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    by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

    If you're worried about crime, consider purchasing a home alarm system to protect your family and property. Choosing a system is challenging, however. We created this list of the best home security companies in Orlando to help you find the right alarm system for your house or apartment.

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      Top 11 Orlando Home Alarm Companies

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      Protect Your Home
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      Offers monitored home security packages priced at $27.99 to $58.99/month. Installation costs $99 with 24- to 36-month contracts. Equipment includes sensors, smart locks and camera surveillance. Includes six-month refund policy.

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      Vivint Smart Home
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      Security and surveillance with professional monitoring plus smart home automation. Requires professional installation. System costs vary based on the equipment you select. $0 activation fee.

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      Brinks Home Security™
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      Partners with Nest Secure and Smart Security to offer professionally monitored security systems. Works on cellular and Wi-Fi connections. Optional installation services. 30-day trial period and two-year limited warranty.

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      Link Interactive
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      100% cellular home alarm systems with professional monitoring. Plans cost $30.99 to $44.99 per month. Contract terms are one to three years. Requires DIY installation. Offers takeover program and a 30-day money-back guarantee.

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      Sells home security packages, alarm monitoring services, medical alert systems and fire and carbon monoxide detectors. Gives a 50% discount off your activation fee when you sign up for a free quote on its website.

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      Global Alarms Read Author Review

      Sells residential alarms, intercoms and surveillance systems. Installs commercial fire prevention systems. Offers customizable alarm packages, including a no-contract option for home monitoring.

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      Millennium Fire & Security, Inc. Read Author Review

      Installs, services and maintains fire alarms, security alarms, CCTV systems and access control systems from most manufacturers. Offers wired and wireless security systems. Sells maintenance plans.

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      Rampart Security Systems Orlando Read Author Review

      Installs hardwired residential and commercial security systems with video doorbells, user codes, live notifications, smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, glass break sensors and touchscreen keypads.

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      Provides free home security systems that include three months of monitoring. Performs free in-home demonstrations. Doesn’t require telephone landlines. Reprograms existing home security systems to work with its network.

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      SafeTouch Security Systems Read Author Review

      Offers a comprehensive suite of home security products, including sensors, home automation devices, system panels and cameras. Provides a lifetime warranty, guaranteed cloud monitoring and crash-and-smash detection.

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      Protect America
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      Monitored plans start at $19.99/month plus a one-time $19.95 activation fee. Systems require DIY installation and 36-month contract. Available equipment includes Z-Wave hubs, smart locks, glass-break sensors and wireless cameras.

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        Orlando skyline

        Based on annual crime rates, Orlando is only safer than 2% of U.S. cities. Some of Orlando’s most dangerous neighborhoods are Pine Hills, Roosevelt Park and Parramore. Residents of safer areas, including Bay Hill and around the intersections of S. Econlockhatchee Trail/Lake Underhill Drive and S. Dean Road/Berry Dease Road, also benefit from the protection of a home security system, however.

        Orlando vs. U.S. annual crime rate (per 1,000 residents)

        Violent crimeProperty crimeTotal crime
        Orlando7.6456.2663.89
        U.S.3.9423.6127.55

        Orlando residents have a 1-in-18 chance of being a victim of property crime and a 1-in-131 chance of being a victim of violent crime. Home security help deter intruders and keep your family and property safe.

        Orlando home security cost

        Prices for security systems in Orlando range from $200 to more than $1,500, and monitoring costs are typically between $10 and $35 per month. The amount you pay for your home alarm system depends on:

        • How many sensors, cameras and keypads you need
        • What kind of monitoring you choose
        • Installation costs
        • Optional features

        Registering your home security system in Orlando, FL

        You must register your alarm to avoid fines, but, unlike many Florida cities, Orlando doesn't have an alarm registration fee or provide a physical permit. After registering, the city sends an email receipt with your five-digit registration number, and you must give this information to your alarm company to keep on file.

        Registering your security system registration helps cut down on false alarms. The city of Orlando has the following fee schedule for residential false alarms made within 12 months:

        Orlando false alarm fees

        Orlando false alarm countOrlando fine per false alarm
        1 - 3$0
        4 - 6$50
        7+$100
        Unregistered residential alarm$50 additional fee

        Note that the $50 fine for unregistered residential alarms is waived if you submit a completed registration within 10 days of the first dispatch request.

        Choosing a home security company in Orlando, FL

        One of the first questions to consider when looking at home security companies is whether you want a wired or wireless alarm network.

        • Wired systems connect with your home's existing electrical and landline system and usually require professional installation.
        • Wireless home security systems in Orlando are easy to install and setup but require a strong Wi-Fi connection. If your home has cement walls, the signal may not reach outdoor cameras. In older neighborhoods with wood-frame homes, like in Lake Eola Heights and Thornton Park, Wi-Fi connectivity is less of an issue.

        The next step is to decide what features you’d like your home alarm system to have. Additional features are useful but often come with a higher price tag. Consider options such as:

        Once you know what you want, eliminate security companies in Orlando that don’t offer those products or services. Start gathering quotes, reading online reviews and asking friends and family for recommendations to help you sift through the best home security companies in Orlando.

