Best Home Security Systems in Raleigh, NC

Best for Industry Experience

ADT Home Security

Starting at $45.99

8.8 out of 10

Best features

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

Southeastern Provider

CPI Security

Starting at $29.99

Best features

  • Intelligent video notifications with IVAN technology
  • Home automation features
  • Video verification to help identify intruders

Best for Smart Homes

Vivint Security

Starting at $29.99

8.4 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

8.4 out of 10

Best features

  • Inexpensive professional monitoring
  • Wireless equipment
  • Cellular monitoring

Best for Customer Service

Frontpoint Security

Starting at $44.99

7.2 out of 10

Best features

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

Best Home Security Systems in Raleigh, NC

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Pro. monitoring starts at $45.99/mo. $29.99/mo. $29.99/mo. $14.99/mo. $44.99/mo.
Installation Professional Professional Professional DIY or Professional DIY
Contract 36 months 39 or 60 month agreement 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 Raleigh

About Raleigh

Part of North Carolina’s “Triangle” region, and known as the “city in a park,” Raleigh is home to over 10,000 acres of parkland, including 180 miles of greenway trails and the largest museum art park in the U.S. Raleigh was also ranked as the third Sportiest City in America by Men’s Health Magazine in 2017, and is home to the 2006 Stanley Cup-winning Carolina Hurricanes NHL team. 

The city’s 469,298 full-time residents don’t include the students attending Raleigh’s six colleges and universities, including NC State, which houses the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, considered one of the most beautiful libraries in the world. Raleigh’s culinary arts scene is also a big draw to visitors, with the “Best Chef in America,” Ashley Christensen, operating five different Raleigh restaurants. But with everything this city has going for it, it’s important for its residents to know they can find a home security system that’s right for Raleigh.

Raleigh Crime Statistics

Raleigh Crime Statistics

According to Neighborhood Scout, Raleigh’s crime rates make it more dangerous than 86% of American cities. It has a crime rate of 30.73 per 1,000 residents, or about 3%. Its crime rates are about the same as the rest of the state of North Carolina, but unfortunately, NC ranks sixth in the nation for the highest burglary rates per capita. In Raleigh in 2018, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation reported: 

  • 7,672 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 2,025 incidents of burglary
  • 1,209 incidents of aggravated assault
  • 688 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 533 incidents of robbery
Raleigh Spotlight: CPI Security Systems — Local Security Provider

Raleigh Spotlight: CPI Security Systems — Local Security Provider

CPI Security Systems is the largest privately-owned home security company in the southeast region of the U.S., serving customers throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, Florida, Maryland, Alabama, and Virginia. CPI runs its own award-winning monitoring center, and uses video alarm verification to help police assist in alarm events (for customers with video surveillance). The Better Business Bureau gives CPI an A+ rating, and customers give it an average of four out of five stars. 

CPI home security services start at $29.99 a month for monitoring, with four packages to choose from: inTouch™ Essentials, inTouch™ Essentials Plus, inTouch™ Video, and inTouch™ Edge. Fees for installation and monitoring vary; you’ll need to contact CPI directly for a quote. CPI’s contracts are optional, but if you want month-to-month monitoring, you’ll have to pay for your equipment up front. 

  1. Southeastern Provider

    CPI Security

    BBB rating A+

    Starting at $29.99/mo

    Our take

    As a well-known provider in the Southeast, CPI Security has been helping homeowners protect their loved ones and property or over 25 years. In addition to basic equipment, security cameras, and smart devices, CPI’s Intelligent Video Activity Notifications, better known as IVAN  gives homeowners the ability to see who or what is causing activity inside or outside their home with a CPI security camera. You can get a price quote on your selected CPI package by contacting the provider. Professional monitoring starts at $29.99/mo.

