AlarmGrid Home Security Review
ConsumersAdvocate.org Rating: 5.2 / 10 (Poor)
AlarmGrid specializes in DIY home security solutions. It provides homeowners highly flexible options designed to meet their home security needs, and more importantly their budget. The company does not require any contract and homeowners are able to discontinue their services anytime with no fees and penalties. With monthly costs as low as $10, AlarmGrid is ideal for entry-level clients and those living in apartments.
What’s It Gonna Cost Me?
$10 a month, $20 a month for Monitoring Plus (recommended)
AlarmGrid recommends DIY installation to minimize overhead costs. System prices range from $215.99 for the Honeywell VISTA-21iP-6160KT, to $471.99 for the Honeywell Tuxedo Touch WIFI. Also available are smoke detectors, security cameras, door and window sensors. Of course theseitems could push installation costs beyond a thousand dollars, depending on the complexity of your system.
Package Reviewed – Monitoring Plus
Bells and Whistles
No Activation Fees
Flood, Fire and Smoke Detection
UL Listed Central Station Monitoring
Homeowner's Insurance Discount
Interactive Services (Total Connect, Telguard, etc.)
Remote System Control
E-mail and Text Alerts
Weather, News & Traffic Reports
Remote Home Automation
At $10 a month, AlarmGrid’s offer might seem to be a good bargain. But the basic package does not really offer any real value. The company does offer Cellular Communication, Remote Home Automation and Video Surveillance which we think is a must for any modern home security system but with a $10 add-on price for each the true price will actually be at the $40 mark.
The Fine Print
No contracts, no cancelation fees
The Bottom Line
AlarmGrid’s services are mainly targeted toward entry level customers with their DIY offering. It’s no contract, no cancelation fee offer makes it easy for homeowners searching for a quick way to secure their home and property. AlarmGrid offers homeowners a wide choice of security products that could be tailored to their individual needs.
AlarmGrid is equipped with security systems that include state of the art security equipment. Although the company does not have the same clout as most of the more established home security providers, It is perfect for DIY and entry level customers searching for basic home protection. However, those searching for a more robust solution should opt for more established companies.