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About Fontana, CA
Fontana, California, is uniquely situated to give residents the best of city life and nature. Craving the bustle of the city? Drive one hour west to Los Angeles. Need a mountain retreat? Drive 30 minutes east to the San Bernardino National Forest. Just want to put your feet up? Nothing beats the comfort and safety of your own Fontana home.
But what should you do if you don’t feel safe and comfortable at home because you’re worried about intruders? You need the peace of mind that only the best home security systems can provide. Innovative surveillance equipment and alarm systems keep constant watch over your home, and so do professional monitors who stand at the ready to assess the situation whenever a possible threat is detected.
Learn more about the best home security companies in Fontana, California, so that you can find the right security solution for your household.
Fontana Crime Stats
According to the FBI’s crime data, residents of Fontana reported the following crimes in 2018:
- 1,773 incidents of larceny-theft
- 542 incidents of burglary
- 443 incidents of aggravated assault
- 903 incidents of motor vehicle theft
- 195 incidents of robbery
Data from Neighborhood Scout indicates that most of the reported crime occurs in the downtown area, bound approximately by Citrus Ave to the west, Miller Ave to the north, Palmetto Ave to the east and I-10 to the south. In contrast, North Fontana and West End report the fewest crimes in the city.
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Founded in 1946, Bay Alarm Home Security has plenty of experience protecting homes. The company offers fully customizable plans to suit your home and budget. With great equipment and integration with smart devices, Bay Alarm’s security systems can give you peace of mind and control over your home safety.
★ Recommended Plan
Custom: Bay Alarm does not offer pre-bundled equipment packages. You’ll need to consult with a Bay Alarm representative to select the best equipment for your household, which may include wearable medical monitoring devices, fire and smoke detectors, and security cameras and sensors. A custom package allows you to get exactly what you want without having to pay for extras that you may not use, which is often the case with pre-bundled packages.
- Patrol and Response program
- Complete life safety system
- Fully customizable packages
- Minimum contract of 36 months required
- Lack of specific pricing on the website
- Lack of contract details on the website
- Best Home Security for Industry Experience
Our Take on ADT Home Security
ADT is one of the most well-known home security providers. You can expect traditional security with professional monitoring and installation. Choose from three packages, but keep in mind that you’ll need to upgrade your package if you want smart home or surveillance features. ADT also requires long-term contracts, but equipment financing is available.
★ Recommended Plan: We recommend the Complete package to give you everything you need from the start. It’s the only plan that includes security essentials, smart home compatibility and surveillance. Professional installation and monitoring are also included. Best of all, you’ll get ADT’s 6-month money-back guarantee and theft protection guarantee.
- 6-month money-back guarantee and theft protection guarantee
- Wide variety of smart home equipment
- Over 140 years of experience with award-winning professional monitoring
- Must upgrade plan for smart home or surveillance features and equipment
- Professional installation and monitoring are required
- Long-term contract required
- Best Smart Home Security
Our Take on Vivint Home Security
If you’re looking for smart home security, Vivint is our top choice. It offers the most extensive line of smart home and security equipment. Its intrusion and environmental equipment are filled with smart features, and the control panel doubles as a smart hub to connect and control your smart home devices. The only downside is that Vivint requires a long-term contract if you finance the equipment. Professional monitoring and installation are also required.
★ Recommended Plan: Vivint offers two packages: Smart Home and Smart Security. We recommend the Smart Home package to give you video monitoring, smart home control, environmental monitoring and the security essentials in one package.
- 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
- Contract required for service and financed equipment.
- Professional monitoring and installation required
- Expensive equipment compared to other providers
- Best Overall DIY Security System
SimpliSafe Home SecurityOur rating9.9Starting at$14.99/mo
Our take on SimpliSafe Home Security:
SimpliSafe is our top home security pick because it offers reliable home security equipment at a cheaper price than most competitors. Even though smart home equipment isn’t offered, you’ll have the flexibility to create the system you want within your budget thanks to SimpliSafe’s customizable plans. But keep in mind that you’ll need to pay for equipment upfront because financing isn’t available.
★ Recommended package: The Haven plan offers the best value among SimpliSafe’s offerings. It gives you intrusion and environmental monitoring equipment for less than $500. The package includes security essentials, a smoke detector, a temperature sensor and more. You can add cameras and SimpliSafe’s Video Doorbell Pro for the full SimpliSafe security experience.
- Equipment and monitoring plans are cheaper than competitors
- Optional professional monitoring and installation
- Customizable packages and easy add-ons
- Upfront costs are more expensive than competitors
- No smart home equipment available
- Must upgrade to plan for remote and smart home control
- Best Pet-Friendly Home Security
Our Take on Frontpoint Home Security
Frontpoint is a DIY security option that offers wireless security and smart home equipment. It’s a close runner-up compared to SimpliSafe. You’ll have more surveillance options with two indoor cameras, an outdoor and doorbell camera. Professional monitoring is required and can be costly compared to others, but you can save money with Frontpoint’s easy DIY installation. Mobile app and video surveillance are also included in the cost instead of an extra fee.
★ Recommended Plan: Frontpoint’s Bunker Package is ideal for most homes. It comes with the essentials for intrusion, plus an indoor camera and smoke detector for $634. If you’re debating between the Bunker and Fortress packages, the big difference is that you’ll get more sensors with Fortress — good for larger homes.
- Smart home equipment available
- Financing available to lower upfront cost
- Mobile app and video surveillance included in monitoring cost
- No professional installation option
- Expensive professional monitoring
- Trial period is only 30 days
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Other Local Providers
If you’re looking for additional providers serving the Fontana area, check out these alternatives to Bay Alarm.
- Safe-T Security: This company will not lock you into a long-term contract, and professional monitoring starts at just $13.95 per month.
- Security One: Security One offers a lifetime warranty, free installation and a locked-in rate for four different equipment packages.
- Zions Security: This company is an ADT dealer in Fontana, allowing you to benefit from ADT’s innovative technology and top-of-the-line monitoring stations while still experiencing personalized local customer service.
Additional Areas Covered
Residential alarm companies located in Fontana, California, also tend to provide installation and monitoring services for residents in the following nearby areas in California:
- Rancho Cucamonga
- Jurupa Valley
- San Bernardino
- Moreno Valley
- West Covina
Common Home Security Equipment and Features
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 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
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.
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.
Can’t decide? Compare top providers side-by-side: ADT vs. SimpliSafe, Vivint vs. Frontpoint, and more.
FAQs for Fontana, CA
The most common property crimes in Fontana — larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft — involve taking someone’s property, but don’t necessarily involve the use of force or intimidation. Therefore, the best home security systems for Fontana residents should include smart door locks. Door and window alarms, motion sensors, and two-way audio devices also help deter intruders.
Bay Alarm, Safe-T Security, Security One and Zions Security all offer professional installation for residents in Fontana and surrounding areas. If you prefer a national service, try Vivint or Protect America.
For residents in Fontana and the surrounding area, Safe-T Security offers an alarm system that you can install yourself. National companies like SimpliSafe, Cove and Blue by ADT also offer DIY installation.
Bay Alarm, Safe-T Security, Security One and Zions Security all offer smart home devices. However, you should expect to pay extra for home automation technology. Basic security systems — including those that use landlines — tend to be less expensive. On a national scale, Vivint offers outstanding home automation features.