# 1

Alarm New England

Pros

  • Highly-rated Customer Service
  • Professional or Self-Installation
  • Month-to-Month Options Available
  • Plans starting from $26.99
  • Able to Reuse Existing Equipment

Cons

  • Only Available in New England
  • Cannot Service Systems in Properties Larger than 10,000 sq ft
9.1

Overall Score

# 2

Pros

  • Extensive Smart Home Options
  • Up-to-Date Equipment
  • “Crash and Smash” Protection
  • 30-Day Trial Period
  • Customizable Systems

Cons

  • Above-Average Monthly Cost
  • Proprietary Equipment
  • Professional Installation Required
8.2

Overall Score

# 3

Pros

  • 6-month Money-back Guarantee
  • ADT Pulse App
  • Cheap Installation
  • Large Company

Cons

  • Slow Customer Service Response Times
  • Free Installation Only For Certain Plans
  • No Month-to-Month Contracts
  • Many Unhappy Customers on Review Sites
7.6

Overall Score

# 4

Pros

  • Good Customer Service
  • DIY Installation
  • “Crash and Smash” Protection
  • Medical Alert Systems Available
  • Customizable Systems

Cons

  • Monitoring outsourced
  • No Month-to-Month Contracts
  • DIY installation only
7.5

Overall Score

# 5

Guardian Protection

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
6.8

Overall Score

# 6

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
6.4

Overall Score

# 7

Nest Home Security

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
6.2

Overall Score

# 8

Protect America

Pros

  • No Activation or Installation Fees
  • Low Upfront Equipment Cost
  • Integrates with Alexa and Home Automation Devices
  • Money-back Guarantee

Cons

  • Restrictive Cancellation Policy
  • No Month-to-Month Contracts
  • Limited Equipment Options
6.0

Overall Score

# 9

Pros

  • No Long-term Contracts
  • Monthly Fee Starts at $14.99
  • Good Home Security Option for Renters
  • 60-Day Trial Period
  • Customizable Systems

Cons

  • Monitoring outsourced
  • Equipment Can Be Hacked or Jammed
  • Proprietary Equipment
  • No Professional Installation Options
5.9

Overall Score

# 10

Alliance Security

Pros

  • Variety of Security Equipment and Home Automation Devices
  • Monitoring Center is Five Diamond Certified

Cons

  • Monitoring is Outsourced to Moni
  • Hard Credit Check Required
  • No DIY installation Option
  • High Installation Costs and Monthly Fees
5.5

Overall Score