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2015 Best Home Security Reviews

Updated March 6, 2015

Business Reviews & Ratings

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A+ (link )
          (68)
Geek Score 9.8/10

Top Features

  • Available Nationwide
  • Crash & Smash Protection
  • 100% Cellular Monitoring
  • Remote Thermostat, Light and Video
  • Text, Phone & Email Alerters

Monthly Monitoring Rates

$34.99 $42.99 $49.99
Basic  Interactive  Live Video 

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Call Frontpoint Security Direct

(877) 960-4415

Mon-Fri 8:00am-11:00pm EST
Sat-Sun 10:00am-6:00pm EST

Business Reviews & Ratings

B ()
A- (link )
          (20)
Geek Score 8.9/10

Top Features

  • Available Nationwide
  • Cellular, Broadband & Landline
  • No Activation Fees
  • No Equipment Fees
  • Lifetime Equipment Warranty

Monthly Monitoring Rates

$19.99 $37.99 $47.99
Basic  Interactive  Live Video 

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Call Protect America Direct

(877) 976-9316

M-F 8am-12am EST
Sat 9am-9pm EST, Sun 10am-10pm EST

Business Reviews & Ratings

B ()
B- (link )
          (10)
Geek Score 8.5/10

Top Features

  • Available Nationwide
  • Home Security & Automation
  • Cellular, Broadband or
    Landline Monitoring
  • Remotely Control Your Home
  • Homeowner's Insurance Savings

Monthly Monitoring Rates

$36.99 $52.99 $59.99
Basic  Interactive  Live Video 

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Call ADT (Protect Your Home) Direct

(877) 976-9478

M-F 7am-12am EST
Sat 8am-9pm EST, Sun 9am-9pm EST

Business Reviews & Ratings

C ()
F (link )
          (17)
Geek Score 5.9/10

Top Features

  • Available Nationwide
  • Complete Security & Automation System
  • Remote Electronic Door Locks
  • Remote Video Surveillance,
    Thermostat, Lighting, & Appliance Control

Monthly Monitoring Rates

$53.99 $59.99 $69.99
Basic  Interactive  Live Video 

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Call Vivint Direct

(877) 976-9636

Business Reviews & Ratings

B ()
F (link )
          (8)
Geek Score 5.2/10

Top Features

  • Available Nationwide
  • Fast Response Time
  • Unbeatable Reliability
  • Advanced Video Monitoring
    & Mobile Apps
  • Whole Home Fire Protection

Monthly Monitoring Rates

$29.99 $39.99 $49.99
Basic  Interactive  Live Video 

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Call LifeSHIELD Direct

(877) 976-9633

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