Best Home Security Providers in Huntsville

Safety Team
Updated Jan 25, 2021
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Frontpoint Security

Pro. monitoring starts at
$45.99/mo.Custom; depends on equipment$29.99/mo.$14.99/mo.$44.99/mo.
Installation
ProfessionalProfessionalProfessionalDIY or ProfessionalDIY
Contract
36 months36 months42-60 mos. or pay for equipment in fullNoneNone
Smart home compatibility
YesYesYesYesYes
Video surveillance
YesYesYesYesYes
Warranty
Option to extend limited warrantyLifetime guarantee120-day equipment warranty3-year limited equipment warranty3-year limited equipment warranty

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

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. 

  • Regional Provider

    ADS Security

    BBB rating
    A+
    Starting at
    $Custom/mo
    1-866-326-6595

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    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.

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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  • Best home security for industry experience

    ADT Home Security

    Our rating
    9.7
    Starting at
    $45.99/mo

    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.

    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

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  • Best smart home security

    Vivint Home Security

    Our rating
    9.7
    Starting at
    $29.99/mo

    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. 

    Pros

    • 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

    Cons

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

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  • Best overall DIY security system

    SimpliSafe Home Security

    Our rating
    9.9
    Starting at
    $14.99/mo

    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.

     

    Pros

    • Inexpensive professional monitoring
    • Wireless equipment
    • Cellular monitoring

    Cons

    • 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 pet-friendly home security

    Frontpoint Home Security

    Our rating
    9.4
    Starting at
    $44.99/mo
    1-888-688-5779

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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.

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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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

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

  • 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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