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Best Home Security Systems in Henderson, NV

Updated Feb 26, 2021
Written By
Aaron Trumm |
Evaluated over 90 safety products to help you protect what matters most. Check our Methodology

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Frontpoint Security

Pro. monitoring starts at
$45.99/mo.$29.99/mo.$29.99/mo.$14.99/mo.$44.99/mo.
Installation
ProfessionalProfessionalProfessionalDIY or ProfessionalDIY
Contract
36 monthsCall for info42-60 mos. or pay for equipment in fullNoneNone
Smart home compatibility
YesYesYesYesYes
Video surveillance
YesYesYesYesYes
Warranty
Option to extend limited warrantyCall for info120-day equipment warranty3-year limited equipment warranty3-year limited equipment warranty

About Henderson

Henderson, Nevada, is a short 20-minute drive to Las Vegas. With over 320,000 residents, Henderson is the second-largest city in Nevada. Beginning as a township around Basic Magnesium, inc., this area was a major source of magnesium during World War II. Once magnesium production declined, Nevada’s Colorado River Commission purchased the magnesium plants, and in 1953, Henderson was officially incorporated. Today, Henderson offers a variety of natural and cultural attractions, including Lake Las Vegas, the Clark County Museum, the Lion Habitat Ranch, the Sloan Canyon National Conservation Area and the Las Vegas Distillery.

Whether you’re relocating to Henderson or you’re already a long-time resident looking to update your home, a home security system is an important consideration. We’ll look at some of the top local home security providers to help find the right option for your household.

Henderson Crime Statistics

Like many cities of its size, Henderson’s most reported crime is larceny-theft. Neighborhood Scout indicates that your chances of becoming a victim of property crime in Henderson is 1 in 50, which is slightly lower than in the rest of the state. According to the FBI’s 2018 crime report, Henderson experienced the following crimes in 2018: 

  • 4,349 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 1,042 incidents of burglary
  • 681 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 286 incidents of aggravated assault
  • 217 incidents of robbery

Local Spotlight: Eagle Sentry — Local Security Provider

Based in Las Vegas, Eagle Sentry serves the Las Vegas Valley area with home security, camera surveillance and smart home systems. Eagle takes a “five levels of security” approach to protecting your home. Using sophisticated technology, Eagle starts this tiered protection system with advanced camera and surveillance analytics to detect threats before they reach your home. Combined with glass break sensors, magnetic contact sensors, motion detectors and panic buttons, Eagle’s advanced preventative system is a rarity in the industry.

Eagle Sentry’s packages start at $99 for equipment and $29.99 per month for the most basic alarm system. The company’s most comprehensive system costs $899 for equipment and $69.99 per month. This system includes Eagle’s smart detection camera technology with advanced analytics and video verification services. Eagle also offers a host of smart home automation services, including lighting control, motorized window treatments, media control and energy management.

  • Best Home Security for Industry Experience

    ADT Home Security

    Our rating
    9.7
    Starting at
    $49.99/mo

    Our Take on ADT Home Security

    ADT’s a well-recognized name in the home security industry. It offers traditional security that requires professional installation and monitoring at a steep price.

     

    Recommended Plan
    Complete

    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

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  • Best for Intruder Detection

    Eagle Sentry

    BBB rating
    A+
    Starting at
    $29.99/mo

    Our take

    Our take on Eagle Sentry: Eagle Sentry is an experienced provider that stands out with its different types of sensors to detect intruders. The Las Vegas-based company offers audio-sensing glass-break sensors and magnetic contact sensors, as well as motion detectors that can quickly alert you to intruders. This technology, alongside its surveillance and panic buttons, makes Eagle Sentry notable for its equipment packages. 

     

    ★ Recommended plan: The Eagle package offers five layers of protection, advanced cameras, and platinum monitoring services.

    Pros

    • Customizable plans
    • Affordable monthly monitoring costs
    • Glass-break and magnetic sensors

    Cons

    • Limited information on packages and equipment
    • No information on warranties for equipment
    • Unclear whether a contract is required.

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  • Best Smart Home Security

    Vivint Home Security

    Our rating
    9.7
    Starting at
    $29.99/mo

    Our Take on Vivint Home Security

    Vivint has an extensive line of smart security equipment that you can expand over time. The downside is that you’ll have a long-term contract if you finance your equipment. 

