Best Home Security Systems in Jacksonville, FL

Best for Industry Experience

ADT Home Security

Starting at $45.99

8.3 out of 10

Best features

  • 140+ years in business
  • 6-month money back guarantee
  • $500 Theft Protection guarantee

Regional FL/GA Provider

SafeTouch Security

Starting at $29.95

7.6 out of 10

Best features

  • Wide range of equipment
  • Cellular monitoring for all packages
  • Lifetime equipment warranty

Best for Smart Homes

Vivint Security

Starting at $29.99

7.7 out of 10

Best features

  • Flexible equipment configuration
  • Flexible payment options
  • Variety of cutting-edge smart home devices and features

Best for Easy Installation

SimpliSafe Security

Starting at $14.99

9.3 out of 10

Best features

  • Inexpensive professional monitoring
  • Wireless equipment
  • Cellular monitoring

Best for Customer Service

Frontpoint Security

Starting at $44.99

7.6 out of 10

Best features

  • Month-to-month contract
  • Renter-friendly services and equipment
  • Good customer service

Best Home Security Systems in Jacksonville, FL

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Pro. monitoring starts at $45.99/mo. $29.95/mo. $29.99/mo. $14.99/mo. $44.99/mo.
Installation Professional Professional Professional DIY or Professional DIY
Contract 36 months 36 months 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 equipment warranty 120-day equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty
About Jacksonville

About Jacksonville

Home to Jacksonville Beach, 400 different city parks, the Jacksonville Zoo & Gardens, plus multiple state and national parks, Jacksonville is a hot spot for people who love the outdoors. Jacksonville is also home to the World Golf Hall of Fame, and Bob Hayes — the only person who has earned both a Superbowl ring and an Olympic gold medal. The city boasts a population of 903,889 people, and a footprint that spans over 840 square miles, making it the largest city by area in the continental U.S. In such a large, diverse city it can be hard to pinpoint the right home security company, but we can help you find a home security system that’s right for you in Jacksonville.

Jacksonville Crime Statistics

Jacksonville Crime Statistics

According to Neighborhood Scout, both property and violent crime statistics are significantly higher in Jacksonville than the national average, with the risk of theft having the most significant difference at 25 per 1,000 residents compared to the national average of 16 per 1,000. Due to statistics such as these, Neighborhood Scout puts Jacksonville in just the 8th percentile for safety, with 92% of U.S. cities ranking as safer than Jacksonville. In Jacksonville in 2018, the FBI reported:

  • 22,262 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 4,909 incidents of burglary
  • 3,413 incidents of aggravated assault
  • 2,941 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 1,323 incidents of robbery
Jacksonville Spotlight: SafeTouch – Local Home Security Provider

Jacksonville Spotlight: SafeTouch – Local Home Security Provider

SafeTouch was founded in 1995 and has been serving Jacksonville and its surrounding areas ever since. The company offers home security systems to Florida residents in Jacksonville, Tampa, Tallahassee, and Orlando. SafeTouch also provides home security to homes and businesses in Savannah, Georgia. SafeTouch has a grade of A- from the Better Business Bureau, with an impressive 5-star customer rating. SafeTouch calls itself “the nation’s largest independent communications-security company.” It owns and operates its own monitoring center, and uses Alarm.com to power its smart home integrations.

SafeTouch offers wireless cellular devices and monitoring, with three packages to choose from. Every package includes professional installation, a lifetime warranty on parts and labor, professional monitoring, and remote operation via the mySafeTouch app. The SafeTouch Secure package comes with four door and window sensors and costs $29.95/mo. The SafeTouch Advantage package includes a more advanced control panel with two-way talk, smash-and-crash protection, and smart device integration starting at $39.95/mo. The highest-tier package, SafeTouch Pro, includes all the perks of the Advantage, plus video surveillance and cloud storage starting at $44.95/mo.

Best Home Security Systems in Jacksonville

Best Home Security Systems in Jacksonville

  1. Regional FL/GA Provider

    SafeTouch Security

    Our rating 7.6

    Starting at $29.95/mo

    Our take

    Founded by Lester Jackson in 1994, SafeTouch Security operates in a few major Florida metro areas, including Jacksonville, Orlando, Tallahassee and Tampa, as well as Savannah, Georgia. Their security system works with numerous telecommunication service providers, including AT&T, Brighthouse, Comcast, Embarq, GT, and Media Com. SafeTouch’s equipment catalogue includes traditional security equipment such as motion detectors and window sensors, along with the latest smart home devices, like smart door locks and video doorbells. SafeTouch monitoring starts at $29.95/mo.

