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Last Updated: August 15, 2014
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  • 100% Cellular Monitoring
  • Crash & Smash Protection
  • Remote Access, Thermostat, Light & Video Control
  • Phone, Email & Text Alerts
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  • Home Security & Automation
  • Cellular, Broadband or Landline Monitoring
  • Remotely Control Your Home
  • Homeowner's Insurance Savings
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  • Complete Home Security & Automation System
  • Remote Electronic Door Locks
  • Remote Video Surveillance
  • Remote Thermostat, Lighting, & Appliance Control
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  • Cellular, Broadband & Landline Systems
  • No Activation Fees
  • No Equipment Fees
  • Lifetime Equipment Warranty
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  • Wireless Security Equipment
  • Total Home Automation
  • Two Way Voice Communication
  • Remote Video Access
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Frontpoint Review

When the Frontpoint control panel gets a tripped alarm signal from one of the sensors, it immediately sends a secure signal via the cellular network to the monitoring center. That signal is encrypted, meaning that it's almost impossible to disrupt it. You have your choice of monitoring packages from Frontpoint. There are monitoring plans for a number of contingencies, including burglar, fire, and more.... Get Quote - Full Review

ADT Security Services Review

ADT seems determined to offer customers the greatest sense of security and value possible. For over a century, ADT has provided 24/7 coverage to all sorts of homes and businesses, completely revolutionizing home security equipment in the process. Giving you up-to-the-minute status reports and total control over your security system with ADT Pulse, the company can offer you an amazing sense of security and comfort.... Get Quote - Full Review

Vivint Security Review

Vivint is a relatively new name in the home security system marketplace, but the solutions they provide have been around a while. Vivint used to be known as APX Alarm Security Solutions, but in 2011 they decided to seek investment funding and expand their home security business into the home control market. This has only enhanced their position in home security.... Get Quote - Full Review

Protect America Review

Protect America also offers a full range of sensors and detectors. You can add door sensors, window sensors, glass break detectors, smoke detectors, and more to your system, as well. The monitoring service provided by Protect America covers you all day, every day. If a sensor goes off, you have enough time to get to your control panel and enter your code in order to deactivate it.... Get Quote - Full Review

Protection 1 Review

Protection 1 offers home and business security systems including intrusion detectors for homes and businesses; cellular backup allowing wireless signals when land based phone lines are disabled or unavailable; and wireless security systems. The company also offers LifeLock Identity Theft Protection, a variety of controls and keypads for home security systems, wireless smoke detectors, and the eSecure option that allows remote home security monitoring from smart phones or computers.... Get Quote - Full Review

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

Are wireless systems more effective than hardwired ones?

Both options have their perks. Many people look to tradition when deciding on dependability, which is an argument in favor of hardwired systems. However, technology has shown a push towards cellular networks, causing many leading home security companies to focus their efforts on wireless systems. Using an all-cellular signal and VoIP technology, Frontpoint is considered one of the industry leaders in home security innovation. Wireless systems are certainly easier to install and can be used in more locations, but perhaps the main lesson to take away from a company like Frontpoint is that no matter what type of system you install, its efficiency will largely depend on the competency of your security provider. Be sure to check out our full list of top providers where you can find a mix of the best hardwired and wireless systems on the market.

I live in an apartment. What home security options are available to me?

In the past, installing a security system for an apartment renter was considered a daunting task for both property managers and security companies. Unlike homeowners, apartment dwellers have more potential safety breaches right off the bat, considering the cleaning staff and other authorized workers who have keys to the space. But as home security leader ADT mentions on its website, the rise of wireless systems have opened up new opportunities for apartment renters. Wireless systems present a great alternative considering they don't require too much hammering and disruption to install, can be easily expanded, and are easily adaptable to new technologies.

If you're someone living in an apartment, be sure to head over to ADT Authorized Premier Provider – Protect Your Home and consider it's apartment-ready, wireless solutions a gift for your residence. Protect Your Home is also running a promotion for new customers, offering an $850 security system for free when you sign up for a monthly service plan, so don't miss out!

What is Redundancy Monitoring?

When we're talking saving lives, a home security provider that provides redundancy monitoring is a beacon. The term “redundancy monitoring” refers to two or more monitoring stations that are linked together through a redundancy network. Protection 1, for example, employs a triple redundancy rotation for monitoring home alarm systems. In the event that your signal does not reach the primary or secondary monitoring center, triple redundancy insurance will automatically route your report to the third, layering the aid you'd want in the face of an emergency.

What happens to my system during a power failure?

This depends on the make-up of your system and whether it's hardwired or wireless. While some hardwired systems have built in battery reserves that can be triggered during power outages, you should check with your provider, as this is not a standard feature. The fear of being disconnected in the time of an emergency has caused many people to favor wireless systems. Using those available through Frontpoint and Vivint Security as an example, these systems operate via cellular data and have the built in battery reserves that many hardwired systems lack. These systems come standard for most of our top ranked companies, so you won't have to worry about tacked on fees. Keep in mind, though, that a working system does not necessarily mean you're home is being monitored. Check with your home security system's monitoring center to ensure that you'd be protected in the event of a power outage or similar hassle.

What happens to my home alarm if I move?

Moving out and having to uninstall your home alarm could seem daunting when assessing the possible fees and hassle associated with the process. However, you should have your security provider outline these details before signing up, as many companies realize the headache of moving and have softened their uninstallation protocol as a result. For example, Frontpoint states explicitly on its website that there's zero charge for uninstalling and relocating your equipment. Revolutionary wireless systems make for an easy move, cutting out the hassle that usually results in extra fees with other companies. Current and potential Protect Your Home customers should also rejoice knowing that if they move, the ADT provider will gift a $100 discount on the installation of an Essentials Plus security system as part of its Relocation Discount Guarantee.

Aside from intruder protection, what else can a home security system offer?

Hazards come in all forms. Depending on where you live, you are more susceptible to certain dangers than others, meaning it's in your best interest to find a home security provider than can scale. We've found Frontpoint's “Environmental” and “Life Safety” protection plan a robust solution for precautionary homeowners looking to cover their tracks in case of a flood, water leak or even a potential carbon monoxide threat. If you're an elderly individual or someone with a serious health condition, Frontpoint's Life Safety plan comes equipped with panic buttons, which you can engage for immediate response if a medical emergency ensues.

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