Best Home Security in Salt Lake City

Best overall
Vivint
Vivint
4.5 out of 5 stars
4.5
Starting from
$29.99
/mo
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    Pro installation
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    Smarter security cameras
Best no-contract DIY
Frontpoint
Frontpoint
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.25
Starting from
$34.99
/mo
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    DIY installation
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    Identity theft protection
Reader favorite
SimpliSafe
SimpliSafe
4.3 out of 5 stars
4.25
Starting from
$17.99
/mo
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    DIY installation
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    Efficient dispatch technology
Best customer experience
Cove
Cove
4 out of 5 stars
4
Starting from
$17.99
/mo
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    DIY/hybrid installation
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    Do-with-me installations
Most experienced
ADT
ADT
4 out of 5 stars
4
Starting from
$27.99
/mo
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    Pro installation
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    Longest money-back period

From Rose Park to Millcreek, residents of Salt Lake City want to feel safe at home without spending their life savings. To find the best home security systems, we compared Utah’s crime statistics to the services local and national companies provide. This showed us who provides the best protection against real problems.

Our recommendations

Vivint: “State-of-the-Smart” equipment from Vivint makes life easier for your family and harder for intruders. Front-line defenses like the Vivint doorbell camera and garage door sensors watch the main entrances to your house. Vivint’s suite of smart home equipment also has voice-activated controls and connects to devices you already have like Google Home or Amazon Echo. Plus, Vivint calls Utah home just like you.

Frontpoint: Simple security that moves with you is what you get with Frontpoint. This DIY security system comes straight to your door and works right out of the box. You can customize your system with extra cameras, sensors, and monitoring services for under $50 a month. The low-maintenance approach makes Frontpoint a great system for renters and students who may move from home to home over the years.

SimpliSafe is no pressure, low commitment, and highly effective. This company does home security on its own terms, meaning you won’t have to wheel and deal with sales people or long contracts. It offers DIY security with professional monitoring to keep your family safe no matter where you live in Salt Lake City.

Compare the best home security in Salt Lake City

Brand
Best for
Lowest monitoring price
Starter equipment price
Contract required
Installation
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VivintVivint
Best overall$599.00
Icon Yes  LightNo *
ProAmazon, Google,
Z-Wave
SimpliSafeSimpliSafe
Budget pick$245.00
Icon Yes  LightNo
DIYAmazon, Google
ADTADT
Most experienced $0.00
Icon No  LightYes
ProAmazon, Google,
Z-Wave
CoveCove
Best customer experienceQuote required
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DIYAmazon,
Google
FrontpointFrontpoint
High-end DIY pick$129.00
Icon Yes  LightNo
DIYAmazon, Google,
Z-Wave

Info current as of post date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.
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Local vs. national home security companies

The best home security system does more than protect your family. You can find systems from national and local providers that come with smart home, life safety, and security equipment, but there are pros and cons to each.

Local home security companies

Pro Heading
Pros
Pro Bullet Knowledge of local problems
Pro Bullet Packages with best of different brands
Pro Bullet More personal touch
Con Heading
Cons
Con Bullet Fewer customer support resources
Con Bullet Longer waiting time for installation
Con Bullet Less transparent pricing and packages

National home security companies

Pro Heading
Pros
Pro Bullet More resources for a wider customer base
Pro Bullet Better equipment available
Pro Bullet Familiar brands criminals will recognize
Con Heading
Cons
Con Bullet Prone to high-pressure sales
Con Bullet Long contracts with high cancellation fees

Home alarm companies in Salt Lake City

If you decide to go with a security system provider based in Salt Lake City or anywhere in Utah, be sure to explore your options. We found several affordable companies with vast coverage, custom equipment packages, and excellent ratings from Google Reviews and the Better Business Bureau.

Name
Year Founded
Better Business Bureau Rating
Smart Home Equipment
Website
Peak Alarm1969A+Yes
WISE Home Solutions2016AYes
Mountain Alarm Fire & Security1952A+Yes
Link Interactive2010A+Yes
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Pro Tip: Questions to Ask Local Security Companies Before You Buy

Before choosing a home security system in Salt Lake, ask these questions to get a clearer picture of your local security companies:

  • Who monitors your systems?
  • What is your equipment warranty?
  • Do you charge for cancellation?
  • What is your basic monthly rate?

What to know about buying home security in Salt Lake City

Availability

There are dozens of local security companies in the Salt Lake City area. Including Peak Alarm, WISE Home Solutions, and Mountain Alarm, we found over 20 with ratings four stars and up. Utah is also home to national brands like Vivint (based in Lehi) and Link Interactive (based in Ogden). Both offer comprehensive home security across Utah and the US, so you won’t have to worry if you move out of state or just down the street.

Crime statistics and resources

Learn more about crime in your neighborhood with this crime stats page from the Salt Lake City Police Department.

What to consider when you’re buying home security in Salt Lake City

When it comes to home security, every family has different priorities. Maybe you want a system to watch your house while you’re hiking in Moab or easy automation that lets your kids in after school. Before jumping into a contract with any security system in Utah, there are a few things to consider.

Your neighborhood

From Victorian houses in The Avenues to apartment complexes in Millcreek, Salt Lake City has dozens of unique neighborhoods with personalities of their own. Before committing to a security system, learn about common problems in your neighborhood, like car break-ins or thefts. The right security features for your neighborhood could vary. For example, packages start disappearing from your neighbor’s doorstep, devices like a doorbell camera can catch package thieves in action.

Renting vs. owning

According to DataUSA, 48.5% of Salt Lake residents owned their home in 2017. Whether you own or rent your home can affect what kind of security system is right for you. Owners don’t need permission from a landlord to drill into the walls or install new devices like doorbells and locks. Renters, on the other hand, are generally in a more temporary situation. The best security system for renters is expandable, low-commitment, and moves with you without the need for professional help.

100% cellular systems

In Salt Lake City, it’s not uncommon to live in a house built before 1950. This requires some creative electrical work from security professionals—especially if you choose a traditional landline system. Both DIY and professionally installed providers offer cellular systems that don’t need a landline to work. This makes your system harder for intruders to disarm because there are no wires to cut. You can find a cellular system with easy DIY or professional installation that won’t cause damage to your home, no matter how old it is.

Household age

According to the US Census, Utah is the youngest state in the nation. With a median age of 30.2, the Beehive State is full of children and young couples. If you have kids in your home, consider getting a security system to protect them when they’re little and grows with them as they age. Use motion sensors or door/window sensors to keep curious toddlers out of dangerous places like the garage or stairs. Security systems with multiple user codes let older kids check in and out of the house as they go to school or come back from soccer practice.

Salt Lake City safety resources

You’re never far from help in Salt Lake City. A security system is a great line of defense, but resources like neighborhood watch groups, disaster response, and community organizations are everywhere. See what’s abuzz in the Beehive State and its capital when you need to report an incident, ask a question, or give feedback.

Statistics and trends in Salt Lake City

Katie McEntire
Written by
Katie McEntire
As a renter, pet-owner, and woman living alone, Katie McEntire takes safety seriously. She’s tested devices like pet cameras, home security systems, and GPS trackers in her own home and devices in the name of safety. In addition to testing, writing, and reviewing for SafeWise, she also makes videos for the site’s YouTube channel. She’s been featured on publications like TechGuySmartBuy, Forbes, Healthy Moms, and Digital Care. Katie has a Bachelor’s degree in Technical Writing from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tennessee. She’s held previous writing positions at Overstock.com and Top Ten Reviews.

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