Fluent Home Security Review

Rating: 6.2 / 10 (Very good)
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Fluent is a home security is a Canadian-based company that focuses on home automation via their fully wireless system. Founded in 2019, the company offers professionally monitored 24/7 services with a large selection of equipment options to increase customization and flexibility. The Fluent app allows homeowners to receive customizable real-time alerts, control the system remotely, and schedule it to arm and disarm.

How is Fluent rated?

Breakdown

8/10
Equipment
6/10
Monitoring
3/10
Reputation
6/10
Contract & Price
8/10
Technology Integration

Overall Rating: 6.2 / 10 (Very good)

Fluent home security is a good option for people interested in getting hands-on with their equipment setup. This is not for everyone, however, and prices can mount up quickly as customers keep adding devices.

How does Fluent work?

Equipment - 8 / 10

Fluent security systems can be professionally installed or DIY, with removal, transport and reinstallation services typically around $99. Packages are fully customizable, which can be confusing for customers. All include a control panel with remote access, as well as motion, door, and window sensors. Home automation is available for an additional fee.
Installation
Professional
Self-Install (DIY)
Equipment Manufacturer
2GIG, Honeywell and Ecolink
Ability to Reallocate System
Wireless Sensors
Control Panel
Event Triggered Siren/ Alarm

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

Monitoring - 6 / 10

Fluent home security provides professional, 24/7 monitoring via cellular or landline. Their call centers can communicate with homeowners through their two-way intercom, as well as dispatch emergency personnel when needed. Standard systems include remote web access and full control of the system, with remote arm and disarm capabilities.
Monitoring Options
Professional Monitoring
Monitoring Technology
Cellular
Landline
Number of Monitoring Centers
1
Monitoring Center Type
Owned
Professional Monitoring Services
24/7 Professional Monitoring
2-Way Intercom
Police Dispatch
Fire Department Dispatch
Medical Dispatch

How much does Fluent cost?

Contract & Price - 6 / 10

Fluent offers completely customizable plans, which vary in price according to the different devices added to the package. They offer hardware for three different categories: security, automation, and energy. Security is the simplest and least expensive, followed by Energy, which includes thermostat and lighting control. The most complete package is Automation, which includes all the other features, as well as remote video and automated locks. The price tag is correspondingly higher.
Number of Available Packages
3
Contract Required
Cancellation Policy
You may cancel your contract for any reason for 10 days after you sign the agreement if you reside in Canada, and 3 days if you reside in the United States.
Warranty
90-day equipment guarantee

Contract & Price Fine Print

The company offers three basic plans: Automation, Energy and Security, but prices are subject to equipment and features. Fluent Home offers customized plans and equipment where the cost varies on the number of equipment and features a customer chooses. Fees such as installation and activation are disclosed once a custom quote is given.

Technology Integrations

Technology Integration - 8 / 10

Fluent security systems feature iPhone and Android apps, email and text alerts, and remote arm/disarm technology. Add-ons include lighting and HVAC control, remote real-time video, and thermostat control, among others.

Compatibility

Amazon Alexa
Google Home
IFTTT
Z-Wave
ZigBee

Mobile Access & Alerts

  • iPhone App
  • Android App
  • Email & Text Alerts
  • Remote Arm/Disarm
  • Geo-location Services

Home Automation

  • Lighting Control
  • Thermostat Control
  • Appliance Control
  • Electronic Door Locks
  • History Log
  • Unique User Codes

Fluent Reputation

Reputation - 3 / 10

Fluent home security is a BBB accredited company with an B- rating.
BBB Rating
B-
Number of BBB Positive Reviews
5
Number of BBB Neutral Reviews
0
Number of BBB Negative Reviews
6
Date Collected
2017-08-17
Year Founded
2014

Contact & Additional Information

Homepage URL
Company Phone
(855) 238-4826
Headquarters Address
13937 S Sprague Ln Ste 200, Draper, UT, 84020
Mailing Address
13937 S Sprague Ln Ste 200, Draper, UT, 84020

