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Smart Panel

Instead, wireless cellular systems are a safer and more reliable alternative. With Frontpoint,you'renot required to have a landline phone, an internet connection, or any phone at all. The alarms from the Frontpoint control panel reach their monitoring center over a secure cellular network. Installing the Frontpoint home security system is very easy. You may have heard horror stories about other home security systems, where a technician has to visit the home, drill holes in the walls, and hard wire the system. Frontpoint heard these stories too so they developed a pre programmed, out of the box, do it yourself solution that you can set up in as little as 30 minutes.

Window Sensor

If you commit to a three year contract, the price of the Nest service drops to $19 per month. Ring's Protect Plus plan goes for $10 per month and doesn't require a contract. Monitoring for professionally installed systems tends to be more expensive. The ADT Pulse monitoring service starts at $28. 99 per month and requires a three year contract, but you also have to figure in the cost of things like hardware components, cellular backup, and installation. When we reviewed the Pulse system, our upfront cost was more than $3,000, with a monthly fee of over $60. Some vendors, such as LifeShield, will let you buy the components outright or lease them. For example, LifeShield's Security Essentials system will cost you $29. 99 per month for three years and includes monitoring, but you'll pay a $99 activation fee and you don't own the equipment at the end of the lease. Or, you can pay $299. 99 upfront for the hardware and still get monitoring but avoid the activation fee.