Best Home Security Systems in Fort Wayne, IN

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Compare Top Providers

Cammack & Sons Security

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SimpliSafe Security

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Pro. monitoring starts at $45.99/mo. $39.99/mo. $29.99/mo. $14.99/mo. $44.99/mo.
Installation Professional Professional Professional DIY or Professional DIY
Contract 36 months No 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 1-year warranty 120-day equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty
About Fort Wayne, IN

About Fort Wayne, IN

Just over 265,000 people call Fort Wayne home in northeastern Indiana. In addition to having a bevy of proud residents, the city is also known for the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory, the Northern Indiana Beer Trail and the Fort Wayne Museum of Art. The second largest city in Indiana is 150 miles or less from other major cities including Chicago, Indianapolis and Columbus. The hottest month in Fort Wayne is July, with an average temperature of 84 degrees, and January is the coldest month with an average temp of 32 degrees. Given that Fort Wayne sees a higher-than-average number of property crimes each year, investing in a home security system with cameras and alarms is certainly warranted. 

Fort Wayne Crime Stats

Fort Wayne Crime Stats

Neighborhood Scout rates Fort Wayne as safer than 15% of other US cities, with the highest crime rates occurring in the downtown area. The safest neighborhoods in the city include Cedar Canyons, Timbercrest and Royville. Property crimes are far higher in Fort Wayne than violent crimes; the rates are 26.26 and 3.83 per 1,000 residents, respectively. The crime rate per square miles is about three times higher in Fort Wayne than it is in Indiana at large. 

In terms of crime numbers, the FBI 2018 Crime Report relays the following figures for the most common types of crimes in Fort Wayne:

  • 5,453 incidents of larceny-theft 
  • 1,006 incidents of burglary
  • 546 incidents of aggravated assault
  • 548 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 307 incidents of robbery
  1. Best for Regional Experience

    Cammack & Sons Security

    BBB rating A+

    Starting at $39.99/mo

    Our take

    Cammack & Sons Security has been around since 1988. In addition to the available packages listed on their website, customers can also call for a customized package based on their specific security needs. All of the company’s products include 24/7 monitoring. 

    Recommended plan: Honeywell Lynx Touch Camera Package

    What we like

      What we don’t like

      • 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
      • 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
      • Best Overall DIY Security System

        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
      • 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 Fort Wayne

      Other Local Home Security Providers for Fort Wayne

      Per Mar Security Systems: Per Mar Security Systems offers home and commercial security solutions throughout the Midwest. 

      Koehlinger Kruse Security Systems: This locally owned business has been offering security systems in northeast Indiana since 1980. 

      Sonitrol: This Fort Wayne security company specializes in smart technology and has assisted in more than 175,000 burglary apprehensions since 1977. 

      Nelson Alarm: Nelson Alarm has custom security options, operating out of Indianapolis.

      Surrounding Areas For Fort Wayne

      Surrounding Areas For Fort Wayne

      Fort Wayne home security providers also provide service to the following areas around Fort Wayne:

      • New Haven, IN
      • Decatur, IN
      • Auburn, IN
      • Huntington, IN
      • Warsaw, IN
      • Lima, IN
      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 Fort Wayne

      Frequently Asked Questions for Fort Wayne

      What home security features are important for Fort Wayne?

      Given the high number of property crimes in Fort Wayne, visible outdoor cameras are a good deterrent. They let passersby know that your home is protected by 24/7 monitoring. Door and window alarms are also good additions to a comprehensive monitoring plan. 

      Which home security provider in Fort Wayne is best for renters?

      SimpliSafe and Frontpoint are excellent providers for renters since their services require no contract.

       

      Which home security providers in Fort Wayne have smart home devices?

      If you’re looking for national providers with smart home devices, Vivint and Frontpoint are a good starting point. Local providers like Cammack & Sons Security and Per Mar also have a lot of smart device packages.

      Which Fort Wayne home security providers offer a professional installation?

      Almost all Fort Wayne home security systems come with a professional installation option, though there is typically an extra fee involved.

      Do all home security providers in Fort Wayne require contracts?

      Simplisafe and Frontpoint both offer contract-free services, as well as many of the local providers. 


      Lara Vukelich