The 4 Best Home Security Systems

Frontpoint: Best Customer Support

Frontpoint has your back every step of the way. If you’re not sure what you need, or even where to start, Frontpoint is there to help. Its commitment to customer satisfaction is clear at every stage. If you have any trouble along the way, Frontpoint’s online resource center is full of FAQs, equipment guides, and video tutorials.


ADT: Most Popular Provider

ADT is the face of home security — a recognition they’ve earned after over 100 years in the business. Founded in 1890, ADT has been around for decades longer than any other security company. With over 6 million subscribers today, ADT is synonymous with home security — even its logo is a clear warning to would-be burglars. From home automation to environmental protection, ADT has features and equipment for every level of security.


Vivint: Best for Home Automation

Its cutting-edge technology and user-friendly mobile app makes controlling and monitoring your home a breeze. Vivint has been around since 1999 and is known for its best-in-class technology. Vivint’s mobile app earned 4.5 out of 5 stars in Apple’s App Store. By comparison, ratings for mobile apps offered by GetSafe, Frontpoint, and ADT came in at 3, 2.5, and 2, respectively.


GetSafe: Most Transparent Pricing

Security is made simple with GetSafe’s transparent online ordering and speedy DIY install. You can build your plan and checkout directly from the website. Most other providers require you to call to see pricing details. GetSafe’s DIY system was similar to Link Interactive and SimpliSafe, but its sleek equipment and transparent prices put it on top.


Regardless of your decision to invest in a home security system, there are a few easy habits to increase your home safety. This may seem obvious, but lock your doors and windows. “Most burglars reported entering open windows or doors. Only about one in eight burglars reported picking locks or using a key that they had previously acquired to gain entry.” You can also put a wooden dowel or metal bar into the track of sliding glass doors and window, making it more difficult to pry it open. Installing motion trigger flood lights around your home is also an effective way to increase your home security. And lastly, don’t leave a key under your mat.


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