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5.2
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Ratings Breakdown

Price

Average monthly price
$34.16

Up-Front Costs

Activation, Install & Equipment
$254.50

Technology & Equip.

5/5 = BEST
0/5

Contract Length

Total # of months
33

Cancellation Policy

Can you cancel contract?
Pay balance

Moving Policy

Can you move with system?
Undisclosed

Number of Reviews

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0

This Review is maintained by Chase Sagum

Review Last Updated: March 7, 2014

About the BHSC Industry Quality Index

The BHSC Industry Quality Index (IQI) is home security quality index based on a proprietary criteria of over 130 home security companies throughout the United States. The IQI components and weightings are determined by BHSC data and are considered to be one of the best representations of the home security industry quality.

Rank Chart
User Rating
Monthly Price
Upfront Costs
Our Score
#1
8.3
$19.99-$42.99
$0
9.0
#2
7.9
$34.99
$99
8.6
#3
6.1
$34.95-49.95
$99
8.6
#49
BHSC IQI
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$34.16
$254.50
5.2

The current IQI is 413. Companies with indexes higher than 413 are considered to be worse than average while companies with scores lower than 413 are considered to be better.

Ratings Breakdown Explained

The ranking criteria breakdown on the righthand side of this page represents the industry average of each criterion. For example, $34.16 monthly price is average monthly price home security companies charge for monthly monitoring. Another example is the BBB score. The average home security company touts a B+ BBB rating. Companies who have ratings below a B+ are worse than average while those with a rating higher than a B+ are better than average.

How to Use the IQI

We developed the IQI to help consumers compare individual companies to the overall home security industry. The IQI allows consumers to quickly understand the quality of a home security company and how it fits when compared to the industry as a whole. Using the IQI is easy:

  1. Simply click on the review of any home security company listed on BHSC
  2. Scan the ratings breakdown on the righthand side of the review page to locate their IQI
  3. Compare the company’s IQI against the industry average of 366
  4. The lower the IQI the better while the higher IQI the worse.

Key Takeaways

The BHSC IQI is intended to help consumers and businesses better understand the home security industry climate. We encourage consumers to use the IQI as a means for making smarter and more informed decisions. Likewise, we encourage home security companies to review their company’s IQI and find ways to improve their index score.

BHSC Industry Quality Index

The average quality index score is 413. Companies that score below 413 are considered to be above* average while those that score over 413 are considered to be below average.

Company Quality Index Score
Protect America 77
LifeShield Security 144
Protection 1 203
FrontPoint Security 202
Guardian Protection 92
ADT 202
ADS Security 435
Alarm Grid 106
Ackerman Security 602
Slomins 169
Monitronics 261
Alarmco inc. 385
National Certified Alarms, Inc. 508
Oplink Security 407
SimpliSafe 329
Livewatch Security 471
Forward Home Security 148
Time Warner Cable 334
EPS Security 350
Habitec Security 363
Security Equipment Inc. 560
Alarm Detection Systems 488
Smith Monitoring 145
1st Security 253
GEOARM 149
AFA Protective Systems Inc. 683
Security Systems Inc. 469
Security Systems of America 359
Safeguard Security & Communications Inc 262
Koorsen Fire & Security Inc. 244
Security One Alarm Systems 161
Bulwark Security 351
SafeMart 208
Alarm Force 156
Post Alarm Systems 936
Doyle Security Systems Inc. 953
Supreme Security Systems 368
Yarnell Security Systems 589
FE Moran Security Solutions 423
Gaylord Security 276
Central Alarm 912
Vivint 288
Mountain Alarm 365
SafeStreets USA 266
Custom Security Systems 249
Westec Intelligent Surveillance 164
Washington Alarm Inc. 368
Bonds Alarm Co. Inc. 416
Advent Security Corp 658
Associated Security Corporation 473
Bay Alarm 500
Cox Communications 241
ASG Security 308
EMC Security 110
Per Mar Security 289
Simpson Security 1668
Amherst Alarm 629
Blue Ridge Security 474
Guardian Alarm Company 245
Vector Security 245
Security Choice 267
Devcon Security 268
Urban Alarm 1135
Safe Systems 419
Gillmore Security Systems Inc. 851
Moon Security Services 525
Five Alarm Security 264
Global 4 Security 159
All-Guard 255
Sonitrol 645
Central Security Group 186
Peak Alarm Company Inc. 260
Matson Alarm 341
Sentry Security 764
B Safe Security 133
First Alarm 667
A-Com Protection Services Inc. 283
Valley Alarm 342
Atkins Systems 519
California Security 165
Security Networks 172
MyAlarmCenter.com 365
DynaFire Inc. 749
Omega Security 261
Bulldog Home Security 561
Blue Light Security 255
American Alarm & Communications Inc. 636
Pacific Alarm Systems, Inc. 178
Arkansas Security 396
Secure Home 175
Safe Security 252
Acadiana Security Plus 587
Reliable Home Security 258
Nationwide Security 262
Loud Security 177
Secure Link 212
World Wide Security & GC Alarm Inc. 197
SMG Security Systems, Inc. 394
Fire Protection Inc. 657
Titan Alarm 223
Safe Home Security 165
The Protection Bureau 292
CPI Security 280
Stanley Convergent 671
Integrated Security Group 1960
Action Security 1139
DRC Security Services LLC 330
SafeTouch Security 172
American Security Systems 1178
All Protection Alarm 617
Comcast Home Security (Xfinity) 378
Northstar Alarm 541
Scarsdale Security Systems Inc. 382
Vision Alarm 282
Hunter Security 838
Select Security 320
U.S. Alarm 289
AMP Security 407
Pinnacle Security 393
Complete Security Solutions 385
Rapid Security Systems 579
Platinum Protection 729

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Our Score
5.2
User Score
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Ratings Breakdown

Price

Average monthly price
$34.16

Up-Front Costs

Activation, Install & Equipment
$254.50

Technology & Equip.

5/5 = BEST
0/5

Contract Length

Total # of months
33

Cancellation Policy

Can you cancel contract?
Pay balance

Moving Policy

Can you move with system?
Undisclosed

Number of Reviews

User reviews here on BHSC
0
Our Score
9.0
User Score
8.3
Rank this Company

Ratings Breakdown

Price

Monthly Price Range
$19.99-$42.99

Up-Front Costs

Activation, Install & Equipment
$0

Technology & Equip.

5/5 = BEST
5/5

Contract Length

Total # of months
36

Cancellation Policy

Can you cancel contract?
Pay Balance

Moving Policy

Can you move with system?
Free

Index

Quality Index (Below 413 is good)
77

Number of Reviews

User reviews here on BHSC
1,983