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|Professional||Professional||Professional||DIY or Professional||DIY|
|36 months||One year||42-60 mos. or pay for equipment in full||None||None|
Smart home compatibility
|Option to extend limited warranty||One year on parts||120-day equipment warranty||3-year limited equipment warranty||3-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.
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Boyd and AssociatesBBB ratingD-Starting at$30/mo
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
- 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 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:
- Santa Barbara
- Port Hueneme
- Thousand Oaks
- Simi Valley
- Santa Paula
- Mira Monte
- Mussel Shoals
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.
Frequently Asked Questions for Oxnard, CA
Larceny-theft and motor vehicle theft occur in Oxnard, so smart door locks and garage door controls can help you keep your home secure. Prominently placed outdoor security cameras and motion sensors are also great deterrents for intruders.
Some of the home security providers in Oxnard and the greater Ventura County that offer 24/7 monitoring include Boyd and Associates and Bay Alarm. National brands such as ADT and Brinks also have excellent reputations for professional monitoring.
Providers in Ventura County that offer smart home devices include Boyd and Associates, Bay Alarm, iTech Smart Home, Douglas Technologies and Elite Entertainment Systems. Many national home security brands also offer modern home automation devices, including Frontpoint and Brinks.
You’ll need to call local providers such as Boyd and Associates and Bay Alarm to inquire about financing options. Some national brands, such as Frontpoint, allow you to finance your home security system through a lending company called Affirm. Others, such as Protect America, only charge a monthly monitoring fee and do not require an upfront payment for equipment.
Providers in Ventura County that offer security cameras include Boyd and Associates, Bay Alarm, iTech Smart Home, Douglas Technologies and Elite Entertainment Systems. You can also order self-monitored cameras from providers such as Blue by ADT.