Recommended Providers: Home Security Systems

Our team has researched the best home security systems services for 2017. See the latest reviews, unique features, comparisons, costs and more.
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    ☆ 2017 InHomeSafetyGuide Editor’s Choice ☆

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  • Pros

  • No annual contracts. From $19 per month
  • Beautiful hardware. Works with Nest®. AT&T Cellular Backup
  • No need for a wall-mounted control panel; it’s all done from your smartphone
  • Cons

  • Upfront costs for equipment
    Pros

  • No activation fees and no installation fees
  • 0% financing available with approved credit
  • Monitor the energy efficiency of your home
  • Most comprehensive system available on the market
  • Cons

  • 3-5 year contract required
  • Must be installed by a Vivint technician
    Pros

  • Lifetime warranty on all home security equipment
  • No equipment fees and no installation fees
  • Medical emergency pendant, GPS vehicle tracker, and driveway sensors are available
  • Low price guarantee
  • Cons

  • 3 year contract required
  • Only free to try for 7 days
    Pros

  • Enjoy a risk-free 30-day guarantee
  • 3-year warranty on equipment
  • Touchscreen control panel option with free smartphone apps
  • Easy, DIY installation with FREE shipping
  • Cons

  • 3 year contract required
  • Cost of equipment is not included in the plan price
    Pros

  • 60-day money back guarantee
  • No need to sign a contract
  • The base station is separate from the keypad, ensuring your alarm is sounded
  • Cons

  • Cheap plastics on hardware
  • No native camera options
    Pros

  • Lifetime warranty on equipment
  • Nearly 150 years in business
  • 6-month satisfaction window or your money back
  • Business security options available
  • Cons

  • Expensive
  • 3 year contract required
  • Must be installed by an ADT technician
    Pros

  • 30-day trial period
  • Multiple home security and home automation equipment can be added to any plan
  • Save when combining home security with other Xfinity services
  • Cons

  • Prices are likely to fluctuate throughout your contract
  • Slow response times
  • Requires an internet connection
    Pros

  • 14-day trial period
  • Pricing is transparent, so there are no surprises
  • Intuitive digital app for iOS, Android, and Windows
  • Cons

  • Security division just started in 2013
  • 24-month contracts are the norm
  • Plans are pricier than others in the industry