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Best Home Security Systems in Lansing, MI

Nov. 6, 2019, 12:21 p.m.

Lansing residents deserve to feel safe in their homes, and one of the best ways to achieve that is through a good home security system. Most systems are easy to install and provide the invaluable service of keeping you, your loved ones and your belongings safe. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best home security systems in Lansing to help you find the right one.

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#1
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Protect Your Home

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Protect Your Home
Protect Your Home
Features
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Digital keypad for police, fire and emergencies
  • Control panel with battery backup
  • Available in Lansing
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#2
Protect America
Protect America
Features
  • Professional monitoring 24/7
  • Price-match guarantee
  • No installation fees
  • Available in Lansing
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(888) 951-5154
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#3
ADT
ADT
Features
  • Pulse smartphone app
  • Wireless system starting at $28.99/month
  • Same-day installation
  • 6-month money-back guarantee
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(833) 238-0819
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Guardian Alarm
Guardian Alarm
Features
  • Essential home protection from $99
  • Over 87 years of experience
  • Fail-safe, 24/7 monitoring
  • Low-cost installation
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Location
20800 Southfield Rd.
Southfield, MI 48075
(248) 423-1000
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#5
Cove Security
Cove Security
Features
  • Customize and order your system online
  • 60-day 100% money-back guarantee
  • Easy DIY install: no wiring, no drilling
  • Available in Lansing
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Location
Serves residents in
Lansing, MI
(855) 268-3669
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Allstar Alarm
Allstar Alarm
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • allstaralarmllc.com
Location
8345 Main St.
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
(561) 366-7505
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Link Interactive
Link Interactive
Features
  • M-F: 9am - 11pm
  • Sat: 10am - 7pm
  • Closed Sun
  • linkinteractive.com
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(855) 830-3776
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AT&T
AT&T
Features
  • M-F: 9am - 8pm
  • Sat: 10am - 8pm
  • Sun: 11am - 6pm
  • att.com/digital-life
Location
3201 E. Grand River Ave., Ste. C
Lansing, MI 48912
(517) 203-1116
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LifeShield
LifeShield
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 9pm
  • Sat-Sun: 9am - 6pm
  • lifeshield.com
Location
Online services in
Lansing, MI 89118
(877) 632-7657
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How to choose a home security system in Lansing

Lansing skyline

While most people would not think of Lansing as a high-crime area, the city has a higher-than-average crime rate compared to the rest of Michigan, according to neighborhoodscout.com. Each year, 1 in 34 Lansing residents are victims of property crimes, and 1 in 84 are victims of violent crimes. Lansing is in the bottom 10th percentile for safest cities in the country, meaning that 90 percent of cities in the U.S. are safer than Lansing.

The City of Lansing’s Crime Mapping resource provides data on recent crimes in Lansing, allowing users to see where crimes occurred on the map. Similar resources exist for East Lansing and the surrounding cities.

If your neighborhood has a high crime rate, like some in south Lansing and Old Town, or if you just want additional security, a home security system provides protection for your home and loved ones and can connect immediately to police or other emergency services, drastically reducing response time.

Features and installation of home security systems in Lansing

There are two main options for homeowners to consider when purchasing a home security systemin Lansing: DIY home security system installation or professionally installed systems.

Each are great options depending on the age of your home, the likelihood that you’ll move and the types of devices you’d like.

DIY vs. professional installation for home alarm systems in Lansing:

DIY Professional Installation
Compatibility with older homes Wireless devices don’t cause structural damage to older homes More intrusive and may cause minor damage to older homes for installation
Wireless Systems All security cameras and devices are wireless, may have problems if you have weak cellular or WiFi signals Will provide options based on the strength of your cellular or WiFi signals
Installation Costs No installation fee or appointment Requires an appointment and may have additional costs
Education Materials included with hardware Professionals can provide instruction on using the system
Relocating the system Simple dismantle and reinstall of home security system May require another installation appointment and additional fees

Home security permitting and false alarm fees in Lansing

When you’ve decided on a home security system, don’t forget to apply for a home alarm permit. The City of Lansing requires that owners of home alarm systems obtain a permit which must be renewed annually and costs $25 per year. However, if home alarm users are working a home security monitoring company, the permit fee will be waived since monitoring companies reduce the risk of false alarms.

If residents are not careful, the Lansing Police Department will charge fines for repeated false alarms within a 365 day period. The fee schedule for false alarms in Lansing is as follows:

  • 1st alarm: Warning
  • 2nd alarm: Warning
  • 3rd alarm: $35
  • 4th alarm: $65
  • 5th alarm: $100
  • 6th alarm: $150
  • 7th alarm: $200

The Lansing Police Department provides additional resources for home security system owners in Lansing.

Protect Your Home

Protect Your Home

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Protect Your Home systems rely on cutting-edge technology and 24/7 monitoring from ADT. Some of ADT’s propriety security devices aren’t sold by competitors. Equipment includes one digital LCD touchpad that supports 40 sensors and voice command support. Satisfied customers praise the timely service and courteous installation professionals who clean up after themselves.

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Protect America

Protect America

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(888) 951-5154 VISIT PROTECT AMERICA

Protect America offers competitive pricing, three plans meant for different needs and customizable options such as smart locks or cameras. The company is a favorite among Lansing customers, who give the product and service excellent reviews. Some people, however, say canceling the service is sometimes more of a chore than it should be.

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ADT

ADT

(833) 238-0819

ADT is a respected name in Lansing. The company offers several options to meet your individual needs. Lansing residents love the six-month guarantee and the quality of the products, but are less pleased by the need for a long-term contract.

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Guardian Alarm

Guardian Alarm

Guardian Alarm offers a variety of home security systems and price options. The products and hardware are considered very reliable by Lansing customers, but some residents say the company’s service has hidden fees and is difficult to cancel.

Cove Security

Cove Security

Cove offers professional-grade DIY home alarms that are fast and easy to install. Cove’s wireless home security system requires no contract and comes with a money-back guarantee. Design your home security package online and have it shipped the next day. Reviewers give Cove high marks for customer satisfaction and affordability.

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