Best Home Security Companies in Minnesota

Minnesota is home to the famous Mall of America which has an indoor amusement park at the center and more than 520 shops in the 4.2 million square foot complex. Located in Bloomington, MN, the Mall of America houses a 1.2 million gallon walk-through aquarium, a college campus, and a wedding chapel. Minnesota is also home to several professional sports teams, 800 annual festivals, 500 golf courses, and the SPAM museum—an entire museum dedicated to canned meat. Although Minnesota is known as the “Land of 10,000 Lakes,” the state actually has closer to 12,000 lakes and prides itself on water sports and activities. Each year at the Aquatennial Festival more than 800,000 visitors and residents participate in 70-water based events that span over a 10 day period.

Minnesota has a lower crime rate than the national average, and is ranked 16th on the USA.com crime index rankings. They have lower rates of violent, property, and auto crimes than the national average. For example, their rates of murder, robbery, and assault are all about half of the national average. However, they do have higher rates of hate crimes than the U.S. average, most of which are race, sexual orientation, and ethnicity 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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#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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#53

Per Mar Security

3.4

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6.0

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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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#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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#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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#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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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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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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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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