LivSecure Monitoring Plans
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LivSecure Monitoring Plans Explained
LivSecure is a sister company of My Alarm Center that lives under the larger company's umbrella. However, LivSecure's pricing plans are much more budget friendly and competitive than My Alarm Center.
LivSecure has a pricing structure that consists of three monitoring plans: LivEssential, LivEssential+, and LivPremier.
LivEssential, the entry-level monitoring plan offered by LivSecure, starts at $34.99 per month. The rate is similar to My Alarm Center's entry-level plan, but LivEssential offers more features. My Alarm Center's entry-level plan only offers security and life safety monitoring. LivEssential includes smartphone access, allowing you to control your security system from anywhere using your smartphone and their app platform.
LivEssential+, as the name suggests, is simply a buffed up version of LivEssential. For $44.99/month, the added feature is video monitoring, allowing you to add security cameras to your home and monitor them using the Total Home Control app offered by LivSecure. For reference, My Alarm Center has a similar plan called MyHome Premier, with rates starting at $59.99 per month. The huge price difference is most likely due to MyHome Premier's added home automation features.
The high-end plan offered by LivSecure is LivPremier. For $54.99/month, it gives you home automation features, letting you control and automate smart thermostats, locks, lights, and more. It also includes all the features offered by the two other monitoring plans.
LivSecure Equipment Cost
If you're seriously looking into setting up a security system from LivSecure, we have good news for you. LivSecure is self-installed, which means there are no installation fees. However, before you can set up a security system, you'll need a starter equipment package first.
Your starter kit will depend on your monitoring plan, but if you sign a three-year contract, the price is the same whether you're on the LivEssential, LivEssential+, or LivPremier plan. However, if you choose the one-year contract option, the kit price will be higher.
If you're on the LivEssential plan, you'll get a touchscreen control panel, a motion sensor, three door/window sensors, a smoke/CO detector, a key fob, and a set of yard signs and window decals for a one-time fee of $99 with a three-year monitoring contract. For the same price, you will get the same products plus a wireless indoor camera for free if you choose the LivEssential+ plan. If you choose LivPremier, the freebies will include a smart thermostat, smart outlet, and indoor camera.
Ways To Save
While researching LivSecure's plans and deals, we've also found a couple of ways to save when setting up a security system from them, namely, taking advantage of promotions and signing a longer contract.
LivSecure doesn't always run promotions, but when setting up service, it's worth inquiring whether they have any special offers at the time. If there are and if you qualify, then that's the best time to set up service with them.
It's also worth noting that they don't always put their promotions on their website, so the best way to get information if there are such promotions is to call their sales hotline and speak to a representative.
Additionally, we recommend shopping for a security system around the time of special holidays. These are the times when alarm companies are most likely offering big discounts and special deals.
Sign a 3-Year Contract
This second tip isn't for everybody, but if you're looking for a system you can use long-term and confident that LivSecure is for you, then signing a 3-year contract instead of a 1-year agreement is the more practical route. With a 3-year contract, LivSecure will provide you a starter kit depending on your monitoring plan for only $99 with free shipping. If you sign a 1-year contract, the equipment cost will be higher and shipping charges may apply. However, you must be absolutely sure that you want to use LivSecure for at least three years, because if you're not, you could lose a lot of money. If you change your mind mid-contract, LivSecure reserves the right to charge you a hefty early termination fee, which is essentially equivalent to the amount you'll pay them in total if you continue the service. That's like paying for a service that you won't ever use.
Bonus: Claim Your Insurance Discount
LivSecure offers professionally monitored system that can reduce your chances of becoming a burglary victim. Homeowners insurance companies see this as a good thing, which is why they offer up to 20% discount on insurance premiums to homeowners who install a monitored security and safety system in their homes. If your insurance company has such an offer, you can claim the discount by getting a monitoring certificate from LivSecure and submitting it along with other necessary documents to your insurance company.