The Best Home Security Systems of 2019

The Best Home Security Systems of 2019


Gabe: Hey, folks, this is Gabe at Security
Baron. Did you resolve for 2019 to make your home
more secure? Well, if that’s the case, you’ve come to the
right place because I’m going to give you my top picks for Best Home Security Systems
of 2019. [music] Gabe: In today’s video, I’m going to give
you my top picks in 11 different categories for best home security system and then I’ll
dive into the methodology that I use to come to my conclusions. Let’s jump in. [music] Gabe: All right, let’s kick off. The Best Home Security Systems of 2019 with
the best home security system for DIY installation and with this, we went with SimpliSafe. Now, SimpliSafe is pretty straightforward
when it comes to putting it together. I mean there are no drilling required, no
tools, no real technical know-how. I appreciate it as someone who has to put
together numerous security systems, how easy it is. In terms of setting it up, you take it out
of the box and it’s peel and stick and place, which is something we learn from preschool. For me, it’s the best experience of setting
up a system. It also comes with professional monitoring
and cellular backup, starting at 14.99 a month. We like the 24.99 a month plan, because that’s
where you get into the nitty-gritty of your smart home security system, with notifications
and integrations, with Amazon Alexa and Google Home. That’s where you get the full experience with
SimpliSafe. In our end, we ordered the Summerfort security
system which came with a whopping 19-components. That helped us to feel as if we put together
a pretty comprehensive and robust home security system. When it comes to best DIY installation home
security system, here at Security Baron we went with SimpliSafe. [music] Gabe: The next best of category that we’ll
jump into for home security systems is best home security system for home owners. If you’re owning your home, you know you can
go with ADT. They’ve been in the game for more than 140
years, making them one of the oldest if not the oldest security company in the United
States. ADT brings a lot to the table. They have a very robust home security package. We went with the video package which gives
you not only motion sensors, door and window sensors, but also a video doorbell, smart
locks. There’s other components you can add to make
sure that you’re getting something protecting every element of your home. The entire vicinity is being protected. ADT doesn’t stop there, they actually offer
a lot on the soft side of security. In terms of professional monitoring 24/7,
they actually do all professional installations if you are a homeowner. They have pretty solid scores when it comes
to mobile application. We’re talking 3.9 in the Google Play Store
and a 4.8 in the Apple App Store. That’s with a ton of reviews. They’re doing really well on that side, and
go even further when it comes to customer support. Not only do they have an online help center,
live chat, and phone support, but you can even FaceTime an ADT representative. If a picture is worth 1,000 words, how much
do you think a video is worth? Overall, we’re really happy with all of the
options that ADT provides for a homeowner. That’s why we gave them the best home security
system for homeowners. Let’s look at our best overall security system
Frontpoint. Frontpoint is one of the most loved companies
on the Internet with a 4.6 out of 5-star Google rating. Tons of reviews lauding how much they enjoy
their experience with the company. Customer support, amazing, professional monitoring
options, great, highly rated mobile application on both iPhone and Android, check. They’re really doing a great job for their
customers. In terms of the ability to control your system,
configure your system, customize your home, Frontpoint does amazing. You have the ability to lock and unlock your
doors with the smart locks that you can order with your package. You can turn the lights on and off. It just has an ultimate plan that allows for
you to set up certain motion-triggered alerts, and just really know everything that’s going
on inside and outside of your home. People love Frontpoint for customization and
the fact that getting that whole process started doesn’t take too much effort. They have a do-it-yourself installation that
is pretty straightforward and simple. Overall, people’s experience with Frontpoint,
regardless if they’re renters or homeowners or apartment dwellers, they tend to really
agree that Frontpoint is an amazing system. We also really appreciate it our time with
Frontpoint. When it comes to the best overall security
system, we’re going with Frontpoint. [music] Gabe: The next category we’re going to look
at in our Best Home Security Systems of 2019 is best home security system for seniors. Here we’re going with Vivint. Vivint was a great experience for me because
it was such a nice installation. By that I mean it was a professional installation. Someone comes to your home and sets up a Vivint
system for you, not only do they do so in a discreet way with the beautiful system,
but it also just works very well. In terms of what my experience was, I could
use the panel in my home or the mobile application on my iPhone X and just made a very convenient
lifestyle. One I still have today. Now, with Vivint, you get a video doorbell. You can get various indoor cameras. You can get smart locks to make sure that
