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Review Last Updated: January 14, 2017

SAFE Security provides an array of services and products for home and business safety and security. Their headquarters are located in San Ramon, California, but they utilize a dealer program as well; they are licensed in over 25 states in the U.S.

Security System Overview

SAFE Security provides three different services or products. First, they sell and install home security and safety alarm systems. SAFE Security offers a wireless home security solution:

  • Control Panel and Keypad
  • Motion Sensor
  • Door/Window Contacts
  • Interior Siren
  • Remote Key Fob
  • Yard Sign and Stickers

SAFE  Security also supplies 24-hour monitoring. The monitoring center is staffed by live, UL-certified operators who are ready to alert the authorities, medical emergency teams or any other appropriate personnel; including alerting you and your family.

Additionally, SAFE Security also provides two different levels of extended service plans and optional services. Optional services include:

  •  Two-way voice intercom capabilities
  • Guard services
  • System arming and disarming reports
  • Cellular backup modules

The professionally installed systems will cost money for basic wireless systems and the IP-based self install systems start at $0 for equipment fees and the basic protection package.

The Good

SAFE Security asserts that their main focus is on customer satisfaction; they concentrate on customer care through building custom security and safety systems, offering live call center customer service and providing free home security audits.

SAFE Security also offers other perks, like a Mover’s Packet for easily transferring your security system to a new home. Furthermore, due to SAFE Security’s UL (Underwriter Laboratories) certification, you can qualify for a discount up to 20 percent on most homeowner’s insurance policies.

The Bad

There is an array of negative reviews concerning SAFE Security. However, it is difficult to know if problems arose from the SAFE Security company itself or from an authorized dealer.

Issues reported include poor customer service, hidden fees and an undisclosed long-term contract. Make sure that you read and understand all contract information before you sign on the dotted line. We spoke to an official representative from Safe Security who told us that because they purchase contracts from other providers, often times people are disgruntled from their previous providers. Safe Security welcomes customers with several pieces of communication as well as signs and decals.

The Bottom Line

SAFE Security offers basic, custom security systems, monitoring and additional services with a focus on customer satisfaction for both homeowners and businesses.

