ADT offers three levels of home security, Secure, Smart, and Complete, with the Complete option being their most comprehensive. It includes a digital security panel, sensors and intrusion detection, smart home automation, video surveillance, fire, CO, and flood monitoring, and wireless remotes.
The service also includes professional installation and 24/7 monitoring. You can contact ADT to get a free quote, either online or over the phone.
is the first of several of our home monitoring picks that offer zero cost DIY installation. Their basic equipment package, a 7-piece safe home starter kit, comes with a hub and keypad, two doors and two window sensors, a motion sensor, and a free doorbell camera.
Frontpoint monitoring fees are high—monthly monitoring starts at $44.99 per month—but the threshold to get started is low, with the basic security package, including the equipment noted above, for $319.95.
The service possesses more in-depth customization, including an array of cameras, a range of sensors, including those that keep tabs on smoke, heat, water, and CO levels, home automation features, and notifications to your smartphone. For a customized package, or information on their 9-piece, 12-piece, or 14-piece prepackaged kits, you can contact Frontpoint for a free quote.
For the ultimate experience in customization, we circle back to Amazon-owned Ring
. In addition to its individual solutions, Ring sells 5-piece, 8-piece, 10-piece, or 14-piece security kits that feature hubs, keypads, multiple sensors, and motion detectors. The kit prices start at $199.99 and range up to $329.99. A video recording subscription runs $3 per month.
Ring's professional 24/7 monitoring subscription service is one of the cheapest available. It costs $10 per month or $100 per year if you pick an annual plan. Alongside its physical technology, Ring is also behind the Neighbor's app, connecting you with other users in your neighborhood.
Ring's real benefit is the sheer number of devices they offer, which you can then connect to your home security network. Alarms, indoor cameras, smoke, CO, flood and freeze sensors, panic buttons, smart lighting, and the above-mentioned doorbells and outdoor cameras—ultimately, whatever your security needs, chances are Ring has a component for it.