your doors are locked or unlocked from wherever you happen to be and you can give access to
all these systems to people you trust. If you are senior and would like someone to
make sure everything is taken care of, you can just give access to someone else, or if
you are someone that has a senior in their life, you can make sure that everything is
locked when they go to bed. You can make sure that the lights are on when
they are not there. There is just a lot of things one can do with
the Vivint System and it’s just convenient. It just works. That’s the case not only for the mobile application,
but also for customer support and professional monitoring. There is a host of options to make sure every
part of the process moves smoothly. When it comes to best homes security system
for seniors, definitely going with Vivint. [music] Gabe: Let’s look at the next category for
our Best Home Security Systems of 2019, the best home security system for business where
we went with Protect America, because you want to protect your business. Your business is you baby. You got to protect your baby. Protect America does so because it is so customizable. In terms of what you need, if you have tons
of doors or tons of windows or you just need to have indoor security cameras to surround
any particular part of your space, you can do so with Protect America. When you are installing it, it will be easy
because the do-it-yourself installation comes with a customer service representative on
the phone with you throughout the entire process. I really enjoyed it. I thought that it actually brought a lot to
the do-it-yourself experience because I was not doing it myself. I had someone there not only walking me through
the setup, but helping me test out each component before I moved on to the next one. If you are someone who is not too worried
about cellular backup, you get the professional monitoring for free with Protect America. You essentially have an entire system and
professional monitoring guaranteed with Protect America. If you do want that cellular backup, it will
cost you between $20 and $60 a month depending on your particular needs. In terms of what you get with Protect America,
for your business, can’t really say it’s parallel. That is our choice for best business home
security system. [music] Gabe: The next category that we looked at
for our Best Home Security Systems of 2019 is the best home security system for Amazon
Alexa and Scout Alarm, like it was built for Amazon Alexa in mind. Whereas with a lot of home security system,
Amazon Alexa seems more like an afterthought is at the heart of the Scout Alarm System. When you are looking at the Venn diagram of
affordability, flexibility, and Amazon Alexa, you are going to find Scout Alarm home security
system. Scout Alarm is very affordable, even when
it comes down to the professional monitoring which you can get for as low as $20 a month. When it comes to the integrations, of course,
it has Amazon Alexa but it has a host of other smart platform integrations that one can use
with it in conjunction with Amazon Alexa or by itself. When it comes to best home security systems
for Amazon Alexa, we are going with Scout Home Security. [music] Gabe: The next item on our Best Home Security
System of 2019 list is best home security for apartment dwellers. Someone who lives in Brooklyn, I can say that
I’m very use to paying a lot of money for a very little bit of space. I want to invert that when it comes to my
home security system which is why I go with Nest Secure which allows me to pay very little
and get a lot out of it. Nest Secure is a pretty great system beginning
with a couple of Nest detect sensors, your Nest guard that goes in your home, and Nest
tag divider turn on and off that system. Where it really comes through in a clutch
is its expandability. Nest Secure gives you so many options in the
long run. You can add you Nest’s cam indoor, Nest’s
cam IQ, Nest’s cam outdoor, Nest’s by Yale smart lock, Nest’s video doorbell. Just really a ton of flexibility and it’s
ultimately pretty affordable. If I wanted to look, for example, at the professional
monitoring option, I can do a three-year contract with Brinks which is who Nest Secure partners
with and get that for $19 a month, or I can just do a flexible contract and do $29 a month. If you’re living in an apartment, and want
to get started in the home security path, you want to look no further than Nest Secure. [music] Gabe: The next category we’re going to look
at in our Best Home Security Systems of 2019 is best home security systems with no monthly
fees. Here Security Baron goes with Abode. Abode does not require you to have a monthly
professional monitoring fee that you pay. You can just self-monitor with Abode. If you feel strongly about self-monitoring
versus professional monitoring and know that you do need that professional monitoring from
time to time, you can do so. You can do a three-day period for $8 or a
week for $15. That means you decide most of the year. You want to be on top of all of your self-monitoring
and what’s going on in your home, but you really want to have a weekend away, clean
slate, and not thinking about what’s going on at your home. You can do so. That’s a pretty flexible option and one that
we’ve not seen from any other home security company. We talked about that flexibility because they
offer a lot of customization. You can customize the Smart home integrations
