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Nashville is the state capital of Tennessee, home to the Tennessee Titans, Nashville Predators, and the Nashville Soccer Club. With its rich musical heritage, it’s no wonder that it’s also known as “Music City.” Nashville’s musical history is displayed in museums across the city, including the Country Music Hall of Fame and the Johnny Cash Museum. Referred to as the “Athens of the South” for its focus on higher education, it is also home to numerous colleges, including Vanderbilt and Tennessee State University. Nashville, Tennessee, is also the USA’s 24th most-populous city with a 10.9% increase in population since 2010.
Nashville Crime Statistics
According to the FBI 2018 Crime in the United States report, property crime has increased by 6.86% from 25,769 cases in 2017 to 27,537 cases in 2018. Nashville.gov states that crime rose by 5.22% from 2017 to 2018, with an overall reduction of 13.75% in burglary cases. Violent crime and larceny-theft account for 28,469 of all crimes committed in the area. This report also states that Nashville has a significantly lower rate than Memphis, TN. Here is a breakdown of the number of crimes reported from the FBI’s 2018 report:
- 3,082 incidents of motor vehicle theft
- 2,116 incidents of robbery
- 20,828 incidents of larceny-theft
- 3,627 incidents of burglary
Nashville Spotlight: ADS Security - Local Security Provider
Founded in 1992, ADS Security provides both residential customers and commercial companies with 24/7 professional monitoring and installation options. It services areas around Nashville, including Franklin, Mount Juliet and Murfreesboro. ADS Security’s headquarters is based in Nashville, and it has 25 local branches throughout the Southeast. Ranked 19th largest security firm in the nation, it has helped more than 100,000 customers throughout the Southeast, all with local customer service.
ADS Security has three customizable home security packages: Traditional, Surveillance, and Keyless Entry. For package pricing, you can contact an ADS sales specialist for a quote.
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- Regional Provider
ADS SecurityBBB ratingA+Starting at$Custom/mo
ADS Security operates throughout the southeast, including Huntsville, Alabama. The company offers the latest alarm and home automation technology to keep homes safe and secure. With a fully customized approach and customer-friendly policies, such as a lifetime guarantee, ADS stands out as an excellent choice for home security systems in Huntsville.
Recommended plan: Custom
ADS does not offer pre-bundled equipment plans. Instead, you get to build a customized system based on the size of your home and your particular circumstances and security goals. This customization prevents you from paying for equipment that you don’t want or need.
- 100% customized packages
- Wide selection of equipment and features
- Lifetime guarantee on residential equipment
- Long-term contracts
- Equipment must be paid upfront
- Pricing information not available online
- Best Overall
SimpliSafe Home SecurityOur rating9.3Starting 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. Self-monitoring is free.
- Inexpensive professional monitoring
- Wireless equipment
- Cellular monitoring
- Free self-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 for Money-Back Guarantee
Our Take on ADT Home Security
ADT is a well-recognized name in the home security business thanks to its top-notch equipment, award-winning monitoring centers and commitment to customer service. For people who feel like you get what you pay for, it’s hard to beat ADT.
ADT prefers to provide a brief consultation before quoting a custom package. Contact ADT to get started.
★ 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.
- 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 for Smart Homes
Our Take on Vivint Home Security
Vivint really shines when it comes to equipment. Perhaps no other provider has such an extensive catalog, which makes it an excellent provider for those who plan to install new equipment over time.
★ 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 up front
- 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)
- Short (3-day) trial period
- Best for Customer Service
Our Take on Frontpoint Home Security
Frontpoint recently changed its billing model to month-to-month contracts, which we believe shows that the company strives to stay on top of industry trends and cares about customer service. We also appreciate that Frontpoint’s equipment is compatible with the major smart home hubs.
★ 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 home security providers in Nashville, TN
We know how important it is to many Nashville residents to support local businesses, so we found a few more Nashville home security companies worth checking into.
- Alpha Security Systems: Nashville-based, Alpha Security Systems provides security equipment to both residential and commercial customers. It also provides its customers with 24/7 monitoring at a locked-in monitoring rate.
- NCA: NCA offers its clients a comprehensive range of security equipment, including motion sensors, glass break detectors and monitored smoke detectors to make sure that your home is always safe.
- Flex Alarms: Flex Alarms offers its clients security and home automation equipment that can be controlled by a single app. It also offers its clients 24/7 professional monitoring.
- Symspire: Symspire combines home security and home automation equipment to offer its clients a fully automated system that uses highly encrypted security systems for extra security.
Surrounding Areas for Nashville, TN
Most Nashville home security providers also provide service to the following Nashville, TN, surrounding areas.
- Madison, TN
- Hermitage, TN
- Whites Creek, TN
- Brentwood, TN
- Antioch, TN
- Old Hickory, TN
- Pegram, TN
- Joelton, TN
- Goodlettsville, TN
Common Home Security Equipment and Features
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.
Can’t decide? Compare top providers side-by-side: ADT vs. SimpliSafe, Vivint vs. Frontpoint, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions for Nashville, TN
With 27,537 incidents of property crime reported in Nashville, TN in 2018, security cameras and professional monitoring are must-haves for any Nashville home. Professional monitoring grants customers peace of mind knowing that their home is safe 24/7. If you want to keep an eye on your home, you might want to consider a security system that allows you to view security footage from your cell phone.
NCA and Symspire offer indoor/outdoor security cameras that are used to monitor your home 24 hours a day. Flex Alarms offer outdoor, indoor and video doorbells. Alpha Security Systems, however, does not provide security cameras with any of its packages. All of our national providers listed (ADT, Vivint, SimpliSafe, and Frontpoint) have security camera options.
For a more in-depth look at security cameras and their features, check out our list of The Best Home Security Cameras of 2020.
Neither Symspire or Flex Alarms state if they require a minimum contract. Alpha Security Systems and NCA, however, offer month to month service plans, making them the most flexible option. ADT and Vivint also require contracts, while SimpliSafe and Frontpoint do not.
You can check out our The Best Home Security Systems with No Contracts if you’re looking for a provider that doesn’t require a contract for service.
Alpha Security Systems, Symspire and Flex Alarms offer professional installation options for both commercial and residential customers. NCA does not state whether it provides a DIY or professional installation option. If you are unsure which installation option to choose, we talk about the differences between DIY and professional installation to help you choose the best type for your needs.
Alpha Security Systems, NCA, SimpliSafe, and Frontpoint are the best providers for Nashville renters as they offer month to month service plans, making it easier to cancel the service.