Best Home Security Systems in Glendale, AZ

Updated Mar 25, 2021

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Pro. monitoring starts at
$45.99/mo.$39.99/mo.$29.99/mo.$14.99/mo.$44.99/mo.
Installation
ProfessionalProfessionalProfessionalDIY or ProfessionalDIY
Contract
36 monthsOptional, 36-month minimum42-60 mos. or pay for equipment in fullNoneNone
Smart home compatibility
YesYesYesYesYes
Video surveillance
YesYesYesYesYes
Warranty
Option to extend limited warrantyNone120-day equipment warranty3-year limited equipment warranty3-year limited equipment warranty

About Glendale 

Glendale, Arizona, offers its residents a wide variety of sports, 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 and internationally renowned music artists and performers. Those who appreciate Glendale’s desert landscape can tour the Xeriscape Botanical Garden or the Desert Botanical Garden. 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 experiences crime, so it’s beneficial to stay protected with a home security system

Glendale Crime Stats 

Neighborhood Scout cites Glendale as having an average annual crime rate of 35.5 per 1,000 residents, making it safer than just 10% of  U.S. cities. Your chance of becoming a victim of violent crime in Glendale is about 1 in 292, comparable to Arizona’s average of 1 in 220. Unfortunately, your risk of property crime is quite a bit higher at 1 in 31 compared to Arizona’s rate of 1 in 41. 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
  • 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 for Wireless Security

    Alert 360

    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. 

    Pros

    • 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

    Cons

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

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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 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

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: 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 $28 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

  • 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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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

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