Frontpoint Home Security System Cost and Pricing

Explore Frontpoint’s equipment packages, monitoring plans, and pricing options

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If you’re looking for high-quality security equipment that comes in customizable packages that you can easily set up yourself, Frontpoint should be on your short list. It’s definitely on ours. In fact, we like it so much that we put it on our list of the best DIY security systems out there. Read through this page, and we think you’ll understand why.

Now, we’re not saying that Frontpoint is definitely the best security system for you. It’s certainly not perfect either. One of its biggest drawbacks is the price. As flexible as it is when it comes to equipment packages, Frontpoint is quite rigid when it comes to monitoring. Professional monitoring is required, you’ll need to sign a contract, and there’s only one monitoring option. It costs $49.99 per month.

On the bright side, there were many things we loved about Frontpoint. It’s overall customer service was one; Frontpoint has customer-friendly policies like the 30-day money-back guarantee. And since installation was all DIY, you’ll save at least $100 if you choose Frontpoint instead of a brand that requires professional installation.

There are pros and cons to consider, so let’s start off by taking a look at what Frontpoint offers in terms of features:

Key Features

  • 100% Wireless
  • LTE Cellular Connection With Wi-Fi Backup
  • DIY Installation
  • Intrusion Protection
  • Custom Scenes
  • Indoor and Outdoor Cameras
  • Environmental Protection
  • Remote Controls

What Sets Frontpoint Apart

Two big features make Frontpoint stand out from the crowd.

  • The first of these is their dual connectivity. In simple terms, the system’s central hub can connect through either a Wi-Fi or a cellular signal. Why is this so important? It ensures that your system can always communicate with both your mobile device and the Frontpoint monitoring center, even if one or the other of these signals should go out.
  • The second feature worth noting is the system’s geofencing capability. It lets you create a virtual barrier around your home. Any time you step out of that barrier, Frontpoint can arm itself automatically. The same goes for when you come back home – it disarms to let you in without triggering an alarm.

As if these two major features weren’t enough, Frontpoint offers even more. The system is also known for its quick-and-easy self-installation. You get step-by-step instructions, and help is just a phone call away. This means you can be up and running in under 30 minutes. Plus, Frontpoint offers a three-year hardware warranty. That means you can try the system out with virtually no risk.

Expert Examined
From Rob Gabriele, Managing Editor & Home Security Expert
Rob Gabriele
“Burglars look for homes unmonitored by security systems. Not only is Frontpoint’s system highly visible, it has one of the fastest response times at 25 seconds on average. I also like their HD doorbell camera for capturing details of package thieves. From my perspective, Frontpoint security has the essentials to keep your home secure.”

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Frontpoint Security Components

Everything in the Frontpoint system is central to your dual-channel hub, but you have tons of options for peripheral equipment. Simply put, if you have a specific security need, Frontpoint has the equipment you’ll need to cover it. Some of their add-ons include:

Frontpoint Equipment Options:

  • Frontpoint Hub and keypad
  • Door and window sensors
  • Garage door sensors
  • Glass break sensors
  • Motion sensors
  • Light sensors
  • Smoke and heat sensors
  • Carbon monoxide sensors
  • Water/flood sensors
  • Keychain remotes
  • Panic pendants
  • Smart locks
  • Wireless indoor cameras
  • Wireless outdoor cameras
  • Video doorbells
Frontpoint Keypad closeup

Frontpoint Keypad closeup

Using the Frontpoint app, you can arm your system remotely, receive alerts, tweak settings, and livestream from your indoor or outdoor cameras. Away from home when you get an alert? Check the app to see if it is the Fed Ex deliveryman or a prowler on your front porch.

The app also gives you access to Frontpoint’s home automation tools, so you can control things like smart door locks, smart lights, and smart plugs with your mobile device. Kids forget to turn off the basement lights before you left for the weekend? No worries. The app not only lets you know they’re still on, but gives the power to turn them off.

You get all of these controls automatically with the Ultimate monitoring plan. (This is the only monitoring plan the system is offering moving forward, and it costs $49.99 per month.)

Frontpoint App

Frontpoint App

Mobile Alerts
MOBILE ALERTS

Frontpoint’s mobile app puts the power of home security in the palm of your hand. Stay connected with alerts from motion sensors, flood sensors, carbon monoxide detectors, smoke detectors, and more.

24/7 Monitoring
24/7 MONITORING

All Frontpoint security systems are paired with a 24/7 professional monitoring plan. If your alarm is triggered, a security professional will reach out to you immediately, and they will dispatch emergency help if needed.

Wireless Equipment
WIRELESS EQUIPMENT

Frontpoint’s entryway sensors, video cameras, and other security equipment is wireless. Installation leaves no permanent marks, and you can easily take the equipment with you if you move.

Surveillance Cameras
SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

Their optional home security cameras let you save recordings and stream live video to mobile phones, tablets, and computers.

DIY Installation
DIY INSTALLATION

Maintain your privacy. With Frontpoint, no technician needs to visit your home. You can install the equipment yourself in about 30 minutes.

