Best Home Security Systems Ranked [2018]

The best home security companies of 2018 battle it out
for the top spots!

#1 Frontpoint
9/10
#

Frontpoint is our number one pick for home security in the United States and Canada. Their systems are DIY (do-it-yourself), 100% cellular (no phone line or internet required), controllable via an iPhone/Android app and professionally monitored by a CSAA certified central monitoring station. What makes Frontpoint stand out though is their commitment to exceptional customer service.

Frontpoint has many equipment options to choose from. They have a touch-less keypad as well as a touchscreen keypad and all the types of sensors you would typically expect from a traditional home security company like glass break sensors, motion sensors, flood sensors, recessed door/window sensors, smoke and carbon monoxide sensors, etc.

Frontpoint's home security system is also home automation compatible - connect any compatible Z-Wave device to the system and control it via the Frontpoint app. Frontpoint also provides video surveillance monitoring with its variety of high-definition indoor, outdoor and doorbell cameras.

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3.8/5

OVERALL
SCORE

Customer service

5

App performance

4

Security equipment

4

Z-Wave compatibility

3

Camera options

3

Pros

  • No phone line or internet required
  • Easy self-install
  • Professional install available
  • Great customer service
  • 30 day trial

Cons

  • 600+ FICO score required
  • No internet-backup available

#2 ADT
9/10
#

Frontpoint is our number one pick for home security in the United States and Canada. Their systems are DIY (do-it-yourself), 100% cellular (no phone line or internet required), controllable via an iPhone/Android app and professionally monitored by a CSAA certified central monitoring station. What makes Frontpoint stand out though is their commitment to exceptional customer service.

Frontpoint has many equipment options to choose from. They have a touch-less keypad as well as a touchscreen keypad and all the types of sensors you would typically expect from a traditional home security company like glass break sensors, motion sensors, flood sensors, recessed door/window sensors, smoke and carbon monoxide sensors, etc.

Frontpoint's home security system is also home automation compatible - connect any compatible Z-Wave device to the system and control it via the Frontpoint app. Frontpoint also provides video surveillance monitoring with its variety of high-definition indoor, outdoor and doorbell cameras.

Call 888-363-2035


Frontpoint offers 24/7 professional monitoring and their smartphone app.

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3.8/5

OVERALL
SCORE

Customer service

5

App performance

4

Security equipment

4

Z-Wave compatibility

3

Camera options

3

Pros

  • Dimensions: 1.8" x 0.4"
  • Battery life: 6 to 8 years
  • Battery type: CR123A
  • Wireless range: 150'
  • Application: Stick-on

Cons

  • Dimensions: 1.8" x 0.4"
  • Battery life: 6 to 8 years
  • Battery type: CR123A
  • Wireless range: 150'
  • Application: Stick-on

#3 Vivint
9/10
#

Frontpoint is our number one pick for home security in the United States and Canada. Their systems are DIY (do-it-yourself), 100% cellular (no phone line or internet required), controllable via an iPhone/Android app and professionally monitored by a CSAA certified central monitoring station. What makes Frontpoint stand out though is their commitment to exceptional customer service.

Frontpoint has many equipment options to choose from. They have a touch-less keypad as well as a touchscreen keypad and all the types of sensors you would typically expect from a traditional home security company like glass break sensors, motion sensors, flood sensors, recessed door/window sensors, smoke and carbon monoxide sensors, etc.

Frontpoint's home security system is also home automation compatible - connect any compatible Z-Wave device to the system and control it via the Frontpoint app. Frontpoint also provides video surveillance monitoring with its variety of high-definition indoor, outdoor and doorbell cameras.

Call 888-363-2035

Frontpoint offers 24/7 professional monitoring and their smartphone app.

READ FULL REVIEw

3.8/5

OVERALL
SCORE

Customer service

5

App performance

4

Security equipment

4

Z-Wave compatibility

3

Camera options

3

Pros

  • Dimensions: 1.8" x 0.4"
  • Battery life: 6 to 8 years
  • Battery type: CR123A
  • Wireless range: 150'
  • Application: Stick-on

Cons

  • Dimensions: 1.8" x 0.4"
  • Battery life: 6 to 8 years
  • Battery type: CR123A
  • Wireless range: 150'
  • Application: Stick-on

#1 Frontpoint
9/10
#

Frontpoint is our number one pick for home security in the United States and Canada. Their systems are DIY (do-it-yourself), 100% cellular (no phone line or internet required), controllable via an iPhone/Android app and professionally monitored by a CSAA certified central monitoring station. What makes Frontpoint stand out though is their commitment to exceptional customer service.

Frontpoint has many equipment options to choose from. They have a touch-less keypad as well as a touchscreen keypad and all the types of sensors you would typically expect from a traditional home security company like glass break sensors, motion sensors, flood sensors, recessed door/window sensors, smoke and carbon monoxide sensors, etc.

Frontpoint's home security system is also home automation compatible - connect any compatible Z-Wave device to the system and control it via the Frontpoint app. Frontpoint also provides video surveillance monitoring with its variety of high-definition indoor, outdoor and doorbell cameras.

Call 888-363-2035

Frontpoint offers 24/7 professional monitoring and their smartphone app.

READ FULL REVIEw

3.8/5

OVERALL
SCORE

Customer service

5

App performance

4

Security equipment

4

Z-Wave compatibility

3

Camera options

3

Pros

  • Dimensions: 1.8" x 0.4"
  • Battery life: 6 to 8 years
  • Battery type: CR123A
  • Wireless range: 150'
  • Application: Stick-on

Cons

  • Dimensions: 1.8" x 0.4"
  • Battery life: 6 to 8 years
  • Battery type: CR123A
  • Wireless range: 150'
  • Application: Stick-on