Compare Frontpoint and Nest
Frontpoint offers several different home security options depending on your needs. If you’re looking for a complete security system with the essentials like entryway sensors and motion detectors, Frontpoint is the choice here. It offers DIY wireless security systems that are customizable and affordable, and you’ll have contract-free security with month-to-month monitoring plans.
But if you’re just looking for standalone security devices like video cameras and smart doorbells, Google Nest may be a good option. Google Nest is best known for the Nest Hello and Nest Indoor Camera IQ. All equipment works with Google Assistant-enabled devices. But if you want to create a full system with Nest products, you’ll need to do some of the building on your own, and all of your equipment may not come from Google Nest. Nest discontinued their home security system in October 2020, but the company is still supporting its Nest Secure users in other ways.
Despite the differences between these providers, there are some similarities that are worth comparing.
|Starting package cost||$319.95||N/A|
|Starting professional monitoring cost||$49.99/mo.||Depends on provider preference|
|Monitoring||Professional||Self and Professional|
|Installation||DIY||Self and Professional|
|Warranty||3 years||1 year|
|Money-Back Guarantee||30 days||N/A|
|Camera recording and storage||Yes||Yes|
|Smart home compatibility||Yes||Yes|
Frontpoint vs. Nest FAQ
Both Frontpoint and Nest can work with other products. Both have systems that can function with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control. Frontpoint devices can also work with Z-wave-enabled devices.
Frontpoint does not offer professional installation as an option. Nest, however, does offer professional installation if you contact a Nest professional in your area.
With Frontpoint, you do not have to sign a service contract. Nest does not require a contract if you choose the month-to-month monitoring plan for $29/mo. That plan is more expensive, but if you want to pay $19/mo., you’ll have to sign a three-year contract.
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