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Sometimes the detailed reviews can add up to too much information to process or keep straight, so we have prepared this home security comparison table to help you to review and analyze the varying features offered by different home security companies.

You can always reference our Basic Guide To Home Security Systems, or our Industry Leading Definitive Guide, for the more detailed information, but this companion piece makes the at-a-glance comparisons easier.

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  •  5
  •  4.5
  •  4.5
  •  4
  •  4
  • Company Name
  • Protect America
  • Frontpoint Security
  • ADT
  • Vivint
  • LifeShield
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  • Monitoring Fee starting at
  • Activation Fee
  • Providing services
  • Min. Contract Agreement Period
  • Equipment Warranty
  • BBB rating
  • Member of Angies List
  • Smartphone control
  • Money-back trial available
  • DIY installation
  • Customer service
  • Equipment Provider
  • Presence of business
  • Variety of Products
  • Keyfob
  • 2-Way Intercom
  • X-10 Support
  • LCD Display
  • Built in Siren
  • Event Log
  • Jamming Alarm Feature
  • Recordable Voice Messages
  • Battery Backup
  • Control Panel Size
  • Alarm History Reports
  • Online Tutorials
  • Interactive Monitoring
  • Online Account Access
  • Response Time (sec)
  • Pet Immune Sensors
  • Panic Button
  • Garage Door Sensors
  • Recessed Door Sensors
  • Doors & Window Sensors
  • Motion Detector
  • $19.99
  • $35
  • Since 1992
  • 36 months
  • Lifetime
  • A
  • Yes
  • Available
  • 14-day
  • Available
  • Very Good
  • Simon XT
  • 50 states
  • Good
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • 2.2" high x 5.7" long x 7.0"
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • 20
  • Up to 60 lbs
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • $34.99
  • $0
  • Since 2007
  • 12 months
  • 2 Year
  • A+
  • Yes
  • Available
  • 30-day
  • Available
  • Outstanding
  • Third party GE
  • 50 states
  • Good
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 2.2" high x 5.7" long x 7.0"
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 30
  • Up to 40 lbs
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • $36.99
  • $0 - $99
  • Over 100 years
  • 36 months
  • Available
  • A+
  • Yes
  • Available
  • No
  • Not available
  • Good
  • Third party
  • All States
  • Good
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Not Listed
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 45
  • Up to 100 lbs
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • $49.99
  • $99
  • Since 1997
  • 42 months
  • Lifetime
  • A-
  • Yes
  • Available
  • No
  • Not available
  • Improvement needed
  • Third party
  • Selected states
  • Good
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Not listed
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • 2Gig Control Panel
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 9
  • Up to 80 lbs
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • $29.99
  • $49 - $99
  • Since 2004
  • 36 months
  • 1 Year
  • F
  • Yes
  • Not available
  • No
  • Available
  • Good
  • Proprietary
  • Selected states
  • Fair
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • No
  • No
  • Yes
  • Not Listed
  • Yes
  • No
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • 1 sec
  • Up to 60 lbs
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes
  • Yes