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Best Home Security Providers in Yonkers, NY

Updated Jan 25, 2021
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Arcuri Alarms

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SimpliSafe Security


Frontpoint Security

Pro. monitoring starts at
$45.99/mo.$25/mo.$29.99/mo.$14.99/mo.$44.99/mo.
Installation
ProfessionalProfessionalProfessionalDIY or ProfessionalDIY
Contract
36 months36 months42-60 monthsNoneNone
Smart home compatibility
YesYesYesYesYes
Video surveillance
YesYesYesYesYes
Warranty
Option to extend limited warrantyOne-year equipment warranty120-day equipment warranty3-year limited equipment warranty3-year limited equipment warranty

About Yonkers

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.

  • Best for Local Consultations

    Arcuri Alarms

    BBB rating
    A
    Starting at
    $25/mo

    Our take

    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.

    Pros

    • You own the equipment
    • Numerous types of alarms and detectors available
    • Option to choose between warranty or as-needed service fees

    Cons

    • Package information not available online
    • Contract required
  • 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 Smart Home Security
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    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
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    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

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

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.

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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Cathy Habas

Cathy Habas is a home security writer for Safety.com. Over the last six years, she's covered home security, home improvement, and landscaping for sites like Reviews.

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