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Frontpoint Home Security Review

Security is one of the biggest concerns for older individuals living at home alone. Many seniors become victims to intruders and other crimes in their home. Having a home security system in place adds a layer of protection for the elderly and their loved ones.

Frontpoint is a well-regarded home security brand that provides several security options to suit everyone’s budget and lifestyle needs.

Overview

Having been in business for over a decade, it’s no question that Frontpoint has established itself as a prestigious name in the home security business. The company has been nationally recognized for its stellar customer service, and prides itself as being the first nationwide alarm company to include smart security in its systems. Frontpoint offers top quality equipment and a multitude of accessories designed to make your home a safe place to be at all times.

Equipment

The good news for seniors looking for simple home security is that all of Frontpoint’s equipment comes pre-configured. Sensors are already programmed upon arrival, so there is no need to worry about complicated setup or wiring. Many people enjoy Frontpoint because the equipment is easy to use. If you find yourself having any trouble or needing assistance though, Frontpoint has staff on board ready to lend a hand.

Frontpoint System

The Frontpoint System has different features and a keypad designed to make home security a no-brainer. The Frontpoint Hub is made to switch between WiFi and cellular services. That way, if one goes down for any reason, the other can pick it up instantly. It is also smash-proof, which means that your signal will still go off even if the hub has been smashed by an intruder.

Cameras

Add cameras to enhance your home security system! Frontpoint has indoor, outdoor, and doorbell cameras available for purchase.

Intrusion Sensors

Motion sensors have impressive detection ranges covering a 44-foot area and a 90-degree field of view. You can rely on door and window sensors to indicate when and whether any have been opened. If an intruder breaks a window, the glass break sensor automatically alerts the monitoring team. You can also add a garage door sensor if your home has a garage. This sensor detects if the garage door is left open longer than usual, and sends a real-time notification to let you know.

Additional Equipment & Accessories

In addition to the above three main equipment pieces, there are other accessories available if you want to add to your home security system.

  • The panic pendant has a 100-foot connection range from the hub, ensuring help is always in reach.
  • Frontpoint’s app allows you to control certain aspects of your security system remotely.
  • The garage door controller will alert you if the garage door has been left open for a long time. You can then close it using the Frontpoint app.
  • The smart light bulb comes in handy if you are looking to set timed lights using the Frontpoint app.
  • The smart door lock is durable and secure, and 100% pick-proof and fingerprint resistant!
  • The wireless light control allows you to set lights to trigger when you walk through the door, so that you never have to worry about walking into a dark room or house. You can also turn them on and off remotely using the Frontpoint app.
  • The keyless remote works within 100 feet of the hub with unique key codes for different users.

Cost

Equipment Packages

Frontpoint offers six equipment packages: Safe Home Starter, Safe Home Everyday, Safe Home Plus, Safe Home Select, Safe Home Preferred, and Safe Home Elite. Each have different monthly monitoring plans, and you can pick which one best suits your needs.

Safe Home Starter

This package sells for $430.95, with a monitoring fee that applies. It is the most basic equipment package you can choose, and includes:

  • 1 Frontpoint hub + Frontpoint keypad
  • 1 motion sensor
  • 1 yard sign
  • 1 door sticker
  • 2 door/window sensors
  • 5 window decals

Safe Home Everyday

This package sells for $528.93, with a monitoring fee that applies. It comes with the following:

  • 1 Frontpoint hub + Frontpoint keypad
  • 1 yard sign
  • 1 door sticker
  • 3 door/window sensors
  • 5 window decals

Safe Home Plus

This package sells for $548.93, with a monitoring fee that applies. This one includes:

  • 1 Frontpoint hub + 1 Frontpoint keypad
  • 1 yard sign
  • 1 door sticker
  • 2 glass break sensors
  • 3 door/window sensors
  • 5 window decals

Safe Home Select

This package sells for $701.90, with a monitoring fee that applies. It includes:

  • 1 Frontpoint hub + 1 Frontpoint keypad
  • 1 yard sign
  • 1 glass break sensor
  • 1 smoke & heat sensor
  • 1 door sticker
  • 2 motion sensors
  • 4 door/window sensors
  • 5 window decals

Safe Home Preferred

This upper-tier package sells for $834.88, plus the monitoring fee. It has:

  • 1 Frontpoint hub + 1 Frontpoint keypad
  • 1 glass break sensor
  • 1 smoke & heat sensor
  • 1 indoor camera
  • 1 yard sign
  • 1 door sticker
  • 2 motion sensors
  • 5 door/window sensors
  • 5 window decals

Safe Home Elite – $1332.84

Frontpoint’s elite package sells for $1332.84, plus the monitoring fee. This package includes the following:

  • Frontpoint hub + Frontpoint keypad
  • Door sticker
  • Window decals
  • Yard sign
  • Indoor and outdoor camera
  • Doorbell camera (satin nickel)
  • Smoke & heat sensor
  • Glass break sensors
  • Motion sensors
  • door/window sensors

Monthly Monitoring Fees

Frontpoint has three monthly monitoring plans: Protection Plan, Interactive Plan, and Ultimate Plan. They each offer different levels of coverage.

Protection Plan

  • $34.99 per month
  • Most basic monthly monitoring option
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • 100% wireless & cellular
  • Fire and environmental protection
  • Life safety
  • Unique user codes
  • Automated system check

Interactive Plan

  • $44.99 per month
  • Includes all the features of the Protection Plan
  • Geo-location services
  • Expandable and portable
  • Crash and smash protection
  • Remote access and control
  • Sensor history
  • Mobile alert and notifications via email and text

Ultimate Plan

  • $49.99 per month
  • Includes all the features of the Interactive Plan
  • Light control
  • Video and image history
  • Smart lock control
  • Live video streaming
  • Night vision enabled
  • Motion triggered alerts

Summary

With a variety of monthly plans, equipment, and packages to choose from, you’re likely to find something that works best for you or your aging loved ones with Frontpoint. You can even work with Frontpoint to create a personalized set of equipment to accommodate your unique needs!

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