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Frontpoint

Self Install 100% Wireless System

Our Score
8.4
User Score
7.0

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Our Score
8.4
User Score
7.0
Rank this Company

Ratings Breakdown

Monthly Monitoring Fee

$34.99-49.99

Install & Equipment Fee

$99

Contract Length

12-36 Months

Cancellation Policy

Undisclosed

System Relocation Fee

Free

Number of Reviews

612

This Review is maintained by Chase Sagum

Review Last Updated: April 26, 2019

Frontpoint provides world-class customer service backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee for its home security system. Their mission is to deliver an A+ customer experience and a Safer, Smarter, Simpler home security solution. They do so with a wide range of wireless sensors including window sensors, door sensors, motion sensors, carbon monoxide detectors, and glass break sensors to detect signs of trouble. See below for our Frontpoint Security review and for Frontpoint reviews left by customers.

The Good

Frontpoint’s equipment and devices are easy-to-install. There are no installation fees, and Frontpoint understands the value of diligent customer service. One of the major selling points that helps minimize consumer risk is their 30-day money-back guarantee, so a customer can try Frontpoint security systems out and see for themselves. It appears that they satisfy most of their customers. Frontpoint has a loyal following. Their customers have continually rated them highly and applauded their services.

Some of Frontpoint’s great features include:

  • Cost
  • 100% Cellular Monitoring and Wireless Home Security Equipment
  • Mobile App and Upgraded Technology
  • NEW– Integrated Skybell Video Doorbell Camera (available only with the Ultimate plan)
  • Upfront Pricing
  • Easy to Install
  • Crash and Smash
  • Moving Options
  • Positive Reviews
  • Home Automation Options

Cost

Frontpoint’s equipment and monitoring cost is competitive with other leading security companies. Frontpoint home security offers monitoring services in three packages from which customers may choose: protection monitoring, interactive monitoring, and ultimate monitoring. These Frontpoint systems have a monthly fee for professional monitoring, but that price is not disclosed on the website as prices may vary depending on each individual home.  We were, however able to get some numbers for standard costs of alarm monitoring.  The monthly price ranges from $34.99-49.99. Frontpoint security systems are all 100% cellular monitoring services, with the higher priced option offering additional add-ons like home automation for smart home devices and video surveillance monitoring. The mobile app is included in the Interactive and Ultimate plan only and you need a smartphone mobile device to have access.

Contracts are available for 12 and 36 months. However, there is a $99 minimum equipment purchase. Pre-made, comprehensive security packages range from $199.95 – $349.95. Customers own all the Frontpoint equipment they’ve purchased and have a  30-day, risk-free trial. If you are unhappy with your alarm systems you may get your money back.

Here’s  what you get with Frontpoint Interactive Monitoring ($44.99/month):

  • 100% Cellular – Crash and Smash Guarantee
  • Intrusion
  • Fire
  • Environmental
  • Life Safety
  • 24/7 Professional Monitoring

Plus interactive features such as:

  • Email and Text Alerts
  • Remote Access and Control
  • Frontpoint smartphone app
  • Light controls
  • Geo-Services
  • Crash and Smash

100% Cellular Monitoring and Wireless Home Security Equipment

Frontpoint uses a simpler approach to monitoring options by offering a 100% cellular connection. Unlike other security companies, their wireless home security system is not dependent on a phone line, internet connection, or any other system within a home. Their system won’t go down if the landline or internet fails and all communication is built into the system itself.

