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Lifeshield

Self Install, 100% Wireless System

6.4

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Lifeshield

Review

Rating: 6.4 / 10 (Very Good)

LifeShield is a home security system company based in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. The company offers monitoring and technology services designed for protecting homes from common threats such as fire and theft. Features include live video, fire and carbon monoxide sensors, mobile monitoring, and four layers of backup protection: broadband, cellular network, cellular text, and landline.

How is Lifeshield Rated?

Breakdown
Equipment
9/10
Monitoring
8/10
Reputation
9/10
Contract & Price
8/10
Technology Integration
8/10
Overall Rating: 6.4 / 10 (Very Good)

LifeShield is a solid, affordable choice for a home security system. With new home automation features, as well as strong monitoring technology and alerts, the company is rapidly moving ahead of the competition. Its low monthly monitoring fee also makes up for the price of the equipment. Additionally, a 30-day money-back guarantee gives customers time to try out the product. Lastly, positive consumer feedback and the company's favorable reputation further ensure customers are satisfied with their purchase.

Pros
  • Good Customer Service
  • DIY Installation
  • “Crash and Smash” Protection
  • 30-Day Trial Period
  • Customizable Systems
Cons
  • Monitoring outsourced though Rapid Response
  • No Month-to-Month Contracts
  • Proprietary Equipment

HOW DOES Lifeshield WORK?

Equipment - 9 / 10

LifeShield, contrary to most other home security companies, manufactures its own equipment. Customers can watch educational videos and read step-by-step instructions to install the hardware themselves. LifeShield’s equipment is easy to move around and can protect against all types of intrusion and environmental dangers. Although the surveillance cameras cannot tilt or pan, they can be placed indoors and outdoors, and be triggered by events. A panic button and medical alert on the console ensures that help can be on the way as soon as possible.

Installation Professional
Self-Install (DIY)
Equipment Manufacturer LifeShield
Ability to Reallocate System
Wireless Sensors
Control Panel
Event Triggered Siren/ Alarm

Security Monitors, Sensors, & Devices

  • Intrusion Protection
  • Door & Window Sensors
  • Garage Door Sensors
  • Glass Break Protection
  • Motion Sensors
  • Recessed Door Sensors
  • Crash & Smash Protection
  • Surveillance
  • Indoor Cameras
  • Outdoor Cameras
  • Doorbell Cameras
  • Live Surveillance
  • Event-triggered Surveillance
  • Environmental Protection
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Flood
  • Temperature Change
  • Smoke
  • Life Safety
  • Panic Button

MONITORING

Monitoring - 8 / 10

LifeShield’s base station provides professional, 24/7 monitoring through four layers of protection: high-speed Internet, cellular signal, cellular text, and landline phone. This makes it so that consumers stay protected–even if the Internet goes down and the phone lines are cut. In the event of a security breach or threat of fire, LifeShield calls an emergency contact first who can then agree to notify the authorities.

Monitoring Options Professional Monitoring
Monitoring Technology Cellular
Broadband
Landline
Self Monitoring
Number of Monitoring Centers 1
Monitoring Center Type Owned
Professional Monitoring Services 24/7 Professional Monitoring
Fire Department Dispatch
Police Dispatch
Medical Dispatch

How much does Lifeshield cost?

Contract & Price - 8 / 10

The LifeShield system will not operate without monitoring service. LifeShield offers several service plans. Those interested in a no money down option can call the company to reach an arrangement.

Monthly Fee (max) $39.99
Number of Available Packages 2
Installation/ Activation Fee $0 Activation, Free Self-Installation
Contract Required
Cancellation Policy LifeShield has a 30-day money back guarantee.
Warranty 30-day money-back guarantee.

TECHNOLOGY INTEGRATIONS

Technology Integration - 8 / 10

LifeShield provides instant email and text alerts via their iPhone and Android apps. If cameras are part of the customer’s package, LifeShield also offers a live surveillance feed, remote arm-disarm, and geo-location services. Additionally, LifeShield is compatible with other software like Alexa and Google Home. LifeShield has recently added home automation capabilities at no additional cost to customers. The LifeShield S30 base is now certified to work all Z-Wave compatible smart lights, locks, thermostats, and garage doors through IOS, Android, and web applications

  • Mobile Access & Alerts
  • iPhone App
  • Android App
  • Email & Text Alerts
  • Live Surveillance Feed
  • Remote Arm/Disarm
  • Geo-location Services
  • Home Automation
  • Lighting Control
  • Thermostat Control
  • Electronic Door Locks
  • Event-triggered Automation
  • History Log
  • Unique User Codes

Lifeshield reputation

Reputation - 9 / 10

LifeShield was founded in 2004. In addition to being featured in several publications, including the New York Times and PC World, the company’s reputation online is remarkably positive. It has an A+ rating on the BBB and a great 7.3 score on Trustpilot, where it regularly replies to consumer reviews.

Trust Pilot Rating 7.3 out of 10
BBB Rating A+
Yelp Rating 2.5 out of 5
Google Rating 5 out of 5
Facebook Rating 4.2 out of 5
Date Collected 2018-11-21
Year Founded 1971
  • Certifications & Associations
  • Underwriter’s Laboratory (UL)
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Overall Score

  • Excellent reputation for customer service
  • Security camera & mobile app options
  • 100-day free trial, risk-free, money-back guarantee
  • Home automation devices available