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Best Home Security Systems in Cleveland, OH

Updated 5/22/2019

When choosing a home security system to protect your home and family, consider the options for installation, contract commitments, monthly monitoring fees and hardware features. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best home security systems in Cleveland to select reliable companies that sell home alarms that are easy to use and have the latest technology.

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Protect Your Home
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  • Available in Cleveland
  • 5 packages to fit your needs
  • Control your system via mobile app
  • $36.99/mo.
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Vivint
Vivint
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  • Available in Cleveland
  • 42 month contract
  • $0 activation
  • Starts at $49.99/month
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Protect America
Protect America
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  • Available in Cleveland
  • 36 month contract
  • Locked-in rates
  • Starts at $28.99/month
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Guardian Protection Services
Guardian Protection Services
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  • Remote smart home automation
  • 24/7 U.L.-certified, Five Diamond monitoring station
  • Professional installation
  • Available in Cleveland
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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 Cleveland
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Cleveland, OH
(855) 268-3669
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Sievers Security
Sievers Security
Features
  • Starts at $24.95/month
  • DIY installation
  • No contract required
  • 7 security system options
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Location
18210 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44110
(216) 383-1234
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Gillmore Security Systems
Gillmore Security Systems
Features
  • For home & business
  • Digital video security
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Access control systems
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Location
26165 Broadway Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44146
(440) 232-1000
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Power Alarm
Power Alarm
Features
  • M-F: 8am-5pm
  • Sat: 8am-4pm
  • Closed Sun
  • poweralarm.com
Location
25086 Lakeland Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44132
(216) 289-5600
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Security Source, Inc.
Security Source, Inc.
Features
  • M-F: 8:30am-5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • thesecuritysourceinc.com
Location
3317 Brookpark Rd.
Parma, OH 44134
(216) 351-0399
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Silco
Silco
Features
  • M-F: 7:30am-5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • silcofs.com
Location
15145 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44111
(216) 252-3851
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Advanced Federated Protection, Inc.
Advanced Federated Protection, Inc.
Features
  • M-F: 9am – 4pm
  • Sat-Sun: VM Only
  • afpsecurity.net
Location
2000 Lee Rd., Ste. 202
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
(216) 321-1369
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Digital Security Systems
Digital Security Systems
Features
  • M-F: 9am-5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • digitalsecuritydirect.com
Location
15026 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 521-0800
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Protection Zone Security Systems
Protection Zone Security Systems
Features
  • M-F: 8am-5pm
  • pzsecurity.com
Location
6902 Pearl Rd., Ste. 100
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
(877) 748-3600
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Gemini Electronic Systems, Inc
Gemini Electronic Systems, Inc
Features
  • M-F: 8am-6pm
  • Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm
  • onlineges.com
Location
4602 Wood Ave.
Parma, OH 44134
(440) 845-1469
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Technology Install Partners
Technology Install Partners
Features
  • M-F: 9am-5pm
  • technologyinstallpartners.com
Location
13701 Enterprise Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44135
(888) 586-7040
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State Alarm
State Alarm
Features
  • M-F: 7am-6pm
  • state-alarm.com
Location
5956 Market St.
Youngstown, OH 44512
(888) 726-8111
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Hi-Tech Security Solutions
Hi-Tech Security Solutions
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Sat: 9am - 1pm
  • Closed Sun
  • 4-hitech.com
Location
628 Golden Oak Pkwy.
Oakwood Village, OH 44146
(216) 233-8544
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NCIT Cleveland Security Systems
NCIT Cleveland Security Systems
Features
  • M, W, F: 8:30am - 5pm
  • T, Th: 8:30am - 6pm
  • ncitclevelandsecurity.com
Location
445 Avon Belden Rd., Ste. A-1
Avon Lake, OH 44012
(440) 930-5117
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Precision AlarmTech Inc.
Precision AlarmTech Inc.
Features
  • M-F: 8am-5pm
  • Sat: 8am-2pm
  • precisionalarmtech.com
Location
25730 Lakeland Blvd.
Euclid, OH 44132
(866) 589-4165
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Securitec One, Inc.
Securitec One, Inc.
Features
  • M-F: 8am-5pm
  • securitec1.com
Location
965 Medina Rd.
Medina, OH 44256
(800) 860-7413
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Standguard Security
Standguard Security
Features
  • Hours unavailable
  • standguardsecurity.net
Location
6886 Pearl Rd., Ste. 200
Cleveland, OH 44130
(440) 253-8065
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How to choose a home security system in Cleveland

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Cleveland is the second most dangerous place in the nation according to the annual crime index.

  • More than 6,000 violent crimes and 20,000 property-related crimes occur annually
  • Violent crime per Cleveland resident is 1 to 61, much higher than Ohio’s average of 1 to 333
  • Chance of being a property crime victim is 1 in 19, higher than the state average of 1 in 39 and national median of 1 in 25

At Cleveland ABC News 5, we reported that residents in traditionally safe neighborhoods such as Old Brooklyn are experiencing a surge in burglaries. The local councilman said these break-ins are especially troubling because criminals seem bolder than ever.

