Frontpoint Security App: Review The Features & Functionality

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Person holding iPhone with Frontpoint App on screen (caption: Frontpoint Security App)The Frontpoint security app allows users to monitor their security system while away from home. You can adjust device settings and turn equipment on and off all through the app.

If a sensor triggers, you’ll receive an alert specifying the details. The app averages 4.1/5.0 stars with more than 100,000 installs on devices, so users are generally pleased with its performance.

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Article Overview

Features

Below are typical functions you can control within a home security app. The included column lists those supported by the Frontpoint app. Please know that to use some of the features you must have certain equipment. For example, you cannot lock/unlock doors unless you have smart locks in place that are compatible with your security system.

FunctionIncluded
Arm/Disarm SystemCheckmark
Arm/Disarm By SensorCheckmark
Smart Plug Control
Lock/Unlock Smart DoorsCheckmark
View Camera Live StreamCheckmark
Camera Controls (Pan, Tilt, Zoom)
View Recorded VideoCheckmark
View Doorbell CameraCheckmark
Image Sensor Images*Checkmark
Event HistoryCheckmark
WeatherCheckmark
Smart Thermostat ControlsCheckmark
Control LightsOn/Off Only (No Scheduling)
Create Programs/SchedulesCheckmark
Garage Door ControlCheckmark
GeofencingCheckmark
Multi-Factor AuthenticationCheckmark
Add/Change Security CodesCheckmark
Move SystemCheckmark
Contact SupportCheckmark
Purchase EquipmentCheckmark
Manage & Pay For MonitoringCheckmark

*Not compatible with the new hub.

Here’s a quick video that shows what the app looks like and some of its functions.

Scenes

Scenes is a Frointpoint app feature that allows you to adjust multiple devices with the press of one button. For example, if you’re leaving the house, tap “away,” and your security system arms, your doors lock, your thermostat adjusts and your garage door closes.

Our personal testing of the app, combined with feedback we’ve received from readers, revealed several pros/cons we think you should be aware of.

Pros

Cons

  • More advanced than the majority of its competitors
  • Easy to use
  • Dependable
  • Powered by Alarm.com with a slick interface – learn more about Alarm.com
  • Free
  • Not as advanced as ADT’s and Vivint’s apps
  • Unable to change the volume or time of display
  • Complaints from Android users that there are delays
  • Can’t schedule lights through the app (must go to the website)

Compatible Devices

  • iPhones
  • iPads
  • Android smartphones and tablets

Final Verdict

Frontpoint’s app gives you an easy way to know the status of your home’s security and automation without being a nuisance. The app is easy to use and reliable, which explains the majority of 5-star reviews from users. You can do much more than just arm and disarm your Frontpoint security system through its app. Read our Frontpoint Review to learn more about its security system.

What’s your favorite Frontpoint app feature?

About The Author:

Kimberly is our home security expert, and has been researching and writing about security and safety since 2013, covering everything from security systems and home automation to identity theft protection, home warranties, medical alert systems and more. She has personally tested hundreds of system components and interfaced with dozens of home security companies to find out what's happening behind the scenes.

In 2018, she had her first child, and that opened up a whole new avenue of security experience with baby gear. She wanted to purchase the safest items for her family.

Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts in multimedia journalism from Simpson College. Her natural curiosity helps her research as she seeks the truth when learning about, comparing and personally testing products and services.

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