MONI Smart Security Review

Rating: 8.3 / 10 (Excellent)
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MONI Smart Security is a home security company offering three different plans, all of which connect via a 4G wireless system, have a two-way voice alarm panel, and offer 24/7 professional monitoring. Home automation and smartphone control are additional features.

How is MONI rated?


Contract & Price
Technology Integration

Overall Rating: 8.3 / 10 (Excellent)

Moni is an strong choice in home security companies, due to their consistently outstanding customer service and high dependability. Their systems are easily integrated to other technology, and can include a good number of home automation devices, which can help you save via increased energy efficiency. Since 2012, they've won the Consumers’ Choice Award every year.

How does MONI work?

Equipment - 9 / 10

Moni requires professional installation of their state-of-the-art equipment, whose modern sensors and smart panels are among the best in the business. They offer fire and smoke detection, medical monitoring, and can also include flood, freeze, and carbon monoxide monitoring as well. Finally, Moni offers home automation devices and and live video surveillance.
Equipment Manufacturer
Honeywell and GE
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

Environmental Protection

  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Flood
  • Temperature Change
  • Smoke


  • Indoor Cameras
  • Outdoor Cameras
  • Doorbell Cameras
  • Tilt & Pan Cameras
  • Live Surveillance

Life Safety

  • Panic Button
  • Medical Alert


Monitoring - 9 / 10

Moni offers 24/7 professional monitoring via broadband, landline or cellular, from which they dispatch emergency personnel as needed, and monitor environmental sensors as well as alarms. Their call center has a five-diamond certification by the Central Station Alarm Association, meaning that their operators have a high level of proficiency and training.
Monitoring Options
Professional Monitoring
Monitoring Technology
Number of Monitoring Centers
Monitoring Center Type
Professional Monitoring Services
24/7 Professional Monitoring
2-Way Intercom
Police Dispatch
Medical Dispatch

How much does MONI cost?

Contract & Price - 8.5 / 10

Moni provides professional installation for $149, and plans can range between $29.99 and $49.99. Their lifetime equipment warranty is exceptional within the industry, whereas the minimum contract length of 36 months is fairly standard. Though an early cancellation fee may apply, if if 80% of the total contract has been paid, this fee may be waived.
Starting Price
Max Price
Number of Available Packages
Installation/ Activation Fee
Equipment Starting Cost
Contract Required
Minimum Contract Length
36 months
Cancellation Policy
80 percent of the total contract balance should be paid for early contract cancellation. 30 day cancellation process with early termination charges.
Lifetime equipment warranty

Contract & Price Fine Print

Monthly prices listed are for the first 12 months.

Technology Integrations

Technology Integration - 6 / 10

Moni is compatible with Amazon Echo, Alexa, or Dot, Apple TV, Apple Watch, and Amazon FireTV. Their iOS and Android apps provide email and text alerts, as well as live video feed, when the system includes cameras.


Amazon Alexa
Google Home

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

MONI Reputation

Reputation - 8 / 10

Moni has a overall good reputation in the home security space. They are certified by the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), Factory Mutual (FM), and the Electronic Security Association. They're a BBB-accredited company with an A+ rating.
Trust Pilot Rating
7.9 out of 10
BBB Rating
Number of BBB Positive Reviews
Number of BBB Neutral Reviews
Number of BBB Negative Reviews
Date Collected
Year Founded

Certifications & Associations

  • Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA)
  • Factory Mutual (FM)
  • Electronic Security Association

Contact & Additional Information

Homepage URL
Company Phone
(855) 910-7980
Headquarters Address
1990 Wittington Place, Dallas, TX, 75234
Mailing Address
Department CH 8628, Palatine, IL, 60055

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35 Customer Comments & Reviews

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Vallejo, California
No complaint about the service as I have only required service a very few times over about 4 years with this company. I am elderly and disabled. The battery in the base keeps failing and now won't even recharge itself and Monitronics wants over $100 to replace it. When I spoke to Tech support, she spent all her time quoting prices for each thing necessary to fix it. When it's working, it's theirs, but when it's not working, it's yours' and you must pay for every little thing. They also didn't care whether I stayed a happy client or walked away--which I'm going to do.

Helen B
We have been waiting since Dec.21st for someone to CALL us to set up appt. for repair. My mother is 95 and relies on this to make her feel safe in her home. This is terrible service. Our contract is up and I don't think we will be renewing. I was told today Dec. 26th that the service company is closed for the holidays. Since Dec. 21st????????????

Image J
Odessa, Texas
Promised us equipment substitutions (ie: swap the motion detector for a second smoke detector). I took the day off from work in order to be there for the installation. When the installer arrived he said there would be additional charges for the substitution - $400! I called the company who refused to honor their promise. I informed them that two separate reps made the same promise, and I have both conversations on tape. They still refused. I cancelled the installation. I won't commit 36 months to a company that loses trust before it even begins.

Tanya M
Fort Smith, Arkansas
Monitronics is just the Monitoring Company watching over Alliance Home Security in my Area. We've had nothing but problems with our System since day 1 & Despite numerous calls to Alliance & Several calls with Monitronics NO ONE Will Fix the Problems or REMOVE The System. Put on Hold for over 2 hours with Alliance who refuse to address our issues. Do NOT Buy this System From Alliance....It's A huge Mistake!!

Lodi, California
Bad company do not use it. Bad Customer service. Very expensive in comparison to others. When you move, they make you to renew the 36 months contract, so it is a never ending bad service. Vanessa

mike o
Fairfield, California
I've been in contact with one of the employees. They offered to send out a tech to see what's the problem with the alarm. Sadly, I had to cancel my service with this company. Overall my experience was okay.

thelene R
Boise, Idaho
Worst company I death with, would never recommend them.

Oliver M
Great home security company.

rana k
Norwalk, Connecticut
Don't get Monitronics, I was a customer for over 10 years, was not satisfied with them, many issues, the last was when the system beeped inccesantly every time I called they told me to reset the system. The battery would stop beeping for a while then start again - took away the peace in our home - I was told to buy a new battery which they said I could buy at Best Buy or Radio Shack. Could not find it anywhere. When I called back got an empathetic customer service agent who told me that they had not been receiving a signal from my account for over 7 months. This was taped on both ends when I called to ask them to replace the battery they said I had to renew for another 3 years, when... Read More

Christina M
Smyrna, Georgia
Their equipment does not work. I am very displeased with this company as the equipment will work for a day or two and then stop working. We are charged for them to come and repair the equipment. Further, it is a separate company that maintains the equipment, so when I have issues, I'm often tossed back and forth between the two companies. I WOULD NOT recommend and can't wait for my contract to end so I can switch

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