Best Home Security Companies in Florida

Currently Florida has a booming economy and the second fastest growing population in the U.S. With the huge influx of retirees, Florida is now the fourth most populous state in the union after California, Texas, and New York, though it is only 22nd in land area.

With its reputation as an optimal destination for retired “snowbirds” from the North, nearly 17 percent of Florida’s residents are 65 or older, compared to a national average of 12 percent, making it the country’s oldest state.

Much of their economy is based on tourism and ecology, with millions heading south to the world’s largest theme park, Disney World Resort, and to the other neighboring attractions—Universal Studios, Sea World, Busch Gardens, Cypress gardens, and the many other zoos, aquariums, and sandy beaches.

Florida has a crime rate that is higher than the national average, and is in the top ten for the worst crime per capita. Florida also has higher rates of violent crimes, property crimes, and a much higher rate of crimes per square mile (74/mi) compared to the rest of the country (39/mi).

These higher rates make purchasing security systems for homes more important. Fortunately, there are many home security companies to choose from. These companies provide monitoring equipment and professional monitoring services.

Equipment includes alarm systems, sensors, cameras, motion detectors, and smart home automation. Find out top-ranked home security companies below.


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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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#13

ADT

5.9

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1.1

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Basic home security is $27.99/month. Video monitoring is $58.99/month. Upfront costs are unknown. ADT offers a 6-month money-back guarantee for new customers.

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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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#10

LifeShield Security

6.1

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2.8

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LifeShield Security offers month-to-month monitoring services. Equipment is purchased individually or by packages, ranging from $200-$350. Available in all 50 states.

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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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#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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#40

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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#45

ADS Security

3.8

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6.0

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ADS uses Honeywell Equipment and provides security, video surveillance, and smart home services to the Southeastern region of the United States. Professional installation.

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#90

AlarmForce

0.6

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1.5

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AlarmForce has been acquired by BCE for Canadian customers and Select Security for US customers.

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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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#78

Koorsen Fire & Security Inc.

2.1

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2.6

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Koorsen Fire & Security is available in KY, OH, AL, and TN. There is no installation fee and monitoring starts at $19.99/month.

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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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#32

SafeTouch Security

4.5

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2.3

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Safe Touch services Georgia and Floria. Monitoring starts at $30/month, with a $99 installation fee.

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#38

Crime Prevention Security Systems

4.2

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7.0

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35-month contract starting at $35.95/month with a $99 activation fee. Crime Prevention Security Systems services central Florida only.

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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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#41

AT&T Digital Life

4.1

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1.2

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AT&T offers professionally-monitored home security with only a 2-year contract. This system is professionally installed for free. Upfront and monthly costs may be higher than competitors. 

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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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