Low cost of living? A vibrant city lifestyle? Small town kind of convenience? Sounds like a tall order but it perfectly describes Springfield, MO. Unfortunately, big city amenities can mean big city crime rates and Springfield has its fair share of crime. If you are interested in investing in a home security system, we’ve found the top four options that service Springfield.
National and Local Home Security Companies in Springfield
We’ve selected two national home security companies and two local alarm companies that we recommend to those living in or moving to Springfield. There are pros and cons to both. The biggest pro of going with a local alarm company is that you are supporting the local economy by supporting a local business. The biggest pro of going with a nationwide company is that the cost is generally lower. Also, if you plan to move anytime soon please keep in mind that both of our nationwide picks will allow you to move anywhere in the US without penalty. I’m not sure about the local companies. They may require that you buy out your contract or pay a penalty if you move out of the area they cover.
The first alarm company we recommend in Springfield is Atlas Security. Atlas has an A+ rating with the BBB and they’ve been in business for over 53 years. Atlas owns and operates its own 24-hour UL-listed Operations Center. They are also a full service agency offering everything from installation to security to home automation.
Another local alarm company worth considering is Atronic Alarms. They also hold an A+ rating with the BBB. Like our nationwide picks that we’ve selected, Atronic Alarms uses Alarm.com. Alarm.com has one of the highest rated mobile apps in the home security industry with apps for Apple, Android, Blackberry, Windows, and even an app for the Apple Watch.
Nationally we suggest either Frontpoint Home Security or Link Interactive. Both companies offer online pricing information which you can read in the reviews linked below. This is something that sets them apart from both Atlas and American Detection as neither company will provide upfront pricing without a sales call.
Link Interactive is One of our Top Picks for 2019
Flexible Contract Terms · Crash & Smash Protection · All-Inclusive Monitoring
- A+ BBB Rating
- Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner
- Home Automation
Will I Be a Victim in Springfield?
There is a risk but with common sense you can keep yourself out of harms way.
- Springfield is safer than 1% of all the US cities in the US.
- The violent crime rate committed per 1,000 residents is 11.55 vs the national average of 3.8.
- Your chance of becoming a victim of violent crimes in Springfield is 1 in 87.
- Now how about property crimes? Brace yourself because it gets higher. For every 1,000 residents, there are 89.58 property crimes. The national median has only been set to 27.3. For Missouri as a whole, the property crime per 1,000 residents is 31.37.
Safe Springfield Neighborhoods
The Northern part of Springfield tends to have a higher crime density. These areas in particular have higher crime rates.
- High St. / Golden Ave.
- Division St. / Packer Rd.
- Kearney St. / Kansas Expy.
- Grand St. / Barnes Ave.
- Fremont Ave. / Seminole St.
These areas are lower crime and considered to be the safest in Springfield.
- Bois D’ Arc / Elwood
- Ebenezer / Fruitland
- Route FF /Brookline Rd.
- Route D Oakmon Ave