        Orlando home security FAQ

        What is home alarm monitoring in Orlando?
        Monitored home security systems in Orlando connect to dispatch centers that send help your way in an emergency. Monitoring costs a monthly fee but increases your security system’s overall effectiveness.
        How does home security camera installation work in Orlando?
        Depending on the security system they choose, Orlando residents can either complete their security camera installation themselves or have their security cameras professionally installed. Professional installation usually involves a consultation where the installer evaluates your needs before placing and setting up the equipment.
        What is a CCTV system?
        CCTV stands for closed-circuit television. CCTV systems are a network of cameras that continuously capture footage, transmit it to surveillance monitors and record the footage. If you’re interested in this type of system, talk to your home security company about CCTV in Orlando.
        Can I choose where to put my security cameras when I hire a company in Orlando?
        Yes, but you may be better off listening to the security camera installer. These professionals have the knowledge and experience to make sure your cameras adequately cover the most vulnerable spots in and around your home.
        How can I get commercial alarm systems in Orlando?
        Almost all of the recommended security companies on our list provide commercial alarm systems. Commercial security systems in Orlando are generally more complex and address different threats than residential systems. Commercial alarm systems also include area access control, while home security systems typically don’t.

        Local Orlando emergency resources

        Orlando residents who have been the victim of a property or violent crime can look into the following resources:

        • Orlando Police Department: Orlando residents can report nonviolent crimes, such as property crimes and identity theft, to help the city of Orlando understand crime patterns and reduce crime in the city. The Orlando Police Department also offers free home security assessments for qualifying residents.
        • Victim Service Center of Central Florida: This nonprofit organization is dedicated to helping victims of sexual assault and violent crime get support, emergency legal advocacy and crisis counseling.
        • Orange County Sheriff’s Office: The Orange County Sheriff's office has victim advocates who help the families of people who recently passed away. These advocates offer support services, including counseling, referrals and filing compensation claims.
        • Office of the State Attorney - 9th Judicial Circuit: This office provides guidance for filling out Florida Crime Victim Compensation claims. It also gives emotional support to victims and witnesses.

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          Orlando home alarm company information

          Global Alarms

          Global Alarms' mobile app lets you quickly check your home security system at any time. It also has an access control system that allows you to regulate gate access, manage visitors and enhance your overall home security. The company provides burglar alarm maintenance to make sure your system is always working properly.

          • Address: 6239 Edgewater Drive, Ste. N-1, Orlando, FL 32810
          • Phone: (407) 447-7397
          • Hours: M - Sun: 7am - 6pm
          • Website: globalalarms.net
          Millennium Fire & Security, Inc.

          Millennium Fire & Security’s 24/7 monitoring service keeps customers’ homes protected. After an in-home threat analysis consultation, the company designs a custom security system for each client that integrates with their smart home automation. All of Millennium’s systems have battery backup and remote access so clients can connect to their system using a computer or mobile device.

          • Address: 6170 Edgewater Drive, Orlando, FL 32810
          • Phone: (407) 890-0506
          • Hours: M - F: 9am - 5pm
          • Website: millennium-fire.com
          Safeguard America

          Safeguard America’s Simon XT/XTI alarm systems come with a two-way voice intercom. This lets dispatchers directly speak with you through the touchscreen keypad instead of calling your phone. The keypad also allows you to see severe weather alerts and forecasts, and it comes with a built-in siren and door chime.

          • Address: 6925 Lake Ellenor Drive, Ste. 117, Orlando, FL 32809
          • Phone: (407) 852-0402
          • Hours: M - F: 9am - 5pm
          • Website: safeguard24.com
          Alpha One Security

          Alpha One Security is a full-service security contractor that has protected more than 1 million customers with its home security offerings. Alpha One’s Alarm Response Center also has a Five-Diamond certification from The Monitoring Association, something that less than 3% of recognized North American monitoring centers receive.

          • Address: 2462 W. Sand Lake Road, Orlando, FL 32809
          • Phone: (866) 307-1877
          • Hours: M - Sat: 9am - 6pm
          • Website: alphaonefl.com
          SafeTouch Security Systems

          With three security plans to choose from, SafeTouch Security Systems has packages for every budget and security need. All plans include local monitoring, backup power sources and 45-second-or-less responses. Customers don’t need a landline to activate the company’s monitoring services.

          • Address: 369 Anchor Road, Ste. 1201, Casselberry, FL 32707; Multiple locations
          • Phone: (407) 331-0335
          • Hours: M - F: 9am - 5pm
          • Website: safetouchorlando.com
          Rampart Security Systems Orlando

          Rampart Security Systems is a full-service home security, smart home automation and home entertainment company. This company installs and services alarms from most home security brands, and its low-voltage structured wiring solutions protect your family even when the Wi-Fi goes down.

          • Address: 6457 Hazeltine National Drive, Ste. 110, Orlando, FL 32822
          • Phone: (407) 282-9552
          • Hours: M - F: 8am - 5pm
          • Website: rampartorlando.com
          by Sandi Pope ConsumerAffairs Research Team

          Sandi Pope previously worked in the nonprofit sector as an advocate for environmental and social change and believes information access is a human right. As a member of the ConsumerAffairs Research Team, she seeks to provide consumers with the necessary information needed in making life-altering decisions.

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