Armorax Home Security Review

"Encrypted and Cellular, DIY Home Security"

Armorax
Overall Score: 7.5/10
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7.5 Overall Score
Customer Service
6.6
Value
8.5
Equipment
7.7
Features & Technology
7.5
Ease Of Use
7.4

Armorax Home Security Ratings

Armorax has no-contract and contract plans for its home security systems. You can opt for a basic package or upgrade your service with app control, home automation support and additional devices. A stellar customer service reputation adds to Armorax’s appeal.

PROS
  • Well-structured pricing tiers
  • Contract and no-contract options
  • Solid equipment options
  • Reasonable pricing
  • 100% cellular
  • Encrypted security panel

CONS
  • Required upgrade to the middle tier to get access to app-based control
  • Only supports Z-Wave third-party devices, which may shut out your preferred home automation devices

Overview

Armorax is a residential security company is a no-contract option that is well-suited for renters and homeowners. They’ve been in business since 2014 and are based in Chicago, Illinois. The DIY equipment is backed up by professional monitoring, and one of the stand out features is that the system is encrypted and 100 percent cellular. Most home security systems on the market needs an Internet connection or a landline, so being able to avoid that requirement with Armorax’s systems is a great benefit. It uses LTE SIM cards, rather than 3G or 4G, which is another way it sets itself apart from its competitors.

Armorax has a great reputation on the Better Business Bureau and ConsumerAdvocate.org, as well as customer reviews from other websites and social networks. You start with a base equipment package and can add a la carte equipment to get the protection that you need.

Features and Technology

Professionally Monitored

The home security experts at Armorax are always keeping a watch on your home for fire, theft, and medical emergencies. Whenever there’s an alarm, an experienced representative will get in touch with you to determine the type of response needed for this situation.

Integrate Existing Sensors

If you have sensors from another home security system, you may be able to integrate them into an Armorax system. This feature can help you keep your equipment costs down when you’re switching from another service.

Monitor from the Armorax Mobile App

The Armorax mobile app gives you a great deal of control over your home security system, with remote arming and disarming. You can monitor individual sensors in your home security system, view video from add-on cameras, look through the event history, create user codes and usernames for people visiting your home, and control Z-Wave devices.

Email, Text, and Push Notifications

Choose the exact type of notifications to get your attention when unusual events are logged.

Long Wireless Range

Your sensors, cameras and other Armorax equipment can be up to 150 feet away from the control panel inside, and 300 feet outside.

Z-Wave Compatibility

You have a lot of flexibility when it comes to adding home automation devices to your home. Z-Wave devices fit right in to your device ecosystem, and you can control them via the Armorax app.

Voice Control Compatibility

You have some voice activated command options with home automation equipment.

100% Cellular Home Security System

The Armorax home security system uses 4G LTE cellular service to communicate the system status, alarms, and other important information. You don’t need a landline or an internet connection to protect your home.

Ease of Use

Armorax makes it as simple as possible to install its home security equipment. They pre-program the entire system before shipping it to you, so the only thing you need to do is turn everything on and figure out the best places for the sensors.

Customer Service

Armorax has earned its good reputation by offering quality customer service and monitoring agents who are experienced in home security. When you have questions about your system or you have an alarm go off, you’ll get a calm and helpful person walking you through every step of the process.

Value

Armorax has three home security packages, and you can add more equipment a la carte. For any of these packages, you can opt for a three-year contract to save money on the upfront equipment costs or use the no-contract choice to avoid being locked in during this time. You pay $99 for a base system when you buy it under contract, or $549 upfront without a contract.

The Basic tier is $34.95 per month and it includes 24/7 cellular monitoring.

The Intermediate tier is $39.99 per month and it adds app-based control of your security system to your plan.

The Advanced tier is $44.95 per month and it gives you home automation features.

You can easily pick and choose the tier that matches the feature set you actually intend on using. For example, there’s no reason to go beyond Basic if you don’t have an interest in remotely controlling your security system from your mobile device, and you don’t plan on adding home automation equipment.

You can try Armorax with a 30-day money back guarantee.

Equipment

The starter equipment package is identical in each tier and gives you a strong foundation for your home security system.

  • Encrypted control panel: This hack-proof, tamper-proof control panel has three connection options: Ethernet, Wi-Fi and LTE. To get the full benefit of the cellular monitoring, you would want to use the included Verizon SIM card.
  • 3 Door/window sensors: These sensors help you keep an eye on your home and let you know if doors or windows are being opened when they shouldn’t be.
  • Motion sensor: This sensor lets you know when unexpected motion occurs in the monitored area.
  • Keypad: Quickly arm and disarm your home security system.
  • Key fob: You don’t need to rush to the keypad or control panel to stop an alarm when you get home. The key fob allows you to handle this remotely.

Add-on Equipment

  • Optional touchscreen keypad: You can upgrade the keypad to a touchscreen experience that’s easier to use and gives you more information.
  • Z-Wave devices: Third-party equipment that’s compatible with Z-Wave is supported with Armorax systems.
  • Additional sensors: You can add more motion, door, and window sensors to completely cover all areas of your home.
  • Fire and flood sensors: Protect your home from environmental damage with these sensor options.
  • Pan and tilt indoor cameras: Upgrade your home security system with indoor cameras that can pan across the room and tilt to get the best viewing angle.
  • Indoor/outdoor cameras: These versatile cameras work well inside or outside. Both types of camera support live streaming video, 2-way voice, continuous recording, night vision, clip storage and motion detection.

Summary

Armorax is a flexible home security system with a stellar reputation. The base equipment works well for getting started and it’s easy to add-in new sensors, third-party devices and security cameras. You only pay for the features that you want with the way that the pricing structure is set up. Armorax is suitable for renters or homeowners.

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