Life Shield Security Review

Life Shield Overview

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Life Shield a good middle of the road option for people who want safer homes on a budget, however, the DIY service requires a lot of up front work for consumers.

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The Good

Customer Service - When it comes to the end product, almost every economy Home Security service provider is selling the exact same thing – home intrusion detectors and environmental monitors. Customer Service is therefore a very important differentiator, and it’s why Life Shield ranks as it does. Life Shield combines an extensive online Knowledge Base and FAQ with a professional and concerned staff that operates 24/7/365.

Pricing - Starting as low as $29.99/mo., with DIY installation and zero equipment fees, Life Shield is simply one of the most affordable Home Security service providers around.

Redundancy - Life Shield has 5 monitoring stations dispersed across the US. Industry leader, ADT, has 6. Pretty impressive for a security service that’s about half the cost.

The Bad

You Get What You Pay For - Life Shield is very affordable, but its lowered costs come with increased responsibility on the consumer’s end. For example, Life Shield’s installation process is entirely DIY, whereas larger companies like ADT provide free, in-home consultations and send professional technicians to install your equipment properly. It’s also worth noting that while Life Shield’s online Knowledge Base and FAQ are both very comprehensive, they do require you to think and problem solve on your own, as opposed to paying for help from an educated professional.

The Plans

Value:
Basic, affordable home security
Gold:
Home security, with extended environmental protection
Platinum:
Total protection, with advanced video monitoring

$29.99/mo.

$35.99/mo.

$40.99/mo.

Burglary/Theft protection

Burglary/Theft protection

Burglary/Theft protection

Medical monitoring

Medical monitoring

Medical monitoring

Environmental detection: heat, cold, and flood

Environmental detection: heat, cold, and flood

Environmental detection: heat, cold, and flood

CO monitoring

CO monitoring

CO monitoring

Web and mobile monitoring, featuring email/text alerts

Web and mobile monitoring, featuring email/text alerts

Web and mobile monitoring, featuring email/text alerts

 

Touchscreen control panel

Touchscreen control panel

 

 

Advanced video monitoring, with programmable triggers

The Bottom Line

If you’re technically inclined and have a basic grasp of home security – and you want to save a bunch of money – go with Life Shield.

If, on the other hand, you’d rather trust your family’s safety to a qualified organization that will charge a little more, go with a pro, like ADT or Vivint.

Get a Quote from Life Shield: 877-260-1292