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Security companies are pushing to have their security equipment reviewed as best of the year. Four months into the year and already the front runners are fairly obvious. Many companies in the home security business make it their mission to give home owners peace of mind throughout the day. Henry Ford once said,

The only real security that a man can have in this world is a reserve of knowledge, experience and ability.

With that in mind, the companies worked their hardest to apply their knowledge, experience and ability to deliver the best in home security systems. Protect America took a moment to run through the tests of what makes the cut in 2018. They picked these top six.

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  • Frontpoint Home Security System
  • Vivint Smart Home
  • ADT Pulse
  • Protect America Home Security
  • Abode Home Security Starter Kit
  • Wink Lookout

Frontpoint Home Security System

Frontpoint first formed in 2007 in Virginia. Their product on display is called the Frontpoint Home Security System. This system is compatible with Alexa for the voice assistant department. Monitoring contract and professional installation are required. It also comes with cellular and power outage backup. The Frontpoint Home Security System has environmental sensors and has Z-Wave/ZigBee compatibility. The pros are quick and easy to install, responsive sensors, excellent customer service, low-pressure sales approach, 30-day money-back guarantee, crash & smash protection, Z-Wave compatible technology, great value for the money, and comes in a wide selection of accessories. The cons are the steep pricing that comes with it, no landline or broadband options for people in a rural area, there is a one to three year contract that comes with this system, and if the home owner wanted to view live and recorded video, they would have to sign up to the top tier plan.

Vivint Smart Home

Vivint was formed in 1997 under the name of APX Alarm Security Solutions Inc. They became Vivint in 2011 and have been going strong. This year, their product on display is called the Vivint Smart Home. This system is compatible with Alexa and Google Home with voice assistance. Professional installation is required. The Smart Home also comes with cellular and power outage backup. It has environmental sensors and has Z-Wave/ZigBee compatibility. The pros are speedy event response, excellent video doorbell, offers remote control of door locks, cameras, thermostats, and sensors, responsive touch screen, flexible financing options, advanced, easy-to-use technology, cellular monitoring, two-way voice communication, energy-efficient equipment, lifetime equipment warranty with premium service, and there is no lengthy contract required. The cons are the system requires a monthly subscription for remote access, aggressive sales practices, no DIY installation option with an installation fee of $49.99,  historically poor customer service reputation but has improved over the last few years, no landline or broadband options for people in a rural area and the home owner cannot customize alarm sounds.

ADT Pulse

ADT first began in 1874 and is the oldest company in this list. Their product on display is called the ADT Pulse. This system is compatible with Alexa for the voice assistance. Monitoring contract and professional installation are required. It also comes with cellular and power outage backup. The ADT Pulse has environmental sensors and has Z-Wave/ZigBee compatibility. The pros are fast and knowledgeable service reps, many components available, support for third-party devices, and excellent mobile and web apps. The cons are very expensive and there is a required three-year contract with hefty termination penalty.

Protect America Home Security

Protect America first humbly began in 1992. Their product on display is called the Protect America Home Security. Professional installation is required. It also comes with cellular backup. The system comes with environmental sensors and has Z-Wave/ZigBee compatibility. The pros are very easy to install and configure, a loud siren, 24/7 monitoring, and responsive sensors. The cons are small control panel screen, three-year contract, requires pricey subscription plan to use interactive features, and expensive accessories.

Abode Home Security Starter Kit

Abode is rather new with its founding back in 2015. Their product on display is called the Abode Home Security Starter Kit. The system comes with cellular and power outage backup. It also compatible with Alexa for the voice assistance. The Abode Home Security Starter Kit comes with environmental sensors and has Z-Wave/ZigBee compatibility. The pros are easy to install, no-contract monitoring plans available, works with lots of third-party devices, Amazon Alexa voice control, supports ZigBee and Z-Wave, and mobile and web access. The cons are bulky sensors, cannot manage notifications from mobile app, and does not come with control panel.

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Wink Lookout

Wink Technologies started back in 2004 in Los Altos, California. Their product on display is called the Wink Lookout. The only feature known is that has Z-Wave/ZigBee compatibility. The pros are easy to install, works with numerous third-party devices, and supports multiple wireless protocols. The cons are no professional monitoring, no backup battery, and cannot trigger camera recordings.

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