Ackerman Security has been in business for more than 50 years and to say they know their stuff is an understatement. While Ackerman provides commercial security nationally, it specializes in residential home security for the Atlanta area. And it’s not just Ackerman’s reasonable monthly monitoring fees and reputation for solid customer service that makes it the cream of the crop.¹
There are two main advantages of choosing Ackerman. The no-theft guarantee means that if you have an Ackerman home security system and fall victim to a home burglary, Ackerman will pay double the amount of your insurance deductible in cash. And if that isn’t a powerful incentive, Ackerman also offers a guaranteed 45-second response time from their UL-certified, CSAA 5-Diamond Monitoring Center.
If it sounds too good to be true, rest assured that there are caveats. First off, you can’t self-monitor, and it does require a year-long contract. Ackerman does, however, allow you to transfer over your previous home security equipment and offers upgrades when you renew your contract.
The Bottom Line: Ackerman Security makes the grade for its no-theft guarantee and quick response times.
Coming in at nearly half of what other companies charge for home security monitoring, EMC makes our list for more than affordability. EMC Security is the second largest electric membership corporation in America, owned by three Georgia electric utility companies. It has a fantastic website and a great customer service experience backed by an A+ from the Better Business Bureau.²
In addition to the friendly staff we encountered when we called, our favorite feature was the peel-and-stick, wireless home security equipment and the no-contract options. EMC offers free home security installation in the greater Atlanta metro area. They’re also the only Atlanta home security company on our list that allows customers to self-install.
One downside to all this affordable monitoring is that you’ll pay for equipment costs up front. EMC’s self-install package starts at $199 for three door or window contacts, one motion detector, a keypad, and a base station, compared to the national average of around $99 for similar services.
But you’ll get the comfort of being backed by EMC Security’s UL-approved, TMA (CSAA) 5-Diamond Certified monitoring station. That kind of reassurance for less than $20 a month is a hard bargain to beat.
The Bottom Line: When you need affordable Atlanta home security monitoring, EMC Security is there with some of the best rates in town and free installation.