FrontPoint Security Offers 100% Cellular Home Monitoring Systems


FrontPoint Security Home Monitoring Systems

Since the company's inception in 2007, Virginia-based FrontPoint Security has been a major player in the home security system industry. Despite its short tenure in the marketplace, FrontPoint has won several prestigious awards. The industry review site ranked FrontPoint as the Number One home alarm company from 2010 to 2013. The review calls FrontPoint "the home alarm system provider to beat," placing them ahead of the pack in protection level, technology and customer service.

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Customers from across the country have enlisted FrontPoint's services to protect their homes and businesses. FrontPoint abides by the home security licensing prerequisites of every U.S. state. The company also works directly with the authorities in each state and with those in hundreds of counties, cities and townships. Although the company is not licensed in every state, some states allow licensing exemptions based on FrontPoint's quality of service and/or customer sign-up process.The company web site has a tool where users can find FrontPoint's license information for their state where such requirements apply.


FrontPoint Security is among the few home alarm companies that provides and advertises a dedicated wireless connection between the main control panel and the various door and window sensors. The company also offers a dedicated cellular communication between the control panel and the remote monitoring station. Also, the system's "crash-and-smash" capabilities prevent an intruder from stopping an alert from being sent by destroying the control panel. Instead, when any of the sensors are tripped, the alarm sends an immediate signal. The only way to stop the alert is to enter a disarm signal into the keypad.


The FrontPoint Security system starts with the GE Simon XT control panel. The control panel receives cellular signals from the sensors and detectors around the house, which prevents an intruder from disabling the signals by cutting wires. Customers can also select from other equipment and accessories, such as:

  • Talking remote touchpad
  • Keychain remote
  • Door/window sensor
  • Motion sensor
  • Glass break sensor
  • Wireless camera
  • Automated door lock
  • Smoke detector
  • Motion detector
  • Carbon monoxide (CO) detector


The key feature to the FrontPoint security system is that all communications within the system use cellular technology. The control panel communicates with each sensor, as well as with the remote monitoring station, through this established wireless method. The system also sends automated messages to the user's computer, tablet or smartphone based on criteria the user establishes.Messages can include alerts on unauthorized entry, fire, smoke, frozen pipes, or toxic carbon monoxide.

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FrontPoint Security offers its customers three levels of monitoring plans. Each plan includes $249.99 for the cost of the control panel.

Protection Monitoring

  • Monthly Rate: $34.99
  • 100% cellular service
  • Intrusion protection
  • Fire protection
  • Environmental alerts
  • Life safety
  • 24x7 Professional monitoring

Interactive Monitoring

  • Monthly Rate: $42.99
  • Includes all of the above, plus:
  • Crash and Smash protection
  • E-mail and text alerts
  • Remote access and control
  • Electric light control
  • Geo services

Ultimate Monitoring

  • Monthly Rate: $49.99
  • Includes all of the above, plus:
  • Wireless video
  • Advanced home automation

FrontPoint security combines the convenience of do-it-yourself installation with the security of cellular technology and 24x7 professional monitoring. Although FrontPoint has been in business less than a decade, such a combination promises to make the company a powerhouse in the industry for many years to come.

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Updated on: November 10, 2015

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