LifeShield Home Security Review


Rating: 8.4 / 10 (Excellent)
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LifeShield is a home security system company based in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. The company offers monitoring and technology services designed for protecting homes from common threats such as fire and theft. Features include live video, fire and carbon monoxide sensors, mobile monitoring, and four layers of backup protection: broadband, cellular network, cellular text, and landline.

How is LifeShield rated?

Breakdown

8/10
Equipment
8/10
Monitoring
8/10
Reputation
9/10
Contract & Price
8/10
Technology Integration

Overall Rating: 8.4 / 10 (Excellent)

LifeShield is a solid, affordable choice for a home security system. Although lacking in home automation features, the company's strong monitoring technology and alerts are enough to push it ahead of the competition. Its low monthly monitoring fee also makes up for the price of the equipment. Because customers do not have to sign a contract, they are free to stop the service at any time. Additionally, a 30-day money-back guarantee gives customers time to try out the product. Lastly, positive consumer feedback and the company's favorable reputation further ensure customers are satisfied with their purchase.

How does LifeShield work?

Equipment - 8 / 10

LifeShield, contrary to most other home security companies, manufactures its own equipment. Customers can watch educational videos and read step-by-step instructions to install the hardware themselves. LifeShield's equipment is easy to move around and can provide protection against all types of intrusion and environmental dangers. Although the surveillance cameras cannot tilt or pan, they can be placed indoors and outdoors, and be triggered by events. A panic button and medical alert on the console ensures that help can be on the way as soon as possible.
Installation
Self-Install (DIY)
Equipment Manufacturer
LifeShield
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
  • Live Surveillance
  • Event-triggered Surveillance

Life Safety

  • Panic Button
  • Medical Alert

Monitoring

Monitoring - 8.2 / 10

LifeShield's base station provides professional, 24/7 monitoring through four layers of protection: high-speed Internet, cellular signal, cellular text, and landline phone. This makes it so that consumers stay protected–even if the Internet goes down and the phone lines are cut. In the event of a security breach or threat of fire, LifeShield calls an emergency contact first who can then agree to notify the authorities.
Monitoring Options
Professional Monitoring
Self Monitoring
Monitoring Technology
Cellular
Broadband
Landline
Number of Monitoring Centers
1
Monitoring Center Type
Owned
Professional Monitoring Services
24/7 Professional Monitoring
Police Dispatch
Fire Department Dispatch
Medical Dispatch

How much does LifeShield cost?

Contract & Price - 9 / 10

LifeShield offers two packages: a starter package for $299.99, and a premium package for $399.99. The starter package comes with an eight-piece equipment kit, and a mobile app for iOS and Android devices. The premium package adds onto that by including cameras, video storage, and two more entry sensors. Both packages charge a monthly monitoring fee of $29.99. Neither of them requires a contract and users can cancel at any time. Those interested in a no money down option can call the company to reach an arrangement.
Monthly Fee (max)
$29.99
Number of Available Packages
2
Equipment Starting Cost
$299.00
Contract Required
Cancellation Policy
Because there is no contract involved, users may cancel their home security service at any time.
Warranty
30-day money-back guarantee.

Technology Integrations

Technology Integration - 8 / 10

LifeShield provides instant email and text alerts via their iPhone and Android apps. If cameras are part of the customer's package, LifeShield also offers a live surveillance feed, remote arm-disarm, and geo-location services. Additionally, LifeShield is compatible with other software like Alexa and Google Home. LifeShield does not currently offer home automation features, but these will launch in June and will be Z-wave-compatible.

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

  • History Log
  • Unique User Codes

LifeShield Reputation

Reputation - 8 / 10

LifeShield was founded in 2004. In addition to being featured in several publications, including the New York Times and PC World, the company's reputation online is remarkably positive. It has an A+ rating on the BBB and a great 7.2 score on Trustpilot, where it regularly replies to consumer reviews.
Trust Pilot Rating
7.2 out of 10
BBB Rating
A+
Number of BBB Positive Reviews
1
Number of BBB Neutral Reviews
0
Number of BBB Negative Reviews
13
Date Collected
2017-08-17
Year Founded
2004

Certifications & Associations

  • Underwriter's Laboratory (UL)

Contact & Additional Information

Homepage URL
Company Phone
(877) 987-4435
Headquarters Address
2021 Cabot Blvd W, Langhorne, PA, 19047
Mailing Address
2021 Cabot Blvd W, Langhorne, PA, 19047

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Katie A
Independence, Missouri
2/3/2015
Do not use this company... They are WAY overrpiced, including the things they say they are giving you for free.



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8.4 / 10
  • 24/7 monitoring and protection for burglary, fire, and carbon monoxide
  • System comes with camera included – no add-on fees
  • Monitoring plans start at $1.00 a day
  • Free Mobile App - Monitor your home from anywhere on your phone
  • Smash and Crash Protection - system stays connected even if an intruder enters
  • No contracts - month to month plans available