Best Home Security Company In Herndon, VABy - 11/25/2015
Forbes has called Herndon one of America’s friendliest towns citing that events such as free concerts on Fridays, farmers’ markets, and an annual Motorcycle Poker Run make Herndon feel more hometown, less uptown. Suburban paradises are typically pretty safe places to live and that’s the case with Herndon. Crime is lower than the national average, but not non-existent. If you want to protect your home, let us recommend three of the best national and local home security companies serving Herndon.
Local Home Alarm Companies in Herndon, VA
While national home alarm companies usually take the lead in terms of quality service and equipment, local companies should also be acknowledged. In fact, going with a local company may benefit you in some ways.
Local companies are exclusive to smaller areas, not the whole country. Companies which service a limited area can focus on specific needs of their customers, get to know them, and can usually help out onsite.
We recommend the following local security companies that serve Herndon.
Alarm Pro America
14209 John Marshall Hwy, 2nd Floor
Gainesville, VA 20155
Alarm Pro America is a long-running business that’s been around since the ’70s. They’ve come a long way during that time. They are now serving customers as a dealer of Alarm.com. Alarm.com is a leading manufacturer of home security and home automation solutions and the same company used by Frontpoint. One of my favorite things about Alarm.com is the app which supports iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows Phone, Pebble, Kindle fire, and the Apple Watch.
Alarm Pro America offers interactive security through the help of Alarm.com as well. Systems are built with sensors and a control panel and with the right package, you may get Crash and Smash Protection technology as described above. Email and text alerts are also featured in their interactive security packages.
You can go beyond security by adding video monitoring, energy management, and home automation- all powered by Alarm.com.
Alarm Pro recommends that you give them a call so that they can send a representative to your home. That way, your system can be customized to your needs.
National Security, Inc.
10410 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030
800-886-0886 (Toll free)
As opposed to its name, National Security, Inc. is a local company serving Virginia.
They are a company focused on security. They offer home security, business security, Closed Circuit TVs, access controls, intercoms and phone systems, audio/video systems, and connection center.
National Security is also an authorized dealer of Alarm.com. Plus, they are a dealer of GE Security Pro equipment.
They have all sorts of sensors to protect your home. Aside from traditional intrusion protection, they also have fire and gas detection systems, water and flood monitoring, and even a vehicle GPS system.
Just like Alarm Pro, they send sales reps to your home to discuss your options.
Best National Home Alarm Company Servicing Herndon, VA
Frontpoint was chosen the best because of their high-quality service. In fact, they hold an A+ BBB rating, Angie’s List Super Service Awards, and a strong record of customer satisfaction. All of these factors play into the rating plus our first-hand experience testing Frontpoint convinced us that it is in fact the best national home alarm company in terms of service.
Another reason for Frontpoint’s reign in the home alarm industry is their top-of-the-line equipment. They use nothing but the best technology from the best manufacturers. Also, all components are wireless and rely upon cellular signals which means that you don’t have to drill ugly holes in your wall and it also means that you can move your system with you or repurpose components as your security needs change. Is cellular a good thing? Yes! Think of it like this, no wires to cut for burglars and transmission continues even during landline disruptions and power outages.
Frontpoint has 3 monitoring options: basic protection plan, interactive plan, and the ultimate plan. You can learn more about the plans and equipment pricing here.
In general, the basic plan is simply straightforward monitoring and protection from intrusion, fire, environmental factors (freezing temperatures, etc), and life safety. All of this is done with the help of sensors at your home which are connected to a control panel. The control panel sends signals to the monitoring center when an alarm is triggered. The monitoring center evaluates the alarm and contacts emergency response teams when needed or they may contact you if the event needs your attention like in the case of a leaking pipe.
The interactive plan is a bit more advanced. It has the same features as the basic plan plus email, text alerts, and remote access and control of your system. You will also be able to add light control, image sensors, and geo-location service to your system. And most importantly, you’ll get Crash and Smash protection, a patent of Alarm.com. It is a way of protecting your home even when an intruder finds a way to smash your control panel. In this case, you and the monitoring center will still be notified right away.
And finally, the ultimate plan. It is home security and home automation combined. It adds video monitoring and streaming with HD night vision capability, motion-based recording, access to automated door locks, and energy management control.
Do You Really Need An Alarm System?
Yes. Burglary and intrusion is no longer a matter of ‘if’, but ‘when’. Of course there are more burglaries in some cities then others and Herndon is a pretty safe place, but the truth is that there is burglary everywhere. If you’d rather read the facts than my opinion, I don’t blame you.
Here’s what Neighborhood Scout tells us about Herndon’s crime rate.
- Herndon has a slightly lower property crime rate than the national median, with only 15.22 property crimes per 1,000 residents.
- There’s a 1 in 66 chance of becoming a victim in Herndon.
- Herndon has 99 crimes per square mile. That’s a lot compared to the national average which is only 37.9 crimes per square mile.
So what do you think? Which alarm company sounds like the best option for you?