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9.8 / 10
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  • Best reputation in Home Security
  • 30-day free trial & 3-year term
  • Top quality monitoring, from $34.99/mo
  • Equipment as low as $99.95

Latest Fluent Reviews

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William P
Dallas, Texas

4/25/2018
I have had a terrible experience with this company. Tech installed system on Saturday. Immediately the thermostat broke meaning no a/c or Heat in my home. When I called for service the soonest they could do was 6 days later. A broken thermostat is an emergency in my opinion. Luckily it's April. What if it had been August or January? On top of broken thermostat, the tech carved a nasty hole in the wall that he then filled with caulk and left for someone else to worry about I guess. I decided to cancel the service and upon telling the operator over the phone, that's when it became very difficult to get anything confirmed including appointment to remove system and replace thermostat as well... Read More


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Jennifer S
San Jose, California

4/24/2018
We sold our house in August 2017. New owners did not want the system so we did a buyout of 475.11. In March 2018 there was a 10.00 charge. Then today (April 23 2018) there was a 53.99 charge. I called and they said they never received our WRITTEN cancellation notice. If that was the case then why haven’t they been taking payments out this whole time? It should be sorted now and they say they will refund the payment. I am skeptical. The system itself we ended up turning off because every time my dog barked the alarm went off. Their solution was to reduce sensitivity. Which would defeat the purpose of having an alarm....


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Rachel S
Atlanta, Georgia

4/12/2018
Horrible experience and I have not been with them a year yet. On 3/29 617pm I called it because my screen on my thermostat was not working. The customer service rep informed me that the screens never go out. Even though mines were black, plus I had already put in new Duracell batteries. The thermostat didn’t even work from my phone app, it keep saying malfunction. Well tech support walked me through removing the cover and pressing a reset button, the screen came back on and was good for a couple of hours. In the middle of the night I heard beeping over and over and noticed that my ac unit had never turned off. Screen out again, reset again ow since I knew how. April 1st unable to control... Read More


Dan H
Yakima, Washington

4/3/2018
Hard to cancel after five year agreement, Automatically renews for one more year and they wont let you cancel until that year is up. They say they never receive email cancellation. I would never recommend this company. Also not worth the money, locked my key in the house, preyed open a window crawled in and no alarm went off, found out windows did not have sensors.


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Larissa S
Spokane, Washington

3/7/2018
They extended my 5 year contract one more year without telling us. Told me it says that in the contract I initially signed FIVE years ago, and now I'm having a hard time canceling it. Impossible to cancel even after the agreement is over. We have been with them for over 5 years. We are moving and needed to cancel the service and close our account. They told us it had to be in writing so I sent an email with a written letter to cancel it on February 26th, maybe the 27th. I asked for a reply back to confirm my cancellation. Got no reply. Called them and they said they didn't get my email. So I sent it again, next day they said they didn't get it again. So they have me send it to an email... Read More


Patty B
Hamilton, Ontario

2/26/2018
I agreed to sign up on January 5 2017. They could process my payment of 525.44 within minutes and I cancelled the next morning January 6 2017 before any equipment was installed and I am still waiting fir my refund.... today is a February 26,2017. Their company policy does not allow refund back to the credit card and they have to issue a cheque. They promised their first cheque was sent January 17 and they issued a second cheque February 9. Neither of the Cheques has reached my mailbox ... I would never do business with Fluent in future and recommend that everyone do the same, Very Frustrated


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Judy R

2/23/2018
I just cancelled my service with Fluent. They ended up costing us $600.00 in false alarm fees because they couldn't figure out why our alarm kept tripping. After promising to take care of the bill, they later lied and said they never promised that . I wish we had stuck with Monitronics. BEWARE OF THIS COMPANY!


