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Find the Best Home Security Systems in Cleveland, OH

When choosing a home security system to protect your home and family, consider the options for installation, contract commitments, monthly monitoring fees and hardware features. We researched the best home security systems in Cleveland to select reliable companies that sell home alarms that are easy to use and have the latest technology.

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  • Available in Cleveland
  • Smart home security packages
  • Service and repairs included
  • Six-month money-back guarantee
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  • Available in Cleveland
  • 42 month contract
  • $0 activation
  • Starts at $29.99/month

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Protect America
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  • Available in Cleveland
  • 36 month contract
  • Locked-in rates
  • Starts at $28.99/month

Monitored plans start at $19.99/month plus a one-time $19.95 activation fee. Systems require DIY installation and 36-month contract. Available equipment includes Z-Wave hubs, smart locks, glass-break sensors and wireless cameras.

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Cove Security
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  • Customize and order your system online
  • 60-day 100% money-back guarantee
  • Easy DIY install: no wiring, no drilling
  • Available in Cleveland

Pro monitoring from $15 per month to $24.99 per month. Upfront costs vary. Free DIY installation. 60-day money-back guarantee. No long-term contract required. Military, first responder and teacher discounts.

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Sievers Security
  • Starts at $24.95/month
  • DIY installation
  • No contract required
  • 7 security system options
18210 St. Clair Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44110
(216) 383-1234
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Gillmore Security Systems
  • For home & business
  • Digital video security
  • Fire alarm systems
  • Access control systems
26165 Broadway Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44146
(440) 232-1000
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Power Alarm
  • M-F: 8am-5pm
  • Sat: 8am-4pm
  • Closed Sun
  • poweralarm.com
25086 Lakeland Blvd.
Cleveland, OH 44132
(216) 289-5600
Security Source, Inc.
  • M-F: 8:30am-5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • thesecuritysourceinc.com
3317 Brookpark Rd.
Parma, OH 44134
(216) 351-0399
  • M-F: 7:30am-5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • silcofs.com
15145 Lorain Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44111
(216) 252-3851
Advanced Federated Protection, Inc.
  • M-F: 9am – 4pm
  • Sat-Sun: VM Only
  • afpsecurity.net
2000 Lee Rd., Ste. 202
Cleveland Heights, OH 44118
(216) 321-1369
Digital Security Systems
  • M-F: 9am-5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • digitalsecuritydirect.com
15026 Madison Ave.
Lakewood, OH 44107
(216) 521-0800
Protection Zone Security Systems
  • M-F: 8am-5pm
  • pzsecurity.com
6902 Pearl Rd., Ste. 100
Middleburg Heights, OH 44130
(877) 748-3600
Gemini Electronic Systems, Inc
  • M-F: 8am-6pm
  • Sat-Sun: 10am-5pm
  • onlineges.com
4602 Wood Ave.
Parma, OH 44134
(440) 845-1469
Technology Install Partners
  • M-F: 9am-5pm
  • technologyinstallpartners.com
13701 Enterprise Ave.
Cleveland, OH 44135
(888) 586-7040
State Alarm
  • M-F: 7am-6pm
  • state-alarm.com
5956 Market St.
Youngstown, OH 44512
(888) 726-8111
Hi-Tech Security Solutions
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Sat: 9am - 1pm
  • Closed Sun
  • 4-hitech.com
628 Golden Oak Pkwy.
Oakwood Village, OH 44146
(216) 233-8544
NCIT Cleveland Security Systems
  • M, W, F: 8:30am - 5pm
  • T, Th: 8:30am - 6pm
  • ncitclevelandsecurity.com
445 Avon Belden Rd., Ste. A-1
Avon Lake, OH 44012
(440) 930-5117
Precision AlarmTech Inc.
  • M-F: 8am-5pm
  • Sat: 8am-2pm
  • precisionalarmtech.com
25730 Lakeland Blvd.
Euclid, OH 44132
(866) 589-4165
Securitec One, Inc.
  • M-F: 8am-5pm
  • securitec1.com
965 Medina Rd.
Medina, OH 44256
(800) 860-7413
Standguard Security
  • Hours unavailable
  • standguardsecurity.net
6886 Pearl Rd., Ste. 200
Cleveland, OH 44130
(440) 253-8065

How to choose a home security system in Cleveland

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Cleveland is the second most dangerous place in the nation according to the annual crime index.

