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Best Home Security Systems in Hartford, CT

Best for Money-Back Guarantee

ADT Home Security

Starting at $45.99

8.3 out of 10

Best features

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

Regional CT Provider

Alarm New England

Starting at $26.99

Best features

  • DIY and professional installation
  • Optional contracts
  • Build-your-own-system tool

Best for Smart Homes

Vivint Security

Starting at $29.99

7.7 out of 10

Best features

  • Month-to-month contract option if equipment is purchased up front
  • Backup battery included with the Sky Control panel
  • Extensive equipment features, including Vivint Car Guard

Best Overall

SimpliSafe Security

Starting at $14.99

9.3 out of 10

Best features

  • Inexpensive professional monitoring
  • Wireless equipment
  • Cellular monitoring
  • Free self-monitoring

Best for Customer Service

Frontpoint Security

Starting at $44.99

7.6 out of 10

Best features

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

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SimpliSafe Security

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Pro. monitoring starts at $45.99/mo. $19.99/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 Lifetime warranty with new system 120-day equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty
Compare Top Providers

Compare Top Providers

Scharig Alarm

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SimpliSafe Security

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Pro. monitoring starts at $45.99/mo. $19.99/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 Lifetime warranty with new system 120-day equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty
About Hartford

About Hartford

As Connecticut’s state capital, Hartford is best known for its many historical landmarks, including the home of literary great Mark Twain and the oldest public park in America, Bushnell Park. The Bushnell Park Carousel is a popular attraction for Hartford’s 122,105 residents, along with the Connecticut Science Center and its 165 hands-on exhibits. Hartford is also home to the Wadsworth Atheneum Museum of Art, the oldest public art museum in the United States, which contains works by famed artists Monet, Manet, Caravaggio and more. Hartford is well known for its roots in the insurance industry and has been called the “Insurance Capital of the World.” But while insurance is important, one of the best ways to insure your property and ensure your safety is by finding a home security system that’s right for Hartford.

 

Hartford Crime Statistics

Hartford Crime Statistics

Neighborhood Scout puts Hartford in only the fifth percentile for America’s safest cities, with crime rates higher than 95% of cities in the U.S. According to Neighborhood Scout crime data, you’re five times more likely to become a victim of violent crime in Hartford than in the rest of the state of Connecticut, and more than twice as likely to become a victim of property crime. In Hartford, compared to the rest of the U.S., you’re more likely to become a victim of property crime on average. For Hartford in 2018, the FBI reported:

  • 3,089 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 605 incidents of burglary
  • 884 incidents of aggravated assault
  • 741 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 355 incidents of robbery
Local Spotlight: Alarm New England — Local Security Provider

Local Spotlight: Alarm New England — Local Security Provider

Alarm New England is a family-run home security company that has been serving customers in Hartford and surrounding New England towns in Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts for more than 47 years. The Better Business Bureau gives the company a grade of A+, and it gets an average rating of three out of five stars from Yelp users. Alarm New England offers its customers both month-to-month plans and 36-month contract options.

While most home security companies offer equipment bundled in preset packages, Alarm New England offers a build-your-own-system tool for a fully customized home security package. You can choose to have your home security system professionally installed, or choose a guided DIY option. Alarm New England has three different monitoring plans: Basic, Control and Pro, with monitoring starting at $26.99 a month. Basic includes basic professional monitoring of your home security devices, while Control includes mobile app access for remote arming and disarming and smartphone alerts. The Pro plan adds on home automation options and video surveillance.

  1. Best for Money-Back Guarantee

    ADT Home Security

    Our rating 8.3

    Starting at $45.99/mo

    Our Take on ADT Home Security

    ADT is a well-recognized name in the home security business thanks to its top-notch equipment, award-winning monitoring centers and commitment to customer service. For people who feel like you get what you pay for, it’s hard to beat ADT.

    ADT prefers to provide a brief consultation before quoting a custom package. Contact ADT to get started.

     

    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

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

    Cons

    • Must pay for an extended warranty
    • Lengthy contracts
    • More expensive than competitors
  2. Regional CT Provider

    Alarm New England

    BBB rating A+

    Starting at $26.99/mo

    Our take

    Founded in 1972, Alarm New England is a family-run company that prides itself on providing customers with clear-cut home security. It offers Connecticut, Rhode Island and Massachusetts residents a variety of home security options, including a la carte systems, options for DIY or professional installation and both month-to-month and contract options.