Smart Home Options
SMART HOME SYSTEMS

Home automation helps people save time and money. Frontpoint’s mobile app makes it easy to automate your home’s lights, locks, thermostat, and more.

Disaster Protection
DISASTER PROTECTION

For all-around protection, you can customize your system with environmental sensors to alert you in the case of flood, fire, or a carbon monoxide leak.

Remote Control
REMOTE CONTROLS

Control your Frontpoint system remotely via the app or the add-on keychain remote ($24.99). With the keychain remote, you can arm or disarm the system, or send an emergency alert for immediate help.

Geofencing
GEOFENCING

Using your smartphone’s GPS, Frontpoint can put a wireless “fence” around your home. This is called geofencing, and it allows your system to alert you if you leave your “fence” without setting your alarm. When you get the alert, just tap the button in the app to secure your home.

FYI: Frontpoint has an excellent 4.6-star rating on Trustpilot.1

Frontpoint Customer Survey and Reviews

We’re constantly researching, testing, and comparing security systems, but we wanted to see what Frontpoint customers had to say about their service. We surveyed 20 customers and asked them to rate the system in 10 different areas, including an overall rating. Here are the results.

Customer Service & Support:
4.4 out of 5
Monitoring:
5.0 out of 5
Installation Experience:
4.0 out of 5
Reliability:
4.2 out of 5
Equipment & Technology:
4.0 out of 5
Home Automation:
4.1 out of 5
Cameras:
4.8 out of 5
Mobile App:
4.0 out of 5
Ease of Use:
4.7 out of 5
Overall Satisfaction:
4.1 out of 5
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Overview of Frontpoint Pricing

Frontpoint is on the lower end of the spectrum in terms of equipment pricing, even compared to other top DIY home security systems. Their equipment packages cost around $100 to $350 when on sale — and they’re almost always on sale. That makes Frontpoint one of the more affordable home security systems.

With that in mind, does the lower price translate to lower quality on Frontpoint’s products and services? Definitely not. As a matter of fact, Frontpoint offers more advanced features than many of its competitors, including SimpliSafe. One of those impressive features is geofencing, which uses your phone location data to control the system’s arming modes and home automation. Frontpoint is one of only a handful of security systems that offers that feature.

If you’re on the fence, keep this in mind: There’s no contract if you pay the equipment fee up-front, so you can cancel your monitoring at any time with no penalty. (Just give them 30 days’ notice.) Plus, Frontpoint has a 30-day, money-back guarantee on equipment, so you’ll have a window of opportunity to back out if you change your mind.

That said, you will have to sign a contract if you buy equipment through financing. Financing makes buying a Frontpoint system less of a burden, since you can get started by paying just the first month of monitoring, but the equipment cost is spread over three years. That means you’ll pay more than the $49.99 monthly monitoring fee, and of course, you’ll have to sign a contract, but as you’ll see later on, it might just make sense to go with the financing option.

Pro Tip: If none of the Frontpoint equipment packages is the right fit, you can create your own. Just use the “build-your-own” tool on their site. It’ll add their hub and keypad ($99) to your cart. Then you can add on sensors, cameras, and whatever else you want. They’ll automatically throw in a yard sign and door/window decals for free, and for a limited, a free doorbell camera that usually costs about $190.

Frontpoint Security Packages

Frontpoint Equipment

Frontpoint Equipment

The Starter Pack

  • 1 Frontpoint Hub + Keypad
  • 1 Door/Window Sensor
  • 1 Motion Sensor
  • 1 Yard Sign
  • 1 Door Sticker
  • 3 Window Decals
Frontpoint Hub

Frontpoint Hub

The Home Shield

  • 1 Frontpoint Hub + Keypad
  • 3 Door/Window Sensors
  • 1 Motion Sensor
  • 1 Smoke/Heat Sensor
  • 1 Indoor Camera
  • 1 Yard Sign
  • 1 Door Sticker
  • 3 Window Decals
Frontpoint Door Sensor

Frontpoint Door Sensor

The Family Lookout

  • 1 Frontpoint Hub + Keypad
  • 3 Door/Window Sensors
  • 1 Motion Sensors
  • 1 Keychain Remote
  • 1 Indoor Camera
  • Choice of outdoor camera or video doorbell
  • 1 Yard Sign
  • 1 Door Sticker
  • 3 Window Decals
Frontpoint - Indoor Camera

Frontpoint Indoor Camera

Frontpoint - Skybell doorbell

Frontpoint Skybell doorbell

The Starter Pack The Premier Home Security System The Ultimate Home Security System
*Size of System 4-Piece 8-Piece 15-Piece
Type of System Intrusion Intrusion + Video Intrusion + Video
Hub & Keypad 1 1 1
Door & Window Sensors 3 3 5
Motion Sensors 0 0 1
Indoor Camera 1 0 1
Flood Sensor 0 0 1
Outdoor Camera or Video Doorbell 0 1 1
Total Retail Price $421.93 $771.90 $1,351.83
Sale Price $99.00 $169.00 $419

* Each system also includes one yard sign, one door decal and three window decals not included in system size calculation.
** Available for a limited time.

