Frontpoint Home Security Review

Rating: 9.8 / 10 (Excellent)
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Founded in 2007, Frontpoint Security is a Virginia-based home security company that provides security solutions and consulting for residential and commercial properties. The company features 100% wireless and cellular connections, 24/7 professional monitoring, self-diagnostic checks every sixty minutes, and optional additions for home automation. The company has a reputation for optimal customer service and is BBB accredited with a grade of A+.

How is Frontpoint rated?

Breakdown

10/10
Equipment
10/10
Monitoring
9/10
Reputation
10/10
Contract & Price
10/10
Technology Inegration

Overall Rating: 9.8 / 10 (Excellent)

Frontpoint gets high marks from us because, for the price, they provide you with all the system features, access, and integration you could want out of a modern home security system. Award winning and technologically innovative monitoring from one of the most respected firms in the country is also a big plus. Frontpoint also features excellent and extensive equipment options, and the company has been recognized for excellence from many certification organizations and government agencies.

How does Frontpoint work?

Overview

Intallation
Self-Install (DIY)
Equipment Manufacturer
GE
Ability to Reallocate System
Wireless Sensors
Control Panel
Event Triggered Siren/ Alarm

Equipment - 10 / 10

Frontpoint gets high marks in the way of equipment because of the quality and technological sophistication of its DIY product. The company's touch screen control panel is one of the best control centers out there. It's easy to use and customizable in order to accommodate any home, rental, or business. What's more, the wireless system is easily relocatable. The array of sensors is truly impressive as well, including door & window, garage door, glass break detection, motion sensors, recessed door sensors, and crash & smash protection. The environmental protection and surveillance components are robust as well, boasting carbon monoxide, flood, temperature change, and smoke sensors, in addition to all types of indoor and outdoor cameras.

Security Monitors, Sensors, & Devices

Intrusion Protection

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

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
Monitoring Technology
Cellular
Number of Monitoring Centers
1

Professional Monitoring Services

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

Monitoring - 9.9 / 10

Frontpoint has 24/7 all cellular professional monitoring services that are reliable and top notch. The company's technology features automated systems checks with unique user codes. Notifications via email and text; motion triggered alerts; geo-location services; police, fire, and medical dispatch; all make Frontpoint's monitoring service one of the best around. Frontpoint outsources its monitoring to the excellent Rapid Response Monitoring, an organization that boasts the most extensively trained personnel and the most advanced technologies. RRM received the 2016 2016 CSAA Central Station of the Year Award.

How much does Frontpoint cost?

Contract & Price

Starting Price
$35.00
Max Price
$50.00
Number of Available Packages
3
Installation/ Activation Fee
$0.00
Equipment Starting Cost
$99.00
Contract Required
Minimum Contract Length
12 months

Contract & Price - 9.9 / 10

Considering the host of great options and the company's superior services, Frontpoint's monthly fee is more or less standard for the industry. They offer three plans that offer increasing integration and technological sophistication. What's more, the company offers a 30-day risk free trial, a short minimum contract length of 12 months, and a three year warranty.
Cancellation Policy: 30-Day 100% Risk free trial
Warranty: 3 years

Technology Integrations

Compatibility

Amazon Alexa
Google Home
IFTTT
Z-Wave
ZigBee

Technology Inegration - 9.8 / 10

Frontpoint's Interactive and Ultimate plans offer an unparalleled degree of remote access and control. Customers can receive alerts via email or text, and exert control over the entire system and home appliances via iPhone or Android app. This includes lights, locks, thermostats and more. Frontpoint users also have the facility to arm/disarm the system, and access live streaming video and video and sensor history. The companies equipment is also compatible with Amazon Alexa, IFTTT, and Z-Wave. In short, Frontpoint has basically all these top level functions you could want in a home security system.

Mobile Access & Alerts

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

Home Automation

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

Frontpoint Reputation

Certifications & Associations

  • Underwriter's Laboratory (UL)
  • Factory Mutual (FM)
  • Department of Defense
  • New York City Fire Department
Trust Pilot Rating
9.7 out of 10
BBB Rating
A+
Number of BBB Positive Reviews
152
Number of BBB Neutral Reviews
6
Number of BBB Negative Reviews
12
Date Collected
2017-08-17
Year Founded
2007

Reputation - 9.1 / 10

In addition to excellent online customer reviews, Frontpoint has been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management, the American Heart Association, and the New York State Governor’s Office for outstanding service. The company is also UL Certified for CVSG Mercantile (Burglar Alarm Systems), CRZM National Industrial Security Systems (Monitoring Stations), UUFX Protective Signaling Services Central Station, and CRZH National Industrial Security Systems (Burglar Alarm Systems), as well as FM approved, IQ certified, and New York City Fire Department approved.

