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Best Home Security Systems In Reno, NV

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

Best for flexibility and integration

TID Systems

Starting at $29.99

Best features

  • Video surveillance
  • Home automation
  • DIY install help

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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Installation Professional Professional with DIY option Professional DIY or Professional DIY
Contract 36 months 12 months 42-60 mos. or pay for equipment in full None None
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Equipment Warranty Option to extend limited warranty Manufacturer + 30-day installation 120-day equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty
About Reno

About Reno

Known as the “biggest little city in the world”, Reno, Nevada, is a mere 37 miles from Lake Tahoe and a six-hour jaunt to Las Vegas. With a population of just over 255,000 people, Reno packs a big punch for a small city. Famous for its casinos, Reno is also home to the University of Nevada, Reno. The area has seen a technology boom in recent years, becoming a new hub for tech startups, and it has seen investments from large companies such as Amazon, Tesla, Microsoft and Google.

Like any other city, Reno does experience crime, so it’s a good idea to consider local home security solutions. This guide reviews some of the best home security companies in Reno to help you find the right solution for your household. 

Reno Crime Statistics

Reno Crime Statistics

According to the 2018 FBI crime report, the most common crime in Reno is larceny-theft. The crime rate in Reno is higher than 87% of other U.S. cities, but its property crime rate is comparable to the rest of Nevada. Consider these numbers from the FBI’s 2018 report when considering alarm systems in Reno:

  • 3,930 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 1,153 incidents of aggravated assault
  • 1,073 incidents of burglary
  • 1,050 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 303 incidents of robbery
Local Spotlight: TID Systems — Local Security Provider

Local Spotlight: TID Systems — Local Security Provider

TID Systems is a multifaceted company that serves Reno and the surrounding area. The company takes an integrated approach to automation and security, providing application security, IT services, security systems, video surveillance and smart home automation. Customization and the right solution are the main focuses for TID Systems. The company will even help you with your DIY systems, such as Nest, Ring, Arlo and more.

TID Systems’ lowest cost for professional monitoring is $29.99 per month, which requires a one-year contract. The company offers a 30-day installation warranty, and all of the equipment it provides comes with manufacturer warranties. Since TID specializes in custom solutions, you’ll have to call the company to find out your final cost.

  1. 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
  2. Best for flexibility and integration

    TID Systems

    Starting at $29.99/mo

    Our take

    TID Systems’ philosophy is, “If we can help you, we will.” The company offers a variety of options to choose from to build your custom security package, including home automation and entertainment systems. Professional monitoring starts at $29.99 per month with a one-year contract.

    What we like

    • Video surveillance
    • Home automation
    • DIY install help

    What we don’t like

    • Not focused exclusively on home security
    • No set packages
    • Must call to determine cost
  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
Other Local Providers

Other Local Providers

Reno residents enjoy many options when it comes to alarm companies. Some of our other top picks include:

  • All Pro Security: Based in Reno and serving the Douglas County area since 2002, All Pro Security offers commercial and residential security systems.
  • AWAXX Systems: AWAXX Systems offers home security solutions to residents of Nevada and some areas of Northern California.
  • Armed Alarm Services: Armed Alarm Services offers security alarm systems and professional monitoring, as well as home automation devices like thermostats, lights and automated door locks.
  • Axis Security Group: Axis Security Group serves Nevada, California and Hawaii with home security solutions, fire alarms, professional monitoring, CCTV systems and home security cameras.
  • CEI Alarm: A veteran-owned business serving northern Nevada and California, CEI Alarm offers home security systems, fire alarm systems and home entertainment installation solutions.
Additional Areas Covered

Additional Areas Covered

Home security companies serving Reno residents may also serve surrounding areas, including: 

  • Auburn, California
  • Cameron Park, California
  • Carson City, Nevada
  • Fallon, Nevada
  • Fernley, Nevada
  • Grass Valley, California
  • Lincoln, California
  • North Auburn, California
  • Placerville, California
  • Rocklin, California
  • South Lake Tahoe, California
  • Sparks, Nevada
  • Sun Valley, Nevada
  • Susanville, California
  • Truckee, California
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

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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FAQs for Reno

FAQs for Reno

What home security features are important for Reno?

Larceny-theft and aggravated assault are the most common crimes in Reno, followed closely by burglary and motor vehicle theft, so entry detection, professional monitoring, and cameras are great investments for Reno residents.

Which home security provider is the least expensive in Reno?

TID Systems‘ starting price is competitive at $29.99 per month for professional monitoring, which is comparable to national companies such as Vivint.

Which home security providers offer security cameras in Reno?

TID Systems, All Pro Security and CEI Alarm, all offer security cameras. Many national companies, such as ADT, also offer cameras.

Which home security providers offer professional installation?

Most local providers offer professional installation, including TID Systems, All Pro Security, AWAXX Systems, Armed Alarm, Axis Security Group and CEI Alarm. National companies such as Brinks, ADT and Protect America also offer professional installation.

Which of these home security providers offer smart home devices?

TID Systems offers many sophisticated home automation devices, such as automatic locks, thermostats, garage door openers, lights and entertainment media.


Aaron Trumm
Aaron Trumm

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