Mobile App and Upgraded Technology

Frontpoint also makes a diligent effort to constantly improve their technology. The Frontpoint app gives you remote access and lets you control your system from anywhere using your mobile phone or tablet. In addition to the mobile app, technology advances extend to Frontpoint’s control panels. Current customers have the opportunity to upgrade their existing Simon XT control panel to the Qolsys’ IQ Touch-Screen Control Panel. New customers now also have the option to purchase the Touch-Screen control panel as a way to upgrade and receive the latest home security technology. This control panel creates an interface that makes full-system functionality easier to navigate than ever. This control panel is compatible with all existing Frontpoint sensors and is designed to support the newest technological advancements made in sensors and monitoring. The features of this updated control panel include:

  • 7-inch LCD resistive touchscreen (800 x 480 resolution)
  • Capable of supporting up to 39 sensors
  • 91 dBa internal siren
  • 24-hour lithium-ion backup battery
  • Tabletop stand and wall mount kit
  • SD card slot & customizable photo frame screensaver
  • Weather application included
  • Camera smartphone app and front-facing camera

NEW– Integrated Skybell Video Doorbell Camera (available only with the Ultimate plan)

Frontpoint continues to innovate, recently offering its customers with a new Wi-Fi doorbell camera. These doorbell cameras include a motion detector and 2-way communication so you can always see who’s at the door through video surveillance and they never have to see you.

Upfront Pricing

Unlike many home security providers, Frontpoint offers upfront pricing with no hidden fees and a 30-day risk-free trial.

Easy to Install

While the system may be DIY, hundreds of happy customers have testified how easy it is to install. In addition, Frontpoint configures the system to your home before shipping it. Once you’ve installed the system, a quick call to Frontpoint will activate it and make sure it’s performing properly, or you can use their new self-activation process provided in the box. To top it off Frontpoint’s Monitoring Center is one of the highest-rated monitoring facilities in the country based on unbiased reviews.

Crash and Smash

Frontpoint has Crash and Smash protection that makes it so even if someone destroys your security system control panel, your system will still function correctly without it

Moving Options

Frontpoint allows home security customers to take their home security system with them when they move to a new location.

Positive Reviews

Our experts have found that Frontpoint is reliable and they take care of their customers. Here are reasons as to why our experts believe Frontpoint provides quality home security systems: The majority of their customer base has had an overwhelmingly positive response, and Frontpoint has only been in business since 2007, but they have already made an impression on the home security industry.

Home Automation Options

Frontpoint has a multitude of home automation options in its “Professional Package”. For $49.99/month customers receive the Frontpoint home automation and video monitoring on top of the basic security package. With this plan, you’ll be notified immediately of any alarm activity within the home—whether it’s a matter of security or an environmental threat.  You’ll also be reminded if you leave without arming your system, using the Frontpoint location-based Geo-Services.

An excellent offer that comes with this program is the light control feature. You can customize an on/off schedule or set lights to trigger automatically in reaction to a sensor alarm. There is also environmental protection to protect you against Carbon Monoxide (CO), extreme temperatures, or flooding. With the Interactive plan, you additionally get sensors and thermostats to guard against these calamities.

This Frontpoint package includes a 30-day money-back guarantee trial period, free text and email notifications, and the option to do self-installation.

However, Frontpoint does not sell the door locks,  or a thermostat, etc. The reason for this is that the Frontpoint home automation system is a self-setup, so it can be difficult for someone to install their own locks and thermostats so they operate correctly.

Another potential issue for many is that Frontpoint’s automation system is a self-setup system. While the system is generally simple to set up, there are some who may struggle with connecting it to their smart home devices.

The Bad

  • Upfront Costs
  • Frontpoint Security Equipment Warranty
  • Time in Business

Upfront Costs

While equipment fees start at $99, they may reach as high as $449 if you chose to upgrade packages. For example, a base package includes 3 door and window sensors.  If you were to customize their base package to include 10 extra door and window sensors, you would pay close to $248.90 out of pocket.

Frontpoint Security Equipment Warranty

FrontPoint only offers a 3-year warranty on their equipment.  Many other competitors offer lifetime equipment warranties.

Time in Business

Frontpoint was founded in 2007. They continue to improve their service each year, but they are not as “established” as some of the other companies who have been in the industry for decades.

