Good automation capabilities:

With FrontPoint Security, you have access to quality home automation equipment that enables you to control your lights, thermostat, door locks, and more. All of these can be controlled from your laptop, tablet, or other mobile device. If you're looking to modernize your home and improve your lifestyle, FrontPoint is able to help.

Available Geo services:

Geo services is an opt-in location-based feature provided by FrontPoint and other leading home security companies. Geo services work by sending you alerts based on the proximity to your home, a virtual perimeter, and the rules you establish. For example, you could set a virtual perimeter of one mile around your home and a rule that triggers an alert if you leave the perimeter without arming your system. If you're in a rush and forget to arm your home security system, Geo services sends you a reminder when you leave the pre-defined perimeter. You can then arm the system using your mobile device or through an online portal.

Diverse surveillance options:

While many industry competitors limit available equipment to fixed cameras, FrontPoint Security provides access to fixed cameras, pan-and-tilt cameras, and outdoor cameras. Footage from all of these cameras are streamed to your computer or mobile device. If surveillance is particularly important to you, you'll be pleased with the options provided by FrontPoint.

30-day risk-free trial:

FrontPoint home security's 30-day risk-free trial applies to all systems and monitoring plans. This offer enables you to get firsthand experience with the home security system, and decide if it's the right fit for your circumstances. If you decide the FrontPoint home security system isn't right for you, just ship it back for a full refund.

Competitive cellular pricing:

FrontPoint offers three different pricing plans that range from $34.99 to $49.99 per month. FrontPoint utilizes 100% cellular systems, which operate through wireless technology and therefore provide a level of protection that can't be matched by broadband or landline systems. Although you may see lower rates on some competitor systems, be sure you're comparing cellular monitoring prices, as broadband and landlines are cheaper.


No internal monitoring:

Monitoring for FrontPoint systems is conducted by a company called Rapid Response, while some of the top home security companies provide internal monitoring. You may not care about who is monitoring your home security system as long as the monitoring is thorough. However, when problems arise, it's nice to know you're only working with one company instead of trying to get answers from two.

No snapshot camera capabilities:

Some of the top home security systems provide surveillance equipment capable of recording live footage and taking snapshots. This functionality enables you to take event triggered snapshots and view them on a mobile device or through an online portal. Although FrontPoint does offer access to a variety of home surveillance equipment, they do not include this feature. If a home security system that offers both recorded video and snapshot capabilities is particularly important to you, FrontPoint may not be the right solution.


Contract Length 1 - 3 years
Equipment Manufacturer GE
Monthly Monitoring Fee $34.99 - $49.99
Total Installation Cost $0


  • Adjust Temperature You can adjust the temperature of your house remotely.

  • Appliance Control You can remotely turn small appliances on or off using a smartphone or Internet connection.

  • Arm/Disarm You can arm and disarm the security system remotely.

  • Change Access Codes You can change system access codes for different people who may have to enter your home.

  • Electronic Door Locks The company offers electronic door locks that can communicate wirelessly so you are able to lock and unlock your doors from anywhere.

  • Event-Triggered Automation You can set your lights to react to alarm sensors or other events.

  • History Log You can view a logged history of events that have taken place over a specified time period.

  • Home Alerts You can automatically receive alerts from your security system to keep you aware of what is happening in your house when you are not around.

  • Lighting Control You can turn lights on or off using your laptop or smartphone.

  • Scheduled Automation You can set a schedule for lights to be on at specific times of each day.

  • 24/7 Monitoring The company monitors your home 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • Fire Department Dispatch The company will notify the local fire department if an environmental hazard is occurring in your home.

  • Medical Dispatch The company will notify a medical team if a medical emergency is occurring in your home.

  • Police Dispatch The company will notify the local police if a break-in or other criminal activity is occurring at your home.

  • Internal Monitoring The company provides internal monitoring services instead of outsourcing these services.

  • Alarm Sounding The security system has an alarm that is triggered inside the house when there is a break-in or other hazardous event.

  • Burglar Alarm The company monitors a burglar alarm signal received from your home and notifies you and the police.

  • Carbon Monoxide Carbon monoxide detectors are available that trigger an alert in your home while also sending a signal to the company monitoring center.

