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Best Home Alarm in Knoxville, TN

Statue of author and Tennessean Alex Haley.

There’s so much more to this city than football. Knoxville is a city full of beautiful rolling hills, delicious food, and music.

If you live in Knoxville you already know how great it can be. If you are moving to Knoxville you may be trying to find a spot that balances culture with safety. Below you will find local safety information and also our top 4 picks for home alarm providers servicing the Knoxville area.

National Home Alarm Companies in Knoxville

Our top 10 list changes as companies change but we keep the latest and greatest rankings on our home page.

Frontpoint is our #1 Pick for 2019

30-Day Risk-Free Trial · Available Nationwide · Smash-Proof Protection

Frontpoint Security

Frontpoint is our top recommended alarm company partially thanks to their commitment to customer service. They hold an A+ BBB rating, they are an Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner, and 94% of their customers say that they would recommend Frontpoint to a friend.

But there’s more to Frontpoint than customer service. They use top-notch equipment from Alarm.com and they sell their own self-branded Hub, they offer home automation and video solutions, and two of their monitoring plans are backed by Smash-Proof Protection technology, a technology which will protect you if a burglar finds and smashes your control panel.

However, Frontpoint does have a higher upfront cost. If you sign a three-year contract, you can help mitigate this as you may qualify for a $300 equipment discount.

Frontpoint offers equipment packages that include the control Hub, Keypad, and sensors. You can also buy additional equipment a la carte to customize your system. You can learn more about Frontpoint’s pricing via the review linked below.

Frontpoint Security
(844) 328-2882
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  • A+ BBB Rating
  • Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner
  • Home Automation

Link Interactive is One of our Top Picks for 2019

Flexible Contract Terms · Crash & Smash Protection · All-Inclusive Monitoring

Link Interactive

Link Interactive is our number two pick. Just like Frontpoint, their systems are powered by Alarm.com. They also hold an A+ BBB rating and they are an Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner.

All Link customers have the option to fully customize their systems. For free, Link offers a basic touchscreen control panel, yard sign, and window decals. You can upgrade the panel to a tablet-like touchscreen control panel for an extra $100, and add as many sensors as needed.

Link offers modern security features such as smartphone control, home automation, and video surveillance. You can learn more by clicking on the hyperlinked review below.

Link Interactive
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  • A+ BBB Rating
  • Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner
  • Home Automation

Local Home Security System Providers

Fleenor Security Systems

Fleenor Security is more of a traditional security company. Their systems are not as high-tech as our national picks, but they have been in the business for decades, and that says something. They take pride in their customer service, saying that “those who manage Fleenor Security are the same local people who own and operate it”.

(865) 966-5507
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Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau

Koorsen Fire & Security

Koorsen Fire & Security is an alarm company servicing four states, including Tennessee. Their equipment is powered by Honeywell and they offer security products for homes and businesses. What makes them unique is their flexible payment option. You can pay $499.99 up front for the equipment and only $19.99 per month for monitoring with no contract. Or you can pay $99 down and $29.99 per month with a 3-year contract.

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Rated A+ by the Better Business Bureau

Keep in mind that an Alarm Permit is required in the city of Knoxville.

Police Crime Statistics

Knoxville is a quiet town, sometimes. One hundred years ago, someone described Knoxville as an “alternately quiet and rowdy town”, that seems to be true today, especially if you look closely at crime statistics.

If you compare the 2011 crime stats to 2012, you will see property crimes are trending downward. In 2012 Knoxville had 12,161 crimes compared to 12,917 crimes in 2011. However, looks can be deceiving.

The total number of property crimes may have dropped, but in those two years, specifics crimes such as the number of burglaries actually increased.

2012: 2,880
2011: 2,546

2012: 9,533
2011: 8,367

2012: 23
2011: 29

Will I be a victim in Knoxville?

Knoxville is considered safer than only 2% of US cities. This means that Knoxville can be a dangerous place.

  • There are 64.76 property crimes for every 1,000 residents. That’s more than twice the national median which is 27.3. Tennessee, as a whole, has a relatively high property crime rate, 31.81 for every 1,000 residents.
  • In Knoxville, there is a 1 in 15 chance of becoming a victim of property crimes.
  • The rate of crime per square mile is 37.9 in Knoxville. In this part, the whole state of Tennessee fairs well (because of its large land mass). It only has 18 crimes per square mile, while the national median is 37.9.

Most Dangerous Neighborhoods in Knoxville

The city is divided into 5 areas—Downtown, East Knoxville, West Knoxville, South Knoxville, and North Knoxville.

Of these 5 areas, most crimes are focused in the Downtown area, specifically the north end. Old City is also a dangerous area, just north of Downtown. Fort Sanders and the University of Tennessee also see higher rates of concentrated crime. (Side note, I have lots of friends that went to UT and they were not victims. Just use caution and don’t drink and walk around at night.)

Safest Neighborhoods in Knoxville

As the city extends outward, it is becoming safer. So North, East, South, and West Knoxville are considered safer.

These are the neighborhoods with the lowest crime rates:

  • Shady Grove / Choto Estates
  • West Emory
  • W Gallagher Ferry Road / Frank Herron Road
  • Poplar Hill Rd. / Chanute Lane
  • Robinson Crossroads


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Photograph “Alex Haley Heritage Square – Knoxville, TN” by Brent Moore. Attribution 2.0 Generic CC BY-NC 2.0

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