LivSecure  Review 

LivSecure Security  Reviews – 2016 HSA Summary

8.3 HSA Review
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Pros
Quality Equipment, Low Up Front Cost
Cons
Limited Track Record, Lack of Transparency, 1 Year Warranty
Summary
Affordable professionally monitored DIY Alarm System.
Reputation
Monitoring
Customer Service
Equipment
Price and Value

Website- https://www.livsecure.com

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Facts and Features

  • HSA Rating - 8.3
  • BBB Rating -A+
  • Years in Business - <5
  • SDM Ranking - NA
  • Equip. Man - Qolsys
  • Upfront Costs - $99.00+
  • Min. Monitoring Rate - $34.99
  • Contract Length - 12-36 mo.
  • Installation- DIY
  • Relocation - Easy
  • Equip. Warranty - 1 Year
  • Return Policy - 60 Day

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Reputation and Credibility

 

LivSecure is the DIY, direct to consumer, division  of My Alarm Center.  While LivSecure  has only recently entered the  home Security industry, My Alarm Center has been servicing customers for over 15 years. The company headquarters of LivSecure is located in Newtown Square, Pennsylvania.

While they have nor been ranked in the Top 100 by the SDM and don’t have the track record of some of our  Top Rated Alarm Companies, the parent company, My Alarm Center does boast an A+ BBB rating.

Their website is simple and clean… but, offers little substantive information when it comes to equipment.

However, plans are clearly laid out.  Additional pricing transparency might bolster consumer confidence and be helpful to allow prospective customers to compare and evaluate the company in relation to more established home security companies-without being forced to call in for pricing information.

 

LivSecure Monitoring

 

When it comes to monitoring, LivSecure is rather secretive about who, where and what credentials are associated with their monitoring service. They seem unwilling to disclose the location(s) and credentials of the monitoring stations other than stating that they are UL Listed.

LivSecure includes their interactive application, Total Home Control with all  their plans.  This app enable you to manage the security system and  home automation functions remotely, receive event notifications and observe video on your iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows, Pebble, and Kindle devices…as well as through a standard web browser.

While they do offer a 12 month, non subsidized contract option, the standard contract is 36 months and requires a $99.00 Set Up Fee.

The monitoring packages include:

LivEssential – $34.99 – Includes 24/7 monitoring and remote access and control through Total Home Control.

LiveEssential + – $44.99 – Adds video monitoring capabilities.

LivPremier – $54.99 – Adds home automation functions.

 

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Features

  • 24/7 Monitoring Burg/Environmental/Fire
  • Cellular
  • Total Home Control Remote Management
  • Qolsys Control Panel
  • Motion Sensor (1)
  • Door/Window Sensors (3)
  • Smoke/CO Detector (1)
  • Key FOB (1)
  • Video Surveillance Camera (1)
  • Video Monitoring
  • Smart Socket Plug (1)
  • Remote Lighting Control
  • Smart Thermostat (1)
  • Remote Climate Control

LivEssential

$34.99
$34.99
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LivEssential+

$44.99
$44.99
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LivPremier

$54.99
$54.99

 

LivSecure monitoring packages do not appear to include such valuable features such as Crash and Smash Protection and Geo Location Services-which are available in our #1 Pick, Frontpoint Security.

 

 

Pricing and Equipment

 

LivSecure security systems use quality wireless equipment provided by Qolsys.  While not as well known as some other wireless LivSecure Review -Qolsys IQ Panelequipment manufactures such as Honeywell, GE/Interlogix, DSC, and 2Gig Technologies…the Qolsys IQ control panel is feature rich and aesthetically pleasing.  It’s 7″ full color touchscreen display is an attractive addition to any household.

With 40 zones, built in cellular, Z-Wave and Wi-Fi…the system has all the technology you need to create a comprehensive security and home automation system.

 

LivSecure does not list equipment pricing on the website, making it difficult for consumers to compare equipment pricing.

They do however, have a generous standard equipment package and include some additional equipment in their premium packages.

