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Yonkers is the fourth-largest city in New York State in terms of population. Yonkers offers big-city conveniences, easy access to parks, and a touch of suburban charm. With parks such as Tibbetts Brook Park, Van Cortlandt Park and Sprain Ridge Park beckoning you for a visit, it’s hard to stay indoors when you live in Yonkers. You can walk along the Hudson River to enjoy views of Palisades Interstate Park in New Jersey, which you can tour up close by driving south to the George Washington Bridge or north to the Governor Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. If a stroll through air conditioning is more your style, head on over to the Cross County Shopping Center or take the kids to the LEGOland Discovery Center.
Wherever the spirit of adventure takes you in Yonkers, there’s no need to worry about leaving your vacant home susceptible to thieves. Although the suburban neighborhoods in Yonkers may seem safer than the bustling streets of New York City, crime happens everywhere. Choosing the best home security system and provider will help you take control of your family and property’s safety. Learn more about how to get personalized professional services from security companies in Yonkers.
Yonkers Crime Stats
According to the FBI’s city data, the following crimes were reported in 2018 in Yonkers by the city’s 202,827 residents:
- 1,344 incidents of larceny-theft
- 270 incidents of burglary
- 461 incidents of aggravated assault
- 157 incidents of motor vehicle theft
- 213 incidents of robbery
In comparison, the 207,701 residents of Rochester, NY, reported significantly more property crimes the same year. These numbers indicate that Yonkers is a relatively safe community despite being more densely populated than Rochester. Data from Neighborhood Scout indicates that crime in Yonkers is most likely to occur in downtown districts, such as Getty Square and Park Hill.
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Based in the nearby town of Mamaroneck, Arcuri Alarms brings more than 50 years of experience to the table. The company offers burglar and fire alarms, carbon monoxide and fire detectors, panic and medical alert buttons, camera systems and pet-friendly motion detectors. Arcuri Alarms will create a custom package based on your home security system concerns using brand-name equipment from Bosch, Honeywell and others. Home automation is also available, as is 24/7 monitoring through a UL-certified monitoring center.
★ Recommended Plan
Arcuri Alarms will help you put together a custom equipment package based on your budget and goals.
- You own the equipment
- Numerous types of alarms and detectors available
- Option to choose between warranty or as-needed service fees
- Package information not available online
- Contract required
- Best Home Security for Industry Experience
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
- 6-month money-back guarantee
- $500 theft protection guarantee
- High-quality equipment
- Must pay for an extended warranty
- Lengthy contracts
- More expensive than competitors
- Best Smart Home Security
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.
- 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
- Long contract if equipment is financed
- Installation can take 3-4 hours
- Short (120-day) equipment warranty and service guarantee (unless you purchase Premium)
- Best Overall DIY Security System
SimpliSafe Home SecurityOur rating9.9Starting 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
- Inexpensive professional monitoring
- Wireless equipment
- Cellular monitoring
- 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
- Best Pet-Friendly Home Security
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.
- No lengthy contracts
- Excellent customer service
- Variety of equipment to choose from
- Monitoring fees are relatively expensive
- Short (30 days) trial period
- No professional installation option
Other Local Providers
Other local home security providers serving the Yonkers area include:
- Advance Security and Intercoms: This company focuses primarily on video surveillance and keypad door locks for both residential and commercial settings.
- Stratagem Security: Stratagem Security can set up intruder alarms for your home and its perimeter. It also offers a range of environmental detection equipment.
- Space Age Alarms Inc: This company offers 24-hour monitoring of burglar alarms, fire alarms, medical alert systems, carbon monoxide alarms, video cameras and more.
Additional Areas Covered
Many home security companies in Yonkers serve surrounding areas as well, including:
- Greenwich, Connecticut
- Stamford, Connecticut
- Norwalk, Connecticut
- Danbury, Connecticut
- Spring Valley, New York
- Manhattan, New York
- Englewood, New Jersey
Equipment & Features Recommended for Yonkers
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 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
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.
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.
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FAQs for Yonkers, NY
Burglary, robbery and motor vehicle theft are relatively uncommon in Yonkers. To prevent larceny-theft, consider prominently displaying outdoor security cameras on your property and setting up a yard sign that warns potential criminals that your home is monitored by a security system. Heavy-duty door locks, glass break sensors and window and door sensors are also smart to install in your Yonkers home.
Arcuri Alarms, Advance Security and Intercoms, Stratagem Security and Space Age Alarms Inc. all require contracts of various lengths. Frontpoint is an excellent choice for month-to-month service agreements. Check out our round-up of the best home security systems with no contracts for other options.