Little Rockians are passionate about a lot of things. The Arkansas Razorbacks (or should I say the Hogs), for example, only play in Little Rock twice a year. But you can hear their team cheer “woo pig sooie!” all year round in the city. They are also passionate about the former President Bill Clinton, who lived in the city for a while. Did you know that they even have a replica of the Oval Office? They’re geeky that way. And don’t forget about their sweet tooth. There’s a crazy amount of sweet shops all over the city. If you’re in for a sweet treat, don’t forget to drop by The Pantry Restaurant. They make a mean Nutella Crème brûlée.
Overall, Little Rock is a beautiful place to live. It has the perks of a big city, but with a small town kind of vibe. It’s almost perfect. ALMOST. A report from Neighborhood Scout shows that Little Rock has a crime problem. According to the report, the crime rate in Little Rock is more than twice as high as the average crime rate in the entire state of Arkansas. Property crime is particularly high in the city, and that’s something to worry about. If you want to protect your family and your investments in Little Rock, you need a security system.
National Home Alarm Companies
Of all the national alarm companies we’ve reviewed, Frontpoint is our favorite. They’re a little pricier than the competition, but they offer reliable customer service, and they provide high-quality security equipment.
Frontpoint boasts 100% wireless systems that don’t require a complicated installation or drilling into your walls. They even use a wireless cellular signal instead of a landline. That way, burglars won’t be able to deactivate your system by cutting your phone line.
Frontpoint offers three security plans. The most basic is the Protection Plan. It offers protection against intrusion, fire, carbon monoxide poisoning, flood, freezing pipes, and medical emergencies. The monthly fee starts at $34.99.
A more advanced option is the Interactive Plan. Aside from those features already mentioned, the Interactive Plan adds email and text alerts, access to a mobile app, light automation, and geolocation services. It also gives your system added security with Crash and Smash Protection. Crash and Smash Protection is a technology patented by Alarm.com. It allows your alarm panel to continuously send a soft signal to the monitoring center. If your control panel is in any way destroyed, the soft signal becomes an active alert. If the alert isn’t cleared, the monitoring center will send help right away. The Interactive Plan costs $44.99 a month.
The most advanced plan is the Ultimate Plan. It offers everything in the Interactive Plan and more. It allows you to add a security camera to your system, which you can use to stream live video from your smartphone. It also adds automation features such as door lock automation, energy management, and control (smart thermostat, smart plugs, etc.). The Ultimate Plan costs $49.99 a month.
The basic equipment package is $99 and includes a control panel, motion sensor, 4 window and door sensors, a yard sign, and window decals. While they also offer two additional equipment packages, you can purchase all the other devices you need from Frontpoint separately.
Another thumbs-up for Frontpoint is their monitoring centers. Frontpoint is working with Rapid Response’s monitoring center. They are approved by the Department of Defense and have trained professionals on the line. Rapid Response has what monitoring centers call redundancy – if one of the offices is not able to operate, a remote office will take over to make sure customers are still protected.
Local Alarm Options in Little Rock
Keep Out Services
(501) 664 6789
3000 Kavanaugh Blvd
Little Rock, AR 72205-3767
Keep Out Services is an alarm company that offers security systems and fire alarm systems throughout Central Arkansas. They offer traditional home security equipment such as alarm keypads, motion sensors, door and window sensors, and cameras. They also offer optional upgrades to security systems. For example, they can give your system a cellular backup that it can use to send alerts to the monitoring center if your phone line is cut. They also offer voice siren, wireless panic buttons and key fobs, automated lights, and various sensors.
Professional monitoring is done with the help of COPS Monitoring. COPS Monitoring is a monitoring center that provides security, fire, Personal Emergency Response System (PERS), video, and environmental monitoring. They are UL Listed, NFPA approved, a member of the Central Station Alarm Association, and used by other nationally recognized companies.
Neighborhood Scout has compiled facts about crime in Little Rock based on the city’s Uniform Crime Report. The facts are summed up below:
- The total annual crime per 1,000 residents in Little Rock is 87.64.
- The annual property crime per 1,000 residents is 73.59. The national median is only 26.0. Which means the property crime rate in Little Rock is more than twice as high as the national median.
- The average property crime rate per 1,000 residents in Arkansas is 33.38.
- Theft makes up most of the property crimes in Little Rock. For every 1,000 residents, there are 53.60 thefts.
- Burglary is the second most common crime in Little Rock, with 15.59 burglaries for every 1,000 residents.
- On average, there are 143 crimes per square mile in Little Rock.
Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Little Rock
- Oak Forest
- Hot Springs Junction
- East 9th Street/ College St.
- Philander Smith College/ West 16th Street
- Arkansas Baptist College/Broadway St.
Safest Neighborhoods in Little Rock
- Hinson Rd/Napa Valley Rd
- Cantrell Rd/ Taylor Loop Rd
- Chenal Pky/ Cantrell Rd
- Cantrell Rd/ Sam Peck Rd