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Ratings
Overall Rating
Service & Support
Camera Attributes
Other Security Devices Included
9.25
9.23
9.03
9.00
8.90
8.58
7.78
7.75
7.65
7.35
10.00
8.75
9.00
9.75
8.88
8.38
7.00
8.88
9.00
8.25
8.50
9.38
10.00
9.25
9.63
8.88
9.63
8.00
5.13
5.00
8.50
10.00
8.13
7.25
8.25
8.63
7.50
5.25
7.50
7.88
Quick Picks
Standout Feature
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Installation Tutorials
Doorbell Camera
Equipment Refund Policy
Device Selection
Business Security Services
Cloud Storage Capacity
Theft Protection Guarantee
Largest Dealer Network
Low Starting Costs
DirecTV Discount
Cost of Security
Minimum Required Monitoring Plan
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Ultimate
Protect & Control
Cellular Monitoring
Self Platinum
Video
Home Touch Premier
Essential
ADT Pulse Video Service
Copper
Security Advantage
Monthly Cost with Camera Service
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$49.99
$53.99
$29.95
$35.00
$40.00*
$54.95
$29.95*
$57.99
$29.99
$49.99
Starting Costs
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$449.00
$199.00
$318.94
$510.97
$0.00
$149.00
$99.00*
$25.00*
$179.00
$49.99
Contract Agreement Period
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3 Years
5 Years
None
None
3 Years
3 Years
3 Years
3 Years
3 Years
3 Years
Three-Year Cost of Ownership
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$2,300
$2,145*
$1,600
$1,775
$1,400*
$2,130
$1,180*
$2,115
$1,440
$1,850
Cancellation Policy
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Pay 80% Balance
Pay 100% Balance
No Fees
No Fees
Pay 100% Balance*
Pay 100% Balance
Pay 75% Balance
Pay 75% Balance
Pay 100% Balance
$15/Month(s) Left in Contract
Service & Support
Performance
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90%
65%
90%
95%
70%
60%
75%
70%
85%
80%
Camera Plan Maximum
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6
4
4
6
6
4
4
By Quote Only
4
5
Cloud Storage Restrictions
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500MB*
1GB
500MB*
100MB
100MB
5GB
No Storage
Unlimited
250MB*
250MB
Mobile App
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Frontpoint
Vivint Sky
Alarm.com
Honeywell Total Connect; Alarm.com
Various
Alarm.com
Guardian Protection Services
ADT Pulse
Protect America SMART Connect
LifeShield
Warranty
?
3 Years
Lifetime
2 Years
3 Years
3 Years
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime
Lifetime
1 Year
Professional Installation
?
DIY Only
Required
DIY Only
DIY Only
Required
Required
Required
Required
Optional
Optional
24-Hour Monitoring
?
$
Live Chat Support
?
 
 
 
Email & Phone Support
?
Phone Only
Online Tutorials
?
Camera Attributes
Number of Available Cameras
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3
4
6
5
4
4
4
4
1
1
Indoor
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Included
Available
$
Included
Included
Included
$
Available
$
Included
Outdoor
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$
Available
$
$
$
$
$
$
 
 
Pan & Tilt
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$
$
$
$
 
$
 
 
 
Image Sensor
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$
 
$
 
$
$
$
 
 
 
Maximum Night Vision Range
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40 ft
40 ft
39 ft
25 ft
39 ft
40 ft
39 ft
25 ft
20 ft
15 ft
Maximum Resolution
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720p
720p
720p
720p
720p
720p
720p
Not Disclosed
720p
720p
Other Security Devices Included
Control Panel
?
Touch-Screen
SkyControl
Various
Honeywell L5200
Go!Control
Go!Control
Simon XT
Not Disclosed
Simon XT
Touchpad
Door & Window Sensors
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4
3
2
3
3
3
3
By Quote Only
3
6
Home Automation Equipment
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$
Available
$
$
$
$
$
By Quote Only
$
 
Motion Sensor
?
By Quote Only
Yard Sign & Window Decals
?
$
$
By Quote Only
Key Fob
?
$
$
$
By Quote Only
$
Smoke Detector
?
$
$
$
$
$
$
By Quote Only
$
Glass Break Sensor
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$
$
$
$
$
$
By Quote Only
$
$