Best Home Security Companies in Sacramento

Best Home Security Companies in Sacramento

History

Sacramento has some unique nicknames, including "The Camella Capital of the World," "City of Trees," and "The Big Tomato." In addition, Sacramento features an extensive network of tunnels beneath the city's foundations, built during the raising of the city to avoid flooding. Sacramento is the capital city of California. It became a city through the Swiss Immigrant John Sutter. It grew quickly as a result of Sutter's Fort which was established in 1839. During the California gold rush Sacramento was a central distribution location, a center for for agriculture and a terminal for wagon trains, stage coaches, river boats, telegraphs, the pony express and the first transcontinental railroad. According to a 2002 Harvard study, sacramento is the most diverse city in the United States.

Population

2014 estimates show that Sacramento is home to 485,199 residents. This makes Sacramento the 6th largest city in California and the 35th largest city in the Nation.The Sacramento metropolitan area is home to 2,414,783. The Sacramento metro area is the 27th largest metro area in the United States.

Crime rates

For every 100,000 residents in one year, 615 will be victims of violent crime, 6 will be murdered, 16 raped, 207 robbed, 386 assaulted, 3,123 will be victims of property crime, 671 burglarized and 1,956 will be victims of larceny/theft. Sacramento has a relatively average crime index that dipped to 415 last year compared to the National average crime index of 319.1. While Sacramento had a modest crime index last year, it also had almost 4,000 burglaries and over 11,000 thefts.
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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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Guardian Protection

9.3

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8.8

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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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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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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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Bay Alarm

5.0

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5.2

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Bay Alarm is available in Arizona, Washington, and California. The company offers a 90-day cancellation period and a 1-year equipment warranty.

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Northstar Alarm

4.9

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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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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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Protection 1

3.7

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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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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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Matson Alarm

0.0

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0.0

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Matson Alarm is located in the Bakersfield, CA area. The company offers alarm monitoring contracts for 1, 2, or 3 years.

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