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Home Security Systems are more important than ever before. Crime is on the rise in many areas of the country. Over 2 million burglaries occur every year, with the average dollar loss over $2,000 - not to mention the potential harm to personal safety. Many experts point to the nation's current economic troubles and high unemployment as leading indicators for a continued rise in the crime rate.

Safeguarding your home is vitally important to the protection of your property and family. Properly placed exterior lighting and good dead bolts can help reduce your odds of being a victim - but unfortunately, an experienced criminal can generally get through nearly all locks within 60 seconds. As a result, most experts suggest investing in a home security system - preferably one that is monitored by a live service for the utmost protection.

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4 stars
GET SAFE

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Features:

No contract required

No installation charges

Fixed monthly cost for monitoring: $29

GetSafe is one of the newest all-wireless home security systems to hit the market in recent years. In spite of this newness, or perhaps partly because of it, current customer reviews indicate an extremely high level of satisfaction with GetSafe's easy DIY installation, smartphone-controlled system, and contract-free monthly protection regardless of the number of sensor points.

Customer service is easily accessed via toll-free number, email, online chat, or even through Facebook and Twitter. The website also has a number of easy-to-follow videos that make installation simple.

24/7 monitoring costs $29/month and is provided from a nationwide control center. Customers have made glowing comments on the responsiveness and professionalism of the monitoring representatives, even during the initial setup and testing process.

One difference in GetSafe's home security system is the upfront cost of $249 to purchase Starter Kit, which contains:

  • 1 wireless Smart Hub
  • 1 Entry Sensor
  • 1 Motion Detector
  • 1 Siren
  • 2 Window Stickers
  • 1 AT&T Cellular SIM card
  • Cables & batteries

With many companies offering “free” equipment and installation, that may seem cost-prohibitive; on the other hand, once the customer makes the initial purchase of the Starter Kit and any desired add-ons (e.g. additional door/window sensors, pet-friendly motion detectors, flood detector, connected smoke alarm, Nest thermostats, wireless cameras, etc.), the equipment belongs to the customer and does not have to be returned when the service is terminated. Owning the equipment makes it incredibly easy and convenient to move the equipment to a new location—whether the customer is changing dorm rooms from one semester to another or making a cross-country relocation.

And, with no unsightly control panel hardware—all sensors, cameras, and other equipment can be monitored and controlled through a smartphone app or the available keyfob—both moving and using GetSafe's home security system is easy, modern, and completely wireless.

GetSafe also has a reasonable 14-day return policy: get a full refund, minus shipping costs to return the equipment, for any reason.

The only significant drawback we found is that GetSafe is not currently licensed in Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Montana, or Rhode Island, making it unavailable in several major metropolitan areas such as Detroit, Chicago, and Baltimore.

In general, we're impressed with the number of options that GetSafe offers for the same monthly monitoring cost of $29; most other home security companies charge incrementally more for the number of sensors and features covered. We're confident that customers will appreciate the ability to get 24/7 coverage with no required contract, despite the somewhat steep upfront costs to purchase the equipment. GetSafe is a terrific option for home security systems.

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CPI Security

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Features:

Monitoring promotional offer 3 months for $29.95/month, then increases to $49.95/month

Free installation and/or equipment, depending on selected package

CPI Security is a home security systems company that offers traditional hardwired security systems, wireless home security systems, as well as a host of remote control options for various items in your home such as locks, thermostats, and even garage doors. The equipment is modern and the services provided are equal to many of the other home security providers we have reviewed, but the cost is quite a bit higher. In addition, we found many instances of customer complaints.

The basic CPI system is called In-Touch, and it functions much like other 24/7 rapid response alarm monitoring systems. If something triggers the home security alarm, an emergency operator responds in seconds to address the alert. The security system is completely wireless, so it does not rely on a hard line that can be cut or knocked out in a storm. The basic home security package comes with one motion detector, one HD video camera, a fire detector, 6 window and door monitors and a remote keyless door lock. Additional equipment, such as glass break detectors and carbon monoxide alarms, can be purchased separately and added to the system. As with many other modern alarm systems, the customer can monitor the system remotely via their smart phone or other electronic device. Additionally, the system can be set up to control the heat, lights, and locks in the house remotely as well.

Our main objection to CPI Security is the expense. The website describes a promotional offer of $29.95 a month for the first three months of home security monitoring services, but neglects to say anywhere how much the cost goes up after that period. As it turns out, the increase is up to $49.95 per month, much higher than most of the other similar home security providers we have reviewed.

Additionally, as we reviewed CPI's reputation we discovered a long list of customer complaints, mostly surrounding their sales practices and hidden fees. Many customers complained of being locked into a 5 year commitment period without ever having been informed of it. Several others complained of hidden upgrade charges and promised refunds that were never delivered.

With all the other home security companies out there, we can't recommend taking your chances on a company that charges among the highest fees in the industry and appears to have a fairly spotty reputation. We suggest looking at one of the higher rated companies.

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Statistics show that the majority of criminals will choose a home without a security system and bypass those better protected. Home security systems can vary greatly in protection and cost. Some home security systems provide free equipment along with a monthly monitoring contract, while others charge hundreds of dollars for installation as well as monitoring services. The best home security systems are flexible with or without home phone line requirements.

Before reading any home security systems reviews it's important to be familiar with some important home security aspects and features. These include:

  • Equipment and Installation Costs.  What does the company charge for the home security system equipment? How many sensors does that include? Is installation a separate charge?
  • Monitoring Service.  Does the company provide a 24 hour, 7 day a week, live home security monitoring service that will quickly contact authorities in the event of a break-in?
  • Guarantee.  Does the company provide a money back guarantee for their home security systems, or a warranty for faulty equipment?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best home security systems available today. We hope these reviews will help you find the right home security system to keep you and your family safe for years to come!

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