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About Frontpoint

Frontpoint offers wireless home security packages with professional monitoring and app-based control. New customers work with Frontpoint representatives to find a personalized security solution for their home. Systems come preprogrammed and are designed for easy, do-it-yourself installation. Customers can try a Frontpoint home security system risk-free for 30 days.

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  • Month-to-month service available
  • Compatible with Alexa and Google Home
  • Build-your-own system option

Cons

  • No professional installation option
  • No lifetime warranty on equipment

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Frontpoint security systems offer high-tech equipment and 24-hour professional monitoring. If you don’t mind installing it yourself, a Frontpoint alarm system could be a smart option for home protection.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: March 17, 2022

I picked Frontpoint and when I was purchasing the system, they were helpful. The system does what they said it would do, and that's what we wanted it to do. It has an app where I could control it from there. As far as getting it set up, it was straightforward. Out of the box, the instructions were good.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: March 16, 2022

The system is perfect. The minute the alarm went on, Frontpoint's security system department got ahold of it and the police were contacted right away. I can’t have it in a parliament complex though. The kids come in and out, and they don't turn it off. It rings so loud and alerts everyone.

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Rated with 3 stars
Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 13, 2022

System is highly functional, Pricing very fair. However none of this means anything if nobody answers the phone, or if you leave a call back number, still no call. They have a serious problem with any kind of phone support, which you are paying for!!!

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Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 11, 2022

I have used Frontpoint for nearly four years now. I am moving and need to cancel the service. They make it impossible to reach anyone by phone. There also is not an online option to cancel services. After days of being on hold and entering call back request, I finally received call back. I was then told if I had called 11 days earlier (in Feb) prior to the start of the current calendar month they could waive the final month fee (April). However, since I hadn't attempted to reach them in February, I would have to pay the April fee. I of course was upset as it seems they are capable of waiving the fee when they want. I am being forced to pay for a service for an entire month when I would not be living in the house or using the service. I then requested an alternative way to pay them because there are many online reviews of customers being overcharged when they canceled. They refused to provide me with alternative means to pay them.

2 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 9, 2022

Been a customer with Frontpoint since 2013. It was a good company until 2020 (remember 'pandemic'). Started having an issue with the system (at the time I didn't know what it was). This was the beginning of a bad migraine. EVERY TIME I called, I would either talk to a human, which would transfer me to a recording OR it would automatically give me the recording. I would leave a message, or not to bother leaving one. One evening I received a call back. I was in another part of the house and didn't hear the phone. As soon as I found out Frontpoint had called, I returned the call only to have it go to voicemail. I was done! I had it with this company! Why am I paying for a system that was useless and couldn't talk to a live person to remedy my situation???

I called my bank and explained the situation. Placed an indefinite hold on the payment. No one, and I mean NO ONE bothered to contact me, either through phone or email!! Fast forward to March 2022. Out of the blue, Frontpoint FINALLY calls me!!! Krista ** is her name. Wants to know if I would like to close my account. Of course! But, and I mean BUT, "In order to close your account, you have to have your account paid up." We went back and forth. So, right now, I am at a standstill. I need to think what my next move is going to be.

2 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: March 1, 2022

I have had the service for almost 5 years. Equipment is obsolete after about 3 years, but still performs the basic function. I decided to cancel and it is a total nightmare! They only give you one number to call, no other means of cancellation. So I tried to call and it has been over 2 hours and still no agents. There are many complaints about their cancellation process. The funny thing is all their social media isn't really theirs. I tried to see them on Facebook and Twitter, but it doesn't really go anywhere.

There is a good discussion on the cancellation process on Reddit. Many have had the same issue. It reminds me of AOL not allowing its older customers to cancel. I am trying through email with these addresses for others to try too: Support@frontpointsecurity.com, WeCare@frontpointsecurity.com. Their Chat doesn't help either, they just try to get you to call and wait on the phone. No call back feature either! I am shocked that they would treat me this way after 5 years. I don't usually write reviews like this, but I just wanted to share my experience with others. Good luck out there and be forewarned on cancellations!

2 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 28, 2022

I signed on with Frontpoint about three years ago when DIY security was still new. At the time, their services were fairly priced and the equipment was reasonable. They had pretty good reviews. It has been a complete catastrophe dealing with this company in the past few years. The equipment broke roughly three years after I purchased it. Three of the sensors broke down completely and our security panel battery expanded in the back, leaving the panel open and sending false alarms for which I would be charged $60 when security was dispatched. Troubleshooting and customer service call wait times are upwards of an hour. And callbacks were never returned. So I never found the time to make the call to the department I would have to in order to get my equipment updated.

