Security System Companies

How to you decide what security company to go with for alarm monitoring? Price is obviously one of the biggest concerns, but cost means little if it means an untrustworty service, and a sub-standard install.

Featured National Alarm Companies

CompanyToll Free NumberMonthly CostSite
855-249-9869 $34.99 Frontpoint Website
ADT Dealer
(888)-631-5009 $35.99 Comparison Quote
Vivint Company Logo
(855) 972-0411 $49.99 Vivint Quote

Alarm Company Starting Prices

CompanyBuy/LeaseUpfront CostMonthly CostLease TermAverage Cost Per Month*
ADT AlarmsLease$99$35.9936 Months$38.74
Alarm.comPricing is dependent on your local dealer. Rates can vary review this review.
Alarm ForceLeaseFree$2536 Months$25
AMSOwned (not alarm provided)$0$4-15No Required$3-$15
APX Alarms (Now Vivint)Lease$99$44.9536 Months$48.50
Bay Alarm SecurityLease$345$3036 Months$39
Brinks Alarms - See BroadviewLease$$See Broadview$
Broadview SecurityLease$Free - 49$31.9936 Months$31.99
Central SecurityCheck Central Security Page for updates $
Chubb SecurityLease$690$33.9536 Months$53
First AlertLease$289$1924 Months$31
FirstLine SecurityFirstLine Security would not provide pricing
Frontpoint SecurityPurchase$99$34.9936 Months$37.74
Guardian ProtectionGuardian Protection would not provide a quote
Lifeshield Home SecurityLease$0$29.9963 Months$29.99
Monitronics Security SystemsMonitronics Security Systems would not provide a quote
Next AlarmLease$275$17.9536 Months$25.95
Pinnacle SecurityLeaseFree$4936 Months$49
Platinum ProtectionLease$99$39.9936 Months$42.75
Protect AmericaLease$Free$29.9536 Months$29.95
Protection One AlarmsLease$378$41.9536 Months$52.00
Protectron Alarm MonitoringLeaseFree$29.9536 Months$29.95
SafeMart AlarmsLease$49$29.9536 Months$31.50
Safe Security MonitoringLease$99$29.9536 Months$32.40
Simplisafe DeluxePurchased$374.90$24.990 Months$35.40
Slomin's Home Security (Landline)Lease$0$30.9560 Months$30.95
Slomin's Home Security (Cell / GSM)Lease$199.95$39.9060 Months$43.20
Smart HomePurchased$398.95$8.950 Months$20*
Sonitrol Home SecuritySonitrol Home Security would not provide a quote
Spot SecurityPurchase$1195$39.950 Months$70
VivintLease$99$49.9942 Months$52.35
Voxcom AlarmsLease$149.95$30.9536 Months$34.95

*Purchased system monthly costs are based on 36 month ownership

For a comparison of some of the larger competitors in the space see:

Home Security Company Reviews

Tips on Choosing a Security System Company

Take these points in find when deciding on a security company.

Contact at Least 3 Companies for Quotes

By getting 3 or more competitive quotes, with at least one being a local installer. Local installers often have more flexible terms and purchase offers.

Check with the Better Business Bureau

The Better Business Bureau offers accreditation of companies that meet its Standards for Trust.

National Burglar and Fire Alarm Association

The NFBAA member companies specialize in services to commercial and residential consumers.

Compare Prices: Lease Versus Buy

Lease prices often seem cheaper, but in the long run, they almost always cost more. Check out the Security System Costs for a lease versus buy analysis and calculator.

CompanyToll Free NumberMonthly CostSite
877-765-4528 $34.99 Frontpoint Website
ADT Dealer
(888)-631-5009 $35.99 Comparison Quote
Vivint Company Logo
(855) 972-0411 $49.99 Vivint Quote