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The Best Home Security Systems in St. Lucie, FL

Robert Gould
Updated Feb 19, 2021
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Pro. monitoring starts at
$45.99/mo.N/A$29.99/mo.$14.99/mo.$44.99/mo.
Installation
ProfessionalProfessionalProfessionalDIY or ProfessionalDIY
Contract
36 monthsN/A42-60 mos. or pay for equipment in fullNoneNone
Smart home compatibility
YesNoYesYesYes
Video surveillance
YesYesYesYesYes
Warranty
Option to extend limited warrantyThree years120-day equipment warranty3-year limited equipment warranty3-year limited equipment warranty

About St. Lucie, FL

Set at the northeastern edge of Fort Pierce, St. Lucie, Florida, is a relatively quiet community with a heavy focus on marine activity. Marinas line most of the shore, and many of the surrounding businesses provide boating-related services. 

St. Lucie’s proximity to military bases and facilities means the town has a significant number of active service members, as well as veterans. Residents and visitors of St. Lucie also enjoy easy access to many natural attractions, such as the Fort Pierce Inlet State Park and Avalon State Park, in addition to ample nature conservation areas. 

However, like any city, St. Lucie does experience crime, so it’s a good idea to research home security solutions. Below, we outline the best home security systems in St. Lucie, Florida, to help you find the right solution for your household. 

St. Lucie Crime Statistics

According to the FBI’s 2018 Crime in the United States report, St. Lucie boasts a lower property-crime rate than most Florida cities of comparable populations. Residents of St. Lucie and the greater Fort Pierce area reported the following crimes in 2018. 

  • 66 incidents of robbery
  • 197 incidents of burglary
  • 872 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 115 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 187 incidents of aggravated assault
  • Best for Security Cameras

    Clear Shot Plus

    BBB rating
    N/A
    Starting at
    $Call for rate/mo

    Our take

    Clear Shot Plus is a Fort Pierce-based provider of home security systems. It offers custom CCTV alarm systems and a wide variety of equipment packages. Clear Shot Plus posts package price points on its website, making it easy for you to see what options are in your budget.

     

    Recommended plan: Clear Shot Plus systems are self-monitored. Surveillance systems start at $169.99 for two security cameras and associated accessories.

    Pros

    • Professional installation
    • Transparent pricing
    • Custom security systems

    Cons

    • No professional monitoring
    • Expensive cameras
    • No smart home tech

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  • Best Home Security for Industry Experience

    ADT Home Security

    Our rating
    9.7
    Starting at
    $49.99/mo

    Our Take on ADT Home Security

    ADT’s a well-recognized name in the home security industry. It offers traditional security that requires professional installation and monitoring at a steep price.

     

    Recommended Plan
    Complete

    Pros

    • 6-month money-back guarantee
    • $500 theft protection guarantee
    • High-quality equipment

    Cons

    • Must pay for an extended warranty
    • Lengthy contracts
    • More expensive than competitors

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  • Best Smart Home Security

    Vivint Home Security

    Our rating
    9.7
    Starting at
    $29.99/mo

    Our Take on Vivint Home Security

    Vivint has an extensive line of smart security equipment that you can expand over time. The downside is that you’ll have a long-term contract if you finance your equipment. 

     

    Recommended Plan

    Vivint’s Smart Home Service is our recommended plan because it unlocks a larger selection of smart home devices, as well as video monitoring.

    Pros

    • Month-to-month contract option if equipment is purchased upfront
    • Backup battery included with the Sky Control panel
    • Extensive equipment features, including Vivint Car Guard

    Cons

    • Long contract if equipment is financed
    • Installation can take 3-4 hours
    • Short (120-day) equipment warranty and service guarantee (unless you purchase Premium)

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  • Best Overall DIY Security System
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    SimpliSafe Home Security

    Our rating
    9.9
    Starting at
    $19.99/mo

    Our Take on SimpliSafe Home Security

    SimpliSafe is our top pick for inexpensive monitoring, durable equipment and reliable services that simplify home security. You’ll have all the right devices and features to give you peace of mind — even when the unexpected happens.

     

    Recommended Package
    Barrington

    Pros

    • Inexpensive professional monitoring
    • Wireless equipment
    • Cellular monitoring

    Cons

    • Mobile alerts not available in the basic monitoring plan
    • No selection of smart home devices
    • Smart home capabilities not available in basic monitoring plan

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  • Best Pet-Friendly Home Security

    Frontpoint Home Security

    Our rating
    9.4
    Starting at
    $44.99/mo

    Our Take on Frontpoint Home Security

    Frontpoint lets you choose both your package and monitoring plan to help build the perfect home security system for renters and homeowners alike. Monitoring can be costly, but free DIY installation helps lower costs without reducing reliability or protection.

