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Have a provider in mind for your home but not sure how it stacks up against the competition? Let our 1-v-1 provider comparisons help you make a more informed choice. Find the equipment, features, and services you need for protecting your home.

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Home Security Features to Consider

Home Security Features to Consider

  • 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.

  • Equipment

    Most providers offer the basics like a control panel, sensors, and signage. Additional devices will cost extra and include smoke detectors, smart lights, smart locks, video doorbells, security cameras, and more.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Trial Period

    Need 30 days or as long as 6 months? Find a provider with the appropriate trial period length for you, giving you enough time to test out your security system and make sure it fits your needs.

  • Home Automation

    Put light, lock, thermostat, and garage door control at the touch of your finger tips with smart home devices. If voice control suits your fancy, look for security systems that are compatible with smart hubs.

Compare DIY Home Security Providers

Compare DIY Home Security Providers

SimpliSafe Security

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Cove Security

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Pro. monitoring starts at $14.99/mo. $19.99/mo. $14.99/mo $44.99/mo. Not provided
Optional pro. installation Yes Yes No No Yes
Optional self-monitoring No Yes Yes No No
Contract length No contract required 36 months No contract required No contract required 5 years
Guarantees/refunds 60 days 15 days 60 days 30 days 30 days
BBB rating A+ A+ A A+ B-
Compare Home Security Systems with Professional Installation

Compare Home Security Systems with Professional Installation

Pro. monitoring starts at $35.99/mo. $38.99/mo. $19.99/mo. $45.99/mo. $19/mo.
Equipment starts at $99.00 $599.00 No upfront cost $99.00 $199.00
Optional DIY Installation No No Yes No Yes
Security camera(s) Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Smart home devices Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Compare Home Security Systems for Renters

Compare Home Security Systems for Renters

SimpliSafe Security

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Cove Security

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Ring Home Security

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Pro monitoring starts at $14.99/mo. $14.99/mo. $10/mo. $19.99/mo. $44.99/mo.
Equipment starts at $229 Price varies $199 No upfront cost $369.93
Installation DIY or Professional DIY DIY DIY or Professional DIY
Contract No contract required No contract required No contract required 36 months No contract required
Trial period 60 days 60 days 30 days 15 days 30 days
Compare Affordable Home Security Systems

Compare Affordable Home Security Systems

SimpliSafe Security

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Cove Security

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Ring Home Security

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Pro. monitoring starts at $14.99/mo. $14.99/mo. $19.99/mo. (first month is free) $19.99/mo. $10/mo.
Equipment starts at $183 Price varies $199.15 No upfront cost $199
Installation DIY or Professional DIY DIY DIY or Professional DIY
Contract No contract required No contract required No contract required 36 months No contract required
Trial period 60 days 60 days 7 days 15 days 30 days
Home Security Provider Comparisons

Home Security Provider Comparisons

Our 1-v-1 security provider comparisons, take you through the top features for each and suggest a winner or who each provider is more suitable for. Check out our comparisons below listed in alphabetical order.

Abode Security

Abode Security

Ackerman Security Systems

Ackerman Security Systems

ADT Home Security

ADT Home Security

Alder Security

Alder Security

Alert 360

Alert 360

Arlo

Arlo

AT&T Digital Life

AT&T Digital Life

August Home

August Home

Bay Alarm

Bay Alarm

Blink Cameras

Blink Cameras

Blue by ADT

Blue by ADT

Brinks Home Security

Brinks Home Security

Cove Security

Cove Security

Cox Homelife Security

Cox Homelife Security

CPI Security

CPI Security

Deep Sentinel

Deep Sentinel

 

Frontpoint Home Security

Frontpoint Home Security

Guardian Protection

Guardian Protection

Honeywell Home Security

Honeywell Home Security

LifeShield

LifeShield

Link Interactive

Link Interactive

Lorex

Lorex

Nest

Nest

Protection 1

Protection 1

Protect America Home Security

Protect America Home Security

Ring Home Security

Ring Home Security

SafeTouch

SafeTouch

Schlage

Schlage

SimpliSafe Home Security

SimpliSafe Home Security

Slomin's Shield Security

Slomin’s Shield Security

Smith Thompson

Smith Thompson

Swann Cameras

Swann Cameras

Vector Security

Vector Security

Vivint Home Security

Vivint Home Security

Xfinity Home Security

Xfinity Home Security

 


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