Best Home Security Providers in Kansas City, MO

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 KS/MO Provider

Scharig Alarm

Starting at $19.99

Best features

  • Month-to-month service option available
  • No upfront equipment purchase required
  • Affordable monthly rates

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 Overall DIY Security System

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
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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 Kansas City, MO

About Kansas City, MO

Kansas City, Missouri, has about 489,000 residents and is one of America’s barbecue capitals. Besides touring the city’s Kansas City-style BBQ joints, there are plenty of fun activities in Kansas City, from the Worlds of Fun 235-acre theme park to the American Jazz Museum. According to Neighborhood Scout, though, 98% of American cities are actually safer than Kansas City, since its crime rates are relatively high per capita. Whether you’re moving to Kansas City or are already planted in the area, finding a local home security provider with professional monitoring can give you peace of mind.

Kansas City Crime Statistics

Kansas City Crime Statistics

Statistics from the FBI show that Kansas City reported 21,236 incidents of property crime in 2018. Among those incidents, the majority were larceny-theft crimes. Here’s the breakdown of the major crimes that occurred in 2018:

  • 13,305 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 5,665 incidents of aggravated assault
  • 4,214 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 3,717 incidents of burglary
  • 1,637 incidents of robbery
Kansas City Spotlight: Scharig Alarm Systems — Local Security Provider

Kansas City Spotlight: Scharig Alarm Systems — Local Security Provider

Scharig Alarm Systems has been serving Kansas City since 1994, and with monitoring starting at $19.99 per month, it’s one of the most affordable local providers. Scharig offers three different ways to serve you, so whether you have an existing system or need one and can’t afford it, there’s an option for you. Its professional monitoring service has won three Super Service Awards from Angie’s List.

If you already have a Honeywell home security system, Scharig will monitor your home starting at $19.99 per month. If you want to purchase a home security system and enter the same contract-free monthly plan, Scharig sells Honeywell security systems at $399.99 and installs them for free. The system includes a keypad with LCD display, a pet-sensitive motion detector, three door sensors and an indoor siren.

Your other option is to lease a Honeywell security system when you enter into a 36-month contract for home monitoring service. The equipment is installed for free and is covered by lifetime warranties. The system includes a motion sensor, indoor siren, touchscreen keypad and contact sensors for all home entry doors.  The company requires you to be a homeowner and pass a credit check in order to qualify, and monthly service under this contract starts at $24.99 per month.

You get the basics with this package, but if you need surveillance cameras or remote access to your security system while you’re away, Scharig offers three different smart home packages. All require a 36-month contract, and the monthly price isn’t listed online. However, the equipment is included free with the service contract, and the monthly rate depends on the customizations you make for your home.

Best Home Security Systems in Kansas City, MO

Best Home Security Systems in Kansas City, MO

  1. Regional KS/MO Provider

    Scharig Alarm

    BBB rating A+

    Starting at $19.99/mo

    Our take

    With Scharig Alarm Systems, you can select a smart home package or get started with home security essentials at a low cost. While you have to be a homeowner in some cases, Scharig’s month-to-month plans are great for renters. Professional monitoring with Scharig starts at $19.99/mo.

    What we like

    • Month-to-month service option available
    • No upfront equipment purchase required
    • Affordable monthly rates

    What we don’t like

    • Adding cameras increases your monthly rate
    • Remote access not included in every monitoring plan
    • Month-to-month monitoring only available with Honeywell 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 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
  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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Additional Local Home Security Providers for Kansas City

Additional Local Home Security Providers for Kansas City

These are some of the other home security providers in Kansas City:

  • SHIELD Security Systems: SHIELD offers cellular and landline systems with customization options and no long-term contracts.
  • Jade Alarm: Jade Alarm has been servicing Kansas City since 1969. The company is UL certified and uses a radio monitoring network called SecureNet instead of landlines or Internet to ensure monitoring is never cut
  • Rampart Security Systems: Rampart has been serving Kansas City since 1981 and provides wireless security equipment designed for DIY installation and also requires no long-term contracts.
  • Atronic Alarms: Atronic offers a variety of customizable systems and services for Kansas City-area residents, including home automation and environmental controls.
Surrounding Areas for Kansas City

Surrounding Areas for Kansas City

You might also look into providers servicing neighborhoods around Kansas City, such as:

  • Kearny, MO
  • Platte City, MO
  • Smithville, MO
  • Parkville, MO
  • Olathe, KS
  • Shawnee, KS
  • Lenexa, KS
  • Overland Park, KS
  • Prairie Village, KS
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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4 Questions To Find Your Home Security Provider

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4 Questions To Find Your Home Security Provider

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Frequently Asked Questions for Kansas City

Frequently Asked Questions for Kansas City

Which home security providers provide professional installation?

SHIELD Security, Jade Alarm, Rampart Security, and Atronic Alarms all offer professional installation. Two nationwide providers we’d recommend for professional installation are ADT and Vivint.

Which of these providers is best for homeowners in Kansas City?

Scharig is the best provider for homeowners, with low monthly rates and plenty of smart home automation options. However, it does require a credit check. Protect America is a great national option for homeowners without good credit since you can still get your equipment at no upfront cost.

Which of these home security providers offer security cameras in Kansas City?

SHIELD, Scharig, Rampart and Atronic all offer security cameras. National providers with good security options are Vivint, Frontpoint, and Ring.

Will any of these providers allow me to finance my security system?

Scharig gives you the option to get your equipment free for the duration of your monitoring service contract when you pass a credit check. Brinks is another provider that lets you finance your equipment, paying for it in small chunks over the duration of a long-term contract.

Do home security providers require a contract for service in Kansas City?

Scharig, SHIELD and Rampart have monitoring packages available that don’t require contracts for service. SimpliSafe and Ring are two of our favorite national providers that offer monthly service agreements.

 


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