The National Fire Protection Association's statistics for 2014 show that a fire department in the United States responded to a home structure fire every 86 seconds during that year, with one civilian fire injury every 33 minutes and one civilian fire death taking place every 2 hours and 41 minutes.
The best home security monitoring companies offer extensive alerts you can receive that not only let you know when there is a problem, but can also summon emergency services for you, which saves precious time.
In this review, which addresses home security monitoring, we dive deep into contracts and monitoring plans in particular, putting less emphasis on equipment.
In our home security systems review, equipment plays a bigger role in our scores to better highlight what you get for your money.
The top performers in our review are Live Watch, the Gold Award winner; ADT, the Silver Award winner; and Protect America, the Bronze Award winner.