full None None
Smart home compatibility Yes No Yes Yes Yes
Video surveillance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warranty Option to extend limited warranty N/A 120-day equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty
Home Security in Dayton, OH

Home Security in Dayton, OH

Dayton may be most famously known for being the birthplace of Orville Wright and, as such, the city has long been associated with aviation. With just over 140,000 residents, Dayton is nevertheless home to a wealth of aeronautics history and research. It’s home to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base and the National Museum of the United States Air Force, as well as many other aviation-related attractions. If you’re considering a move to Dayton, are already on your way, or if you already live in the area, you may want to explore your home security options. We’ll feature a few of the area’s best home security providers to help you narrow your search down and make your final choice.

Dayton Crime Statistics

Dayton Crime Statistics

The 2018 FBI Crime Report for Ohio states that Dayton had almost 4,000 larceny-thefts, with over 1,600 burglaries, nearly 800 motor vehicle thefts, almost 700 aggravated assaults and just over 400 robberies. Dayton rates low on the crime index, rating a three, meaning it’s safer than only 3% of U.S. cities. Here are the totals from the FBI report:

  • 3,831 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 1,697 incidents of burglary
  • 795 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 684 incidents of aggravated assault
  • 403 incidents of robbery
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Protector Home Security has served the Dayton area for over 20 years, providing home security systems and professional monitoring at its UL-listed, CSAA Five Diamond central station. The company promises no rate increases, which means you can lock in a predictable rate for years to come.

Professional monitoring with Protector starts at $26.95 per month when paid annually, with a 36-month commitment. The basic package includes three door contacts, a motion detector, a control panel, installation and ongoing maintenance and repairs. A wide variety of additional equipment add-ons are available, including medical alert buttons and environmental detection.

  1. Regional OH Provider

    Protector Home Security

    BBB rating NR

    Starting at $$26.95/mo./mo

    Our take

    Protector Home Security is one of Dayton’s biggest providers of home security solutions. Professional installation and maintenance come at no extra cost, and the company offers plenty of add-on functionality such as security cameras and carbon monoxide monitoring.

    What we like

    • Battery backup
    • Free professional installation
    • No upfront equipment cost

    What we don’t like

    • No home automation options
    • Monitoring costs more without landline
    • 36-month contract required
  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 Dayton

Additional Local Home Security Providers for Dayton

If you’re looking for a few other local and regional options in Dayton, here are a few home security providers to check out:

  • State Alarm: Serving both Ohio and Florida, State Alarm offers a full spectrum of services including professional monitoring, motion detectors, home automation and more.
  • A&B Security Solutions: A&B Security’s founder has more than 15 years in the security industry, and the company offers home security, custom systems and a 100% money-back guarantee on all work.
  • Moonlight Security: Home security is one of many security services this company provides regionally around Ohio, Indiana and Kentucky.
  • 360 Home Security: Based in Dayton since 1995, 360 Home Security emphasizes state-of-the-art home security equipment and systems.
Surrounding Areas For Dayton

Surrounding Areas For Dayton

Home security providers in Dayton serve Dayton and surrounding towns and suburbs, including but not limited to:

  • Beavercreek, Ohio
  • Centerville, Ohio
  • Clayton, Ohio
  • Englewood, Ohio
  • Fairborn, Ohio
  • Huber Heights, Ohio
  • Kettering, Ohio
  • Miamisburg, Ohio
  • Riverside, Ohio
  • Springboro, Ohio
  • Tipp City, Ohio
  • Trotwood, Ohio
  • Vandalia, Ohio
  • West Carrollton City, Ohio
  • Xenia, Ohio
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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4 Questions To Find Your Home Security Provider

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Frequently Asked Questions for Dayton

Frequently Asked Questions for Dayton

What home security features are important for Dayton?

Larceny-theft and burglary are Datyon’s most common crimes, so look for a security system with good entry detection and professional monitoring at least, with security cameras as a bonus to help prevent motor vehicle theft.

Which home security provider is the least expensive in Dayton?

State Alarm offers professional monitoring starting at $18 per month when paid annually, which is on par with some of the most affordable in the country, such as SimpliSafe.

Which home security providers offer security cameras in Dayton?

Protector Home Security offers security camera systems separately from their basic home security packages, and A&B Security offers a variety of camera choices. State Alarm, Moonlight Security and 360 Home Security all offer some camera options as well, as do many national providers.

Which home security providers offer professional installation?

Protector Home Security, State Alarm, A&B Security Systems, Moonlight Security and 360 Home Security all specialize in professional installations.

Which of these home security providers offer smart home devices?

State Alarm specializes in high-efficiency home automation, which helps you turn your home into a smart, green home.


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