What to Look for in a Top Home Security System

Protecting your family and keeping utility costs down are becoming even more important.  The prevalence of social media has made everyone targets especially when your 2-week vacation to Europe is displayed for everyone to see, including burglars.  Kim Kardashian’s robbery is an eye opener for all of us.  If someone who lives on social media and has bodyguards is attacked, what does that mean for the rest of us?
There’s no telling what can happen to your home while you’re away.  The best thing to do is consider an at home security system.  Choosing the best solution for you comes down to your needs and budget.

How much does a security system cost?

The most inexpensive option is going the do-it-yourself route.  The installation and monitoring are done by you.  All you need to do is invest in some equipment like Frontpoint.  The product costs around $100, depending on the amount of equipment needed, and you can invest in professional monitoring for about $35 per month.
If you are a busy person or want to opt for the central monitoring option, you will pay a fee as you would with a DIY system of around $30 to $50 a month, depending on the service.  The cost to install is not astronomical.  ADT security systems can install in a system for $99.  For the best home security products, contact Tom Christ at Home Security Alarm Experts at 844.517.0545, he will steer you in the right direction.

Hardwired vs. Wireless Home Security Systems

Some alarm systems are still requiring the use of analog phone lines.  That’s crazy!  If your grandmother adding you as a friend on Facebook hasn’t told you anything, people are advancing and becoming more dependent on their smartphone.  Run the other way if the security system requires you use an analog phone line.  Consider them obsolete in a few years.
Most home security systems are hybrids which mean that parts are hardwired but still use wireless communication.  Companies like ADT security, a leader in the industry, offers both remote and video monitoring of your home using your internet connection.  You’re using your WiFi anyway to watch the latest YouTube video, might as well keep your family safe too.  You can get instant alerts to your smartphone when something occurs in your home.  Also, video monitoring will give you access to see what is happening.

Going beyond security surveillance

Security surveillance is not the only reason to invest in an alarm service.  Several companies offer carbon monoxide, water detection, and temperature monitoring.  Burglaries are not the only thing you should worry about.  The smallest leak could lead to detrimental damage in your home.  ADT security offers this additional security equipment with starting with their remote package.
Figuring out the best at home security system is overwhelming.  Here is a list of the top 100 home security companies based on revenue.  Those at the top of the list like ADT security stay up to date with the latest technology to keep your home and family safe.
For more information on the best system for you, contact Tom Chris.  He will get your family the best home security company for your needs.

Top 100 Based on Recurring Monthly Revenue (RMR)

