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Best Home Security Systems

There are so many different options on the market today. Making a choice becomes a tedious adventure. We can help you through the maze that awaits you. In time we hope you will come to rely on our experience and recognize the devotion we attach to each of our clientele. Sure Lock & Key is here to advise and direct you so that you can make your own educated decision. A decision, in which, we will do our utmost to insure that you will feel satisfied for a long time to come. Please find a list of names and a detailed analysis of every system, so that upon completion of your search, you will be able to choose wisely.

Simplisafe Home Security System

The first thing you need to know about this system is that it is a do-it-yourself system. If you don’t want to use a professional company, this is the perfect solution. Also, it’s easy to use. With it you control everything through your smartphone.
SimpliSafe was one of the first such systems on the market, so naturally, you can find lots of reviews and recommendations on how to use it, what advantages and disadvantages it has, etc.
Another reason why people so often choose SimpliSafe is its reasonable price. Professional monitoring prices start at only $14,99. However, you’re not obliged to sign the contract. If the sound of an alarm when something happens is enough, you don’t have to pay a monthly fee.
Security systems schema
Security systems schema

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Vivint Smart Home

This system is more advanced than the first one. It’s wireless and requires professional installation. Naturally, the list of capabilities you get is much longer. For example, you can control video doorbells, cameras, smart locks, even garage door openers. This system can also be combined with other devices. For example, you can add some cameras or video doorbells later on if you so desire. This system is 100 % compatible with other third-party devices so that you will have the option of passing on their own security equipment in favor of one of the other compatible ones.
The factor that might stop you from buying a Vivint system is its price. You can finance the equipment for up to 5 years, but the starter package will cost you $600. Also, a monthly monitoring fee starts at $29 that is twice as high as the SimpliSafe Home Security System. However, if the protection of a professionally installed home security system is what you want, then Vivant is a great solution.


This unit combines the features of the two previously mentioned systems. Frontpoint is a do-it-yourself home security system with high-end equipment. However, you must take into account that the equipment is advanced and requires some basic skills of wiring and mounting. Another great advantage is that this company offers you a month-to-month monitoring plan that costs $49. There is no self-monitoring option with this system. Even though such a plan will cost you more than other DIY systems, it gives you a wide range of options and affords you access to all the various system functions via your smartphone. This system can also be combined with other smart home devices.
smart home control pannel
smart home control pannel

Ring Alarm

Ring Alarm distinguishes itself from other security systems in several ways. First of all, it’s a DIY system with professional monitoring without a long-term contract. Easy to install, the system offers a wide range of cameras and other security devices with the option of wireless or wired installation. Compared to other systems in our list, Ring Alarm is the most affordable. The starter kit won’t cost you more than $200, and the monthly fee for professional monitoring is only $10. Being owned by Amazon, this system is compatible with Alexa voice assistant and many other devices such as Google Home and Google Assistant. This would be a great system for the homeowners who don’t want to spend a lot of time on installation and a lot of money on monitoring. Even though it has some limitations, Ring Alarm is a great system for those who are looking for the best security service at the lowest price.


Abode is pretty similar to all the previous systems we described here. It doesn’t require a long-term contract. Also, Abode is a do-it-yourself system, but it offers some advanced capabilities that only professional systems have. Moreover, it’s perfectly compatible with different smart home devices such as smart doors or lightbulbs. In addition to all of this, Abode can detect not only intrusion but also such safety concerns as fire as well as water leakage.
This system has two different control panels. One being for single-family homes and one for apartments. You can choose the one that best fits your requirements. Also, you can choose among different equipment packages within the system. This allows you to be flexible with respect to the needs of your budget. The cheapest one will cost you about $280, and the most expensive one is about $455. The key fob for controlling the system without the smartphone is included in the starter pack, unlike other home security systems of this price range.
outside security cameras
outside security cameras


There are so many home security systems on the market today, you can spend weeks choosing the right one that suits your needs. We are therefore available to assist you in making the best choice possible. The ones we have listed for you are the systems we feel give the best security solution, at a reasonable price. If you have any questions or if you want to get one of the systems mentioned above or some other system, feel free to contact us. With more than 35 years of experience in residential, commercial, automotive locksmithing and security services, we believe Sure Lock & Key is an intelligent and worthwhile choice.