Find top-rated Service Providers

Find Top-Rated Birmingham Home Security Companies

There are 23 top-rated home security companies in your area.

Let Angie's List find your match

We'll instantly find qualified pros for your specific project

Share some details about your project

We'll ask a few simple questions to learn more about your particular project. This helps us narrow the results to professionals that are right for the job.

View your matched pros

Using our vast network, we'll identify up to 4 local pros that provide the service you need. Don't worry... only pre-screened, approved service providers* will be suggested.

Get quotes and get started

As with any home improvement or repair project, it's wise to get multiple bids. Connect with your recommended pros and request quotes for your project.

* See Section 8 of the Terms & Conditions for details about the screening and approval of pros.

Join Angie's List Now To see all 23 highly rated companies in Birmingham

Explore Our Solution Center for Helpful Alarm System Articles

Go to the article: 

DIY Home Security Systems Provide Personalized Protection

.
Motion lights and camera on the side of a home
Go to the article: 

How Much Does it Cost to Install a Home Security System?

.
Security system panel
Go to the article: 

10 Questions to Ask Your Home Security Provider

.
home security technician with client

Home Security System reviews in Birmingham

  • A
    Smart Homes of Alabama LLC

    We got an appointment for an estimate within just a day or two of our initial call.  Tom made sure to come over at a time that was convenient for us so we could both be there for the presentation.  Tom was on time (if not a bit early) and was such a delight to deal with.  He explained all the features of the system and all the options that were available.  Then he made recommendations according to what we wanted out of the system.  We talked it over that night and decided to get all the bells and whistles!  We scheduled the installation.  Tom and his other installer showed up on time (again) and went straight to work.  They worked diligently as a coordinated team effort to make sure that our system, not only worked but, was exactly what we needed. They were finished with all the installation in a relatively short time and then I was given a lesson on how to use it.  To be perfectly honest, I was nervous, as I had never had a security system and was afraid it was too much for me to remember to explain it to my husband (who was out of town on business at the time).  Tom sat down with me to explain how to use the monitoring website and it was amazingly intuitive, easy to understand and navigate!  Then, he took me to each point of installation and explained the features and use of each one. ( I particularly like the perimeter cameras)  When they left, I sort of thought "well, that was easy". Then I started using the system.  I It was so easy to use!  I even did a good job explaining it to my husband when he go home.

    My only issue was that I had never had a security system and would forget to set it.  BUT, knowing this, Tom took the time to show me the coolest thing ever!  You just load this cool app to your phone.  When your phone leaves your house without setting the alarm, you get a text message reminding you to do it.  THEN, all you have to do is go to the app and set it ...remotely, ...on the phone......wherever you are, ...even if you just landed in the Dallas airport!!!!! How awesome is that???!!!

    I feel totally secure in using my system now and all the features are so cool!  I also feel secure in my home because of the personalized system we got.

    Amazing system!  Amazing company!!

    Thank you Reliance Technologies!!! You Rock!


    - Kristi H.
  • D
    ADT Security Services
    Salesman did not clarify the full terms of the contract leaving the impression that the contract was for a 12 month period when in reality it was for 36 months as was stated in the small print.
    Furthermore, he did not properly complete the total 36 month cost of the contract on our copy of the contract documents.  As a result, the total cost of the contract could be, and was, increased by increasing the monthly payment.  We subsequently discovered that the total cost we actually on the copy of the contract provided to the parent company billing department.
    Obviously, we are at fault for trusting the salesman and not reading the small print.  However, the process is clearly one easily subject to deceptive practices for the unwary.
    - Sharon M.
  • A
    Frontpoint
    I read a tin of reviews of alarm systems and I had decided on Frontpoint before the Angie's deal came available. I received a to. Of emails directly from Frontpoint with various offers to begin service and they were not as good as the Angie's List deal. This is the best deal for this system. You install the system yourself but it is not difficult and if you need help their customer service is great. Highly recommend.
    - Lauren P.
  • A
    On Guard Security Inc
    I had additional security sensors put on my windows. I had On Guard install a new system on my home back in September and really liked them. Any time I have a problem or question I just call and Jon (the owner) is super helpful.  I asked for them to send Charles out to install again because he really is very polite and courteous!
    - Hilary B.
  • A
    On Guard Security Inc
    On Guard is a fantastic company to work with! Before the date of installation I spoke with the owner Jon several times to bounce questions off of. He was very polite and courteous and you could tell that he really cares about his company and doing things right. On the date of installation Charles was at the house all day working on getting everything set up. He could not have been nicer! Super nice, clean-cut young man, and very respectful.