The Bottom Line

Frontpoint is one of the best in customer service, and anybody looking to use their home security system and its devices can’t go wrong. And if they do, Frontpoint will make it right. They’re also rated highly on a variety of sites, and there are hundreds of five-star ratings. They lay out all their information clearly on their website, and you can request a quote online. They provide great customer service, no hidden fees, 30-day risk-free guarantee, and top-of-the-line technology and equipment. There is a reason they are one of the best companies to work with. You can see Frontpoint reviews from real consumers below. Visit their site today!

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    March 8th, 2019 Philadelphia, PA
    6 people found this review helpful!
    I have been trying for months to cancel my service. I have now been transferred twice while waiting for someone to address my issue. Their way of keeping customers on the hook for the security system is by sending you in circles and telling them I am not speaking with the right person to cancel. They have records of my attempt to cancel in writing and via phone call in their records. However, they continuously bill me and send threating phone calls to me and let me know they are not going to help me. I just spoke with a representative that wanted to question me regarding when I called and who I spoke with. My recommendation is DO NOT choose this as an alternative.
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  2. User Score
    1
    March 8th, 2019
    7 people found this review helpful!
    The service was just so so. I called to cancel and was told that I had a multi-year agreement after I had been with the company for over two years. Every time I call to cancel, I’m told there are four more months left on my policy. No matter when I call, I’m always told that it’s four more months. The customer service people are terrible to deal with and do not record all calls. They also refuse to send customers to their supervisors when asked.
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  3. User Score
    6
    March 5th, 2019 Albany, LA
    3 people found this review helpful!
    Front point service has been a decent service. As far as there security indoor security camera has been a problem since day one. Poor quality and will not stay connected to the access point for viewing.
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  4. User Score
    10
    March 5th, 2019 Alpine, UT
    3 people found this review helpful!
    Fast concise technical support, has taken our home security to a new level
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  5. User Score
    8
    March 5th, 2019 Alpine, UT
    1 people found this review helpful!
    Easy to work with. Economical. Sensors do Not always fit Doors. This is a problem. Their recommended fix is a problem.
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  6. User Score
    0
    March 3rd, 2019 Denver, CO
    4 people found this review helpful!
    I’ve had service with several companies in several different locations over the years. I’ve seen nothing to suggest that Frontpoint is any better or worse at monitoring a site than any other company, but they definitely are the WORST when it comes to disconnecting service! They will charge you and force you to have service for at least a month after you place the request to disconnect service and send them an email to confirm it. It might be in their agreement, but who is going to remember that after having the service in place for several years? As far as I can tell, it is just a way to get more money out of people. Even after you explain to them that you do not reside at the address, but that someone else does, they will continue billing you, and continue calling you every time that an alarm occurs. Today was the FOURTH time that I explained to them that I do no live there, it is a rental property with new tenants, and that I am NOT TO BE CALLED concerning their alarms!!! It is Frontpoint’s policy that they must have active numbers on the account to call, so they will not remove any of the prior resident’s information until a new resident starts service. *** SAVE YOURSELF THE TROUBLE AND AVOID THIS COMPANY!!! ***
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  7. User Score
    0
    March 1st, 2019 Lubbock, TX
    5 people found this review helpful!
    Frontpoint was fine while we were under contract. Once the contract was up is when trouble started. I called in like I was supposed to and spoke with a representative from Frontpoint. He told me everything is taken care of and that was all he needed. I noticed a charge to my account from Frontpoint for March. I went through my bank account and saw the charge in February as well. (I know, I should have saw this a month ago.) I called today, Sat on hold for 35 minutes, just to be told it was my fault even though I was not told about this 30 day written notice when I called in December. They said they will not refund my 2 months they took money from me, only 1 month. I am sorry, they were not monitoring the house. No account to track. Why do they deserve to keep my money. Because of something I was not informed about. Horrible business practice and customer service. Be careful when you leave these guys. It will cost you!!!
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  8. User Score
    6
    February 28th, 2019
    0 people found this review helpful!
    It’s okay. Lighting is very unreliable. Silent arming is not silent.
