NorthStar Home Security Services Review

NorthStar is known for its integrated security and smart home features that you can control remotely. They’re known for easy-to-use equipment that simplifies monitoring your home from your smartphone.
Updated Mar 27, 2020

NorthStar: Our Pick for Smart Home Security

NorthStar Security offers a wide range of home security and smart home products to help keep your loved ones safe. Our NorthStar Security review shares NorthStar’s variety of security solutions and add-ons to suit your family’s needs such as water damage sensors, smart garage control and appliance modules.


5 out of 10


  • Monitoring plans start at $39.99/mo.
  • Most contracts require a 5-year minimum

NorthStar comes with a long contract period, but you have both smart home and security flexibility to integrate your favorite home devices with your security equipment for smart home security. However, NorthStar Security doesn’t offer package options online. Instead, you have to call NorthStar or fill out their online form to speak with a specialist about customization to fit your home’s specific needs. One cost-saving benefit for customers is a free month of monitoring by referring a friend.

Stand-out Features

8 out of 10


  • A quality mobile app called NorthStar Connect
  • Integrates with popular smart technology brands

Download the provider’s mobile app, NorthStar Connect, to take your control panel on the go. With the app, you’ll be able to monitor your home security system when you’re on the go. The app lets you control all of your home security and compatible smart devices. NorthStar Security connects to a range of smart home products including Z-Wave thermostats, smart deadbolts and the Skybell doorbell camera. Turn off smart lights, unlock a smart lock, and turn off the iron connected to an appliance module. You can also see your security camera’s live feed online or using NorthStar Connect.


9 out of 10


  • Touchscreen control panel serves as your central security hub at home
  • Wireless key fob lets you quickly arm or disarm your system

Use the Lyrictouchscreen control panel as the central hub to manage your security and smart home equipment from one place. Control your locks, lights and use the panel’s two-way voice to give hands-free voice commands when you’re busy. The display screen includes a built-in camera to keep an eye on your home and includes a cellular radio to send signals to the monitoring center during an Internet or power outage. The NorthStar Security system also includes a wireless key fob to disarm your system as you’re arriving home. The wireless fob allows you to disarm your system before you enter. It’s a quick and easy way to conveniently control your alarm system without having to open the app on your phone.


2 out of 10


  • Professional installation with no option for DIY
  • Extensive training provided to all technical staff

NorthStar Security systems are professionally installed by qualified technicians. NorthStar’s Blue Ops technicians follow a quality checklist and will ensure all of your equipment functions properly as well as demonstrate how to use your equipment. The provider doesn’t list their installation price online, and this is not uncommon amongst other providers. Most providers who require professional installation will ensure that your system works as it should.

Trial Period

2 out of 10


  • No trial period advertised

Many security companies do offer a limited test run of the system, but this doesn’t seem to be the case here. NorthStar Security doesn’t advertise a trial period meaning you may not receive a refund if you’re unsatisfied with the service. However, it is smart to always ask about available warranties or guarantees that aren’t publicly advertised.

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Dashia Starr

Dashia researches and writes on all things home automation and security. She focuses on the latest news, products, and providers to share only the best with you.

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