I am sure that the most important things in your life are your family and the home that you provide for them. If this is the case, surely you want to protect your family and belongings to the very best of your ability. A top-rated security system is a major part of this protection. In determining which system might be best for me, I researched the topic by checking Best 5 Security Systems 2016, Top Home Security Systems 2015, and A Secure Life.
In researching home security systems to determine which best met the needs of my family and yours, Frontpoint Security was rated as number 1 by four out of four sources I checked. Some of the favorite features of Frontpoint Security are:
- System is cellular – no landline required.
- There is a mobile ap and has home automation features.
- Quick and easy DIY installation.
- Monitoring fees are mid-range, running from $34.99 – $49.99 per month.
Protect America came in next with some of the most popular features for Protect America being:
- No activation or installation fees.
- Offers GE home security products.
- Monitoring starts at $19.99 per month with rates locked-in for life.
- Easy DIY installation.
Vivint Security scored as number three. Vivint Securities best features are the following:
- It helps to manage your energy consumption.
- Incorporates solar energy.
- It has home automation features.
ADT Security scored well for being the largest home security system provider and their experience gained over the 135 years of being in the home security business. They offer cellular, internet or home phone lines for monitoring.
LiveWatch scored well with some of the best features being:
- Wireless – no landline necessary
- Customizable packages
- Smartphone ap to control system.
- Monitoring starts at $19.95 per month.
Also scoring in the top five were Link Interactive and Scout. Consumers like the fact thatLink Interactive has no activation or installation fees and offers a 30-day risk-free trial period. Scout has the lowest monthly pricing starting at under $10.00 per month. There are no activation and installation fees and no contract.
Any of the above services have excellent reputations. It is just a matter of which one fits your requirements and your wallet the best. I found the website A Secure Life to be the most informational. It has easy pro and con charts, links to other security related websites, and links to the different security services. When judging the different services, consider not only the ease of getting into a contract but also the difficulty of getting out of the contract if you are not pleased with the service.
There are also many steps that you can take to secure your premises without, or in addition to, a security system. For more information on this, check out Wikihow for suggestions of steps that you can take that cost little or no money.