with Abode. They do work with Amazon Alexa, Google Home,
Philips Hue, Kwikset, IFTTT. You get a lot out of the Abode home security
system. Once again, without having to pay any monthly
fees. When it comes to best home security system
with no monthly fees, we’re going with Abode. [music] Gabe: The next category we’re going to go
over in our Best of Home Security Systems 2019 is most affordable. Here we’re going with the Swedish startup,
Minut. Minut has this one device the point that you
put up on your ceiling and it will give you a read on everything going on in your home. I’m talking motion detection, glass breaking
detection, temperature, humidity, light, noise. It can even work with your existing CO2 and
smoke alarms to ensure that you get a complete picture of what’s going on in your home. It’s doing all that without a camera. In fact, in that sense, is one of the more
private home security systems out there because you don’t know exactly what’s happening in
terms of the environment of your home without watching what’s actually going on. It even integrates with things like Google
Assistant and IFTTT. That’s all included for only $149, because
there’s no pressure in monitoring, that’s it. You’re done. You don’t have to worry about paying for anything
else. When it comes to the most affordable home
security system, we’re going with the Minut point. [music] Gabe: The next item we’ll look at in our Best
of Home Security Systems 2019 is best home security system with Google Home. We wanted to look at what traditional home
security services integrated well with the Google Assistant platform. Here we went with Brinks Home Security. Brinks is a well-known name in the security
game, but they also integrate well with Google Assistant and Google Home. You can, of course, do the robust comprehensive
system with the array of components like video doorbell, indoor security cameras. All brought to you by alarm.com, and know
that it will integrate well with your voice or on your mobile phone with the Google Assistant
application. We appreciated that as we had a big system
right from the outset, and the ability to make sure it integrated it well with our Smart
home. When it comes to best home security system
with Google Home, we went with the Brinks Home Security system. [music] Gabe: You thought we were stopping at 10 categories. No, we’re going to go with an 11th bonus category
best home security system for pets. As long as your pet isn’t above 45 pounds,
you’re going to want to go with Cove home security. Cove home security has motion sensors that
do not detect anything under 45 pounds. If you have a particularly active dog or cat
and as long as they aren’t too large, you should be fine in terms of your notifications
because we all know that a dog or a cat running around an apartment throughout the day can
definitely make your notifications go off and be a little bit extra, disturb you in
those meetings that you’re in all day. We don’t want that. Cove also has a lot of other things going
for. A pretty highly-rated mobile application,
solid customer support, affordability, and do-it-yourself installation. When you’re looking at best home security
system for pets, you might want to check out Cove home security. [music] Gabe: Those are our top picks for Best Home
Security Systems of 2019. Let’s talk a little bit about the methodology
we used to come to our conclusions. One, we focus on installation. There are various types of insulation. Generally, there are do-it-yourself installation
or professional installation with a little bit in-between in terms of maybe being on
the phone with a customer service representative while installing the system. We looked at that process. I installed each one of these systems except
for those that came with professional installation. Then we look at professional monitoring. We look at the price of professional monitoring
at all the elements that are offered. That is one thing that we used to see how
we feel about a particular security system. The third thing we look at is customer support. There are various ways in which you can get
in touch with companies and we like to look and see what those are. You have things from an online helps to things
like what ATT offers, a FaceTime call. That helps us to get an idea of the customer
support options. We look at reviews and our own anecdotal experience
to essentially characterize the customer support experience for any particular home security
system. The final thing to look at is the mobile application. We look generally at, of course, the actual
mobile application on my iPhone X. We also look in the Google Play Store and
the Apple app store to see how people feel about those particular mobile applications. We don’t just look at their scores, rather
we look at the trajectory of how people feel about it. If two years ago, everyone hated that, but
now, six months ago, they made an update and everyone is positive. We try to note that so that we’re not basing
our reviews or our experience on something from a long time ago. Of course, once again, we’ve tested each one
of these mobile applications ourselves. That’s a bit on our methodology for coming
to our conclusions on our Best of Home Security Systems 2019. That concludes our look at the Best Home Security
Systems of 2019. If you appreciated today’s video, give us
a like and hit that subscribe button. As always, this is Gabe at Security Baron. Be secure. [music]

