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|Monitoring price starting at||$35.99/mo.||$38.99/mo.||$15.00/mo.||$45.99/mo.||$39.95/mo.|
|Installation||DIY & Professional||DIY & Professional||DIY & Professional||DIY||DIY|
|Basic motion detection||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Smart home devices||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Home environmental monitoring devices||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Trial period||60 days||30 days||30 days||30 days||60 days|
Frequently Asked Questions About No-Contract Security Systems
Are there any catches to no-contract security systems?
While some providers may offer home security systems that don’t require a contract, it’s important to be aware of other factors. One factor you’ll want to keep in mind is that the security system may have to be self-installed, meaning that you’ll have to set it up yourself. If you don’t feel comfortable with installing the system on your own, see if the provider offers optional professional installation. Also check in on upfront costs, trial periods, warranties, and additional features before making your decision.
What is the average contact length for most home security systems?
Most contracts or service agreements you’ll find with providers are 36-month agreements.
Is a DIY installed system better than a professionally installed system?
Not necessarily. One of the perks of a DIY installed (or self-installed) security system is that you’ll be able to avoid any installation fees. If you don’t feel confident about installing your own security system, it would be better to check for optional professional installation or choose a professionally installed security system.
Does professional monitoring come with no-contract security systems?
This will depend on the provider, but most home security systems come with professional monitoring. If the provider has DIY security systems, in most cases, the monitoring will be on the inexpensive end compared to professionally installed security systems. This is a perk and can allow customers to save money in the long-term.
Do security cameras come with no-contract security systems?
Most home security providers offer at least one security camera.