Best Home Security Companies in Iowa

Best Home Security Companies in Iowa

Iowa is a farm-rich state that produces billions of dollars worth of soybeans, corn, pork, and other products each year. The state borders two of the great American rivers, the Mississippi and the Missouri and has over 31 million acres of farmland. The estimated population of Iowa is 3 million. The most populous county is Polk County, named after James K. Polk, the 11th president of the United States. In 2010 the median household income was $47,961, which grew by 21% over the previous ten years.

Iowa has one of the best crime rates in the nation, coming in at number nine on the USA.com crime index. It has lower rates of violent, property, auto, and hate crimes compared to the national average by a substantial margin. It also has one of the lowest rates of crimes per square mile at 16 (the national average is 39).


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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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Scout Alarm

6.8

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6.0

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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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ADT

6.6

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6.6

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Basic home security is $36.99/month. Smart home automation through ADT Pulse is $52.99/month. Upfront costs are $99 - $199. ADT offers a 6-month money-back guarantee for new customers.

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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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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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Cox Homelife

3.9

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4.0

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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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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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GEOARM

0.0

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0.0

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GEOARM is a third-party seller of home security and smart home equipment. Customer purchase all their equipment upfront and can sign up for month-to-month monitoring for $10-15.

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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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Per Mar Security

0.0

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0.0

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Per Mar Security uses Honeywell equipment and services IO, IL, MN, WI, NE, and IN. The company also provides background and criminal checks for customers.

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Alliance Home Security

0.0

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0.0

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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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