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3 Top Rated Security Systems Reviewed

April 12th, 2018 9:13 AM by Annette Masterson

Keep Your Home and Family Protected

When the safety of your home and family is at stake, there’s nothing more important than knowing that you’ve chosen the best security system to protect them.


You walk up the driveway toward your front door like any normal day. You start to put your key in the door when you notice it’s already ajar and the glass is broken. You walk inside to find your belongings ransacked - your television is missing, the computer is nowhere to be found, and then there’s the mess. Your stomach bottoms out and you feel for the first time that you’re not safe in your own home. 

What if you could avoid all that anger and upset? Deter break-ins and keep your family safe with a security system that you can trust. Our reviews will help you select the right system for you and your home. 

Vivint Smart Home System
Average Rating: 4.5/5
Price: $549 base system, monthly monitoring starting at $39.99

With its many customizable options and plan choices, Vivint Smart Home System is a top choice among homeowners and experts alike. A completely wireless system, Vivint is professionally installed and offers features like remote control door locking, doorbell cameras, voice recognition and panning video cameras. 

All three of Vivint’s monitoring plans support protections against home invasion and environmental dangers. The Vivint Sky control panel connects to entryway sensors, motion detectors and carbon monoxide detectors (among many other systems). While some Vivint plans are available without a contract, video security and home automation features require customers to sign four- or five-year contracts. 

Vivint’s affordable pricing and speedy call response time (about 10 seconds) makes it a favorite of those looking for a quality home security system that also offers lots of bells and whistles. 

SimpliSafe Home Security System
Average Rating 4/5
Price: $230 base system, monthly monitoring starting at $14.99

The new kid on the market, SimpliSafe Home Security System has quickly proven itself to be one of the best DIY systems available. This no-contract, wireless system is perfect for renters and apartment dwellers. Base stations, motion detectors, glass break sensors, panic buttons and entry sensors are among the standard offerings from SimpliSafe.

SimpliSafe’s no-pressure, low-cost approach to home security doesn’t mean they skimp on any of the essentials. Battery-powered back up on all devices and diversified service locations means that you’re home will be protected even if your power is down for days. With monthly plans starting as low as $14.99, SimpliSafe also protects your wallet. 

If you’re looking for an affordable, DIY option for home security, SimpliSafe delivers everything a homeowner (or renter) could ask for. 

ADT Pulse Home Security System
Average Rating: 4/5 
Price: $1100-$1500 base system, monthly monitoring starting at $28.99

The mother of all security companies, ADT is the go-to option for homeowners looking for a professionally installed, worry-free system. ADT Pulse Home Security System utilizes both hardwired and wireless equipment to ensure energy-saving security. ADT offers many options for the Pulse system, allowing you to customize your home protection package. 

The premium ADT package offers video surveillance, environmental monitoring, and home automation. Unlike many other options, ADT has local dealers in many communities so pricing and packages may vary by location. A unique feature of ADT is their offering of medical bracelets with GPS tracking - great for those with health issues or taking care of elderly relatives. 

ADT’s chief drawback with many home security shoppers is cost. However, if you’re not a do-it-yourselfer and you appreciate rapid response times and professional monitoring, then ADT Pulse could be the right choice for you. 
Stay Safe Out There
There are many home security system options to protect your home. The right system will give you piece of mind and ensure that your family is safe.

Did we leave off your preferred home security system?  You can leave a comment below and tell us all about it.

Annette Masterson is a licensed broker with EXIT Realty Bob Lamb & Associates in Murfreesboro, TN. She has developed one of the most successful real estate teams in Rutherford County, known as Masterson Network, that specializes in new home construction and residential listings and sales throughout Middle Tennessee. You can email Annette at or call her at 615-896-5656 (Office) or 615-533-1660 (Cell) for more information.

Posted by Annette Masterson on April 12th, 2018 9:13 AM



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