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Best Home Security Systems in Bakersfield, CA

July 18, 2019, 4:19 p.m.

Protecting your family and property is a top priority. Home security systems can help by monitoring your home and sending alerts in an emergency. Our partners at ConsumerAffairs researched the best home security systems in Bakersfield to aid in your search for quality and reliable home protection.

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#1
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Protect Your Home

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Protect Your Home
Protect Your Home
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  • Available in Bakersfield
  • 5 packages to fit your needs
  • ADT premiere provider
  • Packages start at $27.99/month
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#2
Vivint
Vivint
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  • Available in Bakersfield
  • Starts at $39.99/mo.
  • 24/7/365 monitoring
  • Medical alert service available
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#3
Protect America
Protect America
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  • Available in Bakersfield
  • Professional monitoring
  • No installation fees
  • Customizable systems
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#4
Tel-Tec Security Systems
Tel-Tec Security Systems
Features
  • Free needs analysis
  • Strobe lighting installation
  • Locally owned
  • 24-hour customer service
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Location
5020 Lisa Marie Ct.
Bakersfield, CA 93313
(661) 397-5511
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#5
Cove Security
Cove Security
Features
  • Customize and order your system online
  • 60-day 100% money-back guarantee
  • Easy DIY install: no wiring, no drilling
  • Available in Bakersfield
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Serves residents in
Bakersfield, CA
(855) 268-3669
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ADT Security Services
ADT Security Services
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • adt.com/local/ca/bakersfield
Location
3557 Landco Dr.
Bakersfield, CA 93308
(661) 578-5191
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Alpha Technologies and Alarm Systems
Alpha Technologies and Alarm Systems
Features
  • Open 24 hours
  • alphatechas.com
Location
4000 Easton Dr., Ste. 16
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 834-8324
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HSI Fire and Security
HSI Fire and Security
Features
  • M-F: 7am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • hsisprinklers.com/security
Location
4300 Stine Rd., Ste. 304
Bakersfield, CA 93313
(661) 397-3200
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Secure Systems
Secure Systems
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • mysecuresystems.com
Location
2235 H St.
Bakersfield, CA 93301
(661) 326-1747
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Sonitrol
Sonitrol
Features
  • M-F: 8am - 5pm
  • Closed Sat and Sun
  • sonitrolsecurity.com
Location
5251 Office Park Dr., Ste. 150
Bakersfield, CA 93309
(661) 324-6444
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How to choose a home security system in Bakersfield

Bakersfield skyline

The crime rate in Bakersfield is 67 percent higher than the California average and 76 percent higher than the national average. Property crime rates are even higher: 77 percent more than the state average and 85 percent more than the national average. Property crimes account for the majority of crimes reported in Bakersfield.

Neighborhoods in Bakersfield with the highest crime rates include Downtown, CSU Bakersfield and parts of the Northwest and Southwest. Several areas with low crime rates, including South Oaks, border high-crime areas. Oleander/Sunset, a popular residential neighborhood, borders the highest crime area of Downtown.

While South Bakersfield generally has low- to mid-rate statistics, the neighborhood northeast of Valley Plaza Mall experiences higher rates. No matter what neighborhood you live in, a home security system can deter criminals and help ensure that your home does not become another statistic.

Types of home alarm systems in Bakersfield

Some home security companies offer systems that you can install yourself, while others provide professional installation. For tech-savvy consumers, DIY installation can save you money and let you avoid waiting for appointments with technicians.

Home security systems in Bakersfield are either wireless or hardwired. For residents of older homes, like those in the Oleander/Sunset district, a DIY wireless home security system is best. These systems don’t need to be tied into the house’s aging electrical wiring. Wireless systems may also come with features such as remote camera monitoring or smart home utilities that allow you to control lighting and other smart devices.

Wireless systems usually require DIY installation whereas hardwired systems need to be installed by a professional. If you’d prefer the peace of mind that comes from a professional installation, you may choose a hardwired home alarm system.

Companies also offer monitored and unmonitored home security systems. Monitored home alarm systems alert your home security provider of a potential intrusion and dispatchers can determine the best course of action. Because representatives from home alarm companies can check your security cameras and wireless devices, they’ll be able to determine whether or not it’s a false alarm. Monitored systems can help you avoid expensive false alarm fines.

False alarm fees and permitting in Bakersfield

While home security systems make your home safer, any system has the potential to create false alarms that can tie up police and fire department resources. The City of Bakersfield has instituted a false alarm fee schedule to encourage residents to properly maintain their security system and make sure everyone in the household is properly trained in its use.

False alarm fines for home alarms in Bakersfield:

Frequency of false alarms Cost of fine
First Warning
Second $105 (can be waived by attending an online alarm school)
Third $105 (not eligible for waiver)
Fourth $210
Fifth $315 (permit can be suspended or revoked; police will not respond without further confirmation)

Bakersfield residents must register their alarms with the city by phone or online. Permits are $31 and must be renewed annually for $15. Outside of Bakersfield, Kern County does not require permits for residential alarm systems.

Protect Your Home

Protect Your Home

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Protect Your Home is the Bakersfield-authorized provider for ADT. The company offers a six-month, money-back guarantee if they are unable to resolve service issues. Reviewers in Bakersfield were pleased with the company’s professional technicians and their detailed explanations of available features.

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Vivint

Vivint

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Vivint provides smart home automation and security systems. The company offers professional installation, and their equipment allows you to store up to 30 days of surveillance footage. Bakersfield residents say they appreciate the company’s customization options, but some people warned of forceful sales tactics.

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Protect America

Protect America

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Protect America is a national home security system provider with more than 25 years of experience. The company offers free installation, up to $1,400 of free equipment and a price-match guarantee. Customers in Bakersfield say they appreciated the company’s knowledgeable customer service representatives.

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Cove Security

Cove Security

Cove offers professional-grade DIY home alarms that are fast and easy to install. Cove’s wireless home security system requires no contract and comes with a money-back guarantee. Design your home security package online and have it shipped the next day. Reviewers give Cove high marks for customer satisfaction and affordability.

Tel-Tec Security Systems

Tel-Tec Security Systems

Tel-Tec was founded in 1982 and is locally owned and operated in Bakersfield. They provide 24/7 customer service, wireless solutions and a free needs analysis. The company has experience in rural areas and serves California and Nevada. Customers in Bakersfield liked the personal service and local monitoring.

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