What We Considered:

  • Simple DIY install
  • Mobile app design
  • Product components and features
  • Customer support
  • Professional monitoring price points
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Its DIY package was hands down the easiest of all the systems we tested. Their great mobile app, flexible monitoring options, and system designed to be relocated make it our favorite system.

Additional Details:

  •  Professional monitoring is optional and with no term commitments
  •  Hub with a built-in camera, motion sensor, and siren
  •  1 additional motion sensor
  •  1 Mini door/window sensors
  •  1 key fob
Things to be aware of
  • The initial base system has a higher price than competitors, but its professional monitoring options are very affordable.

“Abode is the ideal smart security solution for anyone who wants to save some money by installing it themselves and avoid committing to a hefty subscription.”

Aug 25, 2021

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Additional Details:

  • 24/7 professional monitoring and video cloud storage for $19.99 per month
  • Available self-monitoring plan for $9.99 per month
  • Can change or cancel monitoring plans at anytime
  • Option to choose device color in black or white
  • 60-day free returns
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Additional Details:

  • Professional monitoring for $28 per month
  • Self-monitoring for $9.99 per month
  • No contracts required
  • 60-day money-back guarantee
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Easy DIY installation

“With security equipment that’s quick and easy to install by yourself, Frontpoint is a top-rated option that offers the same quality of equipment and monitoring as full-service home security companies.”

Feb 15, 2022

“Okay, that Frontpoint install wasn’t nearly as tough as I thought it might be. Thanks for the super helpful install videos, @frontpoint”


Alarm System Product Comparison
BrandBest ForSystem PriceMonthly Cost
AbodeSmart device integrations$254$18.99/mo.
ScoutQuality DIY pick$229$19.99/mo
SimpliSafeBest Overall$219$28/mo
FrontPointSystem Affordability$129$49/mo.

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