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Best Home Security System in Nashville, TN

Ahhh Nashville. America’s Southern darling. Just saying the name makes me want to shove a piece of greasy, hot chicken in my mouth, but I promise to wash my hands before I touch a record at Grimey’s or sort through any number of lovely frocks made by local hands. However, this article is not meant to be a love letter to Nashville. It is meant to touch on something a little drier…home security. Break-ins are a legitimate problem in Nashville, and you may be wondering how to get started with a home security system of your very own. This is exactly where we’d like to help.

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National or Local Home Security

Step one is narrowing down a list of potential home security providers. I’m all for supporting local companies, but this is one area where you might want to consider both local and national home security companies. There are some real benefits to going with a national company, like the ability to move nationwide without being penalized for breaking your monitoring contract. In my opinion, there is only one solid local option in Nashville and that is ADS.

ADS Security

When it comes to local home security providers, ADS is delivering the right experience. They have a good customer service track record and offer the latest technology. Of course, part of that is thanks to the fact that they are technically a regional provider servicing most of the South.

Frontpoint and Link

From a national perspective, I recommend either Frontpoint Home Security or Link Interactive. That’s right, I’m skipping right over ADT and Vivint. ADT has been making some strides lately, but Frontpoint and Link are still the best. They are both completely wireless which means the system goes up using an industrial grade adhesive. (Hello security for renters and homeowners.) On top of that, they are self-installed systems so you won’t need to take a day off to wait on your sales guy technician to show up and sell you more product install your system. (I’ve talked to a Nashville guy who went with ADT and that is legitimately what happened.)

Frontpoint is our #1 Pick for 2019

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


(844) 328-2882
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  • A+ BBB Rating
  • Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner
  • Home Automation
  • Fire and Burglary Monitoring

Link Interactive is One of our Top Picks for 2019

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

Link Interactive:
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  • A+ BBB Rating
  • Angie’s List Super Service Award Winner
  • Home Automation
FrontpointLink InteractiveADS Security
(844) 328-2882(877) 826-5443(800) 448.5852
Visit SiteVisit SiteVisit Site
30 Day Money Back Guarantee30 Day Money Back GuaranteeUnknown
$300 Credit Toward Equipment$0 Credit Toward EquipmentUnknown
24/7 Monitoring UL-listed24/7 Monitoring UL-listedUnknown
Free Mobile AppFree Mobile AppUnknown
Remote Arm and DisarmRemote Arm and DisarmUnknown
Home AutomationHome AutomationUnknown
Text and Email AlertsText and Email AlertsUnknown
Minimum $99 Out of PocketMinimum $0 Out of PocketUnknown
Wireless MonitoringWireless MonitoringUnknown
Possible Insurance DiscountsPossible Insurance DiscountsUnknown
NationwideNationwideAL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, and TN
Setup ServiceSetup ServiceSetup Service

Keep in mind that an alarm permit is required in Nashville.

Nashville Safety

Nashville can be a dangerous city, considering that it is only safer that 6% of all US cities. Violent crime rates are high. While the national median is 3.8 violent crimes per 1,000 residents, in Nashville, it is 11.26 per 1,000 residents. Fortunately, property crime is closer to average. The national average for property crime is 24.9 per 1,000 residents, and Nashville’s property crime rate is 39.34 per 1,000 residents. That said, you should still be wary of crime, especially because there’s a 1 in 25 chance that you’ll become a victim in the city.

Most Dangerous Neighborhoods

There are places in Nashville that are higher crime areas. If you live in a neighborhood that is in or around the city center, you might want to double the security measures you’re taking:

  • Germantown
  • Salemtown
  • Cannon St.
  • Woodland St. Area
  • 9th Street

Safest Neighborhoods

On the other hand, there are also areas known to be safe.

  • Mccrory Ln / Poplar Creek
  • Mccrory Ln/ Russel Rd
  • Church St / Overlook Blvd
  • Davidson Rd/ Jocelyn Hollow Rd
  • Pasquo/ Linton


Featured photo “Day 291” by Morgan Levy. Used under a CC BY 2.0 license.

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