When I had another false alarm mishap as a result of broken equipment and was charged another $60, and, during the same week, notified that equipment upgrades would require an additional $65 charge, I decided to switch to Ring. The Ring system was a delight in comparison. Easy to install, reasonably priced and easy to contact when I had trouble. When I decided to call Frontpoint to cancel, I was on hold for 1.5 hours after which I was told I would need to email to cancel my account. I still have not received a response to that email. I will likely have to claim a fraudulent charge through my bank in order to cancel the recurrent fees. Frontpoint is poorly managed at best and a complete con at worse. Stay far away from them.

3 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 25, 2022

They have very long wait times for help with their service. Then when you want to cancel you wait many hours for someone to talk to you. Service sucks! I have been with them for 3 years and never have they answered in a timely manner.

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Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 23, 2022

I've been with Frontpoint for about 4 years. When Covid began, I was still required to pay my bills contracted with them, but when things go wrong---and they do, believe me...like alarms going off for no reason, sensors going off as well, equipment installation issues. And when you try to reach out for support on these things, no one is EVER available. It's two years now and still not enough people to respond to calls. It certainly doesn't make you feel safe, but as you've already spent the money on the whole system, you begin to realize that you're stuck with a bad product until you can afford a whole new system that has professional ethics. I do not recommend them at all. Find a big company that actually hires people to monitor and give help, not some guy's idea of a company used to just take as much money on product as possible with as little service as possible.

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Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 23, 2022

Terrible customer service. I had to wait on calls for hours for every inquiry. Often did not even receive a call back. Notified Frontpoint in writing of my cancellation. Refused to cancel and close out the account. Disputed the charges with my CC company and won, but am now being billed by My Alarm Center. I called My Alarm Center and they said I would have to contact Frontpoint directly, which is seemingly impossible to do. Do Not Use Frontpoint -My Alarm Center. Started off 10+ years ago as company that cares for customer service and the customer but is clearly a company that cares only for $.

Update.. after four call back requests, I finally received a call back from an agent who was unwilling to even explore possible remedies to potentially resolve a payment method concern. I neglected to get his name, so when "Jarrod" another agent who was able to reference the prior called back he said that "as per his supervisor he was unable to give me that information". I asked to speak with supervisor and he responded "his direct supervisor does not take calls from the public." So glad I'm finally free of Frontpoint! Never again.

4 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 23, 2022

We have been long time customers with Frontpoint and the customer service has gone from 5 stars to 1 star. If you are looking for a system, they will sell you but try to get out of their service and it's hard to cancel. I've spent 5+ hours trying to reach a representative to cancel our service. I did reach someone who supposedly sent an email to cancel that I never received. Had to call back and wait again, get disconnected and wait again. Once I reached a rep, I now have to pay for another 30 days of service!!!! Walk the other way and choose another company. Customer service used to be great but is now horrible.

3 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 11, 2022

I've had to call them a number of times the last several weeks and the customer service is unbelievably horrible! Each time I had to wait more than 3 hours for a call back from them. More recently, I've been trying to set up new equipment and I had to call customer service since the Chat person couldn't help me - he said I showed 8 door sensors when I only have 4. I'm now on 3 hours and counting. Do they expect you to wait all day at home? I've left my phone number several times and still have not received a call back. I did try to set it up through the app, but was not successful at all with that. Their technology is HORRIBLE as well as their customer service. Do NOT sign up with them. I wish I was with SimpliSafe now!

2 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Feb. 9, 2022

I recently moved from West Virginia to New Mexico and I have been trying to cancel my account with FrontPoint for two months, and extensively for the past three days. You can't cancel via the portal, email, text, or automated phone, you have to talk to an actual representative. They give you a number to call and you never get through. Oddly enough you can NEVER get through to that person, and in the meantime they keep billing you. And oh by the way, the billing people have no problem calling you! What a racket, FrontPoint was once a company I relied on but now they seem like a bunch of crooks that will never let you quit their overrated and overpriced service.

5 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 11, 2022

Warning, do not purchase a system from them. They are not there for any questions or concerns. I was on hold for 35 minutes and still haven't gotten an agent on the phone. You can hear the recorded message stating that it's due to covid 19. I call BS on this! Get the hell back to work and service your customers!!!!

12 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Jan. 4, 2022

I had purchased a home in April of 2021. I talked to a Frontpoint sales and decided to purchase their home security system with a doorbell camera. So start on no customer service. I had never received equipment. After getting moved into my home and never seeing equipment I have made many calls to customer service. Every time I have called I sit on hold for average of 2 to 3 hours and most of the time get disconnected. I have put in for callback and never received a callback. So 8 months later and 7 months of being billed for service I can not access. I have sent emails with no response. I have made calls with no response. I am being charged and have no way to get in contact with frontpoint. So I am out over $500 which grows monthly. I feel like this company is stealing from me and I have no way to get resolution.

