How Much Is Alarm Monitoring Each Month?

Written by | Updated May 17, 2019

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 1-800-398-2128.

SafeWise’s Best Home Security Systems

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.

Lowest Price
Best Overall
Best Monitoring
Best Service
Best Budget Option
Best No Contract
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DIY Professional DIY DIY/Professional DIY
High-end smart home tech
Customizable plans
Month-to-month contracts
Fast response times
Outstanding guarantees
140+ years of experience
Risk-free trial
DIY installation
Great customer service
Lifetime warranty
Locked-in rates
Many package options
Cheap monthly monitoring
Money-back guarantee
No fancy extras
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