LifeShield Home Security Review
Lifeshield's cellular-based alarm system offers peace of mind at a price that just about anyone can afford, but they remain behind the competition in terms of home automation technology and providing some key products.
Cellular-Based Alarm Systems
Having cellular technology in a home security system is an important component that ensures your system is always up and running. You don’t have to pay for a separate cellular line because most companies tap into the existing lines from carriers. Having a cellular-based system is a huge upgrade because a burglar can cut a wire or disable a wireless alarm, but a cellular system will continue to stay active.
Affordable Basic Package
LifeShield’s Security Essentials plan is among the most affordable home security systems out there. This system comes with a base, wireless console, security touchpad, and two window and door sensors. It’s not going to be enough for a large home, but it’s perfect for the smaller home or apartment that needs a simple solution that isn’t going to break the bank. You have the option to customize and add additional sensors to your system once you’ve purchased it, so you’re able to get the complete protection you need for your home and lifestyle.
Simple DIY Setup
LifeShield’s DIY setup is simple. It requires no tools and LifeShield claims the entire setup can take less than an hour. All you have to do is decide where to place the sensors and security devices and you will have control over your entire home security system. LifeShield even includes a video to show you the simplicity of the setup process.
Solid Mobile Application
With the LifeShield mobile app for your iPhone, Android, or BlackBerry, you can have nearly full control over your home security system. The app is completely free and you can arm/disarm your security system from anywhere, change security codes, and see what’s happening inside the house. The iPhone app also has pretty favorable reviews if you check it out in the iTunes store.
Poor Home Automation Capabilities
The major area of weakness for LifeShield is definitely in the home automation department. Unlike some of the leading home security systems, you can’t have your lights turn on at specific times and LifeShield doesn’t enable you to set your lights to react to a sensor to make it look like someone is home. In addition to that, there’s no remote lighting control so you can’t turn lights on or off when you’re away from the house like you can with other top products. The same goes for temperature and appliance control. In terms of home automation and technology, LifeShield is simply behind the competition.
Missing A Couple Sensors And Detectors
LifeShield doesn’t come with a full selection of sensors and detectors to complete a home security system. Two of the items missing from their offerings are recessed door sensors and a garage door tilt sensor. Recessed door sensors are hidden and installed inside the door frame to send a signal when a door is opened. The garage door tilt sensor is more of a specialty feature, but if you have a garage and want to know when someone is coming or going, it’s nice to have.
- Contract Length 3 years
- Monthly Monitoring Fee $29.99 - $49.99
- Monthly Plan: $29.99
- Standard Contract: 36 months
- Monthly Plan: $39.99
- Standard Contract: 36 Months
- Monthly Plan: $49.99
- Standard Contract: 36 Months