Best Home Security Providers in Oxnard, CA

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Updated Oct 27, 2020
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Boyd and Associates

SimpliSafe Security

Frontpoint Security

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ProfessionalProfessionalProfessionalDIY or ProfessionalDIY
36 monthsOne year42-60 mos. or pay for equipment in fullNoneNone
Smart home compatibility
Video surveillance
Option to extend limited warrantyOne year on parts120-day equipment warranty3-year limited equipment warranty3-year limited equipment warranty

About Oxnard, CA

Sand dunes, beaches, and 276 days of sunshine characterize the small city of Oxnard, California, making it absolutely irresistible if you love the great outdoors. With the bustling city of Santa Barbara 35 miles north and Los Angeles 60 miles to the south, Oxnard’s unique location gives residents plenty of options for day trips or “staycations.” 

But in order to truly enjoy yourself at the Channel Islands, local wineries such as Magnavino Cellars, and the Oxnard Salsa Festival, you want to be sure your home is safe and secure. Oxnard offers a high standard of living, but as in any town, property theft does occur. By investing in the best home security systems in Oxnard and Ventura County at large, you can rest easy knowing your home is safe and secure. 

Oxnard Crime Statistics

According to the FBI’s city data for 2018, the following crimes were reported in Oxnard in 2018:

  • 3,568 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 704 incidents of burglary
  • 394 incidents of aggravated assault
  • 783 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 327 incidents of robbery

The Oxnard neighborhoods that report the most crime include South Bank, Sierra Linda, Fremont North, Hobson Park East, Hobson Park West and South Winds, according to Neighborhood Scout. The neighborhoods least likely to report crime include El Rio, East Village, Channel Islands and Hollywood by the Sea.

  • Best for All-Around Security

    Boyd and Associates

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    Our take

    Boyd and Associates sells burglar, fire and medical alarm systems, as well as numerous smart devices, including smart cameras. The company also employs patrol and security officers and an on-the-ground alarm response team. 

    Recommended plan: Custom

    Boyd and Associates works with customers to create a unique equipment and monitoring plan tailored to their needs. The company offers a full selection of medical, environmental and burglar alarms, plus smart cameras, locks and energy management devices. 


    • Large selection of equipment and devices
    • Patrol and response team
    • On-the-ground help


    • Limited equipment warranty
    • Monthly monitoring price is relatively pricey
    • Long-term contracts

    Boyd and Associates

  • Best home security for industry experience

    ADT Home Security

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    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.


    • 6-month money-back guarantee
    • $500 theft protection guarantee
    • High-quality equipment


    • Must pay for an extended warranty
    • Lengthy contracts
    • More expensive than competitors

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  • Best smart home security

    Vivint Home Security

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    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. 


    • 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

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  • Best overall DIY security system

    SimpliSafe Home Security

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    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.



    • Inexpensive professional monitoring
    • Wireless equipment
    • Cellular monitoring


    • 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 pet-friendly home security

    Frontpoint Home Security

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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.


    • No lengthy contracts
    • Excellent customer service
    • Variety of equipment to choose from


    • Monitoring fees are relatively expensive
    • Short trial period (30 days)
    • No professional installation option

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Other Local Providers

If Boyd and Associates doesn’t quite match your budget or expectations, check out these other local providers in Ventura County and the surrounding area.

  • Bay Alarm: Bay Alarm provides a robust range of burglar and fire alarm systems, plus video surveillance, smart home devices and patrol and response teams.
  • iTech Smart Home: This company specializes in home automation devices, including smart home security systems from brands such as Ring and Nest.
  • Douglas Technologies: Douglas sells automated door locks, garage door locks and controls, and security cameras from brands such as Honeywell.
  • Elite Entertainment Systems: This company sells home security alarms, security cameras and home automation devices.

Additional Areas Covered

Some of the best home security system providers in Oxnard may also serve surrounding areas in California, including: 

  • Ventura
  • Santa Barbara
  • Port Hueneme
  • Camarillo
  • Thousand Oaks
  • Malibu
  • Moorpark
  • Simi Valley
  • Santa Paula
  • Fillmore
  • Buckhorn
  • Mira Monte
  • Mussel Shoals
  • Carpinteria

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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