57 Comments

  • AfterLife BattleFront

    April 18, 2019

    love this channel so much

    Reply
  • Aries 07

    April 19, 2019

    SimpliSafe 👍🏻

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  • sundance kidd

    April 19, 2019

    ring didnt make it?

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  • Joshua Lindsay

    April 20, 2019

    Hey I installed my cove system. So far I love it I’ll make a video of the set thank you so much for ur help. I’m gonna do a shout out to u in my video

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  • Brock Waters

    April 21, 2019

    I usually like your reviews but this one was a weird one. Vivint is the most technologically advanced system and yet it's best for seniors? Frontpoint, Brinks, and the ADT version you reviewed all use alarm.com so having brinks be best for Google assistant integration when all alarm.com systems would integrate the same was strange. Anyways just seemed like a weird classification for the best.

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  • Free American Spirit

    April 24, 2019

    I like your vids a lot… BUT, this one is a bummer… Its like everyone gets a trophy… Way to many choices….

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  • Jorge Sanchez

    April 25, 2019

    Why is ADT better then CPI?

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  • Mintygreen

    May 9, 2019

    This is super helpful to me as a new homeowner

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  • Mitch Johnson

    May 12, 2019

    … I have no words. Frontpoint… you’re kidding me…

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  • Ashlynne L

    May 13, 2019

    Thanks for the info!

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  • Ghost Pepper

    May 16, 2019

    I'm confused and torn. I mostly want a system that doesn't need a contract. I want to protect my pet which is under 40lbs and I live in a rental apt. What would you recommend?

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  • Rigonda TP

    May 16, 2019

    Vivint….. We are currently shopping for Home Security System. Vivint looks good, but BUT ….. they want $500 payment up front – even before the technician comes over for the 1st time – to see what we have from the previous system and what needs to be done. $500 UP IN FRONT….. and if we will not signed up with them – they will refund the money! CRAZZZY!

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  • Rigonda TP

    May 16, 2019

    ADT… We have ADT system right now. We changed 13 windows in our home. After that we called to ADT asking, how much would be if they come over, check the quality of present wires and reattached them and check do the system works properly. The response was – ONLY to reattach sensors …. will be $80 per sensor !!!!!! That's like 1 min work – not to changing them for new sensors, just reattaching the old ones ! Greediness…. that's all. By the way… we are paying with IDT $60 a month for monitoring for last 3 years. Started at $54 a month.

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  • Joan Engy

    May 18, 2019

    When my house was robbed, I decided to install a security system. For a long time I was looking for what to choose and absolutely did not understand them. From the entire search identified for themselves wireless systems. This is just a boon for the user. Absolutely no problems in installation and use.

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  • No Name

    May 21, 2019

    Only eleven categories? Why not 30 or 50? Kidding. Good video.

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  • Kita

    May 29, 2019

    Would you opinion on using Nest for apartments extend to rental houses as well?

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  • Summer Wind

    May 31, 2019

    How about Ring?

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  • Crypto Chik

    June 1, 2019

    Guess I'm a senior! I prefer the wall iPad option vs key pad. What do ppl do with houses that have two entrances (front & back door)?

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  • RAVEN BLACK

    June 2, 2019

    I had ADT and moved. I continued my contract at my new home. 4 months later, they removed $764 from my account stating I had canceled my contract. 4 months later after contacting them multiple times, they would not give me my money back but, had promised that they would or had or that it was there but I just didn't see it and it was my banks fault. So, I contacted my bank and explained the situation to them. They immediately canceled the transaction, got my money back and barred ADT from being able to take any money out of my account. ADT, after not returning my money called me and said that they had returned my money, which they did, only after my bank intervened. So, then they wanted their money back. I told them to call my bank and work it out with them. I wasn't dealing with them anymore.

