Highly rated security systems for homes include Frontpoint, ADT, Vivint, Protect America and LifeSheild. Other home security systems with high ratings are SimpliSafe, LiveWatch, Monitronics and Protection1. As of 2015, Safewise names ADT as the best security system, whereas TopTenReviews ranks Frontpoint at the top with a gold award.
A Frontpoint security system features wireless equipment with a cellular connection. It includes sensors for floods, freezing pipes, heat, carbon monoxide and breaking glass. The system also features tamper-resistant door and window alarms with adhesive backing that meet universal security needs. A do-it-yourself security system, Frontpoint provides manuals and online tutorials that assist users with setup. The system sends instant alerts with Frontpoint’s GE Simon XT control panel, which can communicate with up to 39 sensors.
ADT features a wireless system with two-way communication. With the control panel, users can communicate directly with a monitoring center representative. The security system requires professional installation and has a lifetime equipment warranty. ADT provides 24-hour protection with video surveillance options. With ADT Pulse, users can receive security alerts as well as set custom notifications.
Vivint provides a wireless home security system that includes an LCD touchscreen control panel with a two-way cellular voice function. The system allows users to lock and unlock doors, adjust the lighting, and control temperature using Web-enabled devices.