     

    Recommended Plan

    Our recommended Frontpoint plan is the Safe Home Starter equipment package combined with the Ultimate monitoring plan, which will give you access to a smartphone app for monitoring your security devices.

    Pros

    • No lengthy contracts
    • Excellent customer service
    • Variety of equipment to choose from

    Cons

    • Monitoring fees are relatively expensive
    • Short (30 days) trial period
    • No professional installation option

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Other Local Providers

If you’re interested in alternatives to Clear Shot Plus, check out the following home security providers serving the St. Lucie area:

  • Metro Alarm & Technologies: This southeast Florida company is a broker of Honeywell Security, Linear 2GIG systems, and other well-known brands. It also offers professional monitoring. 
  • Absolute Protection Team: Located in Vero Beach, Absolute Protection Team provides custom home security systems, smart home devices and 24/7 professional monitoring. 
  • Airtronics Automation & Security: This versatile Fort Pierce business supplies and installs systems for home security and automation, as well as entertainment and household cleaning.
  • AVS Tech & Treasure Coast Security Supplies: This company boasts over 20 years of experience performing professional installations of CCTV equipment and other home security systems.
  • Sound Tech Security Inc.: Located in Port St. Lucie, this company installs home security systems with 24/7 monitoring and home automation options. 

Additional Areas Covered

Many home security providers that serve St. Lucie serve surrounding areas of Florida as well, including: 

  • Fort Pierce
  • Anglevillas
  • White City
  • Indian River Estates
  • River Park
  • Port St. Lucie
  • Stuart
  • Lakewood Park
  • Vero Beach
  • South Beach

Factors to Consider When Buying a Home Security System

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Common Home Security Equipment and Features

  • ADT Control Panel

    Control panel/hub

    As the brain of your security system, the control panel allows you to arm and disarm your security system, manage smart home devices, and in some cases, speak with a monitoring center specialist via two-way communication. Learn more about the control panels offered by ADT, Vivint, and Brinks.

  • LifeShield by ADT Motion Sensor

    Motion sensor

    As one of the sentinels in your home, the motion sensor captures unusual activity, and your system lets you know. Some providers have motion sensors that are designed to be pet-friendly, avoiding pets under 80 pounds to help prevent false alarms. Learn more about motion sensors here in our post.

  • Frontpoint Door and Window Sensor

    Door/window sensor

    Door/window sensors are sentinels for your entry points. Most have a discreet profile so they’re not easily seen, but once an entry point is breached, your control panel sounds an alarm to let the intruder know they’ve been caught. Learn more about the door/window sensors offered by Frontpoint, Protect America, and SimpliSafe.

  • ADT Indoor Camera

    Indoor security camera

    If you want to be able to monitor the interior of your home, communicate with family members, and check in on pets, then choosing an indoor security camera is a great option. Most indoor cameras feature HD video, come with night vision, and have two-way communication. Learn more about indoor security camera options offered by SimpliSafe, Vivint, and Abode.

  • Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera

    Outdoor security camera

    Keep tabs on your property no matter your location with an outdoor security cameras. Most outdoor cameras have weatherproof features, night vision, and some even have deterrence features. Learn more about the outdoor security camera options offered by ADT, Vivint, and Frontpoint.

  • SimpliSafe VideoDoorbell

    Video doorbell camera

    Check your front doorstep without having to leave work with a video doorbell camera. Most video doorbells have built-in two-way communication and night vision. Learn more about the video doorbells offered by Guardian Protection, Vivint, and SimpliSafe.

  • Vivint Element Thermostat

    Smart thermostat

    With a smart thermostat, you can potentially improve your home’s energy efficiency. Most smart thermostats allow you to program them, creating a schedule for when your home’s heating and cooling system turns on. Some will also automatically adjust themselves based on certain conditions. Learn more about the smart thermostats offered by Vivint, Frontpoint, and ADT.

  • ADT Smart Lock

    Smart lock

    Go keyless with a smart lock, designed so you can easily lock or unlock your door via app. Some smart locks have a keycode feature, allowing you to set unique PINs for family members and or professionals who may need to access your home. Learn more about the smart locks offered by Guardian Protection, Protect America, and Scout.

Head-to-Head Comparisons

Can’t decide? Compare top providers side-by-side: ADT vs. SimpliSafe, Vivint vs. Frontpoint, and more.

Frequently Asked Questions for St. Lucie


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