The Best Professionally Installed Security Systems in 2024

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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
The Best Professionally Installed Security Systems in 2024
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  2. ADT. (2024). ADT-Monitored Security Installation FAQs.

  3. We Salute. (2024). ADT Security Services.

  4. ADT. (2019). ADT Settles Lawsuit Filed Against NorthStar for $3 Million Marking Second Deceptive Sales Legal Victory in Two Months.–Events/news/news-details/2019/ADT-Settles-Lawsuit-Filed-Against-NorthStar-for-3-Million-Marking-Second-Deceptive-Sales-Legal-Victory-in-Two-Months-07-16-2019/default.aspx

  5. Vivint. (2024). Vivint Monthly Pricing: How Much Does a Vivint System Cost?

  6. Vivint. (2024). Policy – Moves.

  7. Federal Trade Commission. (2024). Vivint Smart Home Settlement.

  8. Fox13 News. (2023). Vivint settles one lawsuit, is near a deal on second.

  9. The Verge. (2019). SimpliSafe’s home security system can be compromised by a $2 wireless emitter.

  10. Better Business Bureau. (2024). OnTech Smart Services.

  11. Better Business Bureau. (2024). Alder.

  12. SDM Mag. (2019). ADT Awarded $4 Million in Lawsuit Against Alder.

  13. Consumer Finance. (2020). Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection v. Alder Holdings.

  14. Better Business Bureau. (2024). Abode.

  15. Better Business Bureau. (2024). HelloTech.

  16. WayUp. (2024). Installer/technician.

  17. DeepSentinel. (2024). Deep Sentinel Professional Installation.