Best Home Security Companies in Portland

Best Home Security Companies in Portland

History

Portland was named after a city by the same name in Maine. Portland Maine was named after and Island pertaining to the United Kingdom called the Isle of Portland. The city began to grow heavily during the 1830's as a result of the migration across the Oregon trail. The timber industry was a major force in the city's early economy. Its access to water also made for the easy transport of goods. At the turn of the 20th century is was known to be a center for organized crime and racketeering and was one of the most dangerous port cities at the time. Today, Portland is viewed to be one of the most environmentally friendly cities in the World. It is a great commuter city for cyclists and even walking, lots of locally grown and sourced farms and restaurants, innovative and convenient public transit and over 10,000 acres of public parks.

Population

2015 estimates show a total population in Portland to be at 632,309 residents. Portland is the 26th most populous city in the United States. The Portland Metro area has an estimated 2,389,228 residents making it the 23rd most populous metro in the U.S. 60% of Oregon residents live int eh Portland Metro area.

Crime Rates

Among the largest cities and capital in the United States, Portland is toward the bottom of the list. However, its crime rates are higher than national averages. 2014 statistics show that for every 100,000 residents 473 were victims of violent crime, 4 were murdered, 43 were raped, 138 were robbed, 288 were assaulted, 5,235 were victims of property crime, 673 were burglarized and 4,013 were victims of larceny/theft.

Vivint

9.4

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9.5

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Vivint provides month-to-month contracts to customers who purchase their equipment upfront. They also provide reasonable prices and no upfront fees for those who choose it.

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Frontpoint

8.5

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8.5

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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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Abode

7.9

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6.5

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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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Google Nest

7.9

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7.9

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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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Deep Sentinel

7.8

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7.4

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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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Cove

7.8

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7.5

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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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Swann Home Security

7.6

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7.0

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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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Minut

7.6

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7.0

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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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Protect America

7.4

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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 our expert review for a pricing breakdown.

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Fort Knox Security

7.4

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5.0

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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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LiveWatch Security

7.4

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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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Brinks Home Security

7.1

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6.5

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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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SimpliSafe

6.5

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6.5

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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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Alder

5.5

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5.6

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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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Alarm Grid

5.1

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6.0

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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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Northstar Alarm

4.9

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5.2

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Northstar Alarm offers 24/7 professional monitoring with 5-year contracts. Not available in these 20 states: AK, CT, HI, IL, IA, KY, ME, MA, MS, MT, NE, NH, NJ, NY, ND, RI, SD, WV, WY.

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Security One Alarm Systems

0.0

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0.0

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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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Home8

0.0

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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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