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Frontpoint vs LiveWatch

Frontpoint is a best all-around home security system. How does it compare to LiveWatch? Read our comparison chart below.

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.

While 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.

Compare Frontpoint with LiveWatch, 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 $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.Plans 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.
Customer ServiceMonday to Friday from 8am to 11pm Eastern. Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm Eastern. 24/7 Monitoring.Monday through Friday from 7am to 9pm Central. Saturday from 8am to 5pm Central. 24/7 monitoring.
Return Policy
30 Days
45 days
Warranty
3 Years
Lifetime
EquipmentMinimum $99 for lowest tier/$199 for upper tier
$99 for basic equipment
Mobile App
Alarm.com mobile app
LiveWatch 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.
Contract
1 year or 3 year contract
Cancel anytime with no fee
Installation
Do It Yourself
Do It Yourself
Yard Sign
Home AutomationAutomate your lights, door locks, and thermostats using Z-Wave technology.
Control PanelStandard control panel includes cellular technology. Optional touch screen control panel upgrade.
Door LockSupports Z-Wave door locks.
Door SensorWireless door sensors. Recessed door sensors available. Garage door sensors available.
Glass Break Sensor
Lowest Monthly Price
34.99
$29.95
Motion SensorPet-friendly wireless motion sensors.
Outdoor CameraWireless outdoor camera (requires power)
Security CameraIndoor and outdoor wireless camera options available (requires power)
ThermostatSupports many Z-Wave thermostats
Touch Screen
Water Flood Monitoring
Window SensorWireless window sensors.
Z-Wave
 

CreditDonkey® Reviews

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

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.

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.

Which is Better: Frontpoint or LiveWatch?

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

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


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    LiveWatch Review

    LiveWatch offers home security at a low monthly fee. You can cancel anytime, so what's the catch? Read this in-depth review for the pros and cons.

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