Best Home Security Systems in Glendale, AZ | Safety.com

Best Home Security Systems in Glendale, AZ

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Pro. monitoring starts at $45.99/mo. $39.99/mo. $29.99/mo. $14.99/mo. $44.99/mo.
Installation Professional Professional Professional DIY or Professional DIY
Contract 36 months Optional, 36-month minimum 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 None 120-day equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty

About Glendale 

Glendale, Arizona, offers its 249,799 residents a wide variety of sport, culture and entertainment options set against a stunning desert backdrop. The silver, spaceship-like State Farm Stadium hosts the MLB Arizona Cardinals, while the Gila River Arena hosts the NHL’s Arizona Coyotes along with internationally renowned music artists and performers. Those who appreciate Glendale’s desert landscape can tour the Xeriscape Botanical Garden or the Desert Botanical Garden, and history lovers will enjoy the Sahuaro Ranch Park Historical Area and the Glendale Police Museum. Locals can also enjoy the centrally located Murphy Park, named after one of the very first Glendale founders, J.W. Murphy. However, just like any other city, Glendale does experience crime, so it’s beneficial to find a home security system

Glendale Crime Stats 

Neighborhood Scout cites Glendale as having an average annual crime rate of 4.5%, placing it in the bottom 6% of the safest cities in the country. Your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Glendale is about 1 in 215, comparable to Arizona’s average of 1 in 211. Unfortunately, your risk of property crime is quite a bit higher at 1 in 25 compared to Arizona’s rate of 1 in 37. The FBI reported that the following crimes occurred in Glendale in 2018: 

  • 7,491 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 1,641 incidents of burglary
  • 723 incidents of aggravated assault
  • 1,054 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 325 incidents of robbery
  1. 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
  2. Best for Wireless Security

    BBB rating A+

    Starting at $39.99/mo

    Our take

    Alert 360 has a Five Diamond-certified alarm monitoring center and certified monitoring specialists. With streamlined home security and automation, Alert 360 is prepared to detect emergencies, alert residents and automate certain security measures. Users can choose from four home security packages: the Smart Door Lock, Smart Home Video, Door Command and Complete Smart Home. 

    What we like

    • Steep discounts for switching over from an existing security system
    • Free mobile monitoring app is compatible with every package
    • HVAC compatibility with almost any 24V system for smart thermostats

    What we don’t like

    • Installation is not free
    • Cameras not available with every package
    • Short warranty period
  3. 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
  4. 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
  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

Other Local Providers

Due to Arizona’s hot, dry climate and desert geography, you might want to consider shopping local for your alarm system. Local providers can offer technicians and support staff familiar with Glendale and its surrounding areas. Here are a few additional Glendale alarm companies to consider for your home security system.

  • RedLine Alarm Company: An authorized Alarm.com dealer, RedLine is family owned and operated. It’s based in nearby Phoenix and serves Glendale and surrounding areas.
  • Gold Eagle Alarms: Gold Eagle Alarms offers new home security system installation, existing security system repair, system upgrades and alarm system monitoring for Glendale residents. 
  • Bulwark Security Systems: Bulwark offers home security systems starting at $27.99 a month, with professional installation and a lifetime warranty. 
  • ARCO Lock & Security: Arco Lock & Security can rekey your doors and install your home security system. 

Additional Areas Covered

Glendale home security providers may also provide services in nearby areas of Arizona, including:

  • Peoria 
  • Phoenix 
  • Surprise 
  • Tolleson 
  • Goodyear 
  • Paradise Valley 
  • Scottsdale 
  • Tempe
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

Head-to-Head Comparisons

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FAQs for Glendale

FAQs for Glendale

What home security features are important for Glendale?

Due to Glendale’s relatively high rates of property crime, it’s a good idea to install outdoor cameras, motion lights and a video doorbell. These devices can act as visual deterrents to burglars and provide solid evidence to authorities if a crime does occur.

Which home security providers offer security cameras in Glendale?

RedLine Alarm, Gold Eagle Alarms, Arco Lock & Security, Alert 360, and Bulwark Security Systems all offer security cameras in Glendale. National providers like SimpliSafe, Nest and Blue by ADT also serve Glendale and offer some of the best cameras in the industry.

Which home security provider is best for Glendale renters?

Our top home security pick for renters in Glendale is SimpliSafe. SimpliSafe’s DIY wireless alarm system packages start at just $229, and monitoring starts at $14.99 a month. SimpliSafe does not require a contract, so you can cancel your monitoring at any time and take your home security system with you when you move.

Which home security providers allow DIY installation?

National security companies offering DIY installation in Glendale include SimpliSafe, Cove and Blue by ADT. Most local alarm companies do not offer DIY options.

Which home security providers offer professional installation?

Local Glendale alarm companies like Alert 360, RedLine Alarm, Arco Lock & Security, Bulwark Security Systems and Gold Eagle Alarms all offer professional installation. National providers like ADT, Vivint and Protect America also offer professional home security installation to Glendale residents.

Which of these home security providers offer smart home devices?

Bulwark Security Systems, Alert 360, Arco Lock & Security, Gold Eagle Alarms and RedLine Alarm all offer smart home devices for Glendale residents. Cove, ADT, Protect America and Vivint also provide smart home devices in their home security equipment lineups.

Do home security providers require a contract for service in Glendale?

Your best contract-free, month-to-month options for home security in Glendale are SimpliSafe, Cove, Blue by ADT, Arco Lock & Security and Alert 360. Bulwark Security Systems requires a contract, but it’s just a two-year minimum agreement compared to many other companies’ 36-month minimum.


Kasey Tross
Kasey Tross

Kasey Tross has been researching home security and writing about it for the past three years. When she’s not writing about security, she’s taking care of her four