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“We think the residential security business will continue to grow and the growth will accelerate because there will be more smart home components,” Boyce said. That’s pretty impressive penetration considering Defenders didn’t get into smart home devices until 2014. The company then backed off of those sales for a time to re evaluate and retest the market. This year, it has jumped back in full force. “We’re a test and measure company,” Boyce said. “We test everything. We do a lot of analytics. ”That testing extends to almost every aspect of the company, from sales and marketing including how to handle in bound calls and its sales pitch to product offerings and customer service. That approach “assures we never under protect a family or never oversell a system people don’t need,” he said. While the future is bright, Boyce admitted Defenders’ 20 percent year over year growth rate could be difficult to maintain. “That’s not because the business isn’t healthy; it’s just that the number gets so big,” he said.

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If you commit to a three year contract, the price of the Nest service drops to $19 per month. Ring's Protect Plus plan goes for $10 per month and doesn't require a contract. Monitoring for professionally installed systems tends to be more expensive. The ADT Pulse monitoring service starts at $28. 99 per month and requires a three year contract, but you also have to figure in the cost of things like hardware components, cellular backup, and installation. When we reviewed the Pulse system, our upfront cost was more than $3,000, with a monthly fee of over $60. Some vendors, such as LifeShield, will let you buy the components outright or lease them. For example, LifeShield's Security Essentials system will cost you $29. 99 per month for three years and includes monitoring, but you'll pay a $99 activation fee and you don't own the equipment at the end of the lease. Or, you can pay $299. 99 upfront for the hardware and still get monitoring but avoid the activation fee.

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Support for third party devices. Solid mobile and web apps. Cons: Expensive. Requires three year contract with hefty termination penalty. Some Pulse peripherals require third party mobile apps. Bottom Line: ADT Pulse offers just about everything you could want in a full service home security system, including many component options, support for popular third party smart home devices, and a solid app experience.

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