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Best Home Security Companies in Cleveland, OH

Updated 10/12/2018

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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Vivint
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Sievers Security Sievers Security Features
  • Starts at $24.95/month
  • DIY installation
  • No contract required
  • 7 security system options
Location:
18210 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44110
(216) 383-1234
Gillmore Security Systems Gillmore Security Systems Features
  • For home & business
  • Digital video security
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Access control systems
Location:
26165 Broadway Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44146
(440) 232-1000
Guardian Alarm Guardian Alarm Features
  • M-F: 8:30-5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • guardianalarm.com
Location:
9545 Midwest Ave., Ste. P
Cleveland, OH 44125
(216) 739-9199
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
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
Silco Silco Features
  • M-F: 7:30am-5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • silcofs.com
Location:
15145 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44111
(216) 252-3851
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
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
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
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
Technology Install Partners Technology Install Partners Features
  • M-F: 9am-5pm
  • technologyinstallpartners.com
Location:
13701 Enterprise Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44135
(888) 586-7040
State Alarm State Alarm Features
  • M-F: 7am-6pm
  • state-alarm.com
Location:
5956 Market St.
Youngstown, OH 44512
(888) 726-8111
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
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
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
Securitec One, Inc. Securitec One, Inc. Features
  • M-F: 8am-5pm
  • securitec1.com
Location:
965 Medina Rd.
Medina, OH 44256
(800) 860-7413
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

Cleveland ABC News 5 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. 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.

Home alarm installation in Cleveland

Wireless home security systems are popular for the do-it-yourself (DIY) ability to install without concerns of wiring and walls. Many older homes throughout Northeast Ohio are better suited for a wireless DIY option rather than worry about integration with existing wiring. Among the most popular nationwide home security providers, systems from Frontpoint are only DIY while Vivint maintains some of the industry’s top professional installers.

Here are some features in 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 America

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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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Frontpoint

Frontpoint (855) 808-1489

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Complete systems in Cleveland and the surrounding suburbs include a 30-day, risk-free guarantee. Reviewers especially like the easy online step-by-step installation guide. They now offer “wire-free” systems designed to easily move with you.

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Vivint

Vivint (216) 208-4341

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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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Sievers Security

Sievers Security

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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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