  • More than 6,000 violent crimes and 20,000 property-related crimes occur annually
  • Violent crime per Cleveland resident is 1 to 61, much higher than Ohio’s average of 1 to 333
  • Chance of being a property crime victim is 1 in 19, higher than the state average of 1 in 39 and national median of 1 in 25

At Cleveland ABC News 5, we reported that residents in traditionally safe neighborhoods such as Old Brooklyn are experiencing a surge in burglaries. The local councilman said these break-ins are especially troubling because criminals seem bolder than ever.

Urban renewal projects by the city are underway in the east and west side lakefront neighborhoods, the Detroit-Shoreway area, Ohio City, Tremont and Waterloo Arts District. Despite massive improvements, these areas are often in close proximity to neighborhoods with poverty and crime. For example, the Detroit-Shoreway and Ohio City neighborhoods both approach the Industrial Valley areas. The eastern lakefront region borders the Saint Clair-Superior neighborhood, which has been a hotbed for crime. The Waterloo Arts District leads into the Central neighborhood to the south and North Broadway approaches Tremont from the east. These residents may be at risk and should strongly consider home security solutions.

Cleveland alarm permit requirements

Police and fire units respond to roughly 30,000 alarms each year, most of which are false. Unlike businesses, the City of Cleveland does not require residents who install home alarm systems to obtain a permit. Alarms systems used solely to protect a residential premise are excluded from potential penalties for false alarms. However, home alarm systems that automatically call the fire or police departments are prohibited.

In neighboring Parma, penalties for false alarms vary by response: $50 for the police and $100 for the fire department. Parma also requires alarm system installations to include backup battery power, in part to prevent false alarms from power outages. City of Richmond Heights residents must obtain an Alarm Permit from the city's Police Department for $10. This permit is also required for those moving into a home with an existing security system.

DIY vs. professional home alarm installation in Cleveland

Among the most popular nationwide home security providers, some only offer DIY wireless home security systems, some only provide professional installation and others provide a hybrid option. The best option for you will vary depending on your home.

For those who are concerned about damaging walls or dealing with old wiring, like owners of older homes in Northeast Ohio or apartment renters in The Flats, wireless home security systems are recommended. These DIY home alarm systems are simple and noninvasive. Many others prefer professional installation, opting out of dealing with the technology and ensuring that the cameras and sensors are not improperly installed.

Features in Cleveland home security technology:

Feature Benefits
Indoor cameras Wide-angle viewing, remote video monitoring, motion detection
Outdoor cameras Weather resistant, remote video monitoring, motion detection
Remote video monitoring View camera footage from a mobile device off-site
Sensor protections Detection of fire, smoke, carbon monoxide and other hazards
Garage door control Remote control if you forgot to shut the garage door

Cleveland Home Security Systems Reviews


ADT home security systems have features including intrusion detection, fire and carbon monoxide monitoring, remote access and smart home automation. Cleveland homeowners can select from three packages, all of which come with professional installation, 24/7 monitoring and a six-month money-back guarantee. Pricing starts at $28.99 per month.

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Vivint’s complete home protection system includes fast, professional system installation and no activation fees. Their Smart Home app receives tremendous reviews from on-the go users. These systems are known for being fully customizable for your home.

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Protect America

A nationwide provider for over 25 years, Protect America gets great reviews from customers in the Cleveland area. They provide professional 24/7 system monitoring, and now offer a new in-home remote lighting control option.

Protect America

Cove Security

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.

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Sievers Security

Sievers Security has maintained its Cleveland-based central monitoring center since 1957 and now offers various DIY systems with touch screen displays. Customers in the area praise the company’s professional installation and polite service technicians.

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Gillmore Security Systems

This local company has been operating in greater Cleveland since 1971. Several new specialty alert modules get very positive feedback, including those that monitor and detect carbon monoxide, natural gas and in-home temperature. The company prides itself on excellent customer service and monitoring support.

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