- Washington Home Security Recommendation and Key Stats
- Professional / Monitored Home Security
- DIY / Self-monitored Home Security
- Washington Violent Crime Stats
- Washington Non-Violent Crime Stats
Home Security Recommendation
Home security is strongly recommended in Washington due to very high violent crime rates and very high non-violent crime rates. Monitored home security systems have been shown to protect individuals and families more effectively than personal defense, fake stickers, and most other anti-theft measures.
Washington, District of Columbia reported 7,880 violent crimes in this most recent year, which is very high for a city with about 646,449 people. That violent crime rate – 1219 violent crimes per 100,000 people – is 3.2 times higher than the national average.
There were also 5,087 reported property crimes in Washington, or 4574 per 100,000 people. This is a very high rate of property crime for the United States: 78% higher than the rest of the country.
Overall, Washington reported 5,793 total crimes, which is 78% higher than the rest of the nation. Our recommendation of “strongly recommended” for this city is based on these facts.
Professional Home Security
|Company||36-Month Avg. Price||36-Month Avg. Price w/Camera||Minimum Contract||App Rating||Pricing Transparency||Link|
|1. Frontpoint||$38.63||$58.27||12 months||4.2||Good||Visit site|
|2. Link Interactive||$34.77||$48.49||36 months||4.4 (Third party)||Good||Visit site|
|3. SimpliSafe||$23.46||$33.68||No contract||3.4||Excellent||Visit site|
|4. Scout||$28.71||$34.23^||No contract||3.9||Excellent||Visit site|
|5. Monitronics||$39.09||$48.82||36 months||4.4 (Third party)||Good||Visit site|
|6. LiveWatch||$40.67||$55.67||12 months||4.4 (Third party)||Good||Visit site|
|7. AlarmForce||$39.99||$60.51||36 months||3.4||Good||Visit site|
|8. Protection 1||~$45||~$55||36 months||3.1||Mediocre||Visit site|
|9. ADT||Must call||Must call (Est. $67)||36 months||3.2||Poor||Visit site|
|10. Protect America||Must call||Must call||36 months||3.1||Poor||Visit site|
Last updated 9/16/2016
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DIY Home Security
DIY systems lack the monitoring and professional service of the companies above, but alarms may still help residents protect themselves.
Fortress Security Store
Features: Land-line with power; easy to install within 60ft.Check price on Amazon
Features: Landline and cellular for extra security; pet friendly.Check price on Amazon
SimpliSafe2 – Unmonitored
Features: Cellular technology with battery back-up; no contract.Check price on Amazon
Smart Things 2
Features: Not a great interface, but lots of WiFi devices.Check price on Amazon
All Amazon ratings as of 9/24/2016
Washington Violent Crime Details
Violent crime rates include murder, rape, robberies, or assaults.
|Violent crime per 100,000 residents||1219
Washington Property Crime
Non-violent crime rates were calculated using burglaries, thefts, and stolen vehicles. We do not include arson here unless someone was injured, since our goal is to discuss personal and property safety in Washington.
|Nonviolent crime per 100,000 residents||4574
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