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    July 17th, 2017
    0 people found this review helpful!
    Was originally a customer of Castlerock Security, and continued with Safe Security after they bought out Castlerock. Been with either/or for 13 yrs. I’m changing my service to Protect America & Safe now says I haven’t met my obligation to them….WHAT????? They’ve threatened to turn my account over to a collection agency. Certainly not a company I want to continue monitoring my home. May also file a complaint with the BBB.
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    July 3rd, 2017 Buffalo, NY
    1 people found this review helpful!
    We had a salesman named Brad J who sold us a new alarm and he told us that they were going to buy out our old security company two months have gone and still no money and we don’t a copy of our contract tract with this company.
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    June 5th, 2017 Port Neches, TX
    0 people found this review helpful!
    Absolutely terrible company. Their alarm does not work, although they still charging us $50 every time technician shows up. And even with this terrible service I am unable to cancel l the contract.
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    June 3rd, 2017 Charlotte, NC
    1 people found this review helpful!
    Please avoid this company if you can. Once they have you in their clutches, they will not let you go. You will pay and pay. They will not let you cancel your account. It seems that this is their business model. They even have the BBB stymied. You may get your service from another provider but if that provider is purchased by SAFE (as in my case), they own you and they will not let you go. I have been riding this train since last year when I cancelled my service. They first require a letter of cancellation. They have this and have acknowledged it. Still they continue to debit my account. When I call, they say it has all been taken care of. Then, next month, debited again. Today I spoke with yet another of their CSRs who told me that I would have to call back and speak directly with the Cancellations Dept. Another delay tactic.
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  5. User Score
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    May 30th, 2017 Gilbert, AZ
    1 people found this review helpful!
    I gave had their service for five and a half years. I called to cancel my service and they told me my contract doesn’t exprire until October. I did not renew my contract but they said it renews automatically. If I cancel it now. I have to pay for the remaining months. They are real scam artists.
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    May 30th, 2017 Brighton, CO
    0 people found this review helpful!
    Safe Security is a company I would not recommend to anyone. My father is 86 with dementia and first phase of Alzheimer and in his confusion he signed up with a new security company and never canceled his service with SAFE. I learned of this after his contract had auto renewed. The new security company understood the situation and canceled his contract without question. SAFE the company my dad had used for YEARS sent him to a collection agency while emailing me saying they were looking into it. Stay away from this company.
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    May 3rd, 2017
    1 people found this review helpful!
    Awful, evil people………… I signed up with an outfit called APX in 2006. Paid automatically until 2014. By then it had sold to Safe Security. I called to cancel in 2014. Was told to write a letter. Wrote a letter the same day. Noticed in 2016 that they were still taking money out of my account. Since I had cancelled they had taken nearly $1000 out of my account. When I called they claimed they had never received my letter. Instead of apologizing and cancelling my account, they blamed me for not following up. They put me on with a supervisor in “Customer Relations” who was nothing but rude. I never asked for any money back, only that they stop taking money out of my account. They did, but then started sending me paper invoices. When I didn’t pay them, they turned my account over to a collection outfit. Instead of paying me back the $1000, now they have the audacity to want another $500. I haven’t even had a landline to hook up with them for years. I call the collection company, Hillcrest Davidson and some rude guy named Dustin offers to do me a favor and settle for $400. When I don’t accept that he says he I will see it in my credit report. These people have no conscious, no sense of right or wrong or any sense of how to treat people. I was a good customer for 8 years and that was not enough for their greed.
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    April 30th, 2017 Alexandria, VA
    1 people found this review helpful!
    I had a maintenance contact that required me to pay a $25 deductible. For my one and only service call in 5 years, the company said the service bill was too large and decided that I needed to pay more than the $25. The company put unauthorized charges on my credit card.
    I called customer service 3 times to complain about the unauthorized charges. 1 time the customer service rep said they didn’t handle billing issues and hung up on me. Twice I was told that no one from billing was available to speak to me but that someone would call back within 48 hours. No one ever returned my call.

    When I tried to cancel my contract the company said I could only cancel once per year, and that 30 day notice was required prior to my anniversary date to cancel.
    I called
    If I could give this company less than 0, I would.

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    April 12th, 2017 Camp Verde, AZ
    2 people found this review helpful!
    First thing I have had Safe over three years, two weeks ago my smoke detector started chirping
    once in a while, I replaced the batteries same thing. I called and they took mr through steps and than said they will send a man out and there will be a 35.00 charge, I said just send me a detector and I will change it out, i was told she cant do that so I told her i will leave it off. On March i emailed a cancelation of service as of 4-1-17 and sent out a letter via mail. I called today and asked how they want the equipment back and was told its mine but there is a 177.00 charge. The original contract says after 3 yrs. it will be a yr. to. yr. unless the Dealer or Subscriber gives 30 day notice. There is a word that the dealer reserves the right to charge the SUBSCRIBER a incidental cost, well to a Senior living on SS 177.00 is not inciental
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    April 11th, 2017 Houston, TX
    2 people found this review helpful!
    We originally signed up to Pinnacle and they sold our contact to safe security back in 2014. We no longer need the security system and when I called over year again they advised I was out of contract. So now that we no longer need the system I called wanting to cancel and was told I would have to pay $400.00 for canceling. I was told my contact was over and now they are saying it renewed for another year due to no cancelation. Nothing was ever sent to us stating our contract would renew and have told us time and time again they would send us the original contract and the never have. They have the worst customer services. They also stated we would have to mail in our cancelation letter witch we have mailed over and over. We no longer in need of the system and they have made it so hard to get out the this contract.
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    April 10th, 2017 Pomona, CA
    2 people found this review helpful!
    Service for reconnecting sensors will take a month. Customer service never calls back. I had them for 4 years and not happy! They will not give the program code out, which I own my equipment, that is against the law. Plus it is a law now that after your 36 months, it is month to month contract. This is a California law.
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    March 28th, 2017
    2 people found this review helpful!
    keep them away from them there never there for youbad cusstermer service
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  13. User Score
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    February 7th, 2017 Norfolk, VA
    1 people found this review helpful!
    It sucks paying for a service everyday, that is useless and does not work properly after multiple complaints, and can not leave the contract. This is horrible customer service at it’s best, and a total rip off DO NOT USE THIS COMPANY!