12 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 31, 2021

Horrible security system. The alarm doesn't work and sets itself off. We have been trying to cancel and the customer service is the worst. I have called to cancel many times and I'm left on hold for over an hour easily. The phone just hangs up after a certain point. This company is garbage. I would never recommend this company not even to my worst enemy.

7 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 30, 2021

I have been a Frontpoint client for 7 years. The first 2 or 3 were OK. Not much interaction and their equipment seemed to work as intended. The problem started when I started having false alarms. Sometimes it was my fault (forgot to disarm it). The problem is that even though I disarmed the alarm at the panel, the disarming notification never got to the central office, so they called and if they got no answer, they dispatched the police. I had 3 emergency numbers in my file for them to call. They only called one and if they got no answer, they dispatch the police. This happened to me twice. I had to pay fees worth about $500. Now (Dec, 2021) it happened again, except this time, there was no alarm sound. The police showed up at 1:30 AM, woke me up.

The system (panel) had crashed and I received an email from Frontpoint saying so. I was given a contact (Dwayne **). I wrote and email with explanation and proof that their system had crashed. His reply, "It is Frontpoint Security’s policy that we do not refund false alarms. Frontpoint Security attempted to contact the numbers on the account during the alarm event. No refund will be issued in regards to this alarm event. Please test your control panel to make sure the siren activates during an alarm event". Notice "attempted to contact the numbers..." .

Unfortunately, I had signed up for 3 years after one of these false alarm events because they offered me a discount (to prevent me from leaving). I took the bait, to my regret. Now, I would have to pay them all owed money till the end of the 3 year period plus 80% penalty for cancelling early. I would definitely recommend you look somewhere else. This is NOT a company that cares about their clients and their equipment is NOT reliable. I had to pay $267 to the City for that last false alarm.

5 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Dec. 1, 2021

Been on the phone for 2 hours so far and have yet to speak to a real human. Only way to cancel service is to call and wait. This is a process that can be easily automated and is left this way to frustrate people into keeping the service and continue paying. Horrible business practice. It's easier to get a hold of the IRS. Been a customer for over three years, past the terms of my contract, have had failed sensors and malfunctions while away from the home. I want a more reliable service for less money per month.

12 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Nov. 4, 2021

Frontpoint is difficult and expensive to cancel. I have spent hours on hold and transferred to numerous reps. It has been over 2 months since I discontinued service and they are still charging my credit card. I am being told that I need to initiate a new cancelation and will be billed for yet another month because they require a 30 day notice and do not prorated. Frontpoint will not cancel until you both call and then process an online cancelation request. After wasting 4 hours yesterday attempting to initiate my second cancelation request, I did not receive the Email with required link to process the cancelation. Now I will need to spend hours on hold again today.

15 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 30, 2021

I went to cancel after 7 years of non communication. Except one time I tried to reach out to lower my bill which didn't happen. I called Oct 15 to cancel account. There was no answer. I was told after I realized a week had gone by and I called back because they aren't calling you until you call them again. If you like phone tag this company and their customer service is for you.

So I find out a week before I am moving I have to sign a contract with them concerning their cancellation so I can get into an account I have to create to cancel my service. So 3 days later with phone tag in the middle of moving out of the house. I have to create a Frontpoint account which I didn't even know was available to me because NO One let me know in 7 years. Then I am sent a 72 hour email to actually cancel my account and before I cancel I have to check a box that says I will pay an additional 3O days. But wait!! They send me a big only $19.99 if I were to stay in my face! It's been a very hard time moving and Frontpoint made as bad as they can to cancel. B ** Selah, Wa

9 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 25, 2021

I had Frontpoint for 3 very unfortunate years. I can go on and on about all of the instances that made my experience terrible but I will only name a few. The equipment only worked half of the time, there is no option for a siren so no real security. When we had an alarm go off, they called us at least 6 times before sending someone out, not the service you want in an emergency situation. When I went to cancel my contract after it had ended I was STILL charged for an additional month. As soon as I cancelled there was a message that read that they will not be sending anyone out if my alarm goes off even though I had to pay for an additional month. Technically they made me pay for a month that they will not offer me monitoring. This is not the kind of company you want to keep you safe.

11 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 24, 2021

Was a good customer for 3 years. Needed to cancel. Have paid and closed out account twice only for them to reopen after two months and continue charging with no service. In the long run it's a scam. I wish someone warned me.

9 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Oct. 7, 2021

I no longer have a house. I tried to cancel my service. I was told I had two months left on my contract. I have fulfilled those two months and now cannot get a single person to actually cancel the account. I call. They transfer me and say a manager has to cancel the account. I can't get a manager on the phone to save my life. I wait. I've been on hold over 7x in the past few days trying to cancel this. I've reached out on their chat online and was denied access to a manager and told to call in. I call in they say I need to email. I email, I get no response. I have now filed BBB complaints as well as disputed charges at my bank but I am HOLY HELL pissed at this point.