  • Door and Window Sensors Door and window sensors are available that notify the monitoring center when a door or window is opened.

  • Fire and Smoke The company monitors a fire or smoke detector and notifies your local fire department if necessary.

  • Flood Detectors Flood detectors are available to help protect your home against water damage.

  • Garage Door Tilt Sensor Garage door sensors are available that signal when a garage door begins to open.

  • Glass Break Detector Glass break sensors are available that notify the company monitoring center if a window is broken.

  • Motion Detector Motion detectors are available that sense movement and sends a signal to warn the owner.

  • Recessed Door Sensors Recessed door sensors are available. These work like door and window sensors but are hidden from view and installed inside the door frame.

  • Temperature Sensors Temperature sensors are available that monitor and detect significant changes in temperature within your home.

  • Wireless Sensors and Detectors The company offers wireless sensors and detectors.

  • Cellular Monitoring Keypad Keypads that communicate with the monitoring service through cellular technology are available.

  • Key Remote The company provides a key remote or fob for you to control your system and alarms.

  • Medical Devices The company offers additional devices for medical emergencies.

  • Panic Button The company provides a remote panic button, which sends an alert to the company when activated within your home.

  • Touch-Screen Panel The company provides a touch-screen panel for controlling the system.

  • Two-Way Intercom The company offers a two-way voice intercom system to immediately speak to a representative if you encounter an emergency.

  • Wireless Keypad The primary keypad for the system does not require a phone or Ethernet connection.

  • Custom Systems The company provides custom security systems for your home.

  • Free Activation There is no activation fee to start using the system.

  • Homeowners Insurance Certificate The company will provide you with a certificate of installation that can often be submitted to insurance companies and used to obtain a lower homeowner insurance rate.

  • Relocation Program The company allows you to move your security system without assistance from a technician if you move to a new home.

  • Self-Installation You can install your own equipment without the help of a service technician.

  • Window Decals The company provides window decals that show the home is protected by a security system to warn potential intruders.

  • Yard Sign The company provides yard signs that show the home is protected by a security system to warn potential intruders.

  • Technician Installation A service technician will install your equipment.

  • Android App The company has an Android app that you can use to access your security system.

  • iPhone App The company has an iPhone app that you can use to access your security system.

  • Live Video Feed You can watch a live video feed of what is going on inside your home.

  • Real-Time Alerts You can keep tabs on your home by receiving real-time email or text alerts.

  • Smartphone/Tablet You can access your system from a smartphone or tablet.

  • Status Snapshot You can get an updated status snapshot that shows what is happening in your home.

  • Web Access You can access your system online.

  • Fixed Video Cameras The company offers fixed video cameras to record happenings inside and outside of the house.

  • In-Home Surveillance You can view live surveillance footage of what is happening in other rooms on the TVs in your home.

  • Live Feed You can view live feeds of video that is recorded in real time.

  • Outdoor Video Cameras The company offers outdoor video cameras.

  • Pan-and-Tilt Video Cameras The company offers pan-and-tilt video cameras that can be accessed and operated remotely to view more than a fixed area.

  • Record Triggered Event The video camera is triggered to record by an event like an entry, exit, or break-in.

  • Store Video Recordings The company offers the ability to record activity within your house and store it so you can watch it later.

  • Snapshots The company offers a recording device or camera that takes snapshot photos of triggered events, like entries, exits, or break-ins.

  • Blog The company provides a blog with security tips and other relevant information.

  • FAQs The company provides a list of answers to frequently asked questions.

  • User Guide A user guide or training manual is provided by the company.

  • Video Tutorials The company provides video tutorials.

  • Knowledge Base The company provides a knowledge base of detailed help articles.

  • Email/Ticket The company has an email or ticket system dedicated to support.

  • Live Chat You can contact the company through live chat to get support.

  • Phone You can contact the company by phone to get support.

  • Social Media You can contact the company with questions through social media websites.



Monthly Plan: $34.99
Total Installation: $0
Standard Contract: 1 - 3 years


Monthly Plan: $44.99
Total Installation: $0
Standard Contract: 1 - 3 years


Monthly Plan: $49.99
Total Installation: $0
Standard Contract: 1 - 3 years

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