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Best Home Security Systems in Boise, ID

Nov. 19, 2019, 10:57 p.m.

In Boise, some people are skeptical of home security systems, but these systems protect your family and your assets. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best home security systems in Boise to keep you safe, whether you’re lounging at home or away for the month.

Everyone deserves to make thoughtful, informed purchase decisions. The local guides provided on this website are free for consumers. KIVI may receive compensation from our partners. Learn more.

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#1
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Protect Your Home

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Protect Your Home
Protect Your Home
Features
  • Control your system via mobile app
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Same day install available
  • Digital keypad for police, fire and emergencies
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#2
Vivint
Vivint
Features
  • Smart lock doors
  • Burglary detection
  • Garage door control
  • Carbon monoxide detector
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(866) 906-0149
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#3
Protect America
Protect America
Features
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • No installation fees
  • Locked-in rates
  • Price match guarantee
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(888) 951-5154
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#4
Cove Security
Cove Security
Features
  • Customize and order your system online
  • 60-day 100% money-back guarantee
  • Easy DIY install: no wiring, no drilling
  • Available in Boise
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Location
Serves residents in
Boise, ID
(855) 268-3669
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#5
Valor Home Security
Valor Home Security
Features
  • Cellular based systems
  • Wireless equipment
  • Home automation options
  • Professional installation
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Location
1121 E. State St., Ste. 102E
Eagle, ID 83616
(208) 426-9367
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#6
Alarmco, Inc.
Alarmco, Inc.
Features
  • Detects system failure
  • Fixed & remote panic buttons
  • Lease equipment
  • Residential specialists
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Location
3657 W. Wright St.
Boise, ID 83705
(208) 426-9367
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Peak Alarm
Peak Alarm
Features
  • M-F: 8:30am - 5:30pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • peakalarm.com
Location
7373 Emerald St.
Boise, ID 83704
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A-Gem Supply
A-Gem Supply
Features
  • M-F: 8:30 - 5pm
  • Sat: 9am - 12:30pm
  • Closed Sun
  • agemsupply.com
Location
715 Albany St.
Caldwell, ID 83605
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Sonitrol
Sonitrol
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • sonitrolpacific.com
Location
3657 W. Wright St.
Boise, ID 83705
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Alpha Home Security
Alpha Home Security
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • alphahomesecuritysystems.com/home/home-security
Location
763 W. Avalon St., Ste. B
Kuna, ID 83634
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Zenith Home Security
Zenith Home Security
Features
  • M-F: 9am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • zenith-security.com/contact
Location
9175 W. State St.
Boise, ID 83714
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Mountain Alarm
Mountain Alarm
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • mountainalarm.com/officelocation/nampa-id-fire-security/
Location
1307 N. 39th St. Ste. 101
Nampa, ID 83687
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How to choose a home security system in Boise

Boise skyline

According to Forbes and USA Today, Boise is the fastest growing city in the United States. As cities grow, however, crime rates typically go up. Property crime in Boise is currently below the national average (at 37.5 on a 1-100 scale), but as the city grows, so will the crime.

Property crime rates in Boise vs. the nation

Property crime rates Burglary Theft Motor vehicle theft
Boise: Rate per 1,000 residents 3.28 18.22 1.51
U.S.: Rate per 1,000 residents 4.69 17.45 2.37

Boise is in close proximity to eight other cities, together making up the Treasure Valley. Of these eight, Boise is both the biggest and, interestingly, the safest, whereas Garden City, Nampa and others are much more dangerous.

With crime on the rise, homeowners and renters in Boise and the Treasure Valley should install a home security system, reducing their risk of property and break-in related crimes.

Home alarm permits required in Boise

When setting up a home security system in Boise, remember that a permit is required when remote monitoring or emergency response features are installed. The Boise Police Department needs to know about your home alarm system so that they can respond.

Because a large number of these calls to the BPD are false alarms, the City of Boise charges fines for false alarms.

Boise false alarm fines:

Occurrence per calendar year Boise Meridian
1st time No fine No fine
2nd time $50 No fine
3rd time $75 $25
4th time $100 $50
5th time $200 $75

Home alarm installations in Boise: DIY vs. professional

When choosing a home security company in Boise, you’ll have to decide whether you want to have the system professionally installed or if you’d like to install it yourself. DIY home security systems with wireless security cameras and sensors are ideal for older homes with older wiring, like those in the North End. However, if you’re uncomfortable with the technology, you may want a professional to install the system.

If you live in a newer home with updated wiring, like those in The Bench or the East End, you’ll find that installing a home security system proves to be a much simpler task. Some companies do not let you install the system yourself, whereas others require you to do so. If you have an installation preference, make sure you understand what each company offers. The companies listed below are great options for Boise residents.

Protect Your Home

Protect Your Home

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(877) 201-1895 VISIT PROTECT YOUR HOME

Protect Your Home systems are equipped with ADT motion sensors and a touchpad supporting 40 sensors and voice command. The first layer of protection is ADT’s blue lawn and window sign — a visible deterrent to criminals. Installation is often done within 24 hours. Company technicians get great reviews for their timeliness and expertise in setting up the system.

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Vivint

Vivint

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(866) 906-0149 VISIT VIVINT

Praised by tech reviewers in both Forbes and PCmag.com, Vivint combines exceptional home security features with smart home technology. They’re one of the few companies that offer professional installation. Users can monitor just about everything, from a doorbell camera and locks to your thermostat.

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Protect America

Protect America

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(888) 951-5154 VISIT PROTECT AMERICA

With Protect America, you can rest easy with 24/7 video monitoring, a system programmed to contact the Boise Police Department and customizable features that include smoke and fire monitoring. The system is DIY and will send you updates to your smartphone.

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Cove Security

Cove Security

Cove offers professional-grade DIY home alarms that are fast and easy to install. Cove’s wireless home security system requires no contract and comes with a money-back guarantee. Design your home security package online and have it shipped the next day. Reviewers give Cove high marks for customer satisfaction and affordability.

Valor Home Security

Valor Home Security

Valor is a local Boise business that aims to be the most reliable and the most affordable alarm system company. Valor’s features, including a “smash and crash” technology that sends a signal back to their monitoring station if your equipment is damaged or tampered with, are entirely wireless and ensure the functionality of your home security system.

Alarmco, Inc.

Alarmco, Inc.

Alarmco has its roots in Boise, servicing the local residential and commercial clients with security, fire alerts and other related security alarm systems. Alarmco has now expanded nationwide, offering the latest in security technology. They partner with many major organizations, including offices of the U.S. government.

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