EMC Security Review

EMC Security is known for its professionally installed and DIY home security systems, flexible payment plans and contract-free service agreements.
Updated Mar 27, 2020

An Overview of EMC Security Home Security Services

EMC Security is a Georgia-based home security provider, serving more than 135,000 homes and businesses since beginning in 1998. Unlike many other providers, EMC Security doesn’t require its customers to sign a contract, so they are free to cancel at any time. They provide security solutions for family homes as well as businesses and office buildings throughout the north Georgia area. Customers are typically happy with their services and leave positive EMC Security reviews.


10 out of 10


  • Professional monitoring starts at $16.95/mo., which is inexpensive compared to other providers
  • No contract required for service, so customers can cancel any time

As a local home security provider, EMC Security offers lower prices compared to big-name companies. Their professional monitoring service starts at $16.95/mo., with the option to add on additional extras including interactive services via an app and optional video services. 

The team at EMC Security prides itself on its “no contract required” program. They emphasize that not having contracts in place with customers requires them to work hard and earn customers’ business each day.

Standout Features

7 out of 10


  • Offers a “build your system” tool to create a customized package
  • Ability to use your existing system, get a new one professionally installed or do the installation yourself

You can answer a few short questions on the EMC Security website to get a personalized home security recommendation. The questions assess criteria such as your type of home, the number of entry doors, and the number of floors in your house.

EMC Security also gives customers flexibility when it comes to purchasing and installing their equipment. If you already have functioning equipment but just want to switch to EMC Security for monitoring, you can do that. Or, if you need a new system, you can choose whether you’d like professional installation or if you’d prefer to do it yourself.


9 out of 10


  • Feel secure with a comprehensive suite of home security products, including a keypad, entry sensor, video doorbell camera, and more
  • Manage and monitor your home security from the EMC Security mobile app

EMC Security covers all of the standard home security bases when it comes to the equipment that they offer. You can purchase one of their preset packages as well as add on additional devices so that your package suits your needs.


Keep an eye on who’s coming in and out of your house with an outdoor camera or video doorbell. You can also boost the security of your home by installing entry sensors, motion detectors and glass break detectors. You can get alerts and view all of this footage in real-time through a mobile app on your phone or tablet.


9 out of 10


  • Have your new system professionally installed by EMC Security’s expert staff
  • Alternatively, you can also opt to install the equipment yourself

For an additional cost, you can have EMC Security’s trained staff install your new home security system. The process is simple: Order the equipment you want online and select ‘professional installation’ upon checkout. 

If you’d prefer to set up the system yourself, that’s also an option. According to EMC Security, setting up the equipment takes just minutes. Before you get started, make sure you have the name of your wireless network and password easily available, plus enough storage on your phone to download the connected mobile app.

Trial Period

8 out of 10


  • EMC Security offers a 30-day return policy
  • Credit is posted back to your account within 14 days
  • 2-Year warranty on equipment

If you change your mind about a piece of equipment you’ve purchased from EMC Security, you’ll have 30 days to return it (from the day that you received it). The money will be refunded to your original payment method within 14 days, if possible. The return period is average and about what you can expect for most providers. Also, keep in mind that you’ll need to cover the shipping costs when sending any equipment back to EMC Security. The provider also has a 2-year warranty for equipment.

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