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Best Home Security Providers in Huntsville

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Pro. monitoring starts at $45.99/mo. Custom; depends on equipment $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 Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video surveillance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warranty Option to extend limited warranty Lifetime guarantee 120-day equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty
About Huntsville

About Huntsville

Located in the Appalachian region of northern Alabama, Huntsville offers plenty of local attractions, including the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, the Huntsville Botanical Garden and the Huntsville Museum of Art. It’s also home to a variety of restaurants and food trucks, in addition to parks and greenways with plenty of hiking and biking trails. 

However, like any city, Huntsville does experience crime, so it’s a good idea to research the best home security systems in Huntsville and greater Madison County. Below, we cover the best home security providers in the area to help you find the right solution for your household. 

Huntsville Crime Stats

Huntsville Crime Stats

According to the Huntsville Police Department, the following crimes were reported in 2019:

  • 5,811 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 1,193 incidents of burglary
  • 5,239 incidents of simple assault
  • 925 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 307 incidents of robbery

The Huntsville Police Department notes that all of these crime statistics decreased from the previous year. However, the state of Alabama still ranks in the top 10 for the highest burglary rates per 100,000 people. Data from Neighborhood Scout indicates that Huntsville neighborhoods reporting the most crime include West Huntsville, Chelsea, Davis Hills, Edmonton Heights and downtown Huntsville. 

  1. Regional Provider

    ADS Security

    BBB rating A+

    Starting at $Custom/mo

    Our take

    ADS Security operates throughout the southeast, including Huntsville, Alabama. The company offers the latest alarm and home automation technology to keep homes safe and secure. With a fully customized approach and customer-friendly policies, such as a lifetime guarantee, ADS stands out as an excellent choice for home security systems in Huntsville.

    Recommended plan: Custom

    ADS does not offer pre-bundled equipment plans. Instead, you get to build a customized system based on the size of your home and your particular circumstances and security goals. This customization prevents you from paying for equipment that you don’t want or need.

    What we like

    • 100% customized packages
    • Wide selection of equipment and features
    • Lifetime guarantee on residential equipment

    What we don’t like

    • Long-term contracts
    • Equipment must be paid upfront
    • Pricing information not available online
  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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Other Local Providers

Other Local Providers

If you want to explore more local options, then check out these other home security providers in Huntsville.

  • Shaffer Security Company: This company offers residential alarm systems and wireless security cameras.
  • Halo Security: Halo Security focuses on smart home solutions and professional monitoring for an automated, secure home.
  • Professional Fire and Security: This company offers residential security systems for homeowners and renters alike.
  • Safe Tech Security Systems: Safe Tech Security Systems provides professional monitoring for existing systems, as well as equipment you can purchase through the company.
  • Koorsen Fire and Security: This company boasts over 70 years of experience in home security and offers the latest modern home automation and security technology.
  • Locktec Inc.: Locktec offers a variety of alarm systems and security cameras, plus gate access.
Additional Areas Covered

Additional Areas Covered

Home security and alarm companies serving Huntsville may also serve nearby areas, such as:

  • Redstone Arsenal, Alabama
  • Madison, Alabama
  • Capshaw, Alabama
  • Harvest, Alabama
  • Athens, Alabama
  • Decatur, Alabama
  • Triana, Alabama
  • New Hope, Alabama
  • Scottsboro, Alabama
  • New Market, Alabama
  • Meridianville, Alabama
  • Hazel Green, Alabama
  • Big Cove, Alabama
  • Fayetteville, Tennessee
  • Elkton, Tennessee
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 Huntsville, AL

Frequently Asked Questions for Huntsville, AL

What home security features are important for Huntsville?

Motion-activated outdoor security lights and cameras with two-way audio are great deterrents for intruders. Smart locks and lights can also help you protect your home even when you’re not there.

Which home security providers offer professional installation?

Companies that offer professional installation in Huntsville include ADS Security, Shaffer Security Company, Halo Security, Professional Fire and Security, Safe Tech Security Systems, Koorsen Fire and Security and Locktec Inc. Some companies, such as Safe Tech Security Systems, will install a system even if you purchased it elsewhere.

Which of these home security providers offer smart home devices?

Local providers that offer smart home devices include ADS Security, Shaffer Security Company, Halo Security, Professional Fire and Security, and Safe Tech Security Systems. Many national providers also offer smart home devices, including Vivint, SimpliSafe and Frontpoint.

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

It’s unclear whether any local home security providers in Huntsville offer financing, since this information is not readily available on their websites. However, some national providers, such as Frontpoint, offer financing through Affirm. Others, like Protect America, give free use of their equipment for a monthly monitoring fee.

Which home security providers offer security cameras in Huntsville?

Local providers that offer security cameras include ADS Security, Shaffer Security Company, Halo Security, Professional Fire and Security, Safe Tech Security Systems, Koorsen Fire and Security and Locktec Inc. National providers like Ring and Abode also offer security cameras. 


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