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Gwen M
Medicine Hat, Alberta

2/17/2018
When sales guy came we told him what we needed in a security system. said no problem they can do that then tech came installed the equipment and then we through it with us and one piece of equipment is not doing what we need it to do they told us that they would have that out in a few months. Finally a year or so later we get the proper piece and now it doesn't work. I've told them I'm going to stop payment until they get it working they say I can't do that because I signed a contract. I said yes I did but your not holding your end of the contract so why should I pay. They keep telling me they will get a higher up supervisor to call but they never do. I will never recommend this company... Read More


Tali M
Evans, Georgia

2/12/2018
Worst service ever


Frank J
Denver, Colorado

1/14/2018
Do not ever sign anything this company puts in front of you... do not EVER answer 'yes' to any of their questions when they have you on the phone (if you answer yes to a 2 year contract, suddenly they hit you with a recording showing that you said 'yes' to a 6 year contract). Very unreliable equipment. Very shady business practices. Avoid Fluent Home at all cost!!!!


Bobbie L
Hopewell, Virginia

1/6/2018
We are now pushing two months with no home security. We were credited with 2 months which has prevented us from cancelling this service. Up until this point we thought the alarm would notify us even though it would not notify your center. This morning we forgot to turn it off before opening the door. It just notified us the door was opened. So we’ve had a false sense of security up to this point. The out sourced techs that have come twice, they were excellent and the credit for 2 months are the only reason I gave you two stars. Are you willing to reimburse us for having to pay someone to house sit while we were out of town? Or when we leave for vacation in a few weeks?


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Jordan
Edmonton, Alberta

1/4/2018
I have been trying to cut my service off for over TWO YEARS!!! They have provoked me over the phone multiple times to the point where I get heated and then they hang up on me. Then I don't hear from them for a few weeks and then they call back and do the same thing again, this time threating to send me to the credit bureau so I am forced to pay to avoid bad credit. They harass me on a regular basis about making my payments on time for a service that I don't have. I have emailed them with a written statement asking them to discontinue my service(as per their policy) and they say that they didn't receive it?!? I sent it to the email address that they provided and still they sat that they... Read More


Bobbie L
Hopewell, Virginia

12/13/2017
We are into the third week of not having a working security system. At least Fluent FINALLY returned our calls. They sent a tech out, that they subcontracted out. He went through the exact thing that they instructed us to do over the phone. IT DID NOT WORK. I suppose we are waiting for something in the mail. THEN we had to call them back to schedule another appointment for a tech to return.


Bobbie L
Hopewell, Virginia

12/2/2017
At this time my security system has not been working for a week. I was told they would send a tech to fix the problem. I have not been contacted. I called again to see why no one has called and they inform me they don’t have anyone available. The only contact they have done was to tell me that the alarm system is not working. I’ve had two other alarm systems and have NEVER had issues like this. Poor customer service.


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Steve w
Thompson, Manitoba

10/6/2017
Fly by Night operations, came to our city and dumped cheap alarm systems and high contract prices, crappy messy installers, just want to get it done and out the door. then the tape falls off the the door the next week.


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Steve
Clinton, Wisconsin

10/5/2017
I am glad I could only give this a 1/2 star. Horrible service, broken promises to get you to buy in. They fail to tell you the limit on uploads. The cameras didn't last a month. Service with it is so spotty. Horrible customer service. Avoid at all costs. Can't wait until this contract is done we will be moving on.


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Elizabeth D
Cleveland, Tennessee

9/27/2017
I should have just stayed where I was at. From the start, it was a headache. I was trying to take my son to the pool - only to be ambushed by a sales person. As I tried saying I needed to leave by so-and-so time, he agreed it wouldn't take long. Well, he was wrong. Then, because it did take long, he said he would knock off the first two payments, which didn't happen, and I had to call about. Now, ever since I had the doorbell camera added for "security," which is how he sold me on switching in the first place, it has been a nightmare. It never works, and they always want ME to spend my time trying to fix it - which it never does. Then, they send a person out. He gets it working for a day... Read More


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Steve H
Knoxville, Tennessee