Rank 2016 Company City, State Recurring Monthly Revenue, Dec. 31, 2015 Subscribers
  1. ADT Boca Raton, Fla. $275,000,000 6,600,000
  2. Tyco Integrated Security Boca Raton, Fla. $68,750,000e 500,000
  3. Vivint Inc. Provo, Utah $55,700,000 1,013,915
  4. Monitronics Int’l Dallas, Texas $45,678,000 1,089,535
  5. Vector Security Inc. Warrendale, Pa. $15,100,000 310,725
  6. Guardian Protection Services Warrendale, Pa. $13,979,332 308,252
  7.  Interface Security Systems Holdings Inc. Earth City, Mo. $10,827,984 81,426
  8. Bay Alarm Company Pacheco, Calif. $9,478,475 131,955
  9. Central Security Group Inc. Tulsa, Okla. $7,699,126 216,061
  10. Safe Home Security Inc. / Security Systems Inc. Cromwell, Conn. $7,019,949 178,767
  11. Alarm Capital Alliance / My Alarm Center Newtown Square, Pa. $6,998,722 181,921
  12. CPI Security Systems Inc. Charlotte, N.C. $6,300,000 138,000
  13. SAFE Security Companies San Ramon, Calif. $5,390,312 134,750
  14. Protect America Austin, Texas $5,278,509 128,750
  15. Guardian Alarm Company Southfield, Mich. $5,196,312 119,359
  16. Kastle Systems Int’l Falls Church, Va. $4,900,000 na
  17. Johnson Controls Inc. Milwaukee, Wis. $4,500,000 3,735
  18. Red Hawk Fire & Security Boca Raton, Fla. $4,166,667 57,100
  19. Ackerman Security Systems Atlanta, Ga. $3,597,848 135,222
  20. Alarm Detection Systems Inc. Aurora, Ill. $2,928,209 36,738
  21. ADS Security L.P. Nashville, Tenn. $2,831,961 84,004
  22. Electric Guard Dog Columbia, S.C. $2,546,131 3,277
  23. AFA Protective Systems Inc. Syosset, N.Y. $2,475,000 28,726
  24. NorthStar Alarm Services LLC Orem, Utah $2,189,290 45,575
  25. SafeTouch Jacksonville, Fla. $2,133,217 79,291
  26. Per Mar Security Services Davenport, Iowa $1,922,538 37,229
  27. EPS Security Grand Rapids, Mich. $1,271,062 19,061
  28. American Alarm & Communications Arlington, Mass. $1,255,671 22,190
  29. RLC Security Inc. Wexford, Pa. $1,243,829 28,310
  30. SSD Alarm Systems / Kern Security & Fire / Alpha Alarm & McNeill Security Anaheim, Calif. $1,238,354 na
  31. General Security Inc. Plainview, N.Y. $1,219,474 45,331
  32. Mountain Alarm Ogden, Utah $1,090,186 34,969
  33. First Alarm Aptos, Calif. $1,007,383 16,423
  34. Kimberlite Corp. Fresno, Calif. $1,004,535 6,038
  35. F.E. Moran Inc. Alarm and Monitoring Services Champaign, Ill. $1,000,397 29,944
  36. EMC Security Suwanee, Ga. $993,799 48,015
  37. Select Security Lancaster, Pa. $990,000 24,111
  38. Sonitrol Pacific Portland, Ore. $968,692 4,655
  39. Sonitrol New England Rocky Hill, Conn. $958,615 27,573
  40. Security Force Inc. Raleigh, N.C. $894,027 20,823
  41. Sonitrol of Sacramento & Orange County, Cybex Security Roseville, Calif. $852,077 4,363
  42. Security Equipment Inc. Omaha, Neb. $850,167 16,023
  43. Doyle Security Systems Inc. Rochester, N.Y. $814,771 22,056
  44. Custom Security Systems Inc. Baton Rouge, La. $706,056 31,346
  45. Matson Alarm Co. Inc. Fresno, Calif. $677,667 21,102
  46. All Guard Alarm Systems Inc. Hayward, Calif. $664,389 13,824
  47. Koorsen Fire & Security Indianapolis, Ind. $634,380 15,237
  48. RFI Communications & Security Systems San Jose, Calif. $626,311 4,074
  49. DynaFire Inc. Casselberry, Fla. $599,001 5,230
  50. Custom Security Systems Lacey, Wash. $581,500 50,077
  51. Supreme Security Systems Inc. Union, N.J. $560,866 6,720
  52. Redwire / Sonitrol of Tallahassee, Bay, NW FL, EC FL Tallahassee, Fla. $541,287 5,823
  53. Post Alarm Systems Arcadia, Calif. $537,478 15,832
  54. Habitec Security Toledo, Ohio $517,220 16,595
  55. A-Com Protection Services Inc. Columbus, Ga. $498,244 15,330
  56. Sonitrol of Buffalo, Rochester, Toronto Buffalo, N.Y. $497,198 5,440
  57. Sonitrol Tri-County Grand Blanc, Mich. $493,587 10,245
  58. Peak Alarm Co. Inc. Salt Lake City, Utah $479,420 9,531
  59. Intertech Ci Pittsburgh, Pa. $479,000 5,430
  60. Blue Ridge Security Systems Inc. Anderson, S.C. $476,000 37,218
  61. Sonitrol SW Ohio Mason, Ohio $474,886 6,671
  62. AMP Security LLC American Fork, Utah $472,000 8,567
  63. World Wide Security & GC Alarm Inc. Garden City, N.Y. $465,605 24,564
  64. Bates Security LLC / Sonitrol of Lexington Lexington, Ky. $464,516 7,348
  65. Acadiana Security Plus Broussard, La. $458,548 13,259
  66. Electronix Systems Central Station Alarms Inc. Huntington Station, N.Y. $429,000 21,694
  67. Alarmco Inc. Las Vegas, Nev. $422,913 9,594
  68. The Protection Bureau Exton, Pa. $422,046 7,653
  69. Crime Prevention Security Systems LLC Gainesville, Fla. $410,282 16,800
  70. Scarsdale Security Systems Inc. Scarsdale, N.Y. $407,840 8,805
  71. SMG Security Systems Inc. Elk Grove Village, Ill. $396,194 6,713
  72. Universal Protection Security Systems Santa Ana, Calif. $375,257 2,827
  73. Security Systems of America Pittsburgh, Pa. $371,731 12,962
  74. Washington Alarm Inc. Seattle, Wash. $369,046 6,521
  75. Gillmore Security Systems Inc. Cleveland, Ohio $342,779 6,579
  76. Richmond Alarm Company Midlothian, Va. $325,126 8,027
  77. Amherst Alarm Inc. Amherst, N.Y. $319,128 34,658
  78. Valley Alarm Sun Valley, Calif. $315,324 9,491
  79. Atronic Alarms Inc. Lenexa, Kansas $308,343 7,437
  80. Sonitrol Security Services Inc. Charlotte, N.C. $307,904 3,938
  81. Bonds Alarm Co. Inc. Phoenix, Ariz. $300,052 10,208
  82. Sonitrol of Indianapolis Indianapolis, Ind. $295,583 2,000
  83. Sentry Security Wheeling, Ill. $276,392 5,340
  84. NCA Nashville, Tenn. $272,374 20,504
  85. Moon Security Services Inc. Pasco, Wash. $266,558 8,231
  86. Advent Security Corporation Oreland, Pa. $263,287 6,967
  87. Briscoe Protective Systems Inc. Centereach, N.Y. $257,545 2,654
  88. Hoffman Electronic Systems Atwater, Calif. $252,148 5,325
  89. Yarnell Security Systems Lancaster, Pa. $250,000 8,403
  90. Pacific Alarm Systems Inc. Culver City, Calif. $248,330 3,850
  91. Custom Alarm Rochester, Minn. $237,224 6,838
  92. LOUD Security Systems Inc. Kennesaw, Ga. $227,260 8,481
  93. VTI Security Burnsville, Minn. $226,250 na
  94. Mijac Alarm Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. $221,442 6,000
  95. Sonitrol of Evansville Inc. Evansville, Ind. $218,861 2,736
  96. Secure Pacific Corporation Portland, Ore. $215,480 5,144
  97. SIGNET Electronic Systems Inc. Norwell, Mass. $210,000 555
  98. Fleenor Security Systems Johnson City, Tenn. $209,023 6,288
  99. Allied Fire & Security Spokane, Wash. $206,132 7,043
  100. Sonitrol Security Systems of the Triangle Raleigh, N.C. $160,146 1,032

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