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Home Security Systems Review
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Ratings
Overall Rating
Alerts
Equipment & Security Devices
Monitoring Services
Help & Support
9.88
9.57
9.50
9.07
8.82
8.50
8.38
8.20
8.00
7.88
7.33
6.70
6.13
10.00
9.38
10.00
9.38
9.38
9.38
9.38
8.75
8.75
7.50
8.13
6.88
6.25
10.00
9.38
8.75
8.75
8.13
7.50
6.88
8.13
5.63
7.50
6.25
5.00
5.63
9.38
10.00
9.38
8.75
8.13
8.13
8.13
6.88
9.38
8.75
7.50
7.50
5.63
10.00
10.00
10.00
9.38
10.00
8.75
9.38
8.75
9.38
8.75
6.88
9.38
8.13
Cost of Security
Basic Monthly Monitoring Fee
$34.99
$19.99
$9.95
$35.99
$49.00
$29.99
$14.99
$34.95
$25.95
$29.95
$25.00
$9.99
$8.95
Activation & Installation Fees
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$99.00
$0.00
$0.00
$99.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$0.00
$35.00
Contract Agreement Period
1 Year
3 Years
1 Year
3 Years
5 Years
3 Years
None
3 Years
3 Years
3 Years
3 Years
None
1 Year
Alerts
Response Time
30 Seconds
20 Seconds
18 Seconds
45 Seconds
9 Seconds
1 Second
9 Seconds
30 Seconds
45 Seconds
60 Seconds
30 Seconds
N/A
*Seconds*
Intrusion
Personal Safety
 
 
Power Failure
 
 
 
Natural Gas
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Equipment Information
Primary Equipment Manufacturer
GE
GE
Various
Honeywell
Various
LifeShield
SimpliSafe
Various
Honeywell
GE
AlarmForce
Various
Various
Wireless System
Third Party
Customizable
 
Third Party
Security Devices
Performance Score
99%
96%
94%
90%
85%
82%
77%
79%
65%
73%
69%
60%
57%
Glass Break Sensor
 
Third Party
Security Camera
 
Third Party
Flood Protection
 
 
Carbon Monoxide
 
Motion Sensor
Third Party
Panic Button
Third Party
Pet Immune Sensor
Up to 40 lbs.
Up to 40 lbs.
Up to 40 lbs.
Up to 100 lbs.
Up to 80 lbs.
Up to 60 lbs.
Up to 50 lbs.
Up to 80 lbs.
Up to 80 lbs.
Up to 40 lbs.
Up to 60 lbs.
None
Third Party
Security Devices.
Recessed Door Sensor
 
 
 
 
Third Party
Temperature Change
 
Garage Door Sensor
 
Third Party
Personal Security Device
Third Party
Siren
 
Third Party
Security Devices..
Smoke & Fire
Wireless Sensors
Third Party
Door & Window Sensor
Third Party
Monitoring Services
Ease of Use Score
99%
97%
86%
69%
59%
96%
89%
54%
75%
78%
65%
81%
50%
24-Hour Monitoring
 
Cellular/Internet Monitoring
Online Account Access
Interactive Monitoring
 
Follow-up Notification
 
Home Automation
 
 
 
 
2-Way Intercom
 
 
 
 
 
Help & Support
Equipment Warranty
2 Years
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime
1 Year
3 Years
Lifetime
3 Years
Lifetime
Lifetime
1 Year
N/A
Professional Installation
DIY
Optional
DIY
Required
Required
Optional
DIY
Required
Required
Required
Required
Optional
Third Party
Relocation Option
Email
Phone
FAQs
Online Tutorials
 
Alarm History Reports
 
Live Chat