     

    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 upfront
    • 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)

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  • Best Overall DIY Security System

    SimpliSafe Home Security

    Our rating
    9.9
    Starting at
    $14.99/mo

    Our take on SimpliSafe Home Security:

    SimpliSafe is our top pick for inexpensive monitoring, durable equipment and reliable services that simplify home security. You’ll have all the right devices and features to give you peace of mind — even when the unexpected happens.

     

    Recommended package: Barrington

     

    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 the basic monitoring plan

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  • Best Pet-Friendly Home Security

    Frontpoint Home Security

    Our rating
    9.4
    Starting at
    $44.99/mo
    1-888-688-5779

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    Our Take on Frontpoint Home Security

    Frontpoint lets you choose both your package and monitoring plan to help build the perfect home security system for renters and homeowners alike. Monitoring can be costly, but free DIY installation helps lower costs without reducing reliability or protection.

     

    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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Other Local Providers

The area around Henderson is home to quite a few reputable home security system providers. Some of our other top choices for local alarm companies include:

  • Sting Alarm: Serving the Las Vegas metro area, including Henderson, Sting Alarm specializes in home security, smart home and emergency detection services.
  • Synergy: Synergy is a Brinks partner and Alarm.com dealer serving Southern Nevada with home security, monitoring, fire and carbon monoxide detection and medical response monitoring.
  • Security One: Security One serves Nevada customers with home security systems, monitors, environmental detection and home automation.
  • Brantley Security Systems: Local to Las Vegas, Brantley Security Systems uses a local central monitoring station for professional system monitoring. The company offers cameras, energy and home automation, fire and heat detection, flood detection and personal emergency monitoring.

Additional Areas Covered

Henderson is very close to Las Vegas and two state borders, which means home security companies serving Henderson may also serve areas such as: 

  • Barstow, California
  • Boulder City, Nevada
  • Bullhead City, Arizona
  • Hurricane, Utah
  • Kingman, Arizona
  • Lake Havasu City, Arizona
  • Las Vegas, Nevada
  • North Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Pahrump, Nevada
  • Paradise, Nevada
  • Saint George, Utah
  • Spring Valley, Nevada
  • Sunrise Manor, Nevada
  • Washington, Utah
  • Winchester, Nevada

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

  • Control panel/hub

    As the brain of your security system, the control panel allows you to arm and disarm your security system, manage smart home devices, and in some cases, speak with a monitoring center specialist via two-way communication. Learn more about the control panels offered by ADT, Vivint, and Brinks.

  • Motion sensor

    As one of the sentinels in your home, the motion sensor captures unusual activity, and your system lets you know. Some providers have motion sensors that are designed to be pet-friendly, avoiding pets under 80 pounds to help prevent false alarms. Learn more about motion sensors here in our post.

  • Door/window sensor

    Door/window sensors are sentinels for your entry points. Most have a discreet profile so they’re not easily seen, but once an entry point is breached, your control panel sounds an alarm to let the intruder know they’ve been caught. Learn more about the door/window sensors offered by Frontpoint, Protect America, and SimpliSafe.

  • Indoor security camera

    If you want to be able to monitor the interior of your home, communicate with family members, and check in on pets, then choosing an indoor security camera is a great option. Most indoor cameras feature HD video, come with night vision, and have two-way communication. Learn more about indoor security camera options offered by SimpliSafe, Vivint, and Abode.

  • Outdoor security camera

    Keep tabs on your property no matter your location with an outdoor security cameras. Most outdoor cameras have weatherproof features, night vision, and some even have deterrence features. Learn more about the outdoor security camera options offered by ADT, Vivint, and Frontpoint.

  • Video doorbell camera

    Check your front doorstep without having to leave work with a video doorbell camera. Most video doorbells have built-in two-way communication and night vision. Learn more about the video doorbells offered by Guardian Protection, Vivint, and SimpliSafe.

  • Smart thermostat

    With a smart thermostat, you can potentially improve your home’s energy efficiency. Most smart thermostats allow you to program them, creating a schedule for when your home’s heating and cooling system turns on. Some will also automatically adjust themselves based on certain conditions. Learn more about the smart thermostats offered by Vivint, Frontpoint, and ADT.

  • Smart lock

    Go keyless with a smart lock, designed so you can easily lock or unlock your door via app. Some smart locks have a keycode feature, allowing you to set unique PINs for family members and or professionals who may need to access your home. Learn more about the smart locks offered by Guardian Protection, Protect America, and Scout.

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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Aaron Trumm

Aaron J. Trumm is a writer, musician, and personal trainer. He writes in the home, health, and technology areas.

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