Contact & Additional Information

Homepage URL
Company Phone
(855) 705-5071
Headquarters Address
1595 Spring Hill Road Suite 110, Vienna, VA, 22182
Mailing Address
1595 Spring Hill Road Suite 110, Vienna, VA, 22182

Top Rated
Our Partner
9.8 / 10
  • Angie’s List Super Service Award winner 5 years running. Editor's Choice.
  • GE wireless hardware - camera, & mobile app options
  • Best reputation in Home Security
  • 30-day free trial & 3-year term
  • Top quality monitoring, from $34.99/mo

Latest Frontpoint Reviews

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Joanne V
Attleboro, Massachusetts

9/11/2017
Easy to install & extremely reliable. We have alerts sent to our Android in the event we leave without arming. Through the app, you can easily & quickly arm the system. That is exactly what happened on our latest trip to PA from MA. We were so excited that we both forgot to arm the system! When we made a stop in CT, I noticed an alert on my phone. Panic set in & I quickly logged on the app &, presto, system armed! We've only had to call customer service a couple of times, mostly when the system was new. Each time we were instantly connected to a very friendly & helpful associate. Frontpoint is one of the best decisions we've made & the peace of mind is priceless!


Trish R
Overland Park, Kansas

9/11/2017
Very easy to use. Very easy to set up.


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Rebecca
Smyrna, Tennessee

9/1/2017
After a break-in, a friend recommended Frontpoint. I had never heard of them, but I did a lot of research and found them to be very reputable. I have ADT in another house, and I cannot say the same for them. From the sales process to the installation to technical and account support - the experience has been nothing but positive. When we bought the system, we were very vulnerable, having just had a break-in and theft. They could have sold me anything, but the Frontpoint representative actually steered me away from items that were not logical for my house. We have a very minimal system - panel and motions sensors. They have worked perfectly! We love the app - so easy to use and we... Read More


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Jillayne H
Orlando, Florida

8/30/2017
I have been very pleased with what I believe is a modest Frontpoint system. Modest because I have a small house. It was simple to install and is easy to use. Moreover, it is less expensive than my previous system which was overpriced and unreliable. I am just delighted!


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Scared i
Boca Raton, Florida

8/29/2017
Yes, in the beginning the system worked great, however they have faulty sensors. The sensor was giving me trouble. It worked intermittently. That faulty sensor set off an alarm in my house while I was sleeping! S scared me so bad I thought someone broken after that I did not feel safe I had to discontinue my service with them think twice before you decide to hire FrontPoint .


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Dean H
Burbank, Illinois

8/13/2017
They have truly exceptional customer service, they provide high quality equipment at a reasonable price, and I simply feel (quite strongly) that it is a -high quality- company in general. Quality is important to them and it shows.


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John S
Ann Arbor, Michigan

8/10/2017
I've had Front Point for 4 years now. My initial research was thorough. Indeed they were the best at that time, and maybe still are. All my experiences with them have been positive so far. No representative has has ever been rude me. All calls with them have been very helpful. After a seconds attempt was made to break into our home, and thwarted by the security system, they followed up with me and asked if there was anything they could do to improve my service, and ultimately sent me a $250 seconds camera for free. Since then, we had many false alarms because my mother had trouble arming and disarming the system, and their customer service was always Johnny on the Spot, and... Read More


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gandul13
Killeen, Texas

8/9/2017
After reading the Customer reviews I decided to call and experience for myself, Yes they are rude and not have no ppls skills. I have no idea how they are rank no. 1 in the nation after so many poor reviews from customer. don't waist your time.


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Brenda R
Flourtown, Pennsylvania

8/8/2017
My son has Frontpoint security system in his home. He recommended that I also get it. I've only had it for a few months but I have been very satisfied so far. It was was easy to install. My son did most of the instillation for me, but I finished it myself. I spoke several times with someone over the phone who walked me through the process. They were very helpful and patient. I did have to return 2 of the sensors that were not making a connection. They promptly replaced them. I am currently not living in my house and am back and forth moving items and preparing to sell it. I feel that the house is secure and I am able to easily arm or disarm the alarm system on my cell phone as I... Read More


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Walled Lake, Michigan

7/13/2017
Looking for Android friendly remote alarm control with notifications and cameras indoor and outdoor.


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