Best Home Security Companies in North Carolina

North Carolina is currently one of the fastest growing states in the nation, averaging nearly 150,000 new residents each year. With the surge in population that comes mainly from transplants from other states and countries, North Carolina recently became the 10th most populous state in the union with around 9 million people. North Carolina is known for offering residents a high quality of life with a mild climate, coastal plains in the east, and the Appalachian Mountains in the west. Although the population is growing, the state still offers residents affordable real estate opportunities. For example, of the five largest cities in the state only Raleigh has a median home value higher than the national average, Durham, Greensboro, Charlotte, and Winston Salem house prices are significantly lower.

The North Carolina crime rate is higher than the national average crime rate, coming in at number 32 on the USA.com crime index rankings. While they have lower rates of violent crimes, such as lower rape, robbery, and assault rates, they have much higher rates of property crime which includes burglary, theft, and motor vehicle theft.


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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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#12

CPI Security

5.9

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6.6

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Monthly monitoring ranges from $39.99-$54.99/month. Professionally installed for $99-$299. CPI Security is available in the following states: NC, SC, GA, TN, AL, FL, VA, KY, MD, DE, MS, AR.

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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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#36

Northstar Alarm

4.3

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5.3

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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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#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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#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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#29

Security Force Inc.

4.8

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5.4

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Security Force is available in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Virginia. Installation is free.

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#49

General Security

3.6

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5.9

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General Security charges between $41.95-$69.95/month for monitoring services. Available in NY (Rochester, Buffalo, Long Island, Utica, Albany), Richmond, VA, and Winston-Salem, NC.

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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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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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