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Save time looking for home security providers in your area and make more informed decisions. Allconnect helps you quickly and conveniently compare home security and other home services. To get started, scroll through our easy-to-use grid to compare home security providers.

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Home security provider Monthly monitoring fee Standard equipment included Installation
type
Contract
terms
Money back
guarantee
ADT 1-877-364-5135 Learn More $36.99 - $52.99 Yes Professional
$99 - $199
36 months 6 months
Vivint 1-855-335-5061 Learn More $39.99 - $49.99 Yes Professional - $0
(Limited time - New customers)

48 or 60 months
3-30 days
(varies by region and age)
Link Interactive 1-844-584-5240 Learn More $30.99 - $40.99 No Self-install - $0 12, 24, 36 months 30 days
Simplisafe Learn More $14.99 - $24.99 No Self-install - $0 No contract 60 days
Protection 1 1-855-222-8565 Learn More $34.99 - $54.99 Yes Self-install - $0
Professional - $99
36 months Up to $1,000 home insurance deductible protection
Protect America 1-888-844-8542 Learn More $19.99 - $54.99 Yes Self-install - $0 36 months 15 days for returns
(restocking fee applies)

Sources: The information we present here has been collected from provider websites. In cases where the information was not available on the provider’s website, we spoke on the phone or chatted online with the provider’s customer service agents to obtain some of the information presented here. Content last updated: April 6, 2018

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Interested in comparing home security companies like ADT, Vivint, Protect America, Link Interactive, Simplisafe, Live Watch and Protection 1? Allconnect help consumers like you make easy online comparisons and shop for home security in your area.

Finding a home security provider

Many providers offer different plans to fit different families’ home security needs and budgets. Here are some popular features you can look for when shopping for home security providers:

  • 24/7 professional monitoring
  • Fast response times
  • Reliable customer support
  • Industry experience
  • Equipment warranties
  • Customer satisfaction guarantees
  • Home automation features
  • Video surveillance

Compare home security systems with home automation

Are you looking for home automation features and integrations with smart home devices? Vivint, ADT, Link Interactive and Protection 1 all offer high-quality, customizable home automation features like smart lock control, energy management, remote lighting control and more.

home automation
Home automation features by plan
Features and Compatibility ADT 1-877-364-5135 Learn More Vivint 1-855-335-5061 Learn More Link Interactive 1-844-584-5240 Learn More Protection 1 1-855-222-8565 Learn More
Home automation available with: ADT Pulse® plans All plans Gold and Elite plans Smart Control and Video plans
Mobile app checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Smart locks checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Light control checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Thermostat control checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Remote arm/
disarm system
checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Garage door control checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Amazon Echo
compatible
checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Google Home
compatible
checkmark checkmark checkmark
Z-wave device
compatible
checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark
Nest Learning
thermostat
compatible
checkmark checkmark checkmark checkmark

Sources: The information we present here has been collected from provider websites. In cases where the information was not available on the provider’s website, we spoke on the phone or chatted online with the provider’s customer service agents to obtain some of the information presented here. Content last updated: April 6, 2018

Home security companies with video surveillance

Not all home security providers offer the same video surveillance cameras and features. If video surveillance is important for your home’s security needs, look for providers that support the types of cameras you’re looking for.

Types of security cameras

Home security provider Indoor security cameras Outdoor security
cameras
ADT 1-877-364-5135 Learn More
  • Wireless day/night
    indoor camera
  • Dome security camera
  • Indoor bookshelf
    camera
  • Wireless outdoor
    camera
  • Ring® doorbell
Vivint 1-855-335-5061 Learn More
  • Ping HD indoor
    camera with night
    vision
  • Vivotek outdoor HD
    camera with night
    vision
  • Vivint doorbell
    camera
Link Interactive 1-844-584-5240 Learn More
  • Wireless fixed indoor camera
    with night
    vision
  • Wireless pan/tilt
    camera
  • Wireless outdoor
    camera with night
    vision
Simplisafe Learn More
  • Simplicam wireless
    HD indoor camera
    with night vision
Protection 1 1-855-222-8565 Learn More
  • Indoor night vision
    camera
  • Indoor pan/tilt camera
  • Outdoor camera
  • Skybell doorbell
    camera
Protect America 1-888-844-8542 Learn More
  • Indoor wireless pan/tilt
    camera with night
    vision

Sources: The information we present here has been collected from provider websites. In cases where the information was not available on the provider’s website, we spoke on the phone or chatted online with the provider’s customer service agents to obtain some of the information presented here. Content last updated: April 6, 2018

Learn more about home security systems

What is home automation?

Home automation allows you to set automatic schedules or remotely control many functions in your home, including using your smartphone or computer to turn lights on/off, arm/disarm your home security system and lock/unlock doors, among other smart home capabilities. Many home security systems offer home automation features. However, these may not be available at all package levels and may require additional cost.

How does a security system work?

Most security systems use electronic devices that communicate with a central control panel to protect against burglary and other threats in the home. When the system is armed, motion sensors, which may include door and window sensors, communicate with the control panel to alert of any breaches or potential dangers. If any of these electronic devices is triggered, the control panel receives an alert of a potential home intrusion. It will then sound a high-decibel alarm and if your package includes monitoring services, the control panel with also notify the security monitoring company.

How does home security alarm monitoring work?

Monitored home security systems communicate with monitoring stations when a burglar alarm or other threats are detected by sensors. This communication can occur by cellular signal, broadband internet or landline phone connection, depending on who your home security provider is and which type of monitoring plan you choose. When this occurs, your home security provider will contact emergency personnel to respond. They may also try to contact you first by phone or mobile app to confirm it's not a false alarm.

Some home security providers have dedicated monitoring centers exclusively for their customers. Other home security providers use third-party monitoring services that may support customers from multiple home security companies.

How much does home security cost?

Many home security providers offer monitored home security for between $14.99 and $54.99 per month. Professional home security installation can cost between $0 to $199, depending on the type of plan and provider as well as special offers that may be available.

Home security equipment costs vary widely depending on which provider and equipment you choose. You may be able to get standard equipment included at no extra cost from some home security companies, while others may require you to pay for equipment upfront. Equipment like security cameras, extra sensors and smart home features are generally add-ons that drive up total equipment costs.