    What we like

    • Wide range of equipment
    • Cellular monitoring for all packages
    • Lifetime equipment warranty

    What we don’t like

    • Limited service area
    • Monitoring fees higher than some other companies
    • Package pricing not available for equipment
  2. Best for Industry Experience

    ADT Home Security

    Our rating 8.3

    Starting at $45.99/mo

    Our Take on ADT Home Security

    ADT is known for its longevity in the industry and its certified monitoring centers. Choose from one of ADT’s four packages or customize to fit your needs.

     

    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

    • 140+ years in business
    • 6-month money back guarantee
    • $500 Theft Protection guarantee

    Cons

    • Contract required
    • No self-installation option
    • Mobile app access not available in basic package
  3. Best for Smart Homes

    Vivint Security

    Our rating 7.7

    Starting at $29.99/mo

    Our Take on Vivint Home Security

    Winner of the 2020 IoT Breakthrough Award for its outdoor camera, Vivint is a leader in home security with its expansive equipment lineup and features.

     

    Recommended Plan
    Vivint’s Smart Home Service has a ton of features and devices to help you protect your home to include the basics plus home hazard monitoring devices. Equipment starts at $599.99. Professional monitoring starts at $29.99 per month.

    Pros

    • Flexible equipment configuration
    • Flexible payment options
    • Variety of cutting-edge smart home devices and features

    Cons

    • Long contract if financing equipment
    • Expensive equipment cost
    • No DIY installation option
  4. Best for Easy Installation

    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.

    Pros

    • Inexpensive professional monitoring
    • Wireless equipment
    • Cellular 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
  5. Best for Customer Service

    Frontpoint Security

    Our rating 7.6

    Starting at $44.99/mo

    Our Take on Frontpoint Home Security

    Nationally recognized for its customer service, Frontpoint is a top contender in home security with a range of packages you can choose from.

     

    Recommended Plan
    For the basics—a hub, sensors, and signage—Frontpoint’s Safe Home Starter plan comes at an affordable price. Equipment starts at $319.95. Professional monitoring starts at $44.99 per month.

    Pros

    • Month-to-month contract
    • Renter-friendly services and equipment
    • Good customer service

    Cons

    • Outdoor camera, doorbell camera only available as add-ons
    • Limited home automation devices available
    • High monitoring starting price
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Other local home security providers for Jacksonville

Other local home security providers for Jacksonville

We know how important it is to many Jacksonville residents to support local businesses, so we found a few more Jacksonville home security companies worth checking into.

  • Atlantic Security– North Florida’s Folio Weekly Magazine listed Atlantic Security as its top choice for home security providers in Jacksonville based on a reader poll.
  • Bates Security– Bates Security was founded by a police officer, and lets you communicate directly with the company’s owner if you have questions.
  • Tison Sound & Security– If you’re looking to integrate your home security with smart home devices, Tison Sound & Security specializes in home automation services.
  • North Florida Smart Home Solutions– North Florida Smart Home Solutions works with Jacksonville homeowners to install security cameras, video doorbells, and other home security products.
Surrounding Areas for Jacksonville

Surrounding Areas for Jacksonville

Most Jacksonville home security providers also provide service to the following Jacksonville suburbs:

  • Avondale/Riverside, Florida
  • Callahan, Florida
  • Jacksonville Beach, Florida
  • Orange Park, Florida
  • Palm Valley, Florida
  • Atlantic Beach, Florida
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

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 Jacksonville

Frequently Asked Questions for Jacksonville

What home security features are important for Jacksonville?

According to the U.S. Department of Justice, warm weather equals more crime. Because Jacksonville has a warm climate year-round, outdoor security cameras and video doorbells are essential for monitoring and deterring crime in your neighborhood.

Which Jacksonville home security providers offer security cameras?

Atlantic SecurityBates SecurityTison Sound & Security, and SafeTouch all offer security cameras to customers in and around Jacksonville. North Florida Smart Home Solutions installs cameras but does not sell them.

Which home security provider is the least expensive in Jacksonville?

The lowest price listed on a company’s website is for Atlantic Security, which allows customers to switch the monitoring for their existing landline system to Atlantic starting at $19.95/mo. Switching wireless systems starts at $31.95/mo.

Which home security providers offer professional installation?

All the local companies we found in Jacksonville offer professional installation. Security Sales and Integration Magazine awarded Bates Security the “Installer of the Year” award in 2012 and 2016.

Which home security providers allow DIY installation?

If you want to install your own system in your Jacksonville home, check out national companies like Frontpoint or Simplisafe.


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