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Alarm Grid Home Security Review


Rating: 6.1 / 10 (Very good)
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Alarm Grid is a home security company that was founded in 2012 and focuses on providing DIY security solutions. They require no contracts or activation fees for either their monitoring services or products, which also include optional home automation. Alarm Grid has a variety of different plans, tailored to fit every budget, with the option of self-monitoring via the internet.

How is Alarm Grid rated?

Breakdown

6/10
Equipment
5/10
Monitoring
9/10
Reputation
6/10
Contract & Price
5/10
Technology Integration

Overall Rating: 6.1 / 10 (Very good)

Alarm Grid offers basic security features and home automation with no contracts or activation fees. Their alarm monitoring packages range from bronze to platinum and include more affordable self-monitoring options starting at $10 a month. They offer a free 30-day cancellation period and a 1-month return policy for damaged or unwanted equipment. On the downside, they don't offer professional installation or 2-way communication with their monitoring centers.

How does Alarm Grid work?

Overview

Installation
Self-Install (DIY)
Equipment Manufacturer
Honeywell, GE, DSC, 2GIG and more
Ability to Reallocate System
Wireless Sensors
Control Panel
Event Triggered Siren/ Alarm

Equipment - 6 / 10

Alarm Grid offers easy and affordable do-it-yourself installation with customer support through videos and expert advice. Their home security includes all the basic features, such as motion sensors and environmental protection.

Security Monitors, Sensors, & Devices

Intrusion Protection

  • Door & Window Sensors
  • Garage Door Sensors
  • Glass Break Protection
  • Motion Sensors
  • Recessed Door Sensors

Environmental Protection

  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Flood
  • Temperature Change
  • Smoke

Surveillance

  • Indoor Cameras
  • Outdoor Cameras
  • Doorbell Cameras
  • Tilt & Pan Cameras
  • Live Surveillance
  • Event-triggered Surveillance

Life Safety

  • Panic Button
  • Medical Alert

Monitoring

Key Details

Monitoring Options
Professional Monitoring
Self Monitoring
Monitoring Technology
Cellular
Broadband
Landline
Number of Monitoring Centers
3
Monitoring Center Type
Outsourced

Professional Monitoring Services

  • 24/7 Professional Monitoring
  • Police Dispatch
  • Fire Department Dispatch
  • Medical Dispatch

Monitoring - 5 / 10

Alarm Grid provides both professional 24/7 monitoring as well as self-monitoring security systems that communicate to either of their 3 monitoring centers via cellular, broadband or landline connection.

How much does Alarm Grid cost?

Contract & Price

Starting Price
$10.00
Max Price
$45.00
Number of Available Packages
8
Installation/ Activation Fee
$0.00
Equipment Starting Cost
$24.00
Contract Required
Minimum Contract Length
0 months

Contract & Price - 6 / 10

Alarm Grid's monthly fees range from $10 to $45. They have 8 contract-free packages available with no activation fee, and equipment costs starting at $24. They offer a free 30-day service cancellation period and a 1-month return policy for damaged or unwanted equipment.
Cancellation Policy: Free if you cancel within 30 Days
Warranty: 1-month, no-hassle return policy for any equipment that is defective or no longer wanted

Technology Integrations

Compatibility

Amazon Alexa
Google Home
IFTTT
Z-Wave
ZigBee

Technology Integration - 5 / 10

Alarm Grid's technology integration includes apps for both iPhone and Android, live surveillance, email and text alerts, and home automation features such as remote door locks, lighting, thermostat, and appliance control.

Mobile Access & Alerts

  • iPhone App
  • Android App
  • Email & Text Alerts
  • Live Surveillance Feed
  • Remote Arm/Disarm

Home Automation

  • Lighting Control
  • Thermostat Control
  • Appliance Control
  • Electronic Door Locks
  • Event-triggered Automation
  • History Log

Alarm Grid Reputation

Certifications & Associations

  • Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA)
  • Underwriter's Laboratory (UL)
  • Factory Mutual (FM)
Trust Pilot Rating
9.7 out of 10
BBB Rating
A+
Number of BBB Positive Reviews
22
Number of BBB Neutral Reviews
0
Number of BBB Negative Reviews
0
Date Collected
2017-08-17
Year Founded
2012

Reputation - 9 / 10

Alarm Grid has a BBB rating of A+ and is accredited by the CSAA, Underwriter's Laboratory, and Factory Mutual.

Contact & Additional Information

Homepage URL
Company Phone
(888) 818-7728
Headquarters Address
2510 NE 47th St, Lighthouse Point, FL, 33064
Mailing Address
2510 NE 47th St, Lighthouse Point, FL, 33064

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Randy J
Commerce City, Colorado
1/30/2017
I just built a house and had security system pre wiring done as well. I was looking for a company to install a wired system and to my surprise I came across AlarmGrid. I watched some of their (and others) videos and I was able to install my own 5 zone Vista21ip security system and saved myself about $700 in installation fees. I have 5 total wired zones (2 entry, 1 perimeter, 1 glass break, 1 motion) with a loud siren/strobe. I like that this system has local functionality to scare people away as well as monitoring. The siren/strobe is so loud that I want to leave within a second of testing it. I contacted 3 different monitoring companies and all wanted between $35 and $45 for monitoring... Read More


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Max C
Newark, New Jersey
6/9/2015
so Happy I have my alarm setup today... thanks tech was very professional and guide me with all the step to setup my alarm...thanks



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