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Best Home Security Companies in Baltimore, MD

Oct. 16, 2019, 7:16 p.m.

Every Baltimore area homeowner should invest in a home security system. Monitored alarm systems alert authorities in the case of a break-in or other emergency. They also deter burglars from even attempting entry. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best home security systems in Baltimore to help protect your property and well-being.

Everyone deserves to make thoughtful, informed purchase decisions. The local guides provided on this website are free for consumers. WMAR may receive compensation from our partners. Learn more.

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#1
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Protect Your Home

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Protect Your Home
Protect Your Home
Features
  • Control your system via mobile app
  • 5 packages to fit your needs
  • Available in Baltimore
  • Money-back guarantee
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#2
Vivint
Vivint
Features
  • Smart home control
  • Total Front Door package
  • Available in Baltimore
  • Continuous recording
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(866) 906-0149
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#3
Protect America
Protect America
Features
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Price match guarantee
  • Available in Baltimore
  • Smart home automation
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(888) 951-5154
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#4
Cove Security
Cove Security
Features
  • Customize and order your system online
  • 60-day 100% money-back guarantee
  • Easy DIY install: no wiring, no drilling
  • Available in Baltimore
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Location
Serves residents in
Baltimore, MD
(855) 268-3669
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Strat Security
Strat Security
Features
  • Monitoring services
  • Temperature resistant
  • Cellular back-up
  • Fire systems
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Location
1826 E. Joppa Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21234
(410) 444-2800
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1st Security USA
1st Security USA
Features
  • Security sensors
  • Indoor & outdoor cameras
  • Home automation
  • Mobile app
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Location
841 E. Fort Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21230
(866) 877-1574
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Guardian Security Systems
Guardian Security Systems
Features
  • M-F: 9am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • guardiansecuritysystem.net
Location
330 E. 25th St., Ste. 21
Baltimore, MD 21218
(410) 662-7233
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Advanced Security Safe and Lock
Advanced Security Safe and Lock
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 7pm
  • Sun: 10am - 4pm
  • ampmlock.com
Location
6318 Reisterstown Rd
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 764-2001
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Baltimore Alarm & Security Inc.
Baltimore Alarm & Security Inc.
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 6pm
  • Sat: 8am - 5pm
  • baltimoresalarmandsecurity.com
Location
5314 Reisterstown Rd
Baltimore, MD 21215
(410) 358-8600
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Protection 1
Protection 1
Features
  • M-F: 9am - 9pm
  • Sat: 10am - 7pm
  • protection1.com/local/maryland/home-security-md-baltimore
Location
1550 Caton Center Dr.
Baltimore, MD 21227
(410) 246-4396
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A-1 Security Systems
A-1 Security Systems
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • a1securitysystems.net
Location
5 Stridesham Ct.
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410) 653-9568
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ARM Security Systems
ARM Security Systems
Features
  • M-F: 9am - 5:30pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • armsecuritysystems.com
Location
208 Main St.
Resisterstown, MD 21136
(410) 526-4990
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Easters Lock & Security Systems
Easters Lock & Security Systems
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5:30pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • easterslock.com
Location
1713 E Joppa Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21234
(410) 825-3535
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Reasons to buy a home security system in Baltimore

Baltimore skyline

While Baltimore counts vibrant diversity, the Inner Harbor, Camden Yards and M&T Bank Stadium among its strong points, its persistent violent crime makes Baltimore one of the most dangerous cities in the United States.

Baltimore consistently ranks in the top five U.S. cities in terms of total violent crime, according to the FBI. It has a violent crime rate of 17.95 incidents per 100,000 residents and a property crime rate of 48.76 per 100,000 residents. This makes Charm City approximately 10 times more dangerous than the national average when it comes to violent crimes, such as murder and robbery.

DIY vs. professional alarm installation in Baltimore

In order to keep safe, Baltimore residents install home security systems. Professionally monitored home alarm systems often require installation by a company technician or a contractor, but do-it-yourself options are also available.

Professional installation is best for those without experience installing electrical appliances and for those who are not mechanically inclined. Additionally, because many of the city’s homes are brownstone structures like those in Mount Vernon, experienced installers will be able to better navigate any challenges during the installation process.

For DIY security systems, companies have helpful customer service reps on call to assist with guidance.

Home security permits and false alarm fees in Baltimore

Though these systems are voluntary, they are also regulated. Baltimore City and Baltimore County both have programs to reduce the number of false alarms, which divert police and fire resources away from actual emergencies.

In Baltimore City the permit is free, but failure to register your system results in a $100 fine, plus false alarm fees. In Baltimore County, the permit is free, but failure to register could result in significant penalties.

Baltimore City Baltimore County
Alarm permit registration No fee No fee
1st false alarm No fee in 365-day period No fee per calendar year
2nd $50 No fee
3rd $50 $50
4th $100 $50
5th $150 $75
6th $200 $100

Protect Your Home

Protect Your Home

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Backed by ADT technology and monitoring, Protect Your Home offers customized home security solutions with proprietary ADT equipment not available from competitors. Baltimore reviews praise installation techs for their professionalism and for being able to explain the system clearly.

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Vivint

Vivint

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(866) 906-0149 VISIT VIVINT

Baltimore residents looking for more control over their security systems rave about Vivint’s suite of camera options, which include doorbell, outdoor and ping cameras. Vivint also offers state-of-the-art control options for its systems, including remote monitoring, smart locks and smart thermostats.

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Protect America

Protect America

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(888) 951-5154 VISIT PROTECT AMERICA

Baltimore residents who choose Protect America like the fact that the company’s security plans allow you to customize your coverage, from a single door to many entrances and exits. Customers say that their systems work flawlessly, and the company provides outstanding service both during the sales process and after installation.

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Cove Security

Cove Security

Cove offers professional-grade DIY home alarms that are fast and easy to install. Cove’s wireless home security system requires no contract and comes with a money-back guarantee. Design your home security package online and have it shipped the next day. Reviewers give Cove high marks for customer satisfaction and affordability.

Strat Security

Strat Security

Parkville’s own Strat Security has been protecting Baltimore area homes since 1992. Specializing in high-quality security solutions for both residences and businesses, Strat’s clients report that the company has fast and efficient service and delivers a superior experience. Strat offers security systems, fire systems and other commercial and residential security solutions, and have worked with some of Charm City’s largest companies.

1st Security USA

1st Security USA

Local reviewers rave about 1st Security USA’s wide selection of security offerings and customer-focused approach. Online reviews praise the company for being a great partner. One reviewer even shared a photo of a hand-written note from one of the company’s representatives.

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