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Best Home Security Systems in Oklahoma City, OK

Updated May 7, 2020
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$45.99/mo.$39.99/mo.$29.99/mo.$14.99/mo.$44.99/mo.
Installation
ProfessionalProfessionalProfessionalDIY or ProfessionalDIY
Contract
36 monthsOptional42-60 mos. or pay for equipment in fullNoneNone
Smart home compatibility
YesYesYesYesYes
Video surveillance
YesYesYesYesYes
Warranty
Option to extend limited warranty1 year120-day equipment warranty3-year limited equipment warranty3-year limited equipment warranty

About Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City might be known as the horse show capital of the world, but this river city in the Sooner State has more to offer than just stirrups and saddles. The Paseo Arts District is home to organic restaurants, art galleries, and the Oklahoma Shakespeare Theater. The Oklahoma City Thunder shoot hoops at the Chesapeake Energy Arena, and water sports fans flock to the Boathouse District for kayaking, canoeing, and paddle boarding on the Oklahoma River. Oklahoma City is also close to the halfway point for the historic Route 66, and features famous Route 66 landmarks such as the Tower Theater and Cheever’s Cafe. While you’re enjoying everything the OKC has to offer, you don’t want to worry about whether your home is secure. We’re here to help you find the best local security provider for your needs.

Oklahoma City Crime Statistics

Neighborhood Scout puts Oklahoma City near the bottom of the list when it comes to the safest cities in the U.S. According to its rankings, Oklahoma City is more dangerous than 96% of American cities, with an average of 32,165 crimes each year. You’re nearly twice as likely to be a victim of both violent crime and property crime in Oklahoma City than in the rest of the United States. The rate of burglary has the most notable difference, at a rate of 9.26 per 1,000 in Oklahoma City compared to a rate of 3.76 per 1,000 in the rest of the country. For Oklahoma City in 2018, the FBI reported:

  • 16,668 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 6,000 incidents of burglary
  • 3,987 incidents of aggravated assault
  • 3,630 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 1,082 incidents of robbery

Oklahoma City Spotlight: Alert 360 - Local Security Provider

Alert 360 was founded in 1973 in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and now serves customers throughout Oklahoma and the United States. Its independent Five-Diamond certified monitoring center provides professional monitoring services for Alert 360 customers, and it also offers access control, smart home automation, and video surveillance systems. The Better Business Bureau gives Alert 360 an A+ rating, and customers give it 3.5 out of 4 stars.

Alert 360 offers both month-to-month monitoring and three-year contracts. Its four packages include the Smart Door Lock, Smart Home Video, Door Command, and Complete Smart Home. The Smart Door Lock package includes a touchscreen panel, Alert 360 app access, a keyless door lock, a wireless motion sensor, and three wireless door and window sensors. The Smart Home Video package adds a wireless HD indoor security camera to the devices included in the Smart Door Lock package, and the Door Command package adds in a video doorbell instead. The Complete Smart Home package includes both the indoor camera and video doorbell. Installation costs between $99 and $149, and monitoring will run you between $39.99/mo. and $45.95/mo.

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    Alert 360

    BBB rating
    A+
    Starting at
    $39.99/mo

    Our take

    Founded in 1973, Alert 360 operates its own Five Diamond-certified monitoring center. The company also offers professional installation; optional contracts; and three different packages to choose from: the Smart Home Video Package, Door Command Package and Complete Smart Home Package.

    Recommended Plan: Door Command Package

    Pros

    • Month-to-month option
    • Mobile app access included in all packages
    • Up to $1,360 insurance deductible reimbursement

    Cons

    • Installation fee
    • Smart home devices only with upper-tier packages
    • No DIY installation or monitoring
  • 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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    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
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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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Additional Local Home Security Providers for Oklahoma City

We know that a lot of folks in Oklahoma City like to “keep it local”, so here are some local options for home security system installation and monitoring.

  • Globelink Security: Globelink will install a new security system for you or monitor your existing system.
  • Security Options: Few home security companies have showrooms where you can check out the equipment before you buy, but Security Options has one right in Oklahoma City.
  • AMPED Audio Video Security: If you’re ready to outfit a new home with audiovisual equipment and smart home security, AMPED is a one-stop shop.
  • Alcom Security: Alcom offers both home security packages and customized systems for homes and businesses in and around Oklahoma City.

Surrounding Areas for Oklahoma City

Oklahoma City home security providers also provide service to the following Oklahoma City suburbs:

  • Choctaw, OK
  • Norman, OK
  • Edmond, OK
  • Bethany, OK
  • Stillwater, OK
  • El Reno, OK
  • Chandler, OK
  • Chickasha, OK

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

  • ADT Control Panel

    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.

  • LifeShield by ADT Motion Sensor

    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.

  • Frontpoint Door and Window Sensor

    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.

  • ADT Indoor Camera

    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.

  • Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera

    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.

  • SimpliSafe VideoDoorbell

    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.

  • Vivint Element Thermostat

    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.

  • ADT Smart Lock

    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.

Frequently Asked Questions for Oklahoma City


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Jalesa Campbell

Jalesa is one of Safety.com's staff experts on home security, natural disasters, public safety, and family safety. She's been featured on Today.com and elsewhere.

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