    - Hilary B.
  • C
    Frontpoint
    So my house (which we finished renovating and now live in) is a small but comfortable  2BR/1BA, approximately 1500ish square feet. We posted the control module on the TV stand next to our main entrance, which opens into our living room. From this control module, the sensor that's farthest away is about 20 feet. Otherwise, they're all relatively close. I've had issues with the sensor to our back door, the bathroom window, and our main entrance. Incidentally, these are all mounted to the exterior walls (meaning, these walls form the perimeter of the house- but are mounted to the indoor side of said frames). As each of these problems occurred, I've had to call in multiple times and trouble shoot with a representative. They've chalked the problems up to various sources of signal interference. For example, regarding the bathroom window sensor they've postulated that the issue is possibly due to the distance between the module and the sensor, and have even postulated that it may be due to the brick fireplace and bathroom door frame which slightly interfere with line-of-site (although line-of-site shouldn't be necessary at such a distance). They've also said that it may be due to the window frame, as it is wrapped (exteriorly) in steel siding, which may be causing some sort of electromagnetic interference. This may, indeed, be the case, as it seems that as I add extra thickness to the foam adhesive used to mount the sensor, the problem seems to have improved.
    However, the main sensor that has given us the most problems- the sensor that matters most to us- has continuously been the one monitoring our main entrance. We've tried everything to correct the issue. We theorized that our issues may have been due to our wireless router, TV, or surround sound system. And have systematically removed each potential source of interference. Finally, after more rounds of tech-support call-in sessions than I could count on both hands and feet, they sent us a long-range sensor (that's about 3"wide x 2"tall x 1"thick). We now have this mounted above our door, and although it's larger than the other sensors, we don't really notice it or feel bothered by it. It works WAY better than the default sensor, but we're still having problems every now and then with it not sensing a door opening or closing... which is still a HUGE PROBLEM for us. The system is unreliable despite their best efforts. Still, protection 95% of the time is better than 0% of the time... and if something were to make it through, we have a very sizable and obedient pitt bull to take care of any potential invaders.
    The "take home" message here is this: The customer service representatives are extremely courteous and professional. They're all American, and they're very good at their jobs. They seem like they've received extremely comprehensive training. However, they could have gotten us to the point we're at WAY more efficiently. After the second or third time I called in with my issue with the main entrance, they shouldn't have hesitated to send us the long-range sensor (which is powerful enough to overcome the majority of whatever interference we've been subject to). The fact that they didn't handle this more promptly, and the fact that the issue persists, is why they ultimately get a C from my subjective experience with them. Perhaps a newer house, with a more conventional type of siding, would not have suffered from these issues. Therefore, I believe they should have screened me more carefully when initially trouble shooting these issues, and determined what was and wasn't going to work way sooner. They didn't change us for the long-range sensor, and for that I am grateful. However... our overall frustration and disappointment with this service is still at least a 7/10. If the door sensor worked 100% of the time, we'd eventually forget all of the BS we went through to get it working, and would ultimately be happy as clams.
    isSo I'm not saying that you should avoid them. I still believe that they're the best out there at this price-point. Just be aware of the potential difficulties... and if you experience anything similar, perhaps you'll get it resolved sooner.
    - Phillip S.
  • A
    Frontpoint
    The only wired part is the control panel which plugs into the wall everything else such as user codes, names of sensors and alerts are all customizable. The best part is everything runs off cellular service which is more reliable and cost effective than just a phone line or cable. I can easily program the alarm from my phone and monitor each sensor if its triggered. Customer service is friendly and helpful, sent back a few sensors i wasn't using and traded them for others. The price is affordable compared to other systems, especially because of the easy set up. I took out an older system, (they would have charged me to come update it so i switched) and installed the new one in less than 4 hours. Use us as a reference for a month free!
    - Christopher H.
  • A
    SimpliSafe Home Security
    It was a breeze to install and no false alarms triggered. Had read there were some that had some triggered so decide to wait before connecting to service.
    Sleep better knowing any intruder will be announced...
    - john c.
  • A
    ADT Security Services
    Installed wireless security system This eliminated the need to use our home "land line" phone system. My only concern was that the sales rep told me that I had to use the automatic deduction from my bank account, but I later learned that I could write a check each month, which I decided to do.
    - James W.
  • A
    On Guard Security Inc
    I was very impressed with them. They did a great job. It has been very satisfactory. I was very pleased with Jon Hinds. He came out himself and evaluated everything. He made me a proposal and gave me a couple of options. I took one of them. His men came out and did a very good job in following-through with everything he said he would do. The cost was for the getting it up where it would work properly and of course, I paid monitoring fees on top of that for a year, but he is very reasonable compared to what other companies are offering.
    - John P.
Join Angie's List to view provider's name.

Home Security Companies in Birmingham

Companies below are listed in alphabetical order.

To view top rated service providers along with reviews & ratings, JOIN ANGIE'S LIST NOW!

    F
  • Frontpoint

    1595 Spring Hill Rd
    Vienna, Virginia