    What we like

    • Intelligent video notifications with IVAN technology
    • Home automation features
    • Video verification to help identify intruders

    What we don’t like

    • Contract is required if equipment is not purchased upfront
    • SmartHub only available in higher packages
    • No DIY installation option
  2. Best for Industry Experience

    ADT Home Security

    Our rating 8.8

    Starting at $45.99/mo

    Our take on ADT Home Security

    ADT Inc. stands apart as the home security company with the most experience and the best guarantee in the industry. That’s on top of certified monitoring centers and a competitive equipment lineup that includes intrusion protection, environmental monitoring, video surveillance and smart home automation.

    What we like

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

    What we don’t like

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

    Vivint Security

    Our rating 8.4

    Starting at $29.99/mo

    Our take on Vivint Home Security

    Vivint offers all of today’s must-have home security features (professional monitoring, top-of-the-line equipment, home automation, mobile app access) with the added benefit of extensive smart home options and flexibility with your equipment and payment plan.

    What we like

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

    What we don’t like

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

    SimpliSafe Security

    Our rating 8.4

    Starting at $14.99/mo

    Our take on SimpliSafe Home Security

    SimpliSafe could be considered a disrupter in the home security industry, because it was among the first to provide forward-thinking customer benefits like self-installation, self-monitoring, video verification and month-to-month pricing. Its generous 60-day risk-free trial helps ensure long-term customer satisfaction.

    What we like

    • Inexpensive professional monitoring
    • Wireless equipment
    • Cellular monitoring

    What we don’t like

    • 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 7.2

    Starting at $44.99/mo

    Our take on Frontpoint Home Security

    Frontpoint offers a competitive range of security equipment and monitoring services with the freedom of do-it-yourself installation and month-to-month contracts. We also appreciate their straightforward pricing and solid customer service reputation.

    What we like

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

    What we don’t like

    • 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 Raleigh

Additional Local Home Security Providers for Raleigh

For other local home security options in Raleigh, check out these local providers.

  • Iwatch Security: Iwatch gets 4.5 out of 5 stars from Yelp users and the company claims that 95% of its potential clients choose Iwatch over their competitors.
  • Security Force: Security Force Inc. (SFI) is based right in Raleigh and offers 24/7 monitoring, and smart home device options in addition to basic intrusion detection.
  • Alarm Man of NC: Alarm Man uses Honeywell equipment and offers medical alert systems in addition to home security systems in Raleigh.
  • Secur-Tek: Professional monitoring with Secur-Tek starts at $21.95 a month, and you can use its security cost comparison calculator to calculate the price difference between your current system and a Secur-Tek system.
Surrounding Areas for Raleigh

Surrounding Areas for Raleigh

Raleigh home security providers also provide service to the following Raleigh cities and suburbs:

  • Durham, NC
  • Cary, NC
  • Chapel Hill, NC
  • Wake Forest, NC
  • Fuquay-Varina, NC
  • Morrisville, NC
  • Apex, NC
  • Garner, NC
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

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Frequently Asked Questions for Raleigh

Frequently Asked Questions for Raleigh

What home security features are important for Raleigh?

Because Raleigh has a high percentage of professionals who work from home, doorbell cameras are an important security feature for Raleigh homeowners. A doorbell camera can let you answer your door without interrupting your day.

Which home security provider is best for Raleigh renters?

SimpliSafe is one of our top home security system picks for renters in the Raleigh area because of its DIY installation, wireless equipment and affordable pricing. Simplisafe’s month-to-month monitoring is also helpful for people whose living situation changes frequently.

Which home security provider is best for homeowners in Raleigh?

Our pick for the best home security system for Raleigh homeowners is ADT. The company boasts over 140 years of experience in the home security industry, has a six-month money-back guarantee, and uses some of the highest-quality equipment in the industry. 

Which home security providers offer security cameras in Raleigh?

All the local home security providers we’ve researched in Raleigh offer home security cameras and video doorbells. National companies such as FrontpointVivint, ADT and SimpliSafe also offer security cameras. 

Which home security providers allow DIY installation?

Our top picks for The Best DIY Home Security Systems for Raleigh residents include SimpliSafe, Cove,  and Frontpoint. These DIY systems have online ordering and include wireless devices and straightforward installation.


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