Tag: Security Systems

Home Security Systems Cost Comparison

Home Security Systems Cost Comparison

See our side-by-side cost comparison table of monthly fees, installation fees, and equipment costs across top-ranked home security companies.

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Best DIY Security Systems for 2019

Best DIY Security Systems for 2019

Not ready for a full-fledged security system with long-term contracts? A DIY home security system is a lower-cost compromise that offers protection with more flexibility. We’ve put together this list of our favorite security systems with DIY installation and different monitoring options to help you find the security you need. These companies make it easy to set up your security system yourself without having to schedule and pay for a professional installer to come to your home. If you choose to add new equipment or move to a new location, it’s easier to pack up your equipment and bring it with you.

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Ring Alarm Security System Review 2019

Ring Alarm Security System Review 2019

Ring offers an inexpensive, install-it-yourself security system with a great monitoring price. As a newer system, it’s still being fine-tuned, so there are some kinks. Is the Ring security system the latest and greatest in home protection? We decided to find out by testing the system in a team member’s home. Our verdict—we think it has potential, but it’s still too early to tell.

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Vivint Review | Affordable Monitoring and High-End Equipment

Vivint Review | Affordable Monitoring and High-End Equipment

Vivint is one of the only big security companies to offer a contract-free security option. This customer-first thinking is a big part of why we recommend Vivint over other security companies. Read on for a full review of Vivint home security….

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ADT Home Security Review | Fast Installation and Superior Monitoring

ADT Home Security Review | Fast Installation and Superior Monitoring

ADT Home Security is the most familiar name when it comes to monitored security systems, but does it still match up against the competition? Read on for a full ADT Home Security system review…

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Frontpoint vs. Vivint: Which Home Security Company Is Better?

Frontpoint vs. Vivint: Which Home Security Company Is Better?

Vivint and Frontpoint both offer high-quality security and smart home services but go about it in distinctive ways. That’s why we recommend these two home security providers for different types of security shoppers. Looking for a Tony Stark-level smart home? We recommend Vivint. More of a MacGyver? Choose Frontpoint’s DIY home security system.

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Link Interactive Home Security Review: Customizable Packages and Transparent Pricing

Link Interactive Home Security Review: Customizable Packages and Transparent Pricing

Link Interactive is a DIYer’s dream. It lets you customize your security system exactly the way you want it, and you have to pay only for the equipment you choose. Read on for a full review of Link Interactive…

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Abode Review | Affordable Monitoring without Contracts

Abode Review | Affordable Monitoring without Contracts

Abode lets you self-monitor your system for free with a mobile app. Plus, it doesn’t require contracts and comes with lots of smart home integration. Downsides are limited customer service and lack of an outdoor camera.

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Protect America Review—The Best Alternative to Cellular Monitoring

Protect America Review—The Best Alternative to Cellular Monitoring

Protect America is one of the few security companies to offer landline and broadband monitoring—important if you live in a rural area. Monitoring plans include basic equipment, but some plans are higher priced than competitors. See our full Protect America review…

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SimpliSafe Home Security Review | Affordable Basic Home Security without Contracts

SimpliSafe Home Security Review | Affordable Basic Home Security without Contracts

SimpliSafe is your best option for cheap professional monitoring with no contract. Systems are contract-free, inexpensive, and easy to set up. Small drawbacks include limited home automation and the lack of an outdoor camera…

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