Front Point Security Review

 Front Point Security
Overall
Base Monthly Price$34.99
Installation Fee$0
Equipment Cost$0
Installation Rebate$0
24 Hour Monitoring
Alarm SystemGeneral Electric
 

Review Summary

Front Point Security provides DIY solutions for home security systems, coupling with GE Security to provide people with the resources that they need for protection in their home. This system is unique compared to most solutions for home security alarms. Our review is designed to help you learn more and make the best decision for your home.

Pros:
  • #1 ranking from a recent home security national survey
  • Wireless, cellular connections for easier operation and protection
  • 30-day trial that is risk-free and includes no hidden costs
Cons:
  • Fixed contract lengths
Bottom Line:

All in all, it was hard to find negatives about this company because they do offer such a simple, basic service to customers with a solution that seems more fitting than traditional home security alarms. Still, their website seems much more focused on informing you about security, promoting their products, and getting you to call than just giving you the facts about what they have to offer, but it’s a small price to pay for a system that seems to offer protection that is unique and much more modern than traditional security solutions.

The Breakdown

Monitoring Services

Front Point Security offers 24/7 monitoring packages to all customers. They claim to have a monitoring center that is among the highest rated in the country. The company has received accolades and approval from the Department of Defense, Factory Mutual, and Underwriters Laboratories Inc. All of their plans include cellular monitoring that is completely wireless, which they claim helps prevent the issues of losing alarm service as a result of burglars cutting your phone lines.

This monitoring solution also provides fire, life safety, and environmental monitoring as a standard service, rather than requiring you to pay extra or upgrade your system in order to get that additional protection. There are three different levels of monitoring services to choose from, which offer various levels of protection, types of monitoring, and included features. All come with 24/7/365 monitoring for burglary, fire, medical emergency and environmental threats, however.

Home Security Equipment

Front Point Security provides a unique DIY service with their home security equipment. Everything is designed to be easy to install, according to the website. It’s not really explained on the website how equipment is offered with various packages, but when you go to shop for the wireless control panel (priced at around $240), there is a disclaimer that says you can save up to $300 by signing up for 3 years of monitoring. Therefore, it is assumed that with various customer agreements, you may be able to get free or discounted equipment for your home security system.

Front Point also offers a variety of sensors, including:

  • Door sensors
  • Motion sensors
  • Glass break sensors
  • Smoke/heat sensors
  • Heat sensor
  • Recessed door sensors
  • Carbon monoxide
  • Water/flood sensors
  • Garage door sensors
  • Freeze sensors

Any and all of these can be combined to protect your home the way that you want. They also offer security cameras and various home security equipment accessories, such as key chains and other tools. The prices are clearly listed on the website, and all pages include the $300 savings disclaimer mentioned above. It seems that you would have to talk to someone about actually purchasing a system to get an accurate quote on equipment costs and what is included in your purchase, but the website does offer free quotes for customers, along with live chat and toll-free calling options.

Installation

The installation for a security alarm with Front Point is hassle-free DIY installation. There are no appointments to make or technicians to wait on, and the company claims that most consumers can install their own equipment with ease. You will be able to put your control panel, sensors, and cameras (if you choose them) where they belong, with help from the installation tips and recommendations that are offered with each piece of equipment. It might be a little more hassle for some people who aren’t handy or don’t have the time to deal with installing their own system, but for some consumers, self-serve is really the best solution. It all depends on what you want.

Reliability

Front Point claims to offer better reliability than other companies because of their wireless monitoring. The company doesn’t rely on land lines to keep customers protected, but this can be both good and bad. On the positive side, if your phone lines are down or cut by a burglar, you don’t have to worry about not being protected. On the negative, if wireless signals are down or there is an interruption in wireless communication (due to a tower being damaged, etc.), you’re not going to be protected. This company has received awards for its service, however.

Price/Costs Involved

Front Point Security offers three monitoring packages:

  • Protection Monitoring @ $34.99 per month, basic service
  • Interactive Monitoring @ $42.99 per month, with added benefits
  • Ultimate Monitoring @ $49.99 per month, with all the features and monitoring tools

In addition, you will need to purchase equipment. Without any kind of special deals or agreements that give you free home security equipment, the prices of their items are:

  • Wireless control panel: $238.99
  • Sensors: $34.99-$89.99 each, depending on type
  • Cameras: $179.99- $399.99, depending on type
  • Accessories: $3.99-$139.99

Again, package deals and agreement discounts are mentioned, so inquire about those to see what you’ll actually spend on a system from Front Point Security.

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