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  • Samantha Munitz

    June 28, 2019

    If I go w/ Vivint, am I required to pay their monthly monitoring? I'm looking for something that doesn't require me to pay that and to also have unlimited remote access – ios from anywhere.

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  • Emmy Engy

    June 29, 2019

    Security systems have a positive effect on our lives, and indeed they are effective. I use wireless protection from Kangaroo, the system works through wi-fi using sensors that respond to movement. If you have pets, you can install a sensor on the doors and windows, when you open the alarm will be activated, and when you are not at home, you can monitor the security of the house using the application on the phone.

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  • Lady D

    June 30, 2019

    I own my home, but I live in Duncan, South Carolina!! The local police are bullys and more dangerous than a Criminal!! Terrified Black Woman!!

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  • Spurgeon

    July 3, 2019

    Do any of the systems work with Apple Homekit?

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  • Erin Thor

    July 4, 2019

    Have you ever even used or trialed any of these? You’re guessing and reading the boxes!

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  • Jamil Walden

    July 7, 2019

    Very well done! Super detailed and intelligent analysis!

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  • NihilTimendumEst

    July 7, 2019

    I don’t want DIY. Rather pay someone to install but still want the ease to use. Want to monitor the cameras and be alerted on my phone. Which service would this be?

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  • NihilTimendumEst

    July 7, 2019

    Wow! Arlo or Swann didn’t make the list of any of the 11 categories!

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  • Valentin Huma

    July 8, 2019

    What do you recommend for a system that will announce what door was open ? I will like to use it for security and to let me know when my kids open any doors on not. I use the simplysafe , but the problem is that you only get a ring alert when the door is open, and will not let me know what door (Ex. Front Door Open, Pool Door Open etc)

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  • TheChristWithin

    July 9, 2019

    What's a good system that works with android smart phones as well as iphones.

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  • Be Safe 24/7

    July 10, 2019

    I don't see Ring in the lineup. Why is that❓

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  • RosaMPB

    July 16, 2019

    Hi, can you tell me if Frontpoint has the option of speak/see a delivery if I am not at home? Or what system has this option included?

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  • 1CrazyFamilia

    July 17, 2019

    We just got Vivint …… & we are freakin loving it 🙌🙌🙌🙌

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  • Rhonda

    July 18, 2019

    What about Alert 360?

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  • iHateClownz

    July 22, 2019

    Hi does frontpoint help with installing external cameras ? If i want someone to install the external cameras the rest i can install myself. I only saw an option where the said they will send someone to install the doorbell camera only . Also i have a nest thermostat can that be controlled through the frontpoint app ?

    Thanks love your videos keep up the good work!!

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  • Dox

    July 23, 2019

    Holy hell the frontpoint website is just awful… looks like something from 1999 and looks like a scam site. Even pops up a message DONT LEAVE when you try to leave it. And no information about their product, just a 'get a quote' thing. Hard to believe a legit brand has such a disastrously horrible website.

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  • Ramon DeHoyos

    July 24, 2019

    I feel like cove is so underrated. I have had it for a month. Look into cove. It’s a great value and you don’t even have to buy the system. And it’s full cellular monitoring$35 a month. I recommend it.

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  • love2laughwa

    July 25, 2019

    We're about to switch from ADT because our system, upgraded not long ago, seems outdated. We don't see all of the features mentioned here. The interface on our TV for our cameras, for example, is far from user-friendly and is still too techie driven. It needs to be simplified. We have to have a tech come out too often. In a few days we have one sceduled because we got a low battery notification. I'd rather have more control and more simplified tools than what they offer. That is why I'm watching this great vid.

