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LifeShield is a reliable and popular home security service that offers flexibility through offering several packages. All of these packages include the necessary equipment, and you have the option to install them for yourself or to hire a professional to do it for you.
This all comes at a slightly lower than average price, meaning it offers good value, although the sensors and control pads (with the exception of the homescreen touch pad) look quite flimsy and easy to dismantle. That said, should an intruder decide to tamper with any of the sensors, this would send an alert to the monitoring station, so they still get the job done.
If you're worried about the aesthetics of a security system then LifeShield's equipment might not be for you. For the most part it looks a little cheap, in white plastic. Of course you can place sensors in places that are less noticeable, and the Home Screen Touchpad, through which you control and interact with the alarm system, has a much more attractive look to it, more like an iPad than a white bit of plastic.
What's really quite impressive about the systems provided is that for $6 a month more than the value package you can have extra sensors, including fire safety sensors. This also allows you free fire monitoring, so if you're a little worried about fire risks then this has you covered.
For a further $5 you can have a system which includes video options so that you can check on your property visually, and potentially catch any thieves in action. This might even simply serve as a useful device to see who is at the door when it rings. Overall, if you don't mind the somewhat ugly sensors, we feel this offers very good value for money.
The site itself is well constructed and tells you all the basic information you need, such as the differences between the packages, how much they cost and how to contact customer services. The site does include information on how to use the equipment, including a troubleshooting guide and FAQ.
You can also check out what other customers thought of the services available. However more instructions on how to install and maintain equipment, perhaps in the form of video tutorials, would be handy. We'd also like to see more general information on how to secure your property and how to make the most of the security systems when you're in or out of the home.
We were generally impressed with LifeShield. Their service is affordable and seems reliable. A few changes in terms of design options, maybe one or two more optional features and perhaps some more information on their site, and they'd be in our top ten.
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