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Our security systems section covers all aspects of securing your home with an alarm system. We review home alarm companies, and provide comparison tables to give you insights into pricing, features, terminologies, and more so you can make an informed purchasing decision. We also welcome our reader feedback and allow you to submit your own security system reviews which may be published or integrated into existing reviews.

Home Security Systems Reviews 2015

Home Security Systems Reviews

The security industry is highly competitive, from local mom and pop companies to international giants. It is a relatively easy industry to enter, but a very hard one to offer a consistently great product and service over time, especially with new technologies being released every day. It has become difficult to keep up with all the changes and wrap your head around the latest and greatest house alarm offerings. With so many to choose from and so many things to consider, how do you know which home alarm system is right for you? Our home security systems reviews cover the top contenders and bring you our findings in our regularly updated reviews... Read More »

2GIG Review: The Future of Home Security?

2 Gig Review

Unless you're a home security expert, you've likely never heard of 2GIG - a next-gen, wireless home security and automation system that could be a game changer in the way home security systems operate in the future. As its website suggests, "Make any home a smart home;" Linear's 2GIG Technology system is best described as a smart phone for your residence. The products are available through select home security system providers, or you can go the DIY route. However, does 2GIG home security and automation live up to its hype? Read our 2GIG review to see if this could be the best home security product for your home... Read More »

LiveWatch vs Frontpoint: Compare The Best Cellular Security Systems

Livewatch vs. Frontpoint

LiveWatch and Frontpoint are both ranked in our top three for best home alarm systems. Both companies have great reputations when it comes to customer service and their security packages perform well. In this LiveWatch vs Frontpoint article, we have put these two head to head so you can see what the similarities and differences are between them at each price point. But, remember, it's not all about price - if you are looking to make your home more secure, you want to carefully consider the tradeoffs of each company at each price tier... Read More »

What Are the Best Home Security Systems in Canada, eh?

home security systems in canada

There’s no place like home. It’s your safe haven after a long day. It’s where your family lives and friends hang out. It’s where your stuff is. Wouldn’t you do everything you could to protect it? Safeguarding your home not only means protecting your loved ones and personal belongings, it also means protecting your largest investment. Below, we review several options for home security systems in Canada... Read More »

Security System Scams: What To Look For

Security system sams

Security systems are complicated networks of switches and triggers that can be more confusing than anyone might expect. Sometimes, it’s hard to tell the difference between a quality system and one that should never be relied on to protect your home and family. Enter the security system salesman. Here are some things to look for to avoid falling for any security system scams... Read More »

LiveWatch Reviews: Are They As Good As They Seem?

LiveWatch Reviews

More than 200,000 people use LiveWatch for their home security needs. Previously known as SafeMart, LiveWatch offers good equipment that is completely wireless and you can self install. Their touchscreen control panel has a built-in camera to capture an intruder if they try to disarm your panel. This is a rare feature that is offered and we think is pretty cool. However, there are some things that LiveWatch could improve upon... Read More »

GuardMe Security Reviews: Too Good To Be True?

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GuardMe Security offers burglar alarms, cameras, fire alarms and home automation to secure your home. They cover 25 of the 50 states but very little has been written about them online. You have to contact them directly for packages and pricing information, which is frustrating. However, when you look at their customer reviews you can see that more than 90% of them are positive. If GuardMe Security covers your area, they may be a viable option... Read More »

Best Wireless Home Security Kit: Piper vs Canary vs iSmartAlarm vs SimpliSafe

Wireless home security kit

Why should you choose a wireless home security kit over a more traditional, wired security system? Wireless systems are typically cheaper, easier to install and are easy to relocate. DIY wireless system kits are becoming more popular because they come with all the parts you need for comprehensive security monitoring, but without a monthly monitoring fee. How do you know which one is best? Read more to see what your options are... Read More »

suretyCAM Review: Keeping Ohio Secure?

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SuretyCAM is still a relatively small home security company. Their security and automation packages are only available in central Ohio. SuretyCam's DIY solutions, called suretyDIY, are available in the entire U.S., except for Florida. A quick Google search for suretyCAM reviews will reveal that this company is known for its customer service. They backed this reputation up and did a great job of answering my mystery shopping questions on 5 different phone calls I made to them. From what I've learned, they try to understand your needs so that you get the system you want. However, it's difficult to find information on this company. There is practically zero information out there about suretyCAM and suretyDIY unless it's from the company itself. Also, the information below is both about suretyCAM and suretyDIY combined giving the confusing nature of their website (interlinking both services). We try our best to sift through this surety mess for you!... Read More »