Best Home Security Systems in Knoxville, TN

Regional TN Provider

Best features

  • 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

Best for Smart Homes

Vivint Security

Starting at $29.99

7.7 out of 10

Best features

  • Flexible equipment configuration
  • Flexible payment options
  • Variety of cutting-edge smart home devices and features

Best for Industry Experience

ADT Home Security

Starting at $45.99

8.3 out of 10

Best features

  • 140+ years in business
  • 6-month money back guarantee
  • $500 Theft Protection guarantee

Best for Easy Installation

SimpliSafe Security

Starting at $14.99

9.3 out of 10

Best features

  • Inexpensive professional monitoring
  • Wireless equipment
  • Cellular monitoring

Best for Customer Service

Frontpoint Security

Starting at $44.99

7.6 out of 10

Best features

  • Month-to-month contract
  • Renter-friendly services and equipment
  • Good customer service
Home Security in Knoxville, TN

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.

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Liberty Security Systems

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SimpliSafe Security

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

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

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.

  1. Regional TN Provider

    Liberty Security Systems

    BBB rating N/A

    Starting at $/mo

    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.

    What we like

    • 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

    What we don’t like

    • Pricing and contract information only available by consultation
    • Charges installation fees
    • No DIY installation option
  2. Best for Smart Homes

    Vivint Security

    Our rating 7.7

    Starting at $29.99/mo

    Our Take on Vivint Home Security

    Winner of the 2020 IoT Breakthrough Award for its outdoor camera, Vivint is a leader in home security with its expansive equipment lineup and features.

     

    Recommended Plan
    Vivint’s Smart Home Service has a ton of features and devices to help you protect your home to include the basics plus home hazard monitoring devices. Equipment starts at $599.99. Professional monitoring starts at $29.99 per month.

    Pros

    • Flexible equipment configuration
    • Flexible payment options
    • Variety of cutting-edge smart home devices and features

    Cons

    • Long contract if financing equipment
    • Expensive equipment cost
    • No DIY installation option
  3. Best for Industry Experience

    ADT Home Security

    Our rating 8.3

    Starting at $45.99/mo

    Our Take on ADT Home Security

    ADT is known for its longevity in the industry and its certified monitoring centers. Choose from one of ADT’s four packages or customize to fit your needs.

     

    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

    • 140+ years in business
    • 6-month money back guarantee
    • $500 Theft Protection guarantee

    Cons

    • Contract required
    • No self-installation option
    • Mobile app access not available in basic package
  4. Best for Easy Installation

    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.

    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 basic monitoring plan
  5. Best for Customer Service

    Frontpoint Security

    Our rating 7.6

    Starting at $44.99/mo

    Our Take on Frontpoint Home Security

    Nationally recognized for its customer service, Frontpoint is a top contender in home security with a range of packages you can choose from.

     

    Recommended Plan
    For the basics—a hub, sensors, and signage—Frontpoint’s Safe Home Starter plan comes at an affordable price. Equipment starts at $319.95. Professional monitoring starts at $44.99 per month.

    Pros

    • Month-to-month contract
    • Renter-friendly services and equipment
    • Good customer service

    Cons

    • Outdoor camera, doorbell camera only available as add-ons
    • Limited home automation devices available
    • High monitoring starting price
Other Local Providers in Knoxville, TN

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

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
Frequently Asked Questions for Knoxville

Frequently Asked Questions for Knoxville

What home security features are important for Knoxville?

Residents in Knoxville should be secured with a front door camera or doorbell camera and professional monitoring. Wire-free equipment with multiple connectivity options is ideal.

Which home security providers provide professional installation?

Liberty Security Systems, His Security and Technology, CPI Security, SafeT Systems and FES Security provide professional installation.

Which of these providers is best for renters in Knoxville?

Since Liberty Security Systems offers wire-free equipment, we think it’s a good choice for renters because it’s easy to install and can be re-installed elsewhere. If convenience is more important than local expertise, we recommend Blue by ADT for renters because it offers all-in-one smart equipment and contract-free monitoring.

Which of these home security providers offer smart home devices?

Liberty Security Systems offers smart home devices made by Alarm.com. CPI Security and SafeT Systems sell their own smart devices, including lighting control devices.

Which home security providers allow DIY Installation?

None of the local providers send equipment you can install yourself, but Abode, Frontpoint, Ring and other nationwide providers send equipment to your home for DIY installation.


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