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BrandVivintFrontpointSimpliSafeADTBlue by ADTCoveAbodeRingLink InteractiveBrinks
LogoVivintFrontpointSimpliSafeADTBlue by ADTCoveAbodeRingLink InteractiveBrinks
Lowest monthly monitoring price
Starter equipment price
Contract required
No†
No
No
Yes
No
No†
No
No
No†
Yes
Smart home compatibilityAmazon Alexa
Google Assistant
Z-Wave
Amazon Alexa
Google Assistant
Z-Wave
Amazon Alexa
Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa
Google Assistant
Z-Wave
Amazon Alexa
Google Assistant
Z-Wave
Amazon Alexa
Google Assistant
Amazon Alexa
Google Assistant
Z-Wave
Zigbee
Apple HomeKit
Amazon Alexa
Google Assistant
Z-Wave
Amazon Alexa
Google Assistant
Z-Wave
Amazon Alexa
Google Assistant
Z-Wave
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Info current as of 12/16/20. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
Amazon.com List Price as of 12/16/20 9:05 a.m. MST. (Full disclaimer)
*$0 due up-front with consumer financing.
†No-contract options available with outright equipment purchase. 
‡Landline monitoring only. Some restrictions apply. (Full disclaimer
**With $99 installation charge and new monitoring agreement. Early termination fee applies. See full disclaimer for full offer details, terms, and conditions.

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