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Best Home Security Systems in Lexington, KY

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 KY Provider

Best features

  • Award-winning service and quality customer service
  • Offers access control, remote access and home automation
  • Flexible, customizable equipment and monitoring setup tailored to your home's needs

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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Bates Security

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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 Lexington, KY

About Lexington, KY

Lexington is Kentucky’s second-largest city, home to 323,780 residents. As home to the University of Kentucky, it’s a major college town and the center of the action for Kentucky college basketball. It’s also home to the famous Keeneland Race Course, which has been hosting horse racing auctions since 1936. According to Neighborhood Scout, 91% of cities are safer than Lexington. This doesn’t speak well to its crime rates, which are higher than average in the state. 

Having a local security company monitoring your home in Lexington puts you with security experts who are also knowledgeable about Lexington. With the right home monitoring plan in place for your home, you can deter potential burglars and trust the emergency call center will respond.

Lexington, KY Statistics

Lexington, KY Statistics

FBI data shows that Lexington reported 10,329 incidents of property crime in 2018. The vast majority of crimes involved theft and burglary. According to Neighborhood Scout, property crime is over 70% more likely in Lexington than in most of Kentucky. Here’s a breakdown of the crimes Lexington reported in 2018:

  • 7,755 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 1,523 incidents of burglary
  • 1,051 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 422 incidents of robbery
  • 295 incidents of aggravated assault
Lexington Spotlight: Bates Security — Local Security Provider

Lexington Spotlight: Bates Security — Local Security Provider

Bates offers everything you might need from home automation to multi-camera live surveillance, with four monitoring plans to choose from. However, you’re required to have a free consultation with Bates to learn what the rates for those plans are. The equipment varies by home, so the rates aren’t fixed. For example, the fourth monitoring plan includes home surveillance monitoring, which has a rate that probably increases with each camera you add. While it’s unfortunate the company isn’t transparent about its pricing, this is fairly common for local monitoring companies, and you can at least look at Bates’ monitoring packages and what they cover before you have a consultation. 

  1. Regional KY Provider

    Bates Security

    BBB rating A+

    Starting at $/mo

    Our take

    Founded by a former Lexington police officer, Bates Security has a great track record of getting high customer service ratings, and it’s even been ranked as one of the top 100 home security companies. Bates also won the “Installer of the Year” award in 2012 and 2016 from Security Sales and Integration Magazine. We love that you get a false alarm guarantee and a lifetime warranty on the equipment you buy.

    What we like

    • Award-winning service and quality customer service
    • Offers access control, remote access and home automation
    • Flexible, customizable equipment and monitoring setup tailored to your home’s needs

    What we don’t like

    • Video surveillance only in most expensive monitoring package
    • No transparent pricing on website
    • No transparent pricing on website
  2. 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
  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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Additional Local Home Security Providers for Lexington

Additional Local Home Security Providers for Lexington

These are some of the other home security providers in Lexington:

  • Cornerstone Protection: This company sells and installs landline or wireless alarm equipment and offers 24/7 contract-free monitoring and a generous 90-day risk-free trial.
  • Kentucky Secured: A locally owned and operated branch of ADT that provides equipment and monitoring for burglary, fire, carbon monoxide and flood monitoring, this relatively new company offers a two-month free trial.
  • Safe Streets: Another local ADT provider, Safe Streets sells and installs alarm systems with digital touchpads, pet-friendly motion sensors and home automation capabilities.
  • Integrated Security Solutions: In business for over 20 years, ISS provides equipment from Honeywell and Alarm.com for home monitoring and home automation.
  • Security Essentials of Lexington: This Lexington-based company has been in business for more than 30 years, and offers a two-month free trial and lifetime fixed-rate guarantee, providing everything from alarm systems to home automation and surveillance.
Surrounding Areas for Lexington

Surrounding Areas for Lexington

You may want to look into providers serving neighborhoods around Lexington, including:

  • Richmond, KY 
  • Versailles, KY
  • Wilmore, KY
  • Lawrenceburg, KY
  • Winchester, KY
  • Georgetown, KY
  • Frankfort, KY
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

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Frequently Asked Questions for Lexington

Frequently Asked Questions for Lexington

Which home security providers provide professional installation?

Cornerstone Protection, Kentucky Secured, Protect Your Home, Security Essentials of Lexington and Bates Security are the providers offering professional installation. National providers that offer professional installation include ADT and Vivint.

Which of these providers is best for renters in Lexington?

Cornerstone Protection is one great option for renters in Lexington because it’s contract-free. Or, go with a contract-free nationwide provider such as SimpliSafe or Abode

Which home security provider is the least expensive in Lexington?

Not all local providers reveal their rates. However, you can start as low as $19.95 per month with Security Essentials of Lexington, plus you get a two-month free trial. Or you can look at an affordable nationwide provider, such as Ring Alarm, which offers $10-per-month professional monitoring with home automation.

Which security provider is best for homeowners in Lexington?

Bates Security is the best provider for homeowners in Lexington who want peace of mind knowing that local experts are a call away if something happens. For the most affordable option to get started with, Protect America is a nationwide provider that offers equipment included for the duration of your contract for just $19.99 per month.

Which of these home security providers offer smart home devices?

Cornerstone Protection and Kentucky Secured offer smart home devices, though the other providers are compatible with third-party smart devices.


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