    What we like

    • DIY and professional installation
    • Optional contracts
    • Build-your-own-system tool

    What we don’t like

    • Mobile access not available in basic plan
    • No equipment pricing on website
    • No home automation available with basic plan
  3. Best for Smart Homes

    Vivint Security

    Our rating 7.7

    Starting at $29.99/mo

    Our Take on Vivint Home Security

    Vivint really shines when it comes to equipment. Perhaps no other provider has such an extensive catalog, which makes it an excellent provider for those who plan to install new equipment over time.

     

    Recommended Plan

    Vivint’s Smart Home Service is our recommended plan because it unlocks a larger selection of smart home devices, as well as video monitoring.

    Pros

    • Month-to-month contract option if equipment is purchased up front
    • Backup battery included with the Sky Control panel
    • Extensive equipment features, including Vivint Car Guard

    Cons

    • Long contract if equipment is financed
    • Installation can take 3-4 hours
    • Short (120-day) equipment warranty and service guarantee (unless you purchase Premium)
    • Short (3-day) trial period
  4. Best Overall

    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. Self-monitoring is free.

    Pros

    • Inexpensive professional monitoring
    • Wireless equipment
    • Cellular monitoring
    • Free self-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
    • Research SimpliSafe
  5. Best for Customer Service

    Frontpoint Security

    Our rating 7.6

    Starting at $44.99/mo

    Our Take on Frontpoint Home Security

    Frontpoint recently changed its billing model to month-to-month contracts, which we believe shows that the company strives to stay on top of industry trends and cares about customer service. We also appreciate that Frontpoint’s equipment is compatible with the major smart home hubs.

     

    Recommended Plan

    Our recommended Frontpoint plan is the Safe Home Starter equipment package combined with the Ultimate monitoring plan, which will give you access to a smartphone app for monitoring your security devices.

    Pros

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

    Cons

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

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Other Local Home Security Providers for Hartford

Other Local Home Security Providers for Hartford

For additional options for home security systems in Hartford, check out these local companies.

  • Standard Security Systems: A division of Standard Oil, Standard Security Systems claims to be the “largest independent security company in Connecticut” and offers systems with no upfront costs.
  • Associated Security Corporation: Founded in 1975, Associated Security Corporation owns and operates its own 24-hour central monitoring station in East Hartford.
  • The Alarm Company: All of The Alarm Company’s technicians have at least 30 years of experience under their belts. In addition to home security systems, The Alarm Company also provides medical alert systems as well.
  • Consolidated Security: Consolidated Security is a family-operated home security company that likes to know its customers on a first-name basis. Technicians install both residential and commercial security systems in the Hartford area.
Surrounding Areas For Hartford

Surrounding Areas For Hartford

Hartford home security providers also provide service to the following Hartford areas:

  • East Hartford, CT
  • Wethersfield, CT
  • Newington, CT
  • Bloomfield, CT
  • Windsor, CT
  • Rocky Hill, CT
  • Manchester, CT
  • Farmington, CT
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

Can’t decide? Compare top providers side-by-side: ADT vs. SimpliSafe, Vivint vs. Frontpoint, and more.

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Frequently Asked Questions for Hartford

Frequently Asked Questions for Hartford

What home security features are important for Hartford?

Because so many Hartford residents rely on public transportation to get around, it might not always be easy to jump in a car and run home to check on an alarm event. For that reason, it’s important to have mobile app access to your security system along with indoor and outdoor cameras so you can see what triggered your alarm when you’re not home.

Which security provider is best for homeowners in Hartford?

Our top pick for Hartford homeowners is ADT. ADT offers both professional and DIY installation, and it has redundant monitoring centers around the country. The company also has a longstanding reputation in the home security systems industry.

Which home security provider is best for Hartford renters?

If you’re renting a home or apartment, it’s a good idea to avoid a long-term contract. The best contract-free options for Hartford include Alarm New England, SimpliSafe, and Frontpoint. The Alarm Company has a shorter-term contract, requiring a minimum length of one year rather than three.

Which home security providers offer security cameras in Hartford?

Most local Hartford home security providers offer security cameras, as do most national brands. Our top picks for national home security camera brands are ADT and Vivint.

 

Which home security providers offer smart home devices?

Consolidated Security, Associated Security, and Alarm New England all include home automation devices in their home security equipment lineups. Vivint is one of our top picks for national brands with strong home automation offerings.


Kasey Tross
Kasey Tross

Kasey Tross has been researching home security and writing about it for the past three years. When she’s not writing about security, she’s taking care of her four