Best Home Security Companies in Columbus

Best Home Security Companies in Columbus Columbus is the largest city and capital of Ohio. With a population of 850,106 (2015 estimate), it is the 15th largest city in the United States. It is the third largest metropolitan area in Ohio, behind Cleveland and Cincinnati. It is also the fourth most populous state capital in the United States, and the third largest city in the Midwestern United States. Columbus crime rates are among the top in the country. For every 100,000 people in the Columbus area 549 will fall victim to violent crime, 10 to murder, 89 to rape, 252 to robbery, 198 to aggravated assault, 4,253 to property crime, 1,091 to burglary and 2,807 to 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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#31

Protection 1

4.6

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2.7

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Protection 1 has nearly 2 million customers in the United States. Professional monitoring is available for $34.99 to $54.99/month.

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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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#38

Northstar Alarm

4.2

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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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#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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#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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