When searching for a home security system to protect your property and family, cost should be one of your first considerations. You’ll find that with most providers there is an equipment cost–you may have to pay for your equipment upfront or could pay on a monthly basis. You’ll also find 24/7 professional monitoring, which usually comes at a separate monthly fee.
Home Security Frequently Asked Questions
Which provider will best fit my needs?
This is going to depend on a lot of factors, but here are a few highlights for each provider listed so you’ll have more insight. If you’re looking for a provider with years of industry experience, we recommend ADT. But, if you would prefer service with a popular regional provider, we recommend Security One. For advanced equipment and innovative features, we recommend Vivint Smart Home Security. If you’re seeking a DIY solution instead to avoid installation fees, we recommend SimpliSafe, Frontpoint or Protect America.
Do all of these providers offer security cameras?
Yes – each provider offers security camera options.
Do all of these providers have home automation features?
Yes – each provider offers home automation features. For SimpliSafe, you won’t be able to purchase a smart home device, but you can get smart home features through integration. This means that you can use the provider’s services with devices like Apple Watch and August Lock. You can also use digital assistants with SimpliSafe’s equipment like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.