Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched crime in Denver and found that property crime is prevalent. A home security system is an important investment to protect your family and residence. The best home security systems in Denver offer easy DIY or professional installation backed by responsive monitoring to prevent you from becoming a victim.
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Compared to the rest of the U.S., Denver is only safer than 9 percent of other cities. In fact, the chances of becoming a victim of a property crime in Denver are 1 in 28 and 1 in 36 throughout the rest of Colorado.
But even in the safest neighborhoods of Denver, like Indian Creek, Country Club, Wellshire, Fort Logan, Belcaro, Southmoor Park, Marston and Washington Park, there's a need for a home alarm system. These safe neighborhoods are just miles away from reported crimes and break-ins.
No matter where you live in Denver, monitoring your home security cameras and motion sensors could make all the difference in keeping your family safe.
Permits for home alarm systems in Denver
If you live or own a business in Denver, you must have a city-issued permit to have a security alarm. The alarm system is required to be operated by a licensed monitoring company, like those listed in this article. For your convenience, applications for an alarm permit can be obtained through the alarm company you select.
All alarm permits are valid for one year from the issue date, and renewal notices are mailed to your home 30 days prior to the expiration date. You’ll be unable to renew if you have outstanding fines or fees owed to the city or county of Denver.
Costs of home alarm permits in Denver and Boulder:
The renewal fee in Denver is $25 and can be renewed online or by mail.
The annual fee for an alarm permit and renewal in Boulder is $35.
There is a fine of $50 each time a panic or hold-up alarm is activated for a false alarm.
If a location has five or more false alarms, the Alarms Division notifies the Denver Police. At that time, the Denver Police put the location into “general response status,” which means no officer will be dispatched to that location, but a general call will be broadcast. If an officer is in the area and available, he or she will respond.
Wireless vs. professional home alarm installation
Depending on your needs, you may choose to a DIY home security system or get one professionally installed. Most companies only offer one option or the other. DIY systems tend to appeal to renters and tech-savvy people, since the installation requires no wiring or drilling and can be done without an appointment. There are never any installation fees.
Other companies only offer professional installation. Professionals know where to place security cameras and are less likely to make mistakes during installation. If you want the assurance that the devices are installed correctly, opt to hire the professionals.
Protect Your Home delivers 24/7 monitoring through ADT. State-of-the-art equipment includes a digital LCD touchpad that can support 40 sensors and remote access through ADT Pulse technology. Motion sensors can ignore baby and pet movements. Customers positively review the installation technicians for being timely, efficient and patient when explaining how the system works.
For easy yet effective do-it-yourself home security, Cove offers a professional-grade alarm system that’s quick to install and has no contract. Customize your package online and get it shipped to your door. Unlike other DIY wireless systems that rely on wi-fi, Cove runs on more stable cellular technology.
Reliable Home Security
M-F: 8am - 5pm, Closed Sat and Sun
Reliable Home Security offers no long-term contracts, and you can cancel anytime. Arm and disarm your home and view a real-time system and zone status right from your phone. Coloradans report this local company offers exceptional, professional service from patient, friendly staff.
Colorado Security Company
M-F: 9am - 6pm, Closed Sat and Sun
The system is run on a dedicated cellular connection so you’re protected even during a power outage. Home automation allows you to control locks, lights, the garage door, appliances and the thermostat from your phone. After a home assessment from their team, you’ll receive a comprehensive quote. Customers feel the system is easy to use, the team is efficient and the pricing is good.
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