Compare Frontpoint vs. GetSafe Home Security

What’s the difference between Frontpoint Home Security and GetSafe Home Security? See how our editors compare the two companies below.
Last Updated: May 23, 2018
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Frontpoint Home Security
9.8 / 10 - Excellent
#1 in Home Security
GetSafe Home Security
8.5 / 10 - Excellent
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Key Facts

  • Angie’s List Super Service Award winner 5 years running. Editor's Choice.
  • 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
  • Equipment as low as $99.95
  • Recommended for No-Annual-Contract Security
  • 24-Hour Monitoring Across U.S.
  • Smartphone App Control & Nest® Compatible 
  • Easy to use and install system
  • Professional monitoring starts at $35/month
  • Wireless Camera now available
  • No contracts!
  • Free Motion Camera when you use promo code “FREECAMERA”

OVERALL RATINGS

 FrontpointGetSafe
Equipment10/108/10
Monitoring10/109/10
Reputation9/109/10
Contract & Price10/108/10
Technology Integration10/109/10

Home Security Basics

 FrontpointGetSafe
Installation
Self-Install (DIY)
Self-Install (DIY)
Equipment Manufacturer
Qolsys, Interlogics, and Resolution
Ability to Reallocate System
Wireless Sensors
Control Panel
Event Triggered Siren/ Alarm

Sensor & Device Comparison

Intrusion Protection

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

Environmental Protection

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GetSafe
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Flood
  • Temperature Change
  • Smoke
  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Flood
  • Temperature Change
  • Smoke

Surveillance

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GetSafe
  • Indoor Cameras
  • Outdoor Cameras
  • Doorbell Cameras
  • Tilt & Pan Cameras
  • Live Surveillance
  • Event-triggered Surveillance
  • Indoor Cameras
  • Outdoor Cameras
  • Tilt & Pan Cameras
  • Live Surveillance

Life Safety

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GetSafe
  • Panic Button
  • Medical Alert
  • Panic Button
  • Medical Alert

How do their monitoring services compare?

 FrontpointGetSafe
Monitoring Options
Professional Monitoring
Professional Monitoring
Monitoring Technology
Cellular
Cellular
Broadband
Landline
Number of Monitoring Centers
1
2
Professional Monitoring Services
24/7 Professional Monitoring
Police Dispatch
Fire Department Dispatch
Medical Dispatch
24/7 Professional Monitoring
Police Dispatch
Fire Department Dispatch
Medical Dispatch

Pricing & Cost Comparison

 FrontpointGetSafe
Starting Price
$35.00
$25.00
Max Price
$50.00
$35.00
Number of Available Packages
3
4
Installation/ Activation Fee
$0.00
$0.00
Equipment Starting Cost
$99.95
$249.00
Contract Required
Minimum Contract Length
12 months
12 months
Cancellation Policy
30-Day 100% Risk free trial
30-day trial period without cancellation fees. Cancel any time. Equipment does not need to be returned back to GetSafe because clients paid for the equipment when they signed up for service.
Warranty
3 years
1 year warranty on products

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.

What technology integrations are available?

Compatibility

 FrontpointGetSafe
Amazon Alexa
Google Home
IFTTT
Z-Wave
ZigBee

Mobile Access & Alerts

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

Home Automation

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

How do their reputations compare?

 FrontpointGetSafe
Trust Pilot Rating
9.7 out of 10
9.4 out of 10
BBB Rating
A+
C-
Number of BBB Positive Reviews
152
Number of BBB Neutral Reviews
6
Number of BBB Negative Reviews
12
Date Collected
2017-08-17
2017-08-17
Year Founded
2007
2015

Certifications & Associations

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GetSafe
  • Underwriter's Laboratory (UL)
  • Factory Mutual (FM)
  • Department of Defense
  • New York City Fire Department
  • Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA)
  • Underwriter's Laboratory (UL)

Contact & Additional Information

 FrontpointGetSafe
Homepage URL
Company Phone
(855) 705-5071
(888) 676-1784
Headquarters Address
1595 Spring Hill Road Suite 110, Vienna, VA, 22182
2600 Stanwell Drive, Suite 200, Concord, CA, 94520
Mailing Address
1595 Spring Hill Road Suite 110, Vienna, VA, 22182
2600 Stanwell Drive, Suite 200, Concord, CA, 94520

Final Verdict

Frontpoint Home Security has a higher overall rating than GetSafe Home Security. Frontpoint scores better than GetSafe across: Equipment, Monitoring, Customer Service and Reviews, Contract & Price, and Technology Integration. Both companies score similarly on Reputation.


Customer Comments & Reviews

L
Lsrry
Lutherville, Maryland
3/22/2018
Frontpoint Home Security review
I just completed my installation and so far everything is working fine, including arming and disarming my system using my iPhone.


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Daniel
3/14/2018
Frontpoint Home Security review
very good. i am suprised how they work ! thanks guys.


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Zora
Buckhannon, West Virginia
1/12/2017
GetSafe Home Security review
It was the best! I really needed the extra sucurity around the house.


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gc
Darien, Connecticut
2/11/2015
Frontpoint Home Security review
Amazing!


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h d
Diamond Bar, California
2/9/2015
Frontpoint Home Security review
good job