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Best Home Security Systems in Knoxville, TN

Updated Feb 26, 2021

Home Security in Knoxville, TN

Knoxville is home to 187,600 residents who enjoy gorgeous landscapes featuring lakes and colorful maple, oak, and sycamore trees. The feel is suburban, but with the Cumberland and the Great Smoky Mountains as neighbors, Knoxville is teeming with opportunities for outdoor adventure. According to the  Neighborhood Scout, 97% of American cities are safer than Knoxville because of its crime rate. Wherever you live, it’s always important to secure your home or rental with the help of a security monitoring provider. Your provider should have ample local expertise, offer affordable rates and provide equipment that’s convenient and reliable. We’ve looked at the local providers in Knoxville to help you find the best one for your safety and peace of mind.

Compare Local Providers

Liberty Security Systems


SimpliSafe Security

Frontpoint Security

Pro monitoring starts at:
N/A $29.99/mo. $45.99/mo. $14.99/mo. $44.99/mo.
ProfessionalProfessional Professional DIY or professional DIY
N/A 42-60 months or pay equipment in full 36 months None None
Smart home compatibility
YesYes Yes Yes Yes
Video surveillance
YesYes Yes Yes Yes
N/A 120-day equipment warranty Option to extend limited warranty 3-year limited warranty3-year limited warranty

Knoxville Crime Statistics

This is the longest concrete steel-reinforced bridge in Tennessee. It was built in 1930. It was named after Col. David Henley, a Revolutionary War hero sent to Knoxville in 1793 by President George Washington to represent the war dept.

According to FBI data, 8,827 property crimes occurred in Knoxville in 2018. Most involved larceny-theft but many were burglaries as well. According to Neighborhood Scout, Knoxville residents have a 1-in-21  chance of being a victim of property crime. Here’s a breakdown of crimes reported in Knoxville during 2018:

  • 6,379 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 1,374 incidents of burglary
  • 1,107 incidents of aggravated assault
  • 1,074 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 249 incidents of robbery

Knoxville Spotlight: Liberty Security Systems — Local Security Provider

Liberty Security provides professional security alarm monitoring for residents in Knoxville and other cities in eastern Tennessee out of a UL-certified center. Its monitoring station has received a CSAA five-diamond certification, and it’s been serving the local area for 29 years. Rather than put forward its pricing, Liberty Security requires you to call the company for an estimate.

With Alarm.com smart devices and Z-wave compatibility, Liberty Security lets you automate your smart home so that everything from your lighting to your thermostat control is accessible on your smartphone. Liberty Security offers advanced video surveillance equipment, including HD 720p night vision cameras. You can remotely access the pan-and-tilt feature on a camera while viewing the live feed, and turn on alerts to get a motion-triggered video clip when the alarm is armed.

  • Regional TN Provider

    Liberty Security Systems

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    Our take

    We like Liberty Security for its high level of local monitoring expertise. Additionally, we like its wide range of wireless equipment options featuring reliable cellular and IP connectivity. Since it offers everything from HD cameras to smart devices, this provider probably has everything you need to secure and automate your home.


    • Cellular and IP connections options make the system reliable
    • UL-listed, CSAA five-diamond certified monitoring center with 29 years of local experience
    • Includes intuitive touch screen hub based on Google's Android operating system


    • Pricing and contract information only available by consultation
    • Charges installation fees
    • No DIY installation option
  • Best Smart Home Security

    Vivint Home Security

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    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)

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  • Best Home Security for Industry Experience

    ADT Home Security

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    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

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  • Best Overall DIY Security System

    SimpliSafe Home Security

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    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


    • 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 basic monitoring plan

    Research SimpliSafe

  • Best Pet-Friendly Home Security

    Frontpoint Home Security

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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.


    • 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

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Other Local Providers in Knoxville, TN

These are some of the other home security providers in Knoxville:

  • His Security & Technology: This home monitoring provider sells and installs Alarm.com equipment and offers advanced home automation features, including geofencing.
  • CPI Security: This regional provider offers professional monitoring, cutting-edge AI-enabled security camera systems and home automation with features such as energy management.
  • SafeT Systems: SafeT provides professional monitoring from its UL-listed facility, plus home automation, access control and more.
  • FES Security: This company started in 1972 and provides wireless security systems customized to your home’s needs, with professional monitoring, home automation and remote access.

Surrounding Areas for Knoxville

You might also look into providers servicing residential areas around the city, such as:

  • Farragut, Tennessee
  • Oak Ridge, Tennessee
  • Louisville, Tennessee
  • Norris, Tennessee
  • Maryville, Tennessee
  • Alcoa, Tennessee
  • Lenoir City, Tennessee
  • Jacksboro, Tennessee
  • Clinton, Tennessee

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