Looking for a company that offers the best home security system?
There are a few major home alarm companies that operate in Canada. Some are national, while others do business in selected areas.
Each company brings different positives and negatives to the table—either through their value propositions or the technology they make available to their customers.
Here are a few of the biggest names in the Canadian home security landscape:
Telus (formerly ADT) is an American home alarm company that does business throughout Canada. They conduct business in two ways: direct to consumers and through dealers.
Telus provides security and surveillance products along with installation, alarm services, and monitoring programs. They are the world’s largest security provider and the biggest home alarm company in Canada, protecting the homes of approximately 6.5 million customers.
The monthly price of Telus’s alarm system packages ranges from $15 to $60 per month. However, they also require either a three-year or a five-year term.
Compare ADT and Think Protection.
AlarmForce—a Bell Canada company that’s now called Bell Smart Home Solutions—is the largest provider of live two-way voice home alarm systems in Canada.
Based in Toronto, they serve over 100,000 customers throughout the country and selected areas in the U.S.
Aside from home alarm systems, Bell Smart Home Solutions also offers additional services such as video surveillance systems and personal emergency response products, both of which have additional monthly charges. They also have their own central monitoring station.
So, how much do their services cost?
Their packages start at $19.99 per month up to $39.99 per month, with no upfront and installation fees. However, a three-year contract, eligible internet package, and mobility plan are required to get those rates.
If not, there’s an installation fee of $199 and the monthly rate also changes from $39.99 to as much as $59.99 per month.
Rogers Smart Home Monitoring is a security service and alarm company provided by Rogers Communications. They offer smart automation, full-suite home security solutions, and home alarm systems in various areas throughout Canada.
Their security packages are $39.99 per month on a three-year term and $59.99 per month on a three-year term as well. Both require professional installation, which is an extra $99.
Rogers Smart Home Monitoring alarm systems are monitored by Northern 911, a central station based out of Sudbury in Ontario. Aside from 24/7 professional monitoring, they also offer live video streaming, fire and leak monitoring, internet, home phone, television, and streaming services.
Frontpoint offers state-of-the-art products that allow you to set up virtual zones for smarter monitoring. They even offer video analytics that can distinguish between a person, animal, or vehicle so you don’t get alerted unnecessarily.
They also have a “Build Your Own” package where you can individually select which products you want to include in your own customized plan.
However, their security packages range from $129 to as much as $349. Low monthly payments are available, but it’s subject to credit approval that has rates ranging from 0% to 29.99% APR (Annual Percentage Rate).
Unfortunately, financing is not available in Canada.
If you want to have your own alarm system but are on a budget, Think Protection is an alarm company that offers one of the most cost-effective home security solutions in Canada.
At just $0.66 per day (billed monthly), you get the protection of a base system, door and motion sensors, and even an IP and local connection powered with backup batteries in case the power goes out.
You can extend and customize your security system at affordable prices to further secure your home. For example, you can get a private guard service at just $4.99 per month—yes, a private guard service isn’t just for big spenders!
The option to DIY the system’s installation is perfect for first-time homeowners. Elevating the customer experience to new heights, you won't be locked in any contract. If you buy security equipment and want to return it, they offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, no questions asked!
There are many alarm companies out there, but if you’re looking for home security solutions you can trust, Think Protection is your best option.
We make security not just affordable for everyone, but the customer service we provide is also the best in the industry.
So if you’re ready to secure your home or if you have more questions about our services, call us at (855) 76-THINK. We’re always here to help!