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LiveWatch vs Frontpoint

LiveWatch is an excellent home security system for short-term needs. How does it compare to Frontpoint? Read our comparison chart below.

LiveWatch is newer on the scene and it’s tempting with affordable rates and short contract time. Plans start at just $29.95/month for the most basic protection and goes up to $49.95/month for home automation and video monitoring. All plans support 24/7 wireless monitoring. There is an equipment fee upfront, usually between $200 - $300.

The main selling point of LiveWatch is that the contract is only for 1-year. After that, it continues month-to-month and you can cancel anytime. And if you cancel before 1 year, you can even get a full refund on equipment. The system is DIY so there is no installation fee.

While Frontpoint has been a solid customer favorite due to its customer service. Plans start at $34.99/month for basic protection to $49.99/month for home automation services. All plans support 100% wireless and cellular monitoring with 24/7 monitoring (for burglary, fire, carbon monoxide, and water damage). This system is DIY so there is no installation fee.

Frontpoint offers either a 1-year or 3-year contract. If you only want to try it out for 1 year, you must pay an upfront equipment cost of either at least $99 for the lowest tier, or $199 for the highest two tiers. With a 3 year contract, you will get a $300 equipment credit. Frontpoint offers a 30-day money-back guarantee if you're not happy with the system.

Compare LiveWatch with Frontpoint, side-by-side. Read on for an in-depth look, including ratings, reviews, pros and cons.

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Benefits and Features

Home SecurityPlans start from $19.95/month to $49.95/month. All plans include 24/7 monitoring.
$29.95 Mobile Pro Plan includes smartphone control.
$39.95 Total Home Plan includes home automation.
$49.95 Total Home+Video Plan supports video streaming.
Plans start from $34.99/month to $49.99/month. All plans offer 100% wireless and cellular system with 24/7 professional monitoring. $49.99 Ultimate Plan supports video streaming, automated door locks, and advanced thermostat control.
Customer ServiceMonday through Friday from 7am to 9pm Central. Saturday from 8am to 5pm Central. 24/7 monitoring.Monday to Friday from 8am to 11pm Eastern. Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm Eastern. 24/7 Monitoring.
Return Policy
45 days
30 Days
Warranty
Lifetime
3 Years
Equipment
$99 for basic equipment
Minimum $99 for lowest tier/$199 for upper tier
Mobile AppLiveWatch app (requires LiveWatch Interactive services) allows you to arm and disarm your home security system remotely, view sensor activities (up to 10 sensors), get notifications on system events and pending alarms, and view video from cameras (if applicable). App is available for iPhone, Blackberry and Android.
Alarm.com mobile app
Contract
Cancel anytime with no fee
1 year or 3 year contract
Installation
Do It Yourself
Do It Yourself
Yard Sign
Home Automation
Automate your lights, door locks, and thermostats using Z-Wave technology.
Control Panel
Standard control panel includes cellular technology. Optional touch screen control panel upgrade.
Door Lock
Supports Z-Wave door locks.
Door Sensor
Wireless door sensors. Recessed door sensors available. Garage door sensors available.
Glass Break Sensor
Lowest Monthly Price
$29.95
34.99
Motion Sensor
Pet-friendly wireless motion sensors.
Outdoor Camera
Wireless outdoor camera (requires power)
Security Camera
Indoor and outdoor wireless camera options available (requires power)
Thermostat
Supports many Z-Wave thermostats
Touch Screen
Water Flood Monitoring
Window Sensor
Wireless window sensors.
Z-Wave
 

CreditDonkey® Reviews

 LiveWatchFrontpoint
Discount
Home Security
Customer Service
Equipment
Mobile App
Packages
Cancellation
Installation
Yard Sign
Home Automation
Pros & ConsPros:
  • Plans start at $19.99/month
  • Cancel anytime
  • Easy installation
Cons:
  • Equipment cost
Pros:
  • Excellent customer service
  • Easy installation
Cons:
  • Plans start at $34.99/month
  • Equipment cost
Bottom LineExcellent home security system for short-term needs... Read full reviewBest all-around home security system... Read full review

LiveWatch: Pricing information including fees, features and contract length was obtained on January 8, 2016 from published websites and is believed to be accurate, but not guaranteed.

Frontpoint: Pricing information including fees, features and contract length was obtained on January 13, 2016 from published websites and is believed to be accurate, but not guaranteed.

Which is Better: LiveWatch or Frontpoint?

Still need help deciding which home security is better? Read the in-depth reviews below. You may also be interested in comparing LiveWatch or Protect America.

In short: LiveWatch's cancellation is outstanding. Frontpoint's discount, customer service, equipment, packages, and yard sign are worth mentioning. In particular, the customer service is impressive.


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