Best Home Security Companies in Charlotte

Best Home Security Companies in Charlotte

History

Charlotte was nicknamed the "Queen City" early on after Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz who had become the Queen of England 78 years prior to the establishment of the City. Ironically, the city was also nicknamed the hornets nest, a name it garnered during the Revolutionary War. Charlotte has a humid, subtropical climate, and is located just east of the Catawba River. Charolette was called by many in the early 19th century as "the City of Many Churches", as it was the center of Southern Presbyterianism and home to multiple other churches including: Baptists, Methodists, Episcopalians, Lutherans and Roman Catholics.

Population

Charlotte is the largest city in North Carolina and the second largest city in the south, behind Jacksonville, Florida. Charolette is currently the third fastest-growing major city in the United States. The most recent Census estimates report the population of Charlotte to be 809,958 residents. This makes Charlotte the 17th largest city in the United States. The greater Charlotte area is ranked 22nd largest in the U.S. and has a reported population of 2,380,314 people.

Crime Rates

Charlotte, like nearly all other large cities in the nation, has some of the highest crime rates in the Country. According to 2014 reports per 100,000 people, 590 were victims of violent crimes, 5 were murdered, 24 raped, 185 robbed, 375 assaulted, 3,567 were victims of property crime, 704 were burglarized and 2,664 were victims of larceny/theft.

#1

Protect America

9.2

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7.7

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Pay $0 upfront for equipment with Protect America. Their DIY equipment takes less than 30 minutes to set up and many customers report that installation is simple. Read reviews for pricing breakdown.

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#4

Frontpoint

7.1

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7.0

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Frontpoint is a DIY alarm and home automation system. Customers can select from equipment packages, purchase equipment individually, or mix-and-match. Monthly costs depend on how much is spent upfront.

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#5

SimpliSafe

7.1

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5.0

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Simplisafe sells home security equipment that customers can purchase upfront without being locked into contracts. Equipment comes with a 3-year warranty. Monthly monitoring ranges from $15-25/month.

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#6

Guardian Protection

7.0

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5.8

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Guardian Protection offers professionally installed home security packages. They are available in 20 states: AZ, DE, DC, FL, IL, IN, KS, KY, MD, MI, MO, NJ, NC, OH, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WV.

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#3

Alarm Grid

7.3

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9.9

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Alarm Grid does not require a contract for customers. Their equipment comes with a 30-day return policy. Their home security equipment can be purchased upfront or financed. 

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#41

Cox Homelife

4.1

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1.6

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Cox Homelife is available as an upgrade for those already using Cox. Alarm monitoring starts at $29.99/month for a minimum of 24 months.

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#18

LiveWatch Security

5.6

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6.3

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LiveWatch Security equipment can be purchased upfront or rolled into the customer's monthly monitoring costs. The company only sells home security products - no home automation products are available.

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#25

Security One Alarm Systems

5.2

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4.5

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Security One offers a price-lock guarantee and does not charge upfront fees. Available in 48/50 U.S. states.

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#14

Vivint

5.9

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1.4

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On top of home security equipment, Vivint offers many smart home products for their customers. Monitoring services come with a 5-year contract. All equipment is purchased upfront.

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#57

Cove

3.3

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0.0

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Cove has no contracts for home security. The company sends home security and home automation text notifications within 30 seconds. This is a DIY system that can be installed in 30 minutes.

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#45

Fort Knox Security

3.9

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0.0

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Fort Knox uses a multi-cellular connection monitoring. They offer home security, safety (fire, smoke, CO2), and automation (lights, locks, etc) equipment. Monthly monitoring starts at $15.95/month.

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#49

Brinks Home Security

3.7

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0.0

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Brinks Home Security offers wireless monitoring only. Packages range from $299-$499 upfront, with monthly monitoring rangine from $29-$39. Customers can choose professional or DIY installation.

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#37

Google Nest

4.3

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0.0

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Customers use the Google Nest hub to set up security and smart home equipment around their home. Alarms can be professionally monitored by Brink.

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#43

Abode

4.1

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0.0

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Offers professional- or self-monitored systems. Abode builds a home security package for individuals based on their home or apartment specs.

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#32

Swann Home Security

4.6

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0.0

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Swann is a well-known security camera manufacturer. The company also offers professional video monitoring on a month-to-month basis for $23-$45/month.

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#59

Alder

3.3

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0.0

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Alder is a DIY home security system for houses or apartments that customers can install in 10 minutes. The company responds to alarms in under 4 seconds. Purchase requires a 5-year contract.

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#67

Deep Sentinel

2.9

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0.0

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Deep Sentinel promises a call to police in 30 seconds if the home alarm goes off. They specialize in home security cameras.

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#77

Minut

2.2

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0.0

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Minut is an all-in-one self-monitored alarm system. One hub provides: motion, noise, environment, and alarm detection. Integrates with Amazon and Google

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#44

Home8

3.9

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0.0

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Home8 is a DIY security company for homes and businesses. There are no contracts and their equipment is cheaper to similar DIY companies.

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