8/15/2017
My 83 yr old mother was ambushed by a salesman that showed up at her door.. he talked her into a contract she didn't want or need. Within 9 months the system failed, Fluent service was called out and they removed a battery pack so the system would stop alerting...(it alerted mom twice a day for weeks) . At that point my mom was paying for service she was not receiving. Fluent never resolved the issue, the system was inoperable and useless, Fluent kept taking money out of her acct. This company is is the business of getting vulnerable people in contracts that they feel obligated to pay... This company scammed my mother don't let them scam you stay away


Sarah W
Surrey, British Columbia

8/5/2017
I had very bad experience with Fluent home security company. First of all, once, I phoned the company, when I was talking on the phone to ask question, the lady hanged up my phone rudely. Secondly, the sales said to give me one month for free. But they did not do what is said and then I spent long time to argue with them. Thirdly, they never respond your emails. More over, I had another issue is that for the first month, I just got four days for their service, they charged me for the whole monthly fee. I did report. They still have not given me my money back.


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Scott
Xenia, Ohio

7/27/2017
I originally bought a system with Stryke which changed it's name to Fluent. Since last week ( 4 years into a 5 year overpriced contract) my alarm keeps getting a 103 comm error code which causes the alarm to go off every time it rains. I tried resetting the system to no avail. I contact customer service and press 3 for tech support. I am on hold for approx. 10 mintues only to learn I am not waiting for tech support like I thought but a customer service person. I tell her the problem and she puts me on hold again so SHE can call tech support and relay my problem. She then relays their answer, resetting the system, which if you read above I already did. She then tells me she is going to put... Read More


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Karon
Wenatchee, Washington

7/25/2017
I signed up with them about five years ago and after two years I was contacted by a rep to see if I wanted to lock in a better deal and extend my contract. I agreed but didn't realize that he was extending it by another THREE years! He didn't mention that at all and also said he would send paperwork so I could review the terms. I never received any paperwork and when I called to see if I could cancel my service a few years later they told me that they don't send out any paperwork and I am locked in until 2018, unless I want to pay up front for the remaining months. Be careful before you agree to anything with this company! They record the calls and will tell you that if you give any... Read More


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Warner
Fort Worth, Texas

7/1/2017
I've had the system for 2 days now and so far so good. The sales rep. was very thorough about packages and didn't try to sell me a package that I didn't need, and said that I could add additional equipment later. Once I committed to their product he had a tech come to home that same night and did the install. I was a little skeptical at first, I even had questions the next day and they were answered via text. The only thing that I do not like is the 4 year contract agreement. Other than that, this is affordable and user friendly.


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Michael C
Shreveport, Louisiana

6/3/2017
I just got the system and it is very user friendly and the rates are competitive. I've read the other consumers' reviews and they do tell you everything up front. The. Another sales representative review everything again on the phone. I believe the displeased customers did not listen closely. Everything was clearly outlined in the contract and the salesperson even talked me out of certain items that I thought were cool but wouldn't be benificial to my home. So far I am very pleased and the iPhone app works very well. I even have a code for our babysitter so she can turn off the alarm but does not have access to all my settings on the system. I am locked in for 5 years but we are not... Read More


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Barbara G
Dixon, California

5/23/2017
A Fluent sales representative came twice to my door and with a very aggressive sales pitch talked me into trying out their system assuring me there would be no cost if I decided not to stay with them. After I agreed to try out their company with the assurance that I would still have my existing company a tech showed up at my door and dismantled my existing system and attempted to put up theirs. After over three hours of painfully waiting because it was now 9pm and I am completely paralyzed due to a broken neck from falling out of bed, I come to find out that they could not set up their system and my internet was broken. Because it was the weekend ( this all happened Friday night), I had to... Read More


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Bill S
Clackamas, Oregon

4/20/2017
Fluent, used their scam to try and get my mother to change to their system. Their representative claimed to be from Honeywell the manufacturer of the Keypad and was representing her local alarm company whom he saw the sign in the yard and referred to. He said he was scheduling for her free alarm keypad upgrade since the old technology was causing problems with the monitoring and insinuated it was unreliable. There wouldn't be any charge for this, but upon further investigation we found this Fluent Company uses intimidation and deception to get older citizens to change to their service.