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  • Teofil Raileanu

    July 25, 2019

    Wow, this is just so incredible – toys or, at best, consumer pretty gizmos presented as "professional" solutions… What a joke…

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  • Xampl Set

    July 26, 2019

    I love Security Baron videos and this is no exception, I just can't get over one thing about it. Vivint can be great for seniors if (as mentioned) there's someone more saavy involved. Vivint is actually know for "putting one over" on elderly customers by pretending to be other companies or even straight up lying about all of their processes because they know they won't check. There are pros and cons to everything but if you're going to direct a system to seniors, make sure their sales practices aren't deceptive or abusive.

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  • william Bates

    July 28, 2019

    I have an existing GE security system that was installed when the house was built. Can any of these systems be integrated to this existing system.

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  • Mr. B

    July 28, 2019

    How does one contact you?

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  • clevelow

    July 30, 2019

    It would be really helpful if you stated all the costs involved. It seems you do with some but not all. Even basics or a range is helpful.

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  • brol1k

    July 31, 2019

    Awesome video! I’m stumped bc i do have 5 nest indoor cams and arlo4k outdoor cams… can we get a best security system for apples home kit comparability?

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  • Salvage Food Products

    August 8, 2019

    Can’t simplisafe be bypassed with a quick amazon purchase?

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  • Allen S

    August 9, 2019

    Note: SimpliSafe has a new hack that makes it less secure than some of the newer systems with jam protection.

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  • Megan Morgan

    August 10, 2019

    What does cellular backup mean? 🤔

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  • LA RC

    August 10, 2019

    There is no time using these systems and for you to just advertise and put all these systems in a good category is pathetic, you don’t know the realistic aspects of any of these systems day in day out.

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  • Debra Samuels

    August 13, 2019

    I'm trying to find a good home security system , when we use internet on the laptop i use my mobile hotspot. Can i still purchase a home security system even if i don't have any broadband or line ?

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  • Mk perez

    August 15, 2019

    Getting security alarm installed from ADT tomorrow. 3 outside cameras. 2 door sensors. 6 bedroom window sensors cause of the kids. One motion sensor. Keypad. One carbon M/ smoke detector. For free. But has a $58.99 tag wit it for 36 months. So they are getting their money back. Smart going with them or should I go with ring or any other company? But I’m scared cause ring is only WiFi. If my WiFi goes down there goes my system. Other companies charges for equipment but cheaper monthly. Smart and worth package for ADT or look else where. Thanks!

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  • jhtrkhgvtkuyejh

    August 15, 2019

    bad review

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  • valdelei paulino

    August 21, 2019

    Abraço aqui do Brasil… Delforte Alarmes

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  • Bruce Rumrey

    August 21, 2019

    great well done video

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  • Leland Clayton

    August 25, 2019

    Had a good laugh when you said ADT. I install Alarm Systems for a living and where I come from ADT stands for "Another Dumb Tech". They don't train their technicians very well, pay them by the piece so their installs are halfass.

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  • DIAMOND278 -

    August 27, 2019

    So you pay $24 a month to monitor you so you have zero privacy?

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  • Taocat

    September 1, 2019

    Anything with Amazon or Google is dead in the water for me. Sorry.

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  • linop412

    September 10, 2019

    All I know is DO NOT GO WITH VIVINT. The system is complete garbage and the customer service is horrible. I've had my cars broken into and stuff stolen from my yard and both times the cameras didn't capture anything. Whats laughable is they didn't capture anything when I needed them to, but every 20 seconds I get a false capture of either the wind or the sunlight changing cause of the clouds. When I call vivint they can care less. And I won't get started with the disaster of a time we had when we had them initially come hook everything up. They kept calling and rescheduling on us and even ended up cracking our block wall. Now Im looking into which system to go with next. Been 2 years of using this system and enough is enough. And Im not one of those people who had one bad experience and now am looking to totally complain and destroy the company. Im just telling you that it doesn't work. I have 1 nest cam in my garage that works flawlessly and thats when I said to myself I gotta look for something else.

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  • linop412

    September 10, 2019

    Curious, what do you think about the Deep Sentinel System. I currently have vivint and its awful, so Im looking for something better. I like the fact that its proactive and actually will stop the issue before it occurs. Any thoughts on that one? Thanks.

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