For $0 down and a short payment plan (3, 6, or 12 months), you can start with your own alarm system that includes a smart hub and keypad, two door and window sensors, one motion sensor, a yard sign, window decals, and a door sticker. If you pay up front for equipment, you can skip the payment plan.
Frontpoint is a high-end DIY security system with the highest monthly monitoring rates on our list—starting at $45 a month. The quality of the equipment and customer service make it one of our favorite security systems overall, but it ranks lower here, mostly due to its high price.
The higher-end packages require the $50 monthly monitoring plan but include live video streaming, smart devices, and motion detection alerts. Even though Frontpoint is pricier than other systems on this list, we think it’s well worth the investment to get excellent customer service and equipment options.
Get the full scoop in our Frontpoint review.