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Best Home Security Systems in Detroit, MI

Aug. 15, 2019, 8:17 p.m.

Home security systems provide peace of mind and keep you, your loved ones and belongings safe. A variety of options are available to meet individual needs, but deciding which system is best for you can be a daunting task. To help make it easier, our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best home security systems in Detroit.

Everyone deserves to make thoughtful, informed purchase decisions. The local guides provided on this website are free for consumers. WXYZ may receive compensation from our partners. Learn more.

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Protect Your Home

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Protect Your Home
Protect Your Home
Features
  • Plans at $27.99/mo
  • Control your system via mobile app
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Digital keypad for police, fire and emergencies
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Vivint
Vivint
Features
  • $39.99/month monitoring
  • $0 activation
  • Smarthome upgrade options
  • Professional installation
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Protect America
Protect America
Features
  • $28.99/month monitoring
  • $0 upfront cost
  • Upgrade to a smarthome
  • DIY installation
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Cove Security
Cove Security
Features
  • Customize and order your system online
  • 60-day 100% money-back guarantee
  • Easy DIY install: no wiring, no drilling
  • Available in Detroit
Location
Serves residents in
Detroit, MI
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Guardian Alarm
Guardian Alarm
Features
  • Starts at $24.99/month
  • Smarthome upgrades
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Residential & commercial
Location
20800 Southfield Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075
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Vigilante Security
Vigilante Security
Features
  • Online bill pay
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Smarthome options
  • Residential & commercial
Location
2681 Industrial Row Dr.
Troy, MI 48084
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Safeguard Security Solutions
Safeguard Security Solutions
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • safeguardsecuritypros.com
Location
900 Wilshire Dr., Ste. 202
Troy, MI 48084
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Premier Home Security
Premier Home Security
Features
  • M-F: 8:30am - 7:30pm
  • Sat-Sun: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • premierhomesecuritymi.com
Location
27620 Farmington Rd.
Farmington Hills, MI 48334
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Spy Ops
Spy Ops
Features
  • M-F: 11am - 6pm
  • Sat: 11am - 4pm
  • Closed Sun
  • spyops.net
Location
26606 Southfield Rd.
Southfield, MI 48076
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Central Alarm Signal, Inc.
Central Alarm Signal, Inc.
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • 99panic.com
Location
13400 W. 7 Mile Rd.
Detroit, MI 48235
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A & B Alarm Systems
A & B Alarm Systems
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • abalarm.com
Location
52245 Van Dyke ave.
Shelby Township, MI 48316
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Dusing Security & Surveillance
Dusing Security & Surveillance
Features
  • M-F: 8:30am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • dusingsecurity.com
Location
18600 Florence St.
Roseville, MI, MI 48066
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Evolution AVS
Evolution AVS
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • evolutionavs.com
Location
31411 Eight Mile Rd.
Livonia, MI 48152
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Michigan Camera Systems
Michigan Camera Systems
Features
  • M-F: 8:30am - 6pm
  • Sat: 9am - 5pm
  • Closed Sun
  • michigancamerasystems.com
Location
43 N. Main St.
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
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Pointe Alarm
Pointe Alarm
Features
  • M-F: 8:30am - 5pm
  • Sat by appointment
  • Closed Sun
  • pointealarm.com
Location
17027 Kercheval Ave.
Grosse Pointe, MI 48230
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Wyandotte Alarm Co.
Wyandotte Alarm Co.
Features
  • M-Sat: 7am - 4pm
  • Closed Sun
  • wyandottealarm.com
Location
1409 Oak St.
Wyandotte, MI 48192
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AllStar Alarm
AllStar Alarm
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • allstaralarmllc.com
Location
8345 Main St.
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
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Crime and home security systems in Detroit

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Finding the right home alarm system is especially important in Detroit where the burglary rate is almost three times the national average. According to neighborhoodscout.com, which utilizes data from local law enforcement agencies, one out of every 21 Detroit residents will become a victim of property crime.

Detroit’s overall crime index rating is two out of 100, where 100 is the safest. That’s not to say all neighborhoods in Detroit pose the same risk. The affluent Indian Village and Boston-Edison neighborhoods have significantly lower crime rates, as does the less expensive Forest Park area. Detroit’s crime map is a speckled mix of relatively safe neighborhoods and a few too many dangerous ones, but the vast majority of neighborhoods fall somewhere in between.

Police response and home alarm permits

It’s crucial to have a home security system that gives you real-time alerts or is monitored by professionals. Keep in mind that Detroit police no longer respond to burglar alarms that have not been verified by the homeowner or alarm company following a 2011 department report that found 98 percent of alarms were false. On the plus side, Detroit is one of only a handful of large cities that doesn’t require a permit for home security systems.

How to choose a home security system in Detroit

Detroiters have a variety of options in both provider and type of security system. For the tech-savvy who understand mounting, DIY home security systems allow for installation and future expansion on your schedule without having to hear the up-sale pitch. The elderly and anyone not confident in the ability to mount and install security cameras and monitoring systems can rely on professionals to get the job done right.

There are great options either way, but if you have an installation preference, it’s important to make sure it’s supported by the system you want. Some providers require professional installation while others only offer DIY wireless home security systems.

Things to consider when buying a home alarm system in Detroit:

  • Installation type (DIY wireless or professional)
  • Monthly service fees
  • Self-monitoring or monitoring by professionals
  • Live video and audio feeds
  • Capacity for two-way audio or visual communication
  • Current and future smart home plans: mobile door locking, water pipe turn-off, etc.

In addition to a home security system, experts say that homes with dogs are less likely to be burglarized. You don’t even have to own a pooch. Just a sign that you do helps deter would-be criminals. The National Council for Home Safety and Security also recommends not allowing mail or newspapers to pile up outside your house and putting your TV and/or lights on automatic timers prior to vacations. But deterrents alone aren’t always enough and they can’t stop a burglary in progress. A great security system can, and luckily for Detroiters multiple options are available.

Protect Your Home

Protect Your Home

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Protect Your Home employs ADT device technology and system monitoring for customized home security solutions. Satisfied customers report immediately feeling safer in their homes. They also like remotely arming, disarming and monitoring their system from their mobile devices. Installation is quick and easy, often within 24 hours, and comes with a six-month money-back guarantee.

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Vivint

Vivint

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Vivint offers a variety of safety, security and smart home devices and services, including: doorbell and surveillance cameras with live and DVR playback; smoke and CO detectors; smart locks and more. All of their devices are compatible with Google Home, Amazon Echo and similar devices. Cost varies, but includes a one-time fee for professional installation and a monthly service fee.

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Protect America

Protect America

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Protect America offers access to a highly-trained team of 24/7 security monitors and self-monitoring capabilities for a monthly fee that’s locked in at the time of purchase. Protect America has options for every type of residence with a full line of self-installed home alarm systems, GPS devices and automation and surveillance products.

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