Best Home Security Companies in New York

Although for many New York is synonymous with skyscrapers, Wall Street, and Broadway, the state as a whole is mostly covered by forests, farms, rivers, lakes, and mountains. For example, central New York is home to the glacially-created Finger Lakes and further west is Niagara Falls, where more than 6 million cubic feet of water dumps down the cliffs every minute. Much like its diverse landscape, New York’s history and demographics matches its uniqueness. It was settled by English and Dutch settlers in the 1600’s, and eventually became a melting pot for waves of immigrants from all corners of the globe, such as Irish, Italian, Jewish, Polish, Hungarian, German, and many others. It is estimated that nearly half of America can trace back at least one family member who passed through the Port of New York at Ellis Island.

Despite being the most populated state in the nation New York has one of the lowest crime rates. According to USA.com, New York is ranked number 12 on the crime index rankings, and while the city of New York has a higher rate of crime than the rest of the state it is still lower than the national average. Their rates of violent crime and property crime are lower than average, however their hate crimes are not. The majority of hate crimes in the state each year are race and religion related.


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#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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#5

Frontpoint

7.1

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7.1

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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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#4

SimpliSafe

7.2

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5.1

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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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#8

Guardian Protection

6.8

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5.1

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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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#34

Time Warner Cable Intelligent Home

4.3

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2.6

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Time Warner's home security package is only offered to their existing internet customers. They require an 18-month contract for $39.99/month.

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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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#24

Slomin's

5.2

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2.5

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Slomin's offers home security and home automation systems for both home and business. Monthly monitoring fees may be high. Service is only available in CA, CT, DE, FL, GA, MD, NJ, NY, PA and VA.

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#83

World Wide Security & GC Alarm Inc.

1.9

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5.0

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World Wide Security offers professional monitoring in Nassau and Suffolk counties (New York). The company requires a 5-year contract.

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#87

Scarsdale Security Systems Inc.

1.6

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0.0

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Scarsdale Security Systems monitors residential areas and commercial/retail properties. 

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#27

Doyle Security Systems Inc.

5.0

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N/A

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Doyle Security Systems monitors customer's homes for $25-39/month in upstate New York. They offer several equipment packages.

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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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#75

American Security Systems

2.6

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0.0

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American Security Systems is available for homes, businesses, and facilities in NYC. Interested parties must call for pricing.

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#26

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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#49

General Security

3.6

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5.9

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General Security charges between $41.95-$69.95/month for monitoring services. Available in NY (Rochester, Buffalo, Long Island, Utica, Albany), Richmond, VA, and Winston-Salem, NC.

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#66

Alliance Security

3.0

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1.3

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Alliance Security sells home security and home automation equipment. The system integrates with popular smarthome brands such as Amazon Echo and Nest.

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#47

Scout Alarm

3.7

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N/A

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Scout Alarm charges $9.99 - $19.99/month for monitoring and does not require a contract. Upfront costs may be higher than competitors.

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#15

Vivint

5.8

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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 up front.

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#56

Cove

3.3

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10.0

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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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#44

Fort Knox Security

3.9

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N/A

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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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#48

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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N/A

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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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#42

Abode

4.1

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N/A

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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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#31

Swann

4.6

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N/A

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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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#58

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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N/A

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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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N/A

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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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#43

Home8

3.9

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N/A

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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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