Expert Examined
From Rob Gabriele, Managing Editor & Home Security Expert
Rob Gabriele
“Interior cameras are another important component I look for in a security system, and Frointpoint’s cameras check the box. I encourage you to place Frontpoint’s indoor cameras with motion detection throughout the house to protect valuables such as electronics, cash, and jewelry. These are the most common items burglars seek.”

Frontpoint Monthly Monitoring Fees

Most security systems will offer you two or more monitoring plans with a tiered-structure, starting from basic intrusion monitoring and adding features like cloud video storage and home automation as you climb up the price ladder.

Frontpoint does things a little differently. While it’s required that you purchase a monitoring plan to use Frontpoint, there’s only one subscription option that covers all the features you can possibly get from a Frontpoint system. The monthly monitoring fee is $49.99.

Frankly, $49.99 is a bit steep for professional monitoring, especially when you have systems like SimpliSafe that charge as low as $19.99 monthly for basic intrusion monitoring, but keep in mind that Frontpoint’s monitoring plan offers more than just basic protection. It includes everything Frontpoint offers, even video security and home automation.

Of course, that only matters if you want those premium features. If you do, here’s why getting an equipment financing plan makes sense: To get the most out of your monthly monitoring fees, you’ll want to get equipment that will let you use advanced features like home automation and video recording. You’ll need security cameras and smart home devices for those, some of them costing up to $200. That’s a huge dent to the wallet if you’re paying upfront, but if you get a financing plan, you’ll be able to add more equipment without investing a substantial amount.

Frontpoint Monitoring: The Ultimate Plan

Price $49.99 per month
Type of Coverage Intrusion + Environmental + Video + Home Automation
Connection Type LTE Cellular Monitoring
Mobile App Controls Yes
Installation Type DIY
Contract Length No Contract

Frontpoint Equipment Costs

Frontpoint has lots of equipment you can add on to your system to customize it just the way you want. With the Ultimate monitoring plan, you’ll be able to control any and all add-on equipment you buy from Frontpoint.

Additional Frontpoint Equipment

FrontPoint Add Ons Price*
Wireless Doorbell Camera $150.00
Wired Doorbell Camera $100.00
Indoor Camera $60.00
Door/Window Sensor $17.50
Motion Sensor $35.00
Glass Break Sensor $37.50
Outdoor Camera $115.00
Indoor Camera $60.00
Premium Indoor Camera $100.00
Garage Sensor $22.50
Flood Sensor $22.50
Outdoor Smart Plug $25.00
Smart Door Lock $100.00
Wireless Light Control $25.00
Touch Screen $75.00
Keypad $27.50
Keychain Remote $16.00

*Note: These prices reflect Frontpoint’s current 50 percent off sale.

All Frontpoint equipment — whether it’s part of a package or added on separately — comes with a three-year limited warranty. This is actually one of the better warranties in the industry. Ring Alarm, for example, offers a one-year warranty, and home security powerhouse Vivint offers a four-month warranty.

How to Order

Since Frontpoint doesn’t make you mess with long-term contracts and they’ve narrowed their monitoring options to just one all-inclusive plan, ordering a system is easier than it’s ever been. Just go to their website, select the equipment package you want — or build your own — and check out. Easy as that.

You’ll be enrolled in the Ultimate monitoring package during the checkout process. There are no contracts to sign, and no installation appointments to schedule. Once you complete your purchase, Frontpoint will ship you your equipment, with detailed instructions for DIY installation. You should have everything set up in 30 minutes or less. It’s that easy!

Overall Value of Frontpoint

Because of Frontpoint’s robust app, strong home automation capabilities, and innovative features like geofencing and customizable “scenes,” we rank them high in several categories. Not only are they among our top DIY home security systems, but they also rank high among our best home automation security systems and best overall home security systems.

That said, if you’re just looking for a straightforward DIY system that’s reliable and has nice smartphone controls, you could probably save some money on monthly fees and get everything you’re looking for with one of SimpliSafe’s packages. (Read our SimpliSafe review for the lay of the land.) And if you’re looking to forgo professional monitoring and do it yourself, then you should consider these top no-monthly-fee home security systems.

Citations
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  1. Trust Pilot. (2021). Frontpoint Reviews.
    https://www.trustpilot.com/review/www.frontpointsecurity.com

Rob Gabriele
Written By
Rob Gabriele
Managing Editor & Home Security Expert

As a home security expert and Managing Editor for SafeHome.org, Rob Gabriele has written and edited over 1,000 articles related to home security. His expertise is in smart home protection with thousands of hours of testing and research under his belt. Formerly a reporter and producer for the USAToday network, Rob has been a writer and editor for over 10 years. He holds a Master’s of Science with an emphasis on writing from the University of Montana, and he currently lives in Indianapolis, IN.