Rank Company Services Features Price
FrontPoint Security
Phone: 866-691-0607
  • Burglar Monitoring
  • Life Safety Monitoring
  • Smoke & Fire Monitoring
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Wireless Streaming Video
  • Redundancy Safeguards
  • Remote Internet Access
  • Home Automation Technology
  • Instant Security Alerts
From 34.99 per month
Frontpoint >>
LifeShield Security
Phone: 866-357-2467
  • Alarm Monitoring
  • Fire, Smoke, & Carbon Monoxide Monitoring
  • Medical Alerts
  • Environmental Monitoring
  • Remote Access Controls
  • 24-7 Hour Monitoring
  • Instant Security Alerts
  • Wireless Security Systems
From 24.99 per month
LifeShield >>
Protect America
Phone: 866-789-7405
  • Alarm Monitoring
  • Fire & Smoke Monitoring
  • Medical Alerts
  • Real-time Vehicle Tracking
  • Remote Access Controls
  • Surveillance System Technology
  • DVR Video Storage
  • Lifetime Warranty
From 29.99 per month
Protect America >>
ADT Security Systems
Phone: 866-286-3087
  • Burglar Monitoring
  • Fire and Carbon Monoxide Monitoring
  • Medical Monitoring
  • Disaster Monitoring
  • Wireless Capabilities
  • KeyFOB Remote Access
  • Lifetime Warranty
  • 24-7 Monitoring
From 35.99 per month
ADT (Protect Your Home) >>
Phone: 866-278-7595
  • Surveillance Capabilities
  • Fire, CO2, & Smoke Monitoring
  • Medical Monitoring
  • Two-way Voice Feature
  • Remote Access via Internet
  • Notifications & Non-Emergency Alerts
  • Smart Thermostat
  • Smart Grid Energy Optimization
From 49.99 per month
Vivint >>


For some, life in inner city New York is a dream come true. Yet others like the hustle and bustle of the city now and then, but prefer to live in the more tranquil suburbs. And yet others actively seek a much quieter lifestyle, one where they don’t have to rub elbows with anybody unless they choose to. But that decision shouldn’t be taken lightly. Living in remote areas, far from the maddening crowd, can be a dream come true – but before you turn your dream into reality, you need to put some real thought into your home security system.

Home Security System Challenges

If you live outside of any city, town, or village, and your closest neighbors are five miles away, you’ll need to be extremely self-sufficient when it comes to your home security system. You’re further away from emergency services like ambulances, fire departments, and police stations, so in the event of an emergency, you’ll have to factor in a longer response time than if you live in a town or city. The same usually goes for a direct response from a home security company monitoring team. In addition, even if you have less street exposure than in an urban area, the downside is that there’s a smaller chance of your neighbors noticing if anything’s amiss.

Self-Sufficient Home Security System

When you know what the challenges to your home security system are, you can take precautions to [click to continue…]

Buying a new home is exciting. Whether you’re looking for the perfect place to raise your family, or finally relocating to a small cottage in Maine for your retirement, the move can open up new horizons and change your life for the better. And when you’re looking at new homes, it’s important to realize that there are many aspects to consider that determine the actual financial commitment to your new home. The one aspect to never overlook is the cost of a home security system.

Homeowners Insurance Often Require Home Security Systems

If you’re like most homeowners, you’re aware of the fact that a home security system is a great protection for your home, your loved ones, and your possessions. But it’s also a requirement for many homeowners insurance policies. Oftentimes, the better and more comprehensive your home security system, the lower your homeowners insurance premiums and deductible. But before making such a large investment, it’s wise to find out what your insurance carrier’s requirements are for your security system. It’s also essential to take a good look at the property you’re interested in buying and make a realistic assessment of its security needs.

Home Security System Considerations

The best way to make a thorough evaluation of your home security needs and costs is to [click to continue…]

Click. You turn your computer on…. and nothing happens. You try again, and this time your computer makes a humming noise and the screen flickers, but it still won’t start up. Maybe it’s due to a virus, maybe there’s been too much wear and tear on the system – but you can’t access your personal files anymore. Even worse, your computer can be damaged in a fire or stolen in a burglary. No matter how good your anti-virus and firewall software is, or how good your home security system, viruses are ever evolving, and accidents and burglaries happen, causing you to lose all your files. So how can you protect yourself from scenarios like this?

Protecting Your Personal Files with Carbonite.

It’s a fact of 21st century life, you need a computer to email, browse the Internet, store professional or educational materials, as well create and keep personal files like writing, photos, videos, and music. Though none of this data is tangible, most of us consider it to be extremely valuable. And in order to keep it safe, you need to integrate your computer with the rest of your home security system. Besides regularly updating your anti-virus and firewall software, you probably use an external hard drive as a back-up system. But the risks involved with an external hard drive are that it can be stolen or damaged, or you may simply forget to perform a regular back up. This is where remote back up systems come into play. A few years ago, Apple started offering [click to continue…]

Home Security Systems for Your Driveway

April 4, 2011

About three years ago, Walt and his girlfriend moved out of an inner city apartment building into a nice home in the suburbs. It was set back from the road about a hundred feet, with a nice, landscaped yard all around the house. Being a resourceful guy, Walt invested in a good DIY home security […]

Life Beyond Bars: Ground Floor Urban Home Security

March 28, 2011

City life has many perks, but living in an area with a high concentration of people, traffic, and businesses also results in more threats to your safety. And if you own a home with living areas on the ground floor, you’re more exposed to danger than homes on the second floor or higher. The risk […]

Green Home Security Systems

March 21, 2011

Going green doesn’t have to be difficult, but when it comes to home security systems, the options for consumers have long remained restricted. Sure, there’s some solar powered home security system equipment on the market, but until recently, a fully integrated, environmentally friendly home security system that is both affordable and offers all features required […]

Remote Controls and Your Home Security System

March 14, 2011

Everybody loves convenience, and when it comes to home security systems, product manufacturers are amping up the convenience factor every year. Just think of the smarthome apps that allow you to remotely regulate everything in your home, including the heating, lighting, and home security system, so long as you have access to your phone, laptop, […]

Local Law Goes Far in Home Security

March 6, 2011

No matter what type of home security system you have, its roles are clear: to deter intruders and to alert you to breaches in your home security, from burglaries to fires. Whether you have a simple, DIY home security system you monitor yourself or a state-of-the art system installed and monitored by a professional security […]

Home Security and Maintenance Personnel

March 3, 2011

Do you know how to fix a leaking drain under your bathroom sink? Or how to install a new HVAC? How about programming a new code into your home security system? If you’ve answered “yes” to all of these question, you’re pretty much a modern genius. However, most of us don’t have the skills to […]

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