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Best Home Security Systems in Milwaukee, WI

Updated 5/17/2019

In Brew City, home security is a high priority for residents. Milwaukee is safer than only four percent of U.S. cities. There are countless home security features from cameras, monitoring types and installation options. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best home security systems in Milwaukee to protect you and your property.

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Vivint
Vivint
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(866) 906-0149
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  • Smart lock doors
  • Burglary detection
  • Available in Milwaukee
  • Carbon monoxide detector
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Protect America
Protect America
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(888) 951-5154
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  • 24/7 monitoring
  • No installation fees
  • Available in Milwaukee
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Protect Your Home
Protect Your Home
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(877) 201-1895
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  • Available in Milwaukee
  • Same day install available
  • Plans at $27.99/mo
  • 5 packages to fit your needs
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Cove Security
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 Milwaukee
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Imperial Surveillance, Inc
Imperial Surveillance, Inc
Features
  • Hidden cameras
  • Network video recorder
  • Motion detectors
  • 24-hour monitoring
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Location:
544 E. Ogden Ave., Ste. 70
Milwaukee, WI 53202
(877) 292-7375
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AA Security & Monitoring
AA Security & Monitoring
Features
  • Carbon monoxide detection
  • Modular-based systems
  • Three plan options
  • Surveillance cameras
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Location:
Serves residents in
Milwaukee, WI
(414) 427-1309
Engineered Security Solutions Engineered Security Solutions Features
  • M-F: 9am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • engineeredsecurity.net
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16805 W. Observatory Rd.
New Berlin,, WI 53151
(262) 780-9770
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Milwaukee Alarm Company Milwaukee Alarm Company Features
  • M-F: 8am - 4:30pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • milwaukeealarm.com
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2241 S. 116th St..
West Allis, WI 53227
(414) 271-8800
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Centec Security Systems, Inc. Centec Security Systems, Inc. Features
  • Open 24 hours
  • centecsecurity.com
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W228 N727 Westmound Dr.
Waukesha, WI 53186
(262) 549-6000
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Fearing's Audio Video Security Fearing's Audio Video Security Features
  • M-F: 8am - 4:30pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • fearings.com
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3315 N 124th St., Ste. E
Brookfield, WI 53005
(262) 754-1480
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Fleming's Fire 1, Inc. Fleming's Fire 1, Inc. Features
  • M-Th: 7am - 4pm
  • F: 8am - 12pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • flemingsfire1.com
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6956 Stone Bank Rd.
Oconomowoc, WI 53066
(262) 966-7633
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Alarm System Innovators Alarm System Innovators Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • alarmsysteminnovators.com
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P.O. Box 591
Brookfield, WI 53008
(262) 569-9868
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How to choose a home security system in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Skyline

Unfortunately, Milwaukee residents are not immune to property crime. Though neighborhoods like Shorewood, Wauwatosa and Whitefish Bay have relatively low crime rates, they share a border with neighborhoods like Riverwest and Haywood that are more prone to crime. The Good Land has much higher rates of theft, burglary and stolen cars than the rest of the country. The right home security system in Milwaukee reduces your chance of being a victim of property crime.

Crime statistics for Milwaukee compared to the national average

Rate per 1,000 residents United States Milwaukee
Theft 17.45 21.46
Burglary 4.69 9.92
Motor vehicle theft 2.37 10.46
Robbery 1.03 5.53
Assault 2.49 8.96
Murder 0.05 0.24

Permit required for security system in Milwaukee

Before installing a home security system, you must obtain a permit. Permit fees for Milwaukee are $65 for one or two family homes and $75 for condos and other properties while in Wauwatosa you’re required to register your alarm for $25 annually.

Monitoring requirements and false alarms

False alarms used to be a major problem in Milwaukee. Before the City implemented the Verified Response Policy to alarm systems in 2004, over 97 percent of calls were false alarms. A public ordinance was put in place so that all alarm companies in Milwaukee must provide a Private First Responder service, like one of the monitoring companies below, to verify that a cause for alarm exists before contacting police.

The number of false alarms has since dropped dramatically, but you’ll still get a fine if you have more than two false alarms in a calendar year. The penalty is between $50 and $100 plus the cost of first responders, and between $100 and $250 for any subsequent false alarms.

DIY vs. professional home alarm installation in Milwaukee

Many Milwaukee home security companies offer the option to install your system yourself. If you want a wireless home security system, this might be the best option, especially for older homes such as those on the Upper East Side or in Riverwest. DIY home alarm systems include wireless devices and security cameras.

If you own a newer condo or home like those in Shorewood, you might find it easier to have a professional install your security system. Think about how much work you’d like to put in and if your home has any unique needs before you decide on doing it yourself or going the professional route.

Vivint

Vivint (866) 906-0149

Monthly Monitoring Fee: $49.99

Equipment Return Policy: 3 days

Vivint is your best option in Milwaukee for smart homes and wireless security. Vivint offers an exceptional Smart Home app and provides top-notch hardware and industry-leading response times. For an intelligent and energy-saving provider, Vivint is your best bet.

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Protect America

Protect America (888) 951-5154

Monthly Monitoring Fee: $28.99

Equipment Return Policy: 14 days

Protect America has been serving Milwaukee for over 25 years and has competitive prices. With a DIY installation feature, your home security system is easy to set up. This company provides the unique feature of instant alerts with a prompt text message or email. Protect America offers free installation and no activation fees.

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Protect Your Home

Protect Your Home (877) 201-1895

Monthly Monitoring Fee: $36.99

Equipment Return Policy: 6 months

For 24/7 security, Protect Your Home uses ADT’s proven technology and round-the-clock monitoring support. Build your system with motion sensor technology and an LCD touchpad that can support 40 sensors and voice command. Customers give the company high marks for their installation technicians who are upfront about pricing and clear about how the system works.

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Cove Security

Cove Security

Monthly Monitoring Fee: $14.99

Equipment Return Policy: 60 days

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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Imperial Surveillance, Inc

Imperial Surveillance, Inc

M-Th: 8am - 6pm, F: 8am - 5pm, Closed Sat and Sun

imperialcctv.com

Though based in Illinois, Imperial Surveillance has a Milwaukee location and has been a top-rated Milwaukee surveillance company for years. Offering full-service installation, high-tech security cameras, alarms and access control, Imperial Surveillance has every security option you could need. Customers say Imperial is a quick and professional company with top-of-the-line systems.

AA Security & Monitoring

AA Security & Monitoring

M-F: 9am - 5pm, Closed Sat and Sun

aasecurity.com

Owned locally and based here for over 20 years, AA Security & Monitoring serves both residential and commercial properties. They specialize in the design of security systems to offer the highest level of customer satisfaction. Customers rave about their personal approach to your Milwaukee home security needs. AA Security & Monitoring also provides a wireless and portable system that can move with you.

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