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How Much Is Alarm Monitoring Each Month?

There are about 18 million homes protected by home security systems in the U.S. If you'd like to protect your family with an alarm system, you should know that the price of monthly monitoring varies depending on a few key factors. The terms of your service contract and the safety and security features you choose to have monitored are two of the most important elements that determine how much monitoring will cost on a monthly basis.

When calculating the cost of alarm monitoring, you should be aware that the majority of insurance companies offer home owner insurance discounts of 5 to 20 percent or more when you take advantage of a monitored home security system.

And of course, possibly thwarting a home invasion or burglary saves your family from an incalculable emotional toll.

Considering that the FBI reports the average value of stolen property during a burglary was $2,188 in 2011, SafeWise recommends alarm monitoring. Often costing less than your cable or phone service, SafeWise believes the safety and security a monitored home security system provides your family make it a great value.

If it's time to start protecting your property and loved ones with a monitored home security system, we're here to help you find the one that's right for you. Use the SafeWise security system finder tool to find out how the very best home security systems compare. Have more questions? Give a SafeWise security specialist a call at 1-855-266-3780.

SafeWise Best Home Security Companies of 2018

The SafeWise team has researched and reviewed security companies from around the nation. Each year we release our annual rankings. Check out our picks below! To read more, including reviews and packages, you can visit our Top Home Security Systems of 2018.

What We Love

  • 30-day, risk-free trial
  • 100% wireless security system
  • DIY, no-cost installation

What We Love

  • The most monitoring centers
  • 140 years of home security experience
  • Theft protection

What We Love

  • Flexible financing
  • Energy management
  • Sleek, state-of- the-art equipment

What We Love

  • Lifetime equipment warranty
  • Low up-front costs
  • Locked-in rates for life