Best Home Security Systems in El Paso, TX

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

Regional TX Provider

1st Alarm Security

Starting at $34.99

Best features

  • Smart home devices and home automation features
  • No upfront equipment purchase required
  • Video surveillance packages available

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 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

Best Home Security Systems in El Paso, TX

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Pro. monitoring starts at $45.99/mo. $34.99/mo. $29.99/mo. $14.99/mo. $44.99/mo.
Installation Professional Not specified online Professional DIY or Professional DIY
Contract 36 months Not specified online 42-60 mos. or pay for equipment in full None None
Smart home compatibility Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video surveillance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warranty Option to extend limited warranty Not specified online 120-day equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty
About El Paso

About El Paso

El Paso, TX has roughly 680,000 residents packed into the Western tip of the state, right above the Rio Grande. This old city is known for historical sites from the Tigua Nation, and it is surrounded by beautiful state parks. Desert landscapes with plenty of outdoor recreational opportunities make this warm climate welcoming. Although El Paso has lesser crime than other cities in Texas, its high property crime rate means that if you’re moving to El Paso, you’ll want to make sure your home is secured. We can help you find the best local provider for your needs.

El Paso Crime Statistics

El Paso Crime Statistics

According to the FBI, El Paso reported 10,365 incidents of property crime in 2018. By far, larceny-theft crimes occurred in higher numbers compared to other incidents. Overall, El Paso is considered safer than 30% of U.S. cities. Here’s an exact breakdown of crimes in El Paso from 2018:

  • 8,441 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 1,750 incidents of aggravated assault
  • 1,107 incidents of burglary
  • 817 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 376 incidents of robbery
El Paso Spotlight: 1st Alarm – Local Security Provider

El Paso Spotlight: 1st Alarm – Local Security Provider

1st Alarm has had 20 years in business servicing El Paso and 6 other cities in Texas. It offers four different plans with customization options to suit your needs, whether simple intrusion detection or video surveillance with home automation. 1st Alarm is transparent about its pricing, but not about its contract requirements. For those, you’ll need to request a quote.

1st alarm’s Standard package for $34.99/mo. includes remote access on the mobile app and via touchscreen. You also get a good amount of equipment included in the set, such as an interior siren, four entry sensors, a pet-friendly motion sensor, panic buttons and a key fob. The Cell Primary package for $44.99/mo. includes everything in the standard package, plus a GSM Cellular Radio. If you need video monitoring, the Go Control package for $49.99/mo. provides thermostat control with other home automation features. The Go Control with Video package for $67.99/mo. includes two indoor wireless cameras and one outdoor camera for a full suite of video surveillance equipment.

Best Home Security Systems in El Paso

Best Home Security Systems in El Paso

  1. Regional TX Provider

    1st Alarm Security

    BBB rating B-

    Starting at $34.99/mo

    Our take

    1st Alarm is a moderately affordable home security option for El Paso residents, especially considering there’s no need to purchase equipment upfront. The packages include a range of equipment so that you pay for only what you need. If you oversee your property from afar, you can have all the best monitoring equipment keeping track. Unfortunately, First Alarm isn’t transparent about its contract requirements or pricing for additional services such as environmental monitoring, and their service comes with activation fees.

    What we like

    • Smart home devices and home automation features
    • No upfront equipment purchase required
    • Video surveillance packages available

    What we don’t like

    • $69–$99 activation fee for each plan
    • No transparent pricing for additional services
    • No transparent about contract requirements
  2. 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
  3. 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
  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

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Additional Local Providers in El Paso

Additional Local Providers in El Paso

These are some of the other home security providers servicing El Paso:

  • Dorney Security Systems Inc.: Dorney offers professional monitoring, fire monitoring, and home automation products that work with Alarm.com’s mobile app.
  • Custom Domotics, LLC: Custom Domotics provides tailored home automation options with smart security devices such as a front door keypad that can give temporary codes for delivery persons or service providers that enter your home.
  • Resident Technology: Resident Technology offers touchscreen control, home and fire monitoring, home automation and video surveillance.
  • PyroCom Systems: PyroCom offers video surveillance systems, as well as intrusion detection, fire and life monitoring.
  • Horizon Fire & Security Alarm Services: Horizon is an alarm company that monitors intrusion detection and fire, but it only works with your own equipment and doesn’t sell or provide equipment for you.
Surrounding Areas for El Paso

Surrounding Areas for El Paso

You might also look into providers servicing neighborhoods around El Paso, such as:

  • Vinton, TX
  • Canutillo, TX
  • Anthony, TX
  • Horizon City, TX
  • Westway, TX
  • Socorro, TX
  • Sparks, TX
  • San Elizario, TX
  • Agua Dulce, TX
  • Prado Verde, TX
Factors to Consider When Buying a Home Security System

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

Common Home Security Equipment and Features

Head-to-Head Comparisons

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Frequently Asked Questions for El Paso

Frequently Asked Questions for El Paso

Which home security providers provide professional installation?

1st Alarm, Dorney Security Systems and PyroCom are local providers that require professional installation. ADT and Vivint are two national providers with professional installation.

Which home security providers are best for homeowners in El Paso?

1st Alarm is the best option for homeowners because it offers environmental monitoring. With 1st Alarm you can easily keep an eye on your property when you’re away with video surveillance, home automation and thermostat control.

Which home security providers offer security cameras in El Paso?

1st Alarm, Dorney Security and most other providers in El Paso offer either wired or wireless surveillance systems. If you’re looking for advanced camera technology, see our review of some of the best camera equipment on the market.

Will any home security providers allow me to finance my security system?

While none of these providers offers financing on equipment, they have monitoring plans in which equipment is leased for the duration of the contract. Many national security providers, such as Nest, allow you to finance your equipment. Others like Protect America include the equipment for free with your monitoring plan for the duration of your contract.

Do home security providers require a contract for service in El Paso?

All these providers require a contract, and most aren’t transparent about the length until you request a quote or inquire for more information. Several national providers offer service with no contract, including SimpliSafe and Frontpoint.

 


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