Top 5 Best Home Security Systems - 2017 Review | ASecureLife.com

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Hey everyone! We're here in the A Secure Life equipment testing lab to update you on 2017's Best Home Security Companies. You'll see our rankings have changed a bit this year with Link Interactive jumping into the number two spot. And DIY favorite, SimpliSafe, cracking our Top 5. A few quick things to keep in mind before we dive in: we rate each security company using over a thousand different

data points to give you a look behind the curtain and see how these companies stack up against each other. Now at A Secure Life, we do strongly recommend getting a security system with cellular monitoring. It's more reliable and can't be compromised as easily by cutting your phone line or cable connection. It's just safer. With that in mind, for each company in this video we'll give you their entry-level price for
 
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cellular monitoring. Some companies, like Protect America, will have much lower entry-level prices for other forms of monitoring, but we'll talk about that when we get there. Let's dive in and talk about our top security companies of 2017. Frontpoint has been our #1 pick for 10 years now. And for good reason. What really keeps Frontpoint on top is their stress-free, straight-forward home security experience. You don't have to deal with pushy sales

reps or frustrating customer service calls. With Frontpoint, you'll get clear, up-front information, transparent pricing, and top-of-the-line equipment from Alarm.com, that includes a variety of security sensors and features that they're known for. These include:door and window sensors that alert you when someone is trying to enter or exit your home, flood sensors that detect unwanted water or leaks in your basement or garage, freeze sensors that alert you when temperatures threaten

to freeze your pipes. All of the equipment is do-it-yourself installation, which means it's really easy for almost anyone to install. There's no drilling. You set the control panel on your counter top. And because you're doing it yourself, you won't have to pay an installation fee. Frontpoint also allows you to control your system using your smart phone. You can do things like: lock doors, arm and disarm your system remotely, and
 
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even, turn on lights. One of my favorite add-ons for the Frontpoint system is the Skybell: a video doorbell that allows you to monitor your front door from your smart phone. I really like the doorbell because you can see who's on your front porch, which means you can know when packages arrive, and you can also know if anybody steals packages off of your porch. We recently had a cellphone stolen off

of our porch and we were able to see who it was and provide that to the police. You can also talk with two-way communication to anybody who is on your porch. And then, if you have additional equipment, like, a smart lock from Yale or Kwikset, then you can integrate that with your system as well and if you have a family member arriving on your front porch, you can

open the door remotely for them. You can get Frontpoint cellular monitoring starting at $34.99 per month. If you're interested in learning more about Frontpoint, you can read our review on ASecureLife.com or visit their website. This year, our #2 spot was earned by Link Interactive. Link Interactive rose in our rankings over the last year because of their customizable approach to home security. They do away with pre-designed packages and instead let

you customize equipment to fit your home. Like Frontpoint, Link Interactive uses Alarm.com so you can choose from the most up-to-date technology and equipment, including all the same sensors we mentioned earlier. Link Interactive actually beats Frontpoint's entry-level price at $29.99 per month for cellular monitoring, and they've done a really great job of stepping-up their customer service game over the last year as a national brand. If you're interested in Link Interactive,

again, please feel free to take a look at our full review at ASecureLife.com or visit Link Interactive and see what kind of customization they have available. At #3, Protect America wins our overall best value award for 2017. Thanks to transparent pricing, a lifetime equipment warranty - which is almost unheard of, and the ability to lock in your rate for life so you don't have to wonder if your

monthly monitoring price will increase when your contract is up. Protect America doesn't actively market cellular monitoring, but it is available if you ask for it. It's quite a bit more than their landline entry price of $19.99 per month though. To get cellular, your monthly price will jump to $41.99. If you want to learn more about Protect America, you can read our full review on ASecureLife.com or you can click this

button and go to Protect America's website to get pricing. Scout brings a different way of thinking about home security and is our choice for best design. You have to buy the equipment up-front, but Scout doesn't make you sign a contract, although you can get a 10% discount if you pay for a year of monitoring up-front. There are no activation or installation fees with Scout. Scout equipment is somewhat

limited when compared to Alarm.com systems, but it can integrate with Nest equipment and offers the lowest entry price for cellular monitoring of any of our other top rated home security systems at just $9.99 a month. Scout is great for tech-savvy, DIYers looking for a simple, low-cost security solution with some cool, modern editions. To take a look at Scout alarms full equipment list, you can read our review on

ASecureLife.com or click-through to their website - they have all of their equipment listed. Rounding out our list, SimpliSafe's flexible, no-contract approach makes it a favorite for renters, DIYers, and families on a budget. You have to buy the equipment up-front, but that also means you're only paying for the equipment you hand-select. Instead of a traditional control panel, like Alarm.com systems, SimpliSafe has a base system that controls your system. You can arm

the system using a tech-style keypad, like this one, or from your smart phone, depending on which plan you choose. Since there's no contract, you can cancel or suspend your service at any time without penalty, making it a easy system to relocate if needs be. To see if SimpliSafe is a good option for you and your family, you can read more in our full review on ASecureLife.com or you

can click-through their website and see what Dave Ramsey has to say about them. We always recommend digging in and doing a little research before purchasing a home security system, so if you have any questions for us, please leave them in the comments below and we'll be happy to help you find the best security system for you and your home. And feel free to 'like' and share our video

with anyone who may be looking for a security system of their own. Thanks, guys.

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[xyz-ihs snippet="Buy-2GIG"]Hey everyone! We're here in the A Secure Life equipment testing lab to update you on 2017's Best Home Security Companies. You'll see our rankings have changed a bit this year with Link Interactive jumping into the number two spot. And DIY favorite, SimpliSafe, cracking our Top 5. A few quick things to keep in mind before we dive in: we rate each security company using ov...