    If you can not provide reliable service that is SAFE to use, you should not be able to hold customers hostage for bad service.

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    February 6th, 2017 Colorado Springs, CO
    1 people found this review helpful!
    Terrible company, real name is Elite. Sold me upgraded equipment that they never delivered. Installed system so poorly that it was falling off the ceiling 6 hours later. Never correctly installed camera door bell. Said they only installed system but that another system monitored it. 3 months later sent me a fed ex letter with a contract that they wanted me to sign. I did not sign it. Sent me another FedEx letter with contract that I also did not sign. Started taking money out of my account in addition to the money being taken out by the company that was monitoring me, without my permission or a contract. They argued with the other company ( monitronics) about who owned my contract for five months while they both charged me monthly fees. Sent me a letter from Safe Security under the pretense of being another security company that was taking over the monitoring of our system and now they are taking money from my account. Total joke. Read reviews on both them and Elite and they are the same terrible company with the same terrible scams. In fact, the man that sold us our system has reviews from 2009 where he was scamming a lying to other people even back then. They say that they lose you cancellation letters and continue to charge you, refusing to allow you to cancel and that they attack your credit. Beware, they are bad news.
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    December 28th, 2016
    2 people found this review helpful!
    This is the worst company every . They don’t until the alarm goes off for one min. They have hidden fees when Cancel atfer three year bad,bad , bad
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    December 15th, 2016 Phoenix, AZ
    0 people found this review helpful!
    The worse company ever. Below par equipment. In 18 months the system has worked properly MAYBE 10 months. Current issue faulty wireless radio communicator, spoke to tech over week end told me how to dismiss code & request office call to set up appt they did not, called Monday, Tuesday & again today on Wed, finally got subcontractors name, # & job order info, called service Co, they received job today & can’t come out until next Tues. Tonight it sounded a signal alarm, fast beeping 10+ times. It will not stay dismissed as it is faulty!!!! Response is you have to wait for the tech next Tuesday. Do not use this company
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    October 13th, 2016
    2 people found this review helpful!
    This is the worst company to do business with I,ve ever seen or been involved. i cancelled by service aeveral months ago, via certified mail. I keep receiving a bill for payment even after geting a call that everythng was OK and no further action was required from me. The payment bills keep cpming. I’m not going to have any further contact with them after seeing so many negative commits about this business. I never contacted them for service in the first place, but was delt them when they purchased the alarm company I had. Its a good thing the call I received from Safe Security was RECORDED, so their on record. P.S. I had prepaid them for a month when I cancelled, and gave them 30 days to do so.
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  18. User Score
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    July 1st, 2016 Houston, TX
    1 people found this review helpful!
    we were told when we first got the service from a different company that i guess was purchased by this company that if we moved, we could cancel the contract. That was 3 years ago when we first got the service. Now that we are moving to a new place, they are saying we cannot cancel the contract but that we could transfer it. okay, i guess we could do that. oh i forgot to mention that if we transfer it, we have to get another 3 contract. i dont think so, if it comes down to it, we will just pay the balance for the last 2 years and get them out of our lives.
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    May 31st, 2016 Scottsdale, AZ
    2 people found this review helpful!
    Worst business EVER. Unethical. When I cancelled they wanted an email stating that I had cancelled. In spite of that they are calling and saying I owe them money. Do not use this service. They are completely useless. Their customer service is a joke. I am considering going after them legally just to get them to stop calling. The worst business I have ever encountered. Do NOT sign a contract with them under any circumstances.
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    May 31st, 2016 Scottsdale, AZ
    2 people found this review helpful!
    When I cancelled they wanted an email stating that I had cancelled. In spite of that they are calling and saying I owe them money. Do not use this service. They are completely useless. Their customer service is a joke. I am considering going after them legally just to get them to stop calling.
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