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  9. User Score
    10
    February 28th, 2019
    0 people found this review helpful!
    FrontPoint is awesome! Each time the alarm has been set off they’re on the phone immediately.
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  10. User Score
    8
    February 28th, 2019
    0 people found this review helpful!
    Overall great, no concerns. From my initial call, the rep was very helpful. The install was easy and system is itself is user friendly.
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  11. User Score
    5
    February 27th, 2019
    2 people found this review helpful!
    The equipment is good, but motion sensors generating false alarms were a continuous problem. The phone app is good and easy to use… where this company falls flat is their intransigent unwillingness to cancel a contract without forcing you to pay the entire term you have left. With Canadian exchange, the bill became ridiculous, yet they would not let us out of the contract. When the term was up, they put the hard sell on us and bad mouthed other security companies. The final insult was forcing us to pay an extra month even after reaching the end of our term. Last time I ever opt for a fixed length contract. Way better options. One other p*ss off was their utter unwillingness to ship via postal mail. We are rural and remote; we were forced to travel 2 hours to the shipping company depot.
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  12. User Score
    0
    February 26th, 2019
    3 people found this review helpful!
    We never received the system yet they continued to charge our bank account for service we never received.To make matters worse, since I stopped further payments on our bank account they have continued to harass us even after we told them we were canceling the service for nonperformance. We wrote the state attorney general’s office to see if they can be prosecuted for fraud or larceny.
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  13. User Score
    10
    February 19th, 2019
    1 people found this review helpful!
    When I sent them a message, it took like 3 or 4 days for them to get back to me. Other than that, it’s easy to use.
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  14. User Score
    10
    February 19th, 2019
    1 people found this review helpful!
    When I call them, they are available right away. They helped me get the thing set up. There was a billing problem, but they resolved that immediately. They’re very approachable and accommodating, they make everything clear and understandable. It’s easy to operate, so far there have been no malfunctions.
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  15. User Score
    10
    February 19th, 2019
    1 people found this review helpful!
    We love the app because it’s really simple and there’s not a lot of choices on it, which is good for me. It doesn’t look junky, but I wish that some of them came in different colors so that the sensor on the front door would match the brown door.
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  16. User Score
    8
    February 19th, 2019 Brinsmade, ND
    1 people found this review helpful!
    They’ve always been very helpful, and I don’t have any trouble operating it.
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  17. User Score
    8
    February 19th, 2019
    1 people found this review helpful!
    They’re really easy to work with and have good customer support. When I had to call them, they answered my question right away and I didn’t have to wait to talk to a bunch of people. I haven’t had any problems with the equipment.
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  18. User Score
    10
    February 19th, 2019
    0 people found this review helpful!
    There were a couple of occasions that I had to call them, and I waited and waited, and they never called me back. I’ve waited an hour and a half to two hours and I have to call back a second time. Before I got Frontpoint my house was broken into 4 times and this now the alarm went off and he went running like a scared rabbit.
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  19. User Score
    10
    February 19th, 2019 Colorado Springs, CO
    2 people found this review helpful!
    They are very professional and spend time teaching you. I looked at other alarm companies and I didn’t particularly like them by comparison. I feel like their stuff is higher quality and easier, my child can use it if I need them to.
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  20. User Score
    8
    February 19th, 2019 Fairfax, VA
    2 people found this review helpful!
    They are receptive, helpful, knowledgeable, and smart people. Their system is a little inconsistent, such as when the sensors say it’s open when it is closed and perfectly mounted. That is frustrating for me as a customer.
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Our Score
8.4
User Score
7.0
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Ratings Breakdown

Monthly Monitoring Fee

$34.99-49.99

Install & Equipment Fee

$99

Contract Length

12-36 Months

Cancellation Policy

Undisclosed

System Relocation Fee

Free

Number of Reviews

612
Our Score
9.0
User Score
7.8
Rank this Company

Ratings Breakdown

Monthly Monitoring Fee

$19.99-42.99

Install & Equipment Fee

$0

Contract Length

36 Months

Cancellation Policy

Pay Balance

System Relocation Fee

Free

Number of Reviews

2,368