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 Industry Experience

ADT Home Security

Starting at $45.99

8.3 out of 10

Best features

  • 140+ years in business
  • 6-month money back guarantee
  • $500 Theft Protection guarantee

Best for Smart Homes

Vivint Security

Starting at $29.99

7.7 out of 10

Best features

  • Flexible equipment configuration
  • Flexible payment options
  • Variety of cutting-edge smart home devices and features

Best for Easy Installation

SimpliSafe Security

Starting at $14.99

9.3 out of 10

Best features

  • Inexpensive professional monitoring
  • Wireless equipment
  • Cellular monitoring

Best for Customer Service

Frontpoint Security

Starting at $44.99

7.6 out of 10

Best features

  • Month-to-month contract
  • Renter-friendly services and equipment
  • Good customer service
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SimpliSafe Security

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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 Industry Experience

    ADT Home Security

    Our rating 8.3

    Starting at $45.99/mo

    Our Take on ADT Home Security

    ADT is known for its longevity in the industry and its certified monitoring centers. Choose from one of ADT’s four packages or customize to fit your needs.

     

    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

    • 140+ years in business
    • 6-month money back guarantee
    • $500 Theft Protection guarantee

    Cons

    • Contract required
    • No self-installation option
    • Mobile app access not available in basic package
  3. Best for Smart Homes

    Vivint Security

    Our rating 7.7

    Starting at $29.99/mo

    Our Take on Vivint Home Security

    Winner of the 2020 IoT Breakthrough Award for its outdoor camera, Vivint is a leader in home security with its expansive equipment lineup and features.

     

    Recommended Plan
    Vivint’s Smart Home Service has a ton of features and devices to help you protect your home to include the basics plus home hazard monitoring devices. Equipment starts at $599.99. Professional monitoring starts at $29.99 per month.

    Pros

    • Flexible equipment configuration
    • Flexible payment options
    • Variety of cutting-edge smart home devices and features

    Cons

    • Long contract if financing equipment
    • Expensive equipment cost
    • No DIY installation option
  4. Best for Easy Installation

    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.

    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 basic monitoring plan
  5. Best for Customer Service

    Frontpoint Security

    Our rating 7.6

    Starting at $44.99/mo

    Our Take on Frontpoint Home Security

    Nationally recognized for its customer service, Frontpoint is a top contender in home security with a range of packages you can choose from.

     

    Recommended Plan
    For the basics—a hub, sensors, and signage—Frontpoint’s Safe Home Starter plan comes at an affordable price. Equipment starts at $319.95. Professional monitoring starts at $44.99 per month.

    Pros

    • Month-to-month contract
    • Renter-friendly services and equipment
    • Good customer service

    Cons

    • Outdoor camera, doorbell camera only available as add-ons
    • Limited home automation devices available
    • High monitoring starting price

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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