Vivint is known for its home automation features and has a great app to go along with it. But is it worth the equipment prices, potential financing needed and extra long contract lengths?
Home security has changed quite a bit since the old days of landline systems where burglars could cut the wire to sever communications between your home and a monitoring station. We’ve entered the era of smart technology, and home security is catching up to the times.
Along with a plethora of DIY offerings (think easy self-install at your own convenience vs having a professional hardwire equipment on a scheduled installation day and time), home security has expanded from the typical motion and door/window sensors to smart home technology that integrates everything from your door locks and light switches to your thermostats. The technology and terminology can be overwhelming, so we put together a guide on home security systems to help.
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Frontpoint security is a home security system that provides monitored alarm systems and home automation services. The company has been in business since 2007 and is currently one of the largest and most respected home security providers in the United States. Although canceling your Frontpoint security service is not an easy process, it can be done with the right information and steps.
Vivint has established itself as a leader in home security, building out its portfolio of smart technologies before competitors. Unfortunately, as some frustrated consumers discover, that doesn’t mean they’re the best (or most affordable) option for everyone. If you’re fed up with Vivint and want to cancel, here’s how you do it.
Brinks, the armored car transportation service that is known to transport money from location to location in its armored trucks, has also entered the lucrative home security market. Unfortunately, just because they’re good at protecting your hard-earned dollars on their way to the bank, doesn’t mean they’re good at protecting your valuables at home. If you’re fed up with Brinks’ home security and want to cancel, here’s how you do it.
Trying to decide if a home security system is worth the time and money? Technology advancements have made home security systems easily available to the residential homeowner, but home type and household member demographic play a role in your need for a home security system. Are home security systems worth it?
Abode and Ring offer DIY home security systems. Neither has long-term contracts, and both offer professional monitoring as an option. We look at equipment options, technology, pricing, and more to help you decide which system best for your home.
Canary is an all-in-one device that offers living video monitoring of your home and has the extra bonus of climate monitoring. But does this make it the most capable security system for your needs?
Costco has teamed up with ADT Security Services to sell a smart-home security package through Costco’s website. Customers get white-glove delivery, professional installation, Google Nest products, and ADT Smart Monitoring, all at a members-only price. But is the deal as good as it sounds? Our experts peek under the hood of this new home security partnership.
Nest Secure Review: Alarm System, Camera System, Sensors, Outdoor, Indoor, Monitoring, vs SimpliSafe, And More
Want a home security system that can connect to your smart thermostat, door lock, cameras and more? Nest Secure might be the security system for you. It offers attractive, modern equipment and it’s easy to set up. But is Nest Secure worth the high price tag?
Brinks is known for its armored car transportation services, but did you know it now offers a home security system? Can a company that specializes in transporting valuables also be successful at securing homes?
Many DIY self-monitored companies find ways to introduce monthly fees, whether it’s to use the app, access cloud storage or to monitor the system yourself. But which ones really provide full home security functionality without a contract or monthly fee?