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Security System Reviews

Check out our security system reviews for 2015. A selection of the top home security systems in the United States, has been compared in by price, service, quality, customer reviews, and feature sets.

How We Pick Our Top 5 Security Systems

We know the challenge the average consumer experiences when it comes to picking the right security system for his or her home. Comparing the different options on the market is challenging and time consuming, because packages and features can change greatly from one provider to another.

After careful analysis of online data including websites, testimonials, and reviews; we have selected the top 5 monitored security systems in the country. These security systems were chosen based on the level of protection they offer, the quality of their monitoring and technology, price, customer reviews, feature sets and the overall service they provide to customers.

Our hope is that the many hours we spent compiling this information helps to save you time and energy in your efforts to create a safer home.

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Company ADT Vivint FrontPoint Protect America LifeShield
Pricing 4.8 4.7 4.4 4.6 3.8
Security Performance 5 4 4.3 4.2 4.1
Customer Service 4.8 4.7 4.6 4.5 4.4
Equipment Quality 5 4.8 4.6 4.4 3.9
Equipment Warranty 4.7 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.2

Things to Look For In A Security Monitoring Company

Choosing a security monitoring company for your home can appear to be a daunting task. However if you know what to look for, finding one that meets your every need is doable and even easy. In your search, use this checklist:

In order to ensure that you have the very best security monitoring company to meet your needs, the answer to all these questions should be yes.

But What About…?

Each monitored security system offers something a little different. That’s why it is important to compare service providers and plans carefully. Pay particular attention if you:

When looking for a monitored security provider, take the time to carefully compare and contrast the different options available to you. Call us today to learn more.

Types of Monitoring

There are three types of monitoring for the consumer to choose from for their home security system: cellular, landline and broadband. Understanding how each works and the advantages of each will help you to determine which would be the best fit for your security needs.

A reliable monitoring system means that you can trust that your home is completely protected 24/7. Knowing that you can communicate with the monitoring center when you need to makes all the difference.

Review the monitoring types to find the one best suited to your needs.

Cellular Monitoring

A security system with cellular based monitoring uses a cell phone connection to communicate with a monitoring center in case the system is triggered. Today cellular monitoring is considered the gold standard as it is the fastest and most reliable connection available. In addition to being faster than the other two types of monitoring, its reliability comes from the fact that it still works even if telephone lines are cut or down.

Landline Monitoring

With a landline connected security system, communications for your monitoring goes through your telephone landline when activated. You can choose a wireless system but simply use the landline connection for monitoring purposes. The big vulnerability with landline monitoring communication is that lines can be cut or damaged in bad weather causing a breach in security because you have no way in which to communicate.

Broadband Monitoring

Broadband monitoring connects your home to the monitoring center via your broadband Internet connection. When the system is triggered, you are connected to the monitoring technicians through broadband connection, which is 4 times quicker than landline monitoring. While it is less expensive than cellular monitoring, it is not as dependable and can be tampered with.