Best Home Security Companies in South Carolina

Best Home Security Companies in South Carolina

Officially separated from North Carolina in 1729, South Carolina was the scene of many military battles during the Revolutionary and the Civil wars. The Civil War was started in the state in 1861 when Southern troops fired on federal Fort Sumter in Charleston Harbor, which was then followed by South Carolina being the first state to secede from the Union. Due to its warm climate, numerous golf courses, and beautiful beaches South Carolina has become a retirement center for baby boomers, attracting tens of thousands of retirees annually. Today, Charleston is one of the fastest growing cities along the east coast.

After the District of Columbia, South Carolina has the worst crime rate in the nation. Their rates of murder, rape, assault, burglary, theft, and motor vehicle theft are all higher than the national averages. Also, the rate of hate crimes are higher than the national average, with higher rates of race and sexual orientation related crimes.


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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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ADS Security

0.0

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0.0

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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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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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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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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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