Editor's Choice - Highest Rated DIY Security System
From $25/mo with no annual contract options
Cellular backup included; attractive hardware
Integration with Nest & Amazon Echo
Entire system controlled by iOS/Android app
Upfront costs may get expensive for larger homes
Most comprehensive home security solution
No additional charges for professional installation
Large wall mounted display panel
Home automation integrated into system
Doorbell camera included with select packages
Mandatory 5 year contracts
Must be professionally installed by a Vivint technician
Pioneers of wireless DIY home security
No need to purchase a subscription plan
60 day refund policy
Hardware is made of cheap plastics
Vulnerable to software hacks
Must order online
Discount on equipment with 2 year contract
One bill with phone and internet
Only 14-day trial period
Requires 2 year contract
Most expensive plans in the industry
New to home security
Combine phone, internet, and security into one bill
Save on your other services when you add security
Ability to add home automation to package
Prices likely to fluctuate throughout contract
Slow response times
Not a dedicated home security company
Must be installed by an Xfinity technician
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