Editor's Choice Award! Summary FrontPoint is known for the consistently good service they provide for their customers. They offer several different options for both equipment and monitoring plans which makes this a great fit for just about any home. Available for both homeowners and renters alike, they are licensed to operate in all 50 states and their services are also available in Canada. Monthly plans are slightly above industry averages but the added features, customization, cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art monitoring, and superb customer service makes it worth the peace of mind. Add in a 30-day money back guarantee and FrontPoint takes the honor of being our top-rated pick.
The Good Uses wireless monitoring for all packages which is more reliable and secure. Expect professional service. Available for both home owners and renters. No upfront installation fees.
The Bad: Monthly monitoring plans are a little higher than its competitors because of its use of wireless monitoring and top-notch custom service. A price we feel is worth paying.
Monitoring Service Plans Instead of using traditional alarm monitoring systems, FrontPoint uses cellular monitoring which is more reliable. There’s no need to have a phone line or internet to have this installed on your home. The company also offers the “Crash & Smash” feature which signals the monitoring station even before the alarm goes off in your house. This is available on all packages from FrontPoint. There is often a delay of 30 seconds from the time you enter the house until you disarm the alarm system. The “Crash & Smash” feature takes that into consideration so that your home is completely safe at all times. There are three monitoring services you can choose from including the following:
Protection Monitoring
$34.99
per month
100% Cellular Monitoring Active 24/7 Monitoring Intrusion Fire Life Safety
Ultimate Monitoring
$49.99
per month
Most Robust Protection! Wireless Video Control Your Lights Set the Thermostat Email & Text Alerts Access & Control with Smartphone Light Control 100% Cellular Monitoring Active 24/7 Monitoring Intrusion Fire Life Safety
  Equipment Cost There are no installation fees so the upfront cost of setting up the home security system from Protection monitoring is determined by the equipment you need for your house. The standard package starts at $99 and it includes 1 door/window sensor, 1 control panel, 1 motion detector, and 1 keychain remote. The enhanced package has all the equipment in the standard package plus the heat/smoke detector. It costs $164. Meanwhile, the light package has the features of the standard package and lets…

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Editor’s Choice Award!

Summary

FrontPoint is known for the consistently good service they provide for their customers. They offer several different options for both equipment and monitoring plans which makes this a great fit for just about any home. Available for both homeowners and renters alike, they are licensed to operate in all 50 states and their services are also available in Canada. Monthly plans are slightly above industry averages but the added features, customization, cutting-edge technology, state-of-the-art monitoring, and superb customer service makes it worth the peace of mind. Add in a 30-day money back guarantee and FrontPoint takes the honor of being our top-rated pick.

The Good

Uses wireless monitoring for all packages which is more reliable and secure. Expect professional service. Available for both home owners and renters. No upfront installation fees.

The Bad:

Monthly monitoring plans are a little higher than its competitors because of its use of wireless monitoring and top-notch custom service. A price we feel is worth paying.

Monitoring Service Plans

Instead of using traditional alarm monitoring systems, FrontPoint uses cellular monitoring which is more reliable. There’s no need to have a phone line or internet to have this installed on your home. The company also offers the “Crash & Smash” feature which signals the monitoring station even before the alarm goes off in your house. This is available on all packages from FrontPoint.

There is often a delay of 30 seconds from the time you enter the house until you disarm the alarm system. The “Crash & Smash” feature takes that into consideration so that your home is completely safe at all times.

There are three monitoring services you can choose from including the following:

Protection Monitoring
$34.99
per month
100% Cellular Monitoring
Active 24/7 Monitoring
Intrusion
Fire
Life Safety
Ultimate Monitoring
$49.99
per month
Most Robust Protection!
Wireless Video
Control Your Lights
Set the Thermostat
Email & Text Alerts
Access & Control with Smartphone
Light Control
100% Cellular Monitoring
Active 24/7 Monitoring
Intrusion
Fire
Life Safety

 

Equipment Cost

There are no installation fees so the upfront cost of setting up the home security system from Protection monitoring is determined by the equipment you need for your house. The standard package starts at $99 and it includes 1 door/window sensor, 1 control panel, 1 motion detector, and 1 keychain remote.

The enhanced package has all the equipment in the standard package plus the heat/smoke detector. It costs $164. Meanwhile, the light package has the features of the standard package and lets you control the lights of your home remotely.

After the set-up, the monthly cost of using FrontPoint’s service depends on the monitoring service you choose.

Installation

FrontPoint uses the GE wireless alarm technologies which is simple to set-up and use. The company will ship the equipment to the home owner for do-it-yourself (DIY) installation. The package should arrive within 3-5 days. Just follow the instructions and it shouldn’t take more than an hour to activate the FrontPoint alarm system.

Technology

FrontPoint uses alarm equipment from GE to conduct its monitoring services. The company currently uses the Simon XT Control Panel from GE and all equipment is wireless. This control system can handle as many as 40 alarm sensors and more than 100 home automation products.

FrontPoint supports the following alarm devices:

  • Recessed door sensor
  • Traditional door and window sensors
  • Motion sensors
  • Glass break detectors
  • Smoke/heat detectors
  • Carbon monoxide detectors
  • Garage door detectors
  • Panic pendant
  • Keychain remote
  • TouchPad keypad
  • Wireless touchpad

For home owners who want to install security cameras on their home, FrontPoint offers three options including the fixed camera, the tilt camera, and the outdoor infrared camera. Home owners need high speed internet connection to operate these cameras.