TELUS is one of the biggest security providers in Canada after acquiring ADT's Canadian operations in 2019. (It recently purchased Vivint Canada as well.) This puts the company in a strong position to offer experienced monitoring to a significant portion of the population, though coverage in remote areas isn't guaranteed.
We're big fans of TELUS's smart home equipment selection and pricing transparency, so you know what you're paying before signing a contract. Plus, there's free equipment included in every plan, though free devices depend on the option you choose.
You need to commit for at least three years with no way out other than a cancellation fee. This isn't very reassuring when so many competitors offer no-contract options. As for installation, there is a $100 or $150 fee for self-installation and professional installation, respectively. We like that the self-install fee is refundable upon system activation.
If you choose TELUS security, we recommend bundling multiple services because this brand is expensive as a stand-alone service. The free equipment options go a long way toward winning over folks on a budget.
Learn more in our full TELUS SmartHome Security review.