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.
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.)
Link Interactive is One of our Top Picks for 2019
Flexible Contract Terms · Crash & Smash Protection · All-Inclusive Monitoring
|Frontpoint||Link Interactive||ADS Security|
|(844) 328-2882||(877) 826-5443||(800) 448.5852|
|A+ BBB||A+ BBB||A+ BBB|
|Visit Site||Visit Site||Visit Site|
|30 Day Money Back Guarantee||30 Day Money Back Guarantee||Unknown|
|$300 Credit Toward Equipment||$0 Credit Toward Equipment||Unknown|
|24/7 Monitoring UL-listed||24/7 Monitoring UL-listed||Unknown|
|Free Mobile App||Free Mobile App||Unknown|
|Remote Arm and Disarm||Remote Arm and Disarm||Unknown|
|Home Automation||Home Automation||Unknown|
|Text and Email Alerts||Text and Email Alerts||Unknown|
|Minimum $99 Out of Pocket||Minimum $0 Out of Pocket||Unknown|
|Wireless Monitoring||Wireless Monitoring||Unknown|
|Possible Insurance Discounts||Possible Insurance Discounts||Unknown|
|Nationwide||Nationwide||AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC, and TN|
|Setup Service||Setup Service||Setup Service|
Keep in mind that an alarm permit is required in Nashville.
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:
- Cannon St.
- Woodland St. Area
- 9th Street
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