 

LivEssential 

  • Qolsys IQ Control Panel
  • 3 Door/Window Contacts
  • 1 Motion Detector
  • 1 KeyFOB
  • 1 Smoke/CO Sensor

LivEssential +

  • LivEssential  plus (1) Video Surveillance Camera

LivPremier

  • LivEssential +  and  (1) Smart Socket Plug , (1) Smart Thermostat

 

LivSecure Home Security –  Customer Service

 

Although LivSecure posts reasonably convenient customer service availability, there seems to be some customer concern for staffing and response to customer service and tech support needs.

“Even though their site indicated they closed at 10:00pm EST, they closed earlier. Over the weekend they opened later than advertised and we received a message indicating all agents were busy. We left several messages and sent three emails, all of which were never responded to. Upon finally reaching an agent on Monday I was informed they had a lot of “issues” and the person working the phones over the weekend didn’t work due to a family emergency. What? Only one person mans the phones?”

June 16 Customer Review on Best Home Security Companies.

While there is minimal online feedback available for LivSecure, customer complaints on the BBB site for the parent company My Alarm Center include difficulties in cancelling service and auto-renewal clauses.

 

Although Live Chat, an increasing popular customer service/tech support feature is not currently available with LivSecure, they do offer a generous 60 day return policy.

 

LivSecure Review Summary

 

 

While LiveSecure has yet to become a household name in the security and home automation industry, they offer a pretty solid overall package for one looking for a DIY alarm and home automation system.

However, the fact that the site is less than transparent when it comes to equipment pricing and somewhat secretive when it comes to their monitoring centers certainly gives one reason to consider alternatives.

Add to that a rather limited track record and concerns with cancellations and auto-renewal clauses…and we feel that there are better alternatives offered by our Top Alarm Companies.

 

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How does LivSecure Home Security measure up to the competition?

 

While LivSecure is a relatively new player in the DIY home security system arena, they show much promise.  Time will tell whether they will be able to meet the customer service and tech support demands of a growing customer base.  One might feel more comfortable entrusting one of our Top 5 Rated Alarm Companies to protect their home or family.  For a quick side by side comparison, click on the tabs below.

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Facts and Features

  • HSA Rating - 8.3
  • BBB Rating -A+
  • Years in Business - <5
  • SDM Ranking - NA
  • Equip. Man - Qolsys
  • Upfront Costs - $99.00+
  • Min. Monitoring Rate - $34.99
  • Contract Length - 12-36 mo.
  • Installation- DIY
  • Relocation - Easy
  • Equip. Warranty - 1 Year
  • Return Policy - 60 Day

Frontpoint
    Top 10 Alarm Companies- Frontpoint Security

Facts and Features

  • HSA Rating - 9.5
  • BBB Rating - A+
  • Years in Business - 8
  • SDM Ranking - N/A
  • Equip. Man - GE/Qolsys
  • Upfront Costs - $99.00+
  • Min. Monitoring Rate - $34.99
  • Contract Length - 12/36 mo.
  • Installation- DIY
  • Relocation - Easy
  • Equip. Warranty - 3 Year
  • Return Policy - 30 Day
Protect America
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Facts and Features

  • HSA Rating - 9.6
  • BBB Rating - A
  • Years in Business - 20+
  • SDM Ranking - 15
  • Equip. Man - GE
  • Upfront Costs - $0
  • Min. Monitoring Rate - $19.99
  • Contract Length - 36 mo.
  • Installation- DIY or Pro
  • Relocation - Easy
  • Equip. Warranty - Lifetime
  • Return Policy - 14 Days
Link Interactive
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Facts and Features

  • HSA Rating - 9.4
  • BBB Rating - A+
  • Years in Business - 60+
  • SDM Ranking - NA
  • Equip. Man - 2Gig/Qolsys
  • Upfront Costs - $99.00
  • Min. Monitoring Rate - $30.99
  • Contract Length - 36 mo.
  • Installation- DIY
  • Relocation - Easy
  • Equip. Warranty - 36 Months
  • Return Policy - 30 Days

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LivSecure Reviews was last modified: April 8th, 2017 by Mike HSA

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