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 Integration

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?

Equipment - 10 / 10

We like Frontpoint's equipment offering mainly 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.
Installation
Self-Install (DIY)
Equipment Manufacturer
Qolsys, Interlogics, and Resolution
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
  • 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

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.
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

How much does Frontpoint cost?

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. What's more, Frontpoint offers a 30-day risk free trial, a three year warranty, free smoke and heat sensor, free motion sensor, and $50 off indoor camera.
Starting Price
$35.00
Max Price
$50.00
Number of Available Packages
3
Installation/ Activation Fee
$0.00
Equipment Starting Cost
$99.95
Contract Required
Minimum Contract Length
12 months
Cancellation Policy
30-Day 100% Risk free trial
Warranty
3 years

Contract & Price Fine Print

Offer requires minimum purchase of $99.95. This offer available only to homeowners and credit qualified individuals, and cannot be combined with any other discount. Discount shown is off retail pricing for individual equipment. Images are illustrative and may not reflect the exact product available. Feature availability depends on monitoring agreement.  Void where prohibited.  Valid for new Frontpoint customers only.  Taxes and fees may apply.

Technology Integrations

Technology Integration - 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.

Compatibility

Amazon Alexa
Google Home
IFTTT
Z-Wave
ZigBee

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

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.
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

Certifications & Associations

  • Underwriter's Laboratory (UL)
  • Factory Mutual (FM)
  • Department of Defense
  • New York City Fire Department

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

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gandul13
Harker Heights, 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
Plymouth Meeting, 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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Gailh870@gmail.com
Pontiac, Michigan
7/13/2017
Looking for Android friendly remote alarm control with notifications and cameras indoor and outdoor.
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Novella m
Theodore, Alabama
6/26/2017
I would not suggest this system to anyone. Over priced with few amenities! You will be better buying your own. Pushy salesmen.
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Rebbecca T
Mount Washington, Kentucky
5/25/2017
I love this system. Great company, great people, great service. Fast, easy, reliable.
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Deidre R
Fresno, California
3/10/2017
AVOID FRONTPOINT, DON’T BELIVE THE LIES Short of it: Billed for Services never received, reps that lie and misrepresent to try to trap you into their contract, cheap and inadequate equipment, overpriced cameras, horrible overall customer service Long of it: Dishonest customer service representatives. From the very start the people working at Front point were dishonest. Of the four different reps I talked to all but the first said “the information you were told by the previous rep was wrong” basically yes you were lied to and we don’t care. Let’s start with the person who signed me up. I had entered my information on the website and within minutes was contacted by a rep. All I... Read More
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Gina
Levittown, New York
2/25/2017
I spoke with Amy I had ?? She was very professionally, not sure if I will go with this company because it's new to me but my experience with the Rep was not bad
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arismel
2/7/2017
It seems to me to be a good security company and it covers my expectations ...
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Kylee
Cleveland, Tennessee
2/3/2017
Awesome! Loved the experience.
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Susan K
Albuquerque, New Mexico
1/24/2017
I just called them, a lady answer the phone. she is very rude to me.
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