Urban renewal projects by the city are underway in the east and west side lakefront neighborhoods, the Detroit-Shoreway area, Ohio City, Tremont and Waterloo Arts District. Despite massive improvements, these areas are often in close proximity to neighborhoods with poverty and crime. For example, the Detroit-Shoreway and Ohio City neighborhoods both approach the Industrial Valley areas. The eastern lakefront region borders the Saint Clair-Superior neighborhood, which has been a hotbed for crime. The Waterloo Arts District leads into the Central neighborhood to the south and North Broadway approaches Tremont from the east. These residents may be at risk and should strongly consider home security solutions.

Cleveland alarm permit requirements

Police and fire units respond to roughly 30,000 alarms each year, most of which are false. Unlike businesses, the City of Cleveland does not require residents who install home alarm systems to obtain a permit. Alarms systems used solely to protect a residential premise are excluded from potential penalties for false alarms. However, home alarm systems that automatically call the fire or police departments are prohibited.

In neighboring Parma, penalties for false alarms vary by response: $50 for the police and $100 for the fire department. Parma also requires alarm system installations to include backup battery power, in part to prevent false alarms from power outages. City of Richmond Heights residents must obtain an Alarm User Permit from the city's Police Department for $10. This permit is also required for those moving into a home with an existing security system.

DIY vs. professional home alarm installation in Cleveland

Among the most popular nationwide home security providers, some only offer DIY wireless home security systems, some only provide professional installation and others provide a hybrid option. The best option for you will vary depending on your home.

For those who are concerned about damaging walls or dealing with old wiring, like owners of older homes in Northeast Ohio or apartment renters in The Flats, wireless home security systems are recommended. These DIY home alarm systems are simple and noninvasive. Many others prefer professional installation, opting out of dealing with the technology and ensuring that the cameras and sensors are not improperly installed.

Features in Cleveland home security technology:

Feature Benefits
Indoor cameras Wide-angle viewing, remote video monitoring, motion detection
Outdoor cameras Weather resistant, remote video monitoring, motion detection
Remote video monitoring View camera footage from a mobile device off-site
Sensor protections Detection of fire, smoke, carbon monoxide and other hazards
Garage door control Remote control if you forgot to shut the garage door

Protect Your Home

Protect Your Home (877) 201-1895

Monthly Monitoring Fee: $36.99

Equipment Return Policy: 6 months

Backed by ADT’s renowned technology and monitoring support, Protect Your Home offers customized home security bundles with ADT’s proprietary equipment not available from competitors. Reviewers praise the company’s installation technicians for their courteous professionalism and for being able to explain the system clearly.

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Vivint

Vivint (866) 906-0149

Monthly Monitoring Fee: $49.99

Equipment Return Policy: 3 days

Vivint’s complete home protection system includes fast, professional system installation and no activation fees. Their Smart Home app receives tremendous reviews from on-the go users. These systems are known for being fully customizable for your home.

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Protect America

Protect America (888) 951-5154

Monthly Monitoring Fee: $28.99

Equipment Return Policy: 14 days

A nationwide provider for over 25 years, Protect America gets great reviews from customers in the Cleveland area. They provide professional 24/7 system monitoring, and now offer a new in-home remote lighting control option.

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Guardian Protection Services

Guardian Protection Services

24/7 monitoring

Packages start at just $29.99/month

Guardian offers Cleveland home security systems with 24/7 monitoring for burglar and fire alarms. Indoor and outdoor wireless cameras can be hooked up to your alarm system. Guardian responds to alarm signals in just 30 seconds on average. With more than 250,000 customers nationwide, Guardian reviews from Ohio are satisfied with the service and the helpful installation techs.

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Cove Security

Cove Security

Monthly Monitoring Fee: $14.99

Equipment Return Policy: 60 days

For easy yet effective do-it-yourself home security, Cove offers a professional-grade alarm system that’s quick to install and has no contract. Customize your package online and get it shipped to your door. Unlike other DIY wireless systems that rely on wi-fi, Cove runs on more stable cellular technology.

Sievers Security

Sievers Security

Open 24 hours

sieverssecurity.com

Sievers Security has maintained its Cleveland-based central monitoring center since 1957 and now offers various DIY systems with touch screen displays. Customers in the area praise the company’s professional installation and polite service technicians.

Gillmore Security Systems

Gillmore Security Systems

M-F: 8am-5pm, Closed Sat and Sun

gillmoresecurity.com

This local company has been operating in greater Cleveland since 1971. Several new specialty alert modules get very positive feedback, including those that monitor and detect carbon monoxide, natural gas and in-home temperature. The company prides itself on excellent customer service and monitoring support.

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