Frontpoint vs. Link Interactive

Looking for a home security system with simple DIY installation but professional monitoring? You might have narrowed your selection to Frontpoint or Link Interactive based on those parameters. Compare and contrast these two systems to make your final choice.

Frontpoint vs. Link Interactive

Looking for a home security system with simple DIY installation but professional monitoring? You might have narrowed your selection to Frontpoint or Link Interactive based on those parameters. Compare and contrast these two systems to make your final choice.

Compare Frontpoint vs. Link Interactive

Compare Frontpoint vs. Link Interactive

Frontpoint and Link Interactive are highly competitive companies offering similar advantages, including simplified DIY installation and Z-Wave-powered home automation. The main differences between Frontpoint and Link Interactive center on price and equipment. See how they stack up across a few major categories.

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Price

Winner: Link Interactive

Link Interactive takes the win for Price. The provider has cheaper professional monitoring starting at $30.99/mo., while Frontpoint’s monitoring starts at $44.99/mo. With Link Interactive, you’ll also be able to select the devices you want for creating a package, potentially allowing you to have a lower equipment cost than with Frontpoint. Frontpoint’s starter package starts at $319.95. The only catch with Link Interactive is that you’ll have to enter into a contract, but you can choose a period of 1, 2, or 3 years.

Equipment

Winner: Link Interactive

Both Frontpoint and Link Interactive offer “smash-proof” technology that allows their systems to continue working even if an intruder attempts to break the hub. Both providers offer the ability to customize your security system. The product selection between Frontpoint and Link Interactive is similar, yet Link Interactive has a larger selection of products. For this reason, we believe Link Interactive has a slight edge in this category.

Installation

Tie: Frontpoint and Link Interactive

Both Link Interactive and Frontpoint are ideal choices for someone who wants simple DIY installation. Equipment from both companies comes pre-programmed to avoid any confusing technical setup, and some equipment comes with adhesive for easy peel-and-stick installation. Customer support will help with installation questions at either company, making this category a toss-up.

Home Automation

Tie: Frontpoint and Link Interactive

Both Frontpoint and Link Interactive integrate with Alexa and Google Home for easy voice control. Both companies also have equipment that is Z-Wave compatible and mobile apps that allow you to control your security system and devices remotely. There’s not a significant enough difference here to call it for either provider.

Warranty and Guarantee

Tie: Frontpoint and Link Interactive

Both companies offer a three-year warranty on all of their equipment, as well as a 30-day guarantee in which you can get a full refund and free return shipping if you are unhappy with your system for any reason. Simply reach out to either provider if you’re unhappy for any reason, and they will initiate the refund process.

Professional Monitoring

Tie: Frontpoint and Link Interactive

Both Link Interactive and Frontpoint require their customers to have 24-hour professional monitoring for a monthly fee. Frontpoint has two levels of professional monitoring while Link Interactive has three levels to choose from. With both companies providing cellular professional monitoring, we think it’s a tie. You will, however, pay more for monitoring with Frontpoint than with Link Interactive.

Tie: Frontpoint vs. Link Interactive

While Link Interactive and Frontpoint share many similarities, Frontpoint is a better option for those who don’t want to commit to a contract but don’t mind more expensive monitoring costs. Link Interactive is the better option for those who don’t mind flexible commitment options but would prefer a lower price-point for equipment and monitoring. Since both providers are almost neck and neck, we believe they balance out to a tie overall.

Link Interactive

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Monthly monitoring starting price $44.99/mo. $30.99/mo.
Contract length N/A 12 months
Extended no-risk return policy 30 days 30 days
Installation DIY DIY
Guarantees None None
Warranty 3-year equipment warranty 3 years
BBB rating A+ A+
Frequently Asked Questions about Frontpoint and Link Interactive

Frequently Asked Questions about Frontpoint and Link Interactive

What kind of equipment packages do Frontpoint and Link Interactive offer?

Frontpoint offers multiple packages, starting with a basic package with a keypad, two window/door sensors, and a motion sensor. Link Interactive allows you to choose between two control panels, and from there, you can pick additional equipment you’d like to purchase.

What kind of monitoring plans do Frontpoint and Link Interactive offer?

You can get professional monitoring from Link Interactive for as low as $30.99/mo. and monitoring from Frontpoint for as low as $44.99/mo.

Do either Frontpoint or Link Interactive offer the ability to self-monitor your own security system, or is professional monitoring required?

Both companies require professional monitoring for their security systems.

Are either Frontpoint or Link Interactive a good choice for renters?

Both are excellent choices for renters because they are wireless systems and easy to move. Frontpoint states that it does not charge when you move. Link Interactive mentions that the new homeowner may take over your contract if you wish. 


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