Summary of Product
Frontpoint security is one of the leading companies that offer home security packages to their customers. Based in Virginia and with 11 years of experience, Frontpoint boasts the fastest and most secure ways to keep their customer’s homes safe and well connected. They specialize in cutting edge technology in home security, home awareness, and home control. They offer wireless home security systems that can be installed on your own. Frontpoint manages to merge providing safety to their customers with award-winning customer service to back it up. They take the stress out of traditional home security packaging and bring it straight to you.
Pros / Cons
- Brag-worthy customer service
- Simple, DIY installation
- Home automation
- Credit check required
- Must sign a long-term contract
- No landline option available (wireless only)
- Rates are higher if you choose the 1-year contract or if you don’t meet the credit requirements.
Frontpoint offers several types of coverage security to their customers with comprehensive planning depending on the customer’s needs. Choose a plan depending on the size of your home, the type of home and the specific features you may want. You can also adjust the length of your contract with Frontpoint depending on how permanent your situation is. One thing to notice is that each plan comes with cutting-edge monitoring technology, with several customizable “smart home” features and an easy DIY installation. All plans from Frontpoint are also wireless and come with free activation and installation fees. Frontpoint also has 1-year or 3-year contract options.
The Protection Plan is the first level of coverage that Frontpoint offers. In addition to having the lowest monthly cost, it is the plan with the most standard form of protection and monitoring. That means you will be protected against intrusion and have 24/7 professional monitoring done by the company. For someone looking to save money and have the most basic level of monitoring, the Protection Plan would be ideal for them.
Keep in mind that with the Protection Plan you can opt to add on additional features at an extra cost, but it does not include some of the advanced monitoring features that the Interaction and Ultimate Plan does.
For a step above the Protection Plan, you can choose the Interaction Plan. The Interaction Plan takes everything from the Protection Plan and adds a few more features that provide an advanced level of protection. In addition to the 24/7 professional monitoring, you get mobile app capabilities. With the mobile app you can, arm and disarm directly from the app, receive text/email notifications, email alerts, text and push notifications, crash and smash protection, geolocation services, and sensor history. All of these extra perks are provided with top of the line Frontpoint equipment.
Frontpoint’s last tier of protection is the Ultimate Protection Plan. This plan offers all of the standard monitoring plans plus home automation perks. This includes live video streaming, video and image history, motion-activated recording clips and alerts, automated door locks, and energy management and thermostat control. The Ultimate Package comes with more features, therefore, it requires more equipment, which means the equipment cost is a bit higher than the Protection and Interaction plans. This plan is perfect for the tech-savvy, smart home type of person who wants everything to be accessible from the palm of their hand.
With Frontpoint’s home automation feature you can control the lights and AC and heating, and other electronic devices at home with just your mobile phone. In the Protection and Interactive plan this is available at an additional cost, but if you opt for the Ultimate Plan it comes included in the monthly price.
Touch Screen Control Panels
For those who are well-versed in technology, Frontpoint will not disappoint. Frontpoint’s offers control panels that are all touch screen and user-friendly, making it easy to use and easy on the eyes.
Instead of the traditional wired, landline wiring systems that can fail when it comes to outages, Frontpoint uses cellular monitoring. In this case, you wouldn’t even need the internet because the connection is reliant on a cellular signal. Don’t worry too much about power outages either, the systems have built-in backup batteries and battery-powered sensors.
Mobile app Compatibility
When it comes to monitoring your home, it always brings a peace of mind when you’re able to check in whenever you want. In the Interactive and Ultimate plans, you can use the mobile app to monitor things back home while you’re away. The mobile app also compatible with other home automation features that you may have.
Crash and Smash Protection
During a break in it is likely that an assailant will try to destroy the control panel in an attempt to disable the alarm system. The touchscreen panels have a “crash and smash” sensor that automatically alerts the authorities if the system is tampered with or destroyed.
Another great feature that Frontpoint offers that sets them apart is their cutting-edge sensor system that monitors not just movement but also add-on smoke detectors and heat sensors as well as carbon monoxide sensors. In the case of a flood, the sensors will also pick that up.
Frontpoint offers a 3-year warranty on all of the equipment they provide. Should any issue arise with their equipment, it will be replaced free of charge.
For top-notch technology and a reliable company to trust in, Frontpoint is one of your best bets. They have cutting-edge equipment that is always up to date with all home automation and smart home features. Their sensors are tried and true and their response time is raved about. One of the top things about this company is their dedication to their employees, making them a top choice for many homeowners looking to protect their home. While it may not be the best budget option out there, it is indeed a good choice for someone looking for comprehensive coverage that is easy to set up and use.
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