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Best Home Security Systems in Scottsdale, AZ

Best for Wireless Security

Alert 360

Starting at $39.99

Best features

  • 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

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

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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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 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 1-year warranty 120-day equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty
About Scottsdale, AZ

About Scottsdale, AZ

Scottsdale is a desert gem, surrounded by the city of Phoenix, the Salt River, the McDowell Mountains and Tonto National Forest. Known for its golf courses and charming Old Town neighborhood, the city offers visitors and residents plenty of chances to enjoy both: Scottsdale sees more than 300 sunny days each year on average. The Phoenix suburb is also known for its spa retreats, where people looking to relax can soak up some desert sun or cool off indoors with self-care treatments. Despite its great reputation, the city of Scottsdale is in close proximity to the more populous capital city, and having a home security system is a smart idea for all types of homes here.  

Scottsdale Crime Statistics

Scottsdale Crime Statistics

Neighborhood tracking website Neighborhood Scout gives Scottsdale a crime rating of 22/100, meaning that it is safer than just 22% of other American cities. Still, the website notes that Scottsdale residents are far less likely to be involved in a violent crime than in Greater Arizona. The robbery and assault rates are also much more favorable in Scottsdale (0.34 and 0.81 per 1,000 people, respectively) than the national crime rate. 

In 2018, the FBI reported the following crimes in Scottsdale:

  • 4,700 incidents of larceny-theft 
  • 711 incidents of burglary
  • 206 incidents of aggravated assault
  • 272 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 87 incidents of robbery
  1. 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
  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 Home Security Providers for Scottsdale

Other Local Home Security Providers for Scottsdale

  • Bulwark Home Security: Bulwark Home Security has earned 5/5 stars on Google Reviews. 
  • Titan Alarm: Titan Alarm has an extensive offering of home and office security features, including fire protection. 
  • Black Hat Security: You can take advantage of remote access, home security and energy management services from Black Hat Security. 
  • AZ Alarm Company: The AZ Alarm Company has the best Angie’s List rating for alarm companies in the state.
Surrounding Areas For Scottsdale

Surrounding Areas For Scottsdale

Scottsdale security companies also offer services in the following regional areas:

  • Phoenix, AZ
  • Mesa, AZ
  • Glendale, AZ
  • Tempe, AZ
  • Gilbert, AZ, 
  • Chandler, AZ
  • Surprise, AZ
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

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Frequently Asked Questions for Scottsdale

Frequently Asked Questions for Scottsdale

What home security features are important for Scottsdale?

With property crimes in Scottsdale slightly above the national average, cameras and door alarms are vital components of any home security system in Scottsdale. 

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

You can get a home alarm system without a contract in Scottsdale, though many major providers do require one. If you want to go contract-free, look for a package from Alert 360, SimpliSafe and Frontpoint

Which home security providers in Scottsdale offer professional installation?

Almost every home security company we reviewed in Scottsdale includes professional installation. If you’d like to go the DIY route, stick with Frontpoint.

Which home security provider is best for Scottsdale renters?

If you don’t want to invest in a full, semi-permanent or permanent alarm system, options like Nest and SimpliSafe are a good choice. You get access to cameras and door alarms without any permanent fixtures.

Which home security systems in Scottsdale are good for smart homes?

Most of the home alarms and security features we reviewed offer smart technology. This ranges from thermostat management to remote unlocking. 


Lara Vukelich