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The Best Home Security Systems in Lubbock, TX

Steven Walters
Updated Jan 25, 2021
3 min read

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1st Alarm Security


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Frontpoint Security

Pro. monitoring starts at
$45.99/mo.$34.99/mo.$29.99/mo.$14.99/mo.$44.99/mo.
Installation
ProfessionalProfessionalProfessionalDIY or ProfessionalDIY
Contract
36 months36 months42-60 mos. or pay for equipment in fullNoneNone
Smart home compatibility
YesYesYesYesYes
Video surveillance
YesYesYesYesYes
Warranty
Option to extend limited warranty 3-year equipment warranty 120-day equipment warranty3-year limited equipment warranty3-year limited equipment warranty

About Lubbock, TX

Lubbock began in 1890 as a city of 50 people, and home security wasn’t as important as it is now. Over the following 130 years, Lubbock grew to be the home of 295,999 hospitable Western Texans, and home security is more important these days.

From early beginnings in hot, dry West Texas as a farming community, where the cotton industry still produces several million bales of cotton each year, Lubbock became a crossroads of the region’s culture. You can find a diverse art scene, live music venues, award-winning wineries and many more exhibits of art and culture. This is why Lubbock entertains millions of annual visitors.

In addition, Lubbock celebrates learning, and is the home of Texas Tech, which brings the energy of a college town to the city, and provides residents and visitors the opportunity to watch great college sports teams compete in football, volleyball, basketball and more.

Lubbock Crime Statistics

In 2018, the FBI reports that Lubbock had over 8,200 reported larceny-theft incidents. Burglary came in second with over 2,300 incidents reported in 2018. Here is a breakdown of some of the major offenses by type in Lubbock:

  • 8,228 incidents of larceny-theft
  • 2,312 incidents of burglary
  • 1,870 incidents of aggravated assault
  • 1,203 incidents of motor vehicle theft
  • 443 incidents of robbery

Based on data from Neighborhood Scout, crime in Lubbock is far worse than in the rest of Texas, and the U.S. average. The website rates the city as safer than just 3% of U.S. cities. However, CityRating.com claims that violent crime is on the decline in Lubbock, although it also admits property crime is on the rise. We think these are good reasons to consider professional home security companies and some type of alarm system.

  • Regional TX Provider

    1st Alarm Security

    BBB rating
    B-
    Starting at
    $34.99/mo

    Our take

    1st Alarm is a moderately affordable home security option for El Paso residents, especially considering there’s no need to purchase equipment upfront. The packages include a range of equipment so that you pay for only what you need. If you oversee your property from afar, you can have all the best monitoring equipment keeping track. Unfortunately, First Alarm isn’t transparent about its contract requirements or pricing for additional services such as environmental monitoring, and their service comes with activation fees.

    Pros

    • Smart home devices and home automation features
    • No upfront equipment purchase required
    • Video surveillance packages available

    Cons

    • $69–$99 activation fee for each plan
    • No transparent pricing for additional services
    • No transparent about contract requirements
  • 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

    Research ADT

  • Best Smart Home Security
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    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)

    Research Vivint

  • Best Overall DIY Security System
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    SimpliSafe Home Security

    Our rating
    9.9
    Starting at
    $14.99/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 the basic monitoring plan

    Research SimpliSafe

  • Best Pet-Friendly Home Security

    Frontpoint Home Security

    Our rating
    9.4
    Starting at
    $44.99/mo
    1-888-688-5779

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    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

    Research Frontpoint

Best Home Security Systems of 2020

Other Local Home Security Providers for Lubbock

  • Guardian Security Solutions – Provides security system installation, monitoring, and maintenance for residential, commercial, education, government and other industries.
  • Hi-Fidelity – Builds, installs and maintains security systems for businesses and individuals. Residential options include alarms, detection, and surveillance camera systems.
  • Professional Security Provider Lubbock – Specializes in smart home system consultations, installation, and monitoring services.

Surrounding Areas For Lubbock

Lubbock is composed of 60 neighborhoods including Burris, Hurlwood, Reese Village and Slide, as well as surrounding towns like Wolfforth, Levelland, Shallowater and Ropesville.

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 Lubbock


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