December 29, 2020
Frontpoint home security makes DIY home protection look as nice as a security device designed by a full-service professional. As with most other DIY home security firms, you get more equipment choices, so Frontpoint can secure both inside and outside your home. For DIY security systems, that’s a rare find.
1. Easily built facilities
2. Money-back guarantee for 30 days
3. High ratings from customers
4. Access mobile app in all plans
5. Options for specialized equipment for DIY
Is it right for you?
Frontpoint offers both tenants and homeowners a high-end DIY home security product. This is the nearest you can come to a full-service home security device, but with all the ease and control of DIY, such as ADT or Vivint.
1. Preprogrammed and ready to go, security equipment comes straight to your door.
2. Flexible payment options compliant with most budgets are provided by Frontpoint.
3. You get a free deal for Frontpoint skilled monitoring.
This security firm provides a money-back guarantee for 30 days and a three-year equipment warranty.
4. You get to pick from a wide range of safety equipment, including both indoor and outdoor surveillance cameras.
But rates are on the high end for surveillance, and the smart home choices are more limited than we would like.
With Frontpoint’s DIY installation and high-end equipment choices, you get the best of both worlds, but that doesn’t hold true when it comes to pricing and contracts.
No, you will not have a long-term contract with Frontpoint, but the company, starting at $44.99, has some of the highest monitoring fees on the market. This is steep, particularly given that the average monthly cost of monitoring among the security firms we test and review is about $30.
When you look at other popular DIY home protection systems, the price gap gets even bigger. Starting at $14.99 a month, SimpliSafe offers bare-bones pro monitoring and Ring goes as low as $10 a month.
A big bonus is that, for all Frontpoint monitoring plans, you get full mobile app access. But you need an update for video surveillance and smart home control. The excellent thing is that there is just $5 extra a month for the upgrade. And the $49.99 a month rate is in line with other top-tier monitoring plans in the industry with all you get in Frontpoint’s Ultimate Plan.
For a solid home defense system, Frontpoint has all the safety favorites needed.
In the Frontpoint product lineup, two pieces of equipment stand out: the tough-as-nails keypad and the smart center. The device notifies the competent control center automatically if an intruder damages one of them.
The center also has a 24-hour emergency backup and encrypts data going in and out of your house so that you are also safer from online intruders.
Frontpoint has five equipment plans that are prepackaged and two monthly monitoring options.
The more equipment you buy, the more effective your monitoring strategy should be, typically. So, if you opt for the Safe Home Preferred kit, the top equipment plan, it is best to combine it with the Ultimate Plan.
The excellent thing is that to get Frontpoint at home, you don’t have to pay anything upfront. With a $0 down payment, you can enroll in an Affirm consumer financing plan that allows customers to pay annually over the course of 3, 6, or 12 months for your Frontpoint equipment, even though you need to get a credit check to qualify.
Although small contracts are required for payment plans, they are not automatically renewed, and you can pay them off early without penalty.
You will enjoy the monitoring service agreement free of charge if you plan to take the plunge and pay for all your equipment in one go.