Home security companies tend to focus on different aspects of home security, emphasizing their superiority above other companies. But as licensing products from hardware manufacturers and forming dealership programs became a common practice, two companies often provide the same kind of equipment. This is the situation with Frontpoint Security and Link Interactive, who are comrades under the banner of Alarm.com , and their pricing strategy is the only key factor that really tells them apart at first sight.
|24/7 Security Monitoring|
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Frontpoint is a leading force in the home security world thanks to their customer-friendly approach and good choice in alarm units. The company believes in the strength of cellular technology, thus all the products they provide communicate via a cellular uplink, and they are completely wireless. The company has two kinds of control panels: a button-based and a touchscreen one. They act as the main hub of your system, receiving the alarm signals from the separate sensors, and contacting the company’s own monitoring center to escalate the arrival of police forces. The 24/7 monitoring is done by security experts, who received training in emergency management, and they offer help with non-burglary related issues too, such as fires.
Frontpoint Security provides sufficient equipment for you in case you wish to take your home defense one step further. With the list of available automation devices and cameras, you can establish your own surveillance network, or upgrade your home into a smart home. All products come with a two year warranty, which can be further extended. Frontpoint has its own phone application that serves as a mobile control station. The user receives constant notifications through it, and the app can be also used to arm and disarm the system.
Link Interactive is a home security company emphasizing self-installation. As an authorized dealer for Alarm.com, Link Interactive commands a great list of equipment licensed from recognizable manufacturers. The satisfying list starts with a base station, which serves similar purpose as the one seen at Frontpoint. Homeowners can rely on this console when asking for professional help and it can be used to summarize all events that happened while the residents were away. Link Interactive presents all the necessary alarm equipment, such as pet immune motion sensors, door and window contacts and cameras with night vision.
The company’s monitoring service is divided into two plans. The gold plan is considered to be the standard service, as it gives access to home intrusion alarms and notifications. The platinum plan is more advanced, since it has been updated with the ability to create a camera network with instant live streams. The home automation feature includes smart locks, light controls and a smart thermostat capable of indicating the optimal temperature. Updating a home with Link Interactive isn’t just about comfort, as managing the lamps and thermostat in a smart way could greatly contribute to a lower energy bill.
Frontpoint and Link Interactive share many similarities, mostly on the front of available accessories and security consoles. This means that the quality of the provided security and home automation features is identical, thus not a tie breaker. However, it is worth noting that Frontpoint developed its own smartphone app, while Link Interactive licenses it from Alarm.com too. The key difference between them is that the two companies package their deal in a different way. Link Interactive offers both pre-made packages and custom packages, where customers can assemble every detail of the deal, starting from the monitoring up to the included equipment. On the other hand Frontpoint has three plans: the first is the standard with monitoring, the second unlocks home automation, while the last one adds video monitoring.