Best Home Security Systems In Houston, 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

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 Overall DIY Security System

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 for Flexible Installation

Brinks Home Security

Starting at $19

8.2 out of 10

Best features

  • Flexible pricing and installation options
  • Award-winning customer service
  • Works with Google Nest
  • ADT – Best Industry Experience
  • Vivint – Best Smart Home Equipment
  • SimpliSafe – Best DIY Installation
  • Frontpoint – Best Professional Monitoring
  • Brinks – Best Extra Features
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SimpliSafe Security

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Pro. monitoring starts at $45.99/mo. $29.99/mo. $14.99/mo. $44.99/mo. $29.99/mo.
Installation Professional Professional DIY or Professional DIY DIY or Professional
Contract 36 months 42-60 mos. or pay for equipment in full None None No contract required
Smart home compatibility Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Video surveillance Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Warranty Option to extend limited warranty 120-day equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty 3-year limited equipment warranty 2-year warranty
About Houston

About Houston

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Home to the NFL’s Houston Texans and Space Center Houston, this city is the fourth largest in the nation and one of the  fastest growing cities. Houston’s current population sits above 2.3 million residents, according to The Chicago Tribune.

Why are people moving to Houston? CultureMap Houston says that people choose the city for “[a] wealth of job opportunities. . .and a low cost of living”. The LifeStorageBlog lists the industries that are major players in Houston’s economy: “Energy”, “Aerospace and Aviation”, and “Life Sciences/Medical” amongst others.

According to NeighborhoodScout.com, Houston experiences more crime than New York City per capita. We want to help you protect your property and family, so we share Houston’s top 5 home security providers to help you find a solution that will work best for your home.

Houston, TX Crime Statistics

Houston, TX Crime Statistics

Turning to the facts, the FBI’s 2016 Crime Report shows that the number of property crime incidents exceeds all of the others. Following behind property crime is larceny-theft. Here is a breakdown of some of the worse crimes by type in Houston according to the FBI’s report:

  • 100,856 incidents of property crime
  • 69,630 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 23,960 incidents of violent crime
  • 18,488 incidents of burglary

Given these statistics, there are a number of factors and features you’ll want to consider when looking for a home security system.

Home Security Systems in Houston

Home Security Systems in Houston

  1. 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
  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 Overall DIY Security System

    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
  4. 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
  5. Best for Flexible Installation

    Brinks Home Security

    Our rating 8.2

    Starting at $19/mo

    Our Take on Brinks Home Security

    Awarded no. 1 in customer satisfaction for professionally installed systems by J.D. Power, Brinks is a top contender. Choose from three Brinks packages or the Nest Secure System.

     

    Recommended Plan
    Get a touchscreen control panel, sensors, and mobile app access with the Smart Security Essential Plan. Equipment starts at $199. Professional monitoring starts at $39 per month.

    Pros

    • Flexible pricing and installation options
    • Award-winning customer service
    • Works with Google Nest

    Cons

    • Contract required for all Brinks pacakges
    • Environmental monitoring not included in packages
    • Only top tier packages feature the smart home hub
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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

Head-to-Head Comparisons

Can’t decide? Compare top providers side-by-side:      ADT vs. SimpliSafe, Vivint vs. Frontpoint, and more.

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4 Questions To Find Your Home Security Provider

Select the features you want and we’ll match you with the right home security provider.

FAQs About Home Security in Houston

FAQs About Home Security in Houston

Which provider will best fit my needs?

This will involve considering a number of factors, but here’s a brief look at each provider that can shed a little insight. If you want a home security provider who has years of experience and recognition, we would suggest ADT. For regional home security solutions, we recommend considering Fort Knox Security Services. If you would like innovative technology, Vivint would be a great provider to consider. For DIY options, we recommend checking out SimpliSafe, Frontpoint or Protect America.

Do all of these providers offer security cameras?

Yes – with each provider you’ll find security camera options.

Do all of these providers have home automation features?

Yes – you’ll find home automation capabilities with each provider. While SimpliSafe does not offer any smart home devices to purchase, you can use SimpliSafe with digital assistants like Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. SimpliSafe also integrates with Apple Watch and August Lock.


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