Why is it so hard to cancel an account? The run around I am getting makes me want to file a lawsuit over the $50 charge just on principle because this is that infuriating. It's been TWO MONTHS NOW. Why is my account not cancelled yet? I started this process TWO MONTHS ago. I've called. Emailed. Used their chat. Literally reached out every way I can and still have no resolution. WTF Frontpoint?

8 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Sept. 1, 2021

The software doesn't record well based on motion or events. About 50% of events were not recorded even with increased sensitivity. Even my neighbor would come to get my packages for me and it never recorded. IT customer service is rude and condescending and impossible to get a hold of, it always requires a call and being on hold for over 30 minutes. Contract has cancellation provisions for written notice, but they now say you have to call to get a link to cancel, but they intentionally don't take your calls or call you back until after the first to get one more month's fee at 100%. I have switched to the Ring where their software has a continuous recording so when motion isn't triggered you can see what happened. This definitely felt like a bait and switch on customer service.

6 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 25, 2021

I was satisfied with Frontpoint until I decided to terminate, where they became aggressive prey, even after the contract was completed. I'm a victim who happens to pay for four extra months after telling them the termination. Here is my piece of advice, if you decide to choose this technology.

1. Don't expect to talk to their live agent quickly after you become a customer. You should anticipate several hours or days.

2. After the contract ended and you decide to terminate the service, you should anticipate paying them a minimum of one more month.

3. You should change your credit/debit number immediately after terminating the services. I didn't do that, and they have continued drawing cash from my account for four months. Alternatively, monitor your account diligently.

4. Don't waste your time and energy explaining and reasoning with the agents, team leader, or supervisor. No matter what you say, they'll read you a scripted message like a robot.

5. Be mindful that there are several loopholes in their contract that trap you. They also change the contract in the middle of the contract period and you are responsible for it. For instance, both telephone and website are necessary to terminate service.

6. You should know that there is another hidden company that controls them. I don't know why that other company is hiding behind their name. If you force them what hinders them from making sensible decisions, they tell you about "other company". Still, after several hours of discussion with agents and supervisors, FrontPoint is not making the ultimate decision.

I wish I had known those six points before choosing this company four years ago.

6 people found this review helpful
Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 16, 2021

I’ve had ongoing trouble with the Frontpoint DIY equipment. It went from bad to worse when I finally decided to cancel my Frontpoint service. It is very difficult! 1. There is no way to do it online so I had to dial a phone number. 2. Waited for a call back after several days. 3. They sent a link through their website which did not work properly. 4. The link expired prior to the 72 hours that was originally time frame provided. 5. I had to start from #1 all over again. Don’t enroll with them because they make it very difficult for you to cancel!

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Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: Aug. 10, 2021

If you want to cancel you must cancel once they send you the appropriate email with link to cancel. You have to sign in to your account and verify the cancellation which I understand, but you must pay an addition monthly fee in order to do so even if your payment was just processed. For them being a security company you would think they could rely on their verification processes of speaking with their client instead of making them go through such a tedious process. Get ready to process a payment immediately in order to cancel. It is just another way to collect more fees. When you are setting up the service of course their service is quick and polite, but once you want to cancel you have to receive a call back, followed by an email followed by a verification process and then a 30 day wait with another monthly fee. DONE.

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Original review: July 26, 2021

I have had a Frontpoint alarm system for the past 9 years. The equipment has mostly worked well; however, recently contacting technical support resulted in reaching voicemail on several occasions, then one must wait up to several hours for a callback. In addition, I have placed emergency calls to technical support and have not received a call back resulting in issues with the equipment not functioning properly. Frontpoint Security used to have very good support, but no longer provided good technical support.

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Rated with 5 stars
Verified Reviewer Verified Buyer
Original review: July 20, 2021

Before I got Frontpoint I had CPI. I put my Frontpoint system in as it's a do-it-yourself so I feel a lot more comfortable with it. Everything was good with the installation and the technicians. I feel good about the equipment I have.

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Rated with 1 star
Verified Reviewer
Original review: July 13, 2021

After having had a good experience with this security system in my parents' home. Everything has gone from bad to worse. From the customer service, which I used to love to the way their products work. The window and door sensors are constantly offline which means you are not protected. You have to repeatedly call for the same issues and spend hours on the phone on top of running up and down all around the house testing your sensors that don't work and repeating these steps every few weeks. Whether or not you're upgrading from an old to a new system, all systems, especially the new ones should work at least 90% of the time, which is not the case anymore with Frontpoint. If it wasn't for my contract I would have cancelled my service long ago.

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Frontpoint Company Information

Company Name:
Frontpoint
Company Type:
Private
Year Founded:
2007
Address:
1595 Spring Hill Road Suite 110
City:
Vienna
State/Province:
VA
Postal Code:
22182
Country:
United States
Website:
www.frontpointsecurity.com