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Best Home Security Systems in Fort Lauderdale, FL

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 FL Provider

Best features

  • Infrared motion sensors
  • Home automation and camera streaming
  • Wide range of equipment

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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Pro. monitoring starts at $45.99/mo. Request a quote $29.99/mo. $14.99/mo. $44.99/mo.
Installation Professional Professional Professional DIY or Professional DIY
Contract 36 months Not specified 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 Not specified 120-day equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty
About Fort Lauderdale, FL

About Fort Lauderdale, FL

Fort Lauderdale is a diverse, high-energy city that sees sun year-round. Besides the beach, Fort Lauderdale also features Everglades tours, casinos and other tourist attractions. Away from vacationers, locals enjoy beautiful state parks, botanical gardens, trails for cycling and hiking and a diverse dining scene. Neighborhood Scout reports that Fort Lauderdale sees more crime than 97% of U.S. cities. When it comes to home security a company with local expertise and experience can help you customize a system that’s just right for you. That’s why we’ve compared the local home security providers in Fort Lauderdale and chosen the one we think stands above the rest.

Fort Lauderdale Crime Statistics

Fort Lauderdale Crime Statistics

According to FBI data, Fort Lauderdale had 9,050 property crime incidents in 2018. Most were larceny-theft crimes, but there were several burglaries and vehicle theft incidents as well. Here’s what the FBI reported in Fort Lauderdale during 2018:

  • 6,814 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 1,366 incidents of burglary
  • 870 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 563 incidents of aggravated assault
  • 350 incidents of robbery
Fort Lauderdale Spotlight: Florida Burglary Control — Local Security Provider

Fort Lauderdale Spotlight: Florida Burglary Control — Local Security Provider

Florida Burglary Control (FBC) has more than 25 years in business and it services cities across South Florida, including Fort Lauderdale and Miami. Like many local providers, FBC doesn’t share its prices online. Instead, you get started by reaching out to the company with your information so they can get back with you for a free consultation.

FBC provides an array of equipment options. You can get a touch screen keypad that doubles as a home automation control panel and camera feed viewer, or choose a cheaper standard keypad. FBC’s indoor and outdoor IP camera systems include DVR for storing surveillance footage. With the award-winning app Total Connect, you can access your system and smart devices remotely from your computer or mobile device anywhere in the world, plus view live camera feeds. FBC also has a full suite of environmental detection equipment, including flood sensors and outdoor weatherproof entry sensors for sheds or cabanas.

  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 FL Provider

    Florida Burglary Control

    BBB rating N/A

    Starting at $/mo

    Our take

    FBC offers a wide selection of security equipment and you can customize your own equipment set to meet the needs of your budget and your home. With its local monitoring expertise and a diverse range of equipment you can tailor for your home, we think FBC is the best local provider for securing your home in Fort Lauderdale.

    What we like

    • Infrared motion sensors
    • Home automation and camera streaming
    • Wide range of equipment

    What we don’t like

    • Pricing and contract information only available by consultation
    • No DIY installation option
  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 Fort Lauderdale

Other Local Home Security Providers for Fort Lauderdale

These are some of the other home security providers in Fort Lauderdale:

  • Circle Security Solutions: With over 40 years in business, CSS provides alarm and camera systems, installs them and offers professional monitoring with home automation.
  • Alarm & Electronics LLC: Provides access to your system via computer or multilingual mobile app, plus Honeywell Z-wave smart thermostats and lights for home automation.
  • KBA Technology: This multi-system provider focuses on low-voltage services such as security, access control and intercom solutions, as well as HD cameras.
Surrounding Areas For Fort Lauderdale

Surrounding Areas For Fort Lauderdale

You might also look into providers servicing residential areas around the city, such as:

  • Surfside, FL
  • Parkland, FL
  • Miami Shores, FL
  • Highland Beach, FL
  • Miami Lakes, FL
  • Lighthouse Point, FL
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.

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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 Fort Lauderdale

Frequently Asked Questions for Fort Lauderdale

Which home security providers provide professional installation?

FBC sends a technician to your home to install your equipment, and even to re-install it if you move to another part of Florida with coverage. The other local providers that offer installations are KBA Technology, Circle Security Solutions and Alarm & Electronics, though only FBC mentions the moving service.

Which of these providers is best for renters in Fort Lauderdale?

Renters within South Florida might choose FBA because it helps you reinstall your equipment if you move. Plus, it gives you $100 toward new equipment for your new home. Otherwise, a nationwide provider like SimpliSafe or Ring can offer renters simpler contract-free solutions.

Which of these home security providers offer security cameras in Fort Lauderdale?

Florida Burglary Control, Circle Security Solutions, Alarm & Electronics and KBA Technology offer security cameras. Blue by ADT is a nationwide provider with streamlined security camera systems, including cameras with fire and carbon monoxide sensors, motion detection, facial recognition, two-way talk and more.

Which of these home security providers offer smart home devices?

While Florida Burglary Control doesn’t offer smart home devices, Alarm & Electronics is another local provider that does sell Honeywell smart thermostats and lights. National providers that offer smart home devices include ADT, Vivint, SimpliSafe, and Frontpoint.

Which home security providers allow DIY Installation?

While none of the local providers we looked at offer DIY installation, Abode, Frontpoint, Ring and other DIY national providers send you easy-to-install equipment.


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Jalesa Campbell

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