Life Shield Home Security Review

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Life Shield Security has paved the way for modern home security brands and keeps going strong.

By Aleksandar Spasov | 16th January 2019

Life Shield has been around since 2004, and they are pretty aware of how to provide you with the best home security system. They are named to be the pioneer in wireless security systems, so just this is enough to consider them as a trustworthy pick when it comes to defending your home against intruders. Its customer review ratings are polarized but with an A+ BBB rating and so much experience behind their backs, Life Shield is definitely a competitor for the №1 place in the home security industry. The brand operates throughout all the United States by providing customers with a great price-to-value and advanced safety options for those who wish to grasp them.

Pros Cons
Easy Installation Doesn’t support Home Automation
Mobile access to any plan Equipment is somewhat limited
Fire/Carbon Monoxide protection
Simplified interface
Pricing

Getting Life Shield Security for our home isn’t costly at all. Compared to most rivals, they are leading the way by a head start. The security Essentials plan starts at just $20.99 and comes with a $199.99 kit price. Depending on our add-on choices, the kit price may vary so keep that in mind. The Essential plan gets you a control base, a keypad, keychain remote, 1 motion sensor, 2 wireless ones, a yard warning sign, and window stickers to fully complete your Life Shield outlook. You even get a free wireless tablet to control the security system, a Fire Sensor, and a mobile app to go with the pack.

The Advantage Security plan costs $24.99/month which isn’t that much higher than the Essentials. We have five added items to our list here – video monitoring kicks in, an indoor camera joins the mix, and we also receive 30-day video storage without additional costs. Even a pet-friendly detector can be claimed so your cats and dogs wouldn’t set the alarm off constantly. The wireless sensors’ number is increased to 4 here so that’s a big plus, too.

All of Life Guard plans can be signed without a contract which grants us flexibility and more room to explore the system. Cancellation is available as long as we cover the requirements provided by the company. However, if we fail the credit history check in the beginning, a 36/60-month contract should be accepted as a safety measure for both us and the provider. A 30-day guarantee for our money back is in place if we happen to not like the system as well. Beware of the auto-renewal option, too, as it will go off unless we strictly tell it not to.

Plan Price (per month) Contract Length
Essentials $20.99 36-60 months
Advantage $24.99 36-60 months
Equipment

When it comes to equipment, Life Shield Security doesn’t support fancy additions like most competitors. They tend to focus on the old-school security features and this may turn out to be a good thing. Especially for customers without the need to control everything in their household. The base control panel lets us choose which target options to focus on while the wireless tablet is responsible for remote actions towards the installation.

Motion sensors are active at all times and detect all movement along with possible threats to our home. Being placed in your doors and windows, there isn’t much space for the intruders to break in. If Santa visits, it may not set the alarm off until he drops on the floor, too, so no worries there.

The keypad and keychain remote are familiar additions to our security system and work just fine under any circumstances. However, we recommend using the mobile app for better navigation and swift actions rather than sticking to the keychain remote. Especially when we are further away from our estate.

The advanced plan at Life Shield brings other equipment pieces – more motion sensors add up to higher security levels and the wireless video camera reports every potential danger to the Life Guard station. The glass break sensor acts immediately upon a broken window so we got that covered, too.

Mobile Access

An incredible side of Life Shield is the support of a mobile app for all subscription plans. While most other leading brands offer mobile control only for their more advanced plans, Life Shield grants you a mobile app access even with the basic subscription. The optimized mobile application works well with iOS and Android, and lets you set up monitoring settings, system activity, and receive customized notifications if anything shady happens when you are not around.

Installation

Installation with Life Shield is easier than tic-tac-toe. All equipment sent by the company comes with input settings so you don’t need to wonder how to get them to connect properly. No wiring, no drilling, and just a power source for the cameras are needed to get our system going. However, there isn’t a detailed guide on how to proceed with the installation so if you’re feeling insecure about it, there is always a professional install available for $99. On the other hand, smoke detectors are just a peel away from setting up so you can mount them any place you find fit.

Customer Support

Support at Life Shield can be reached via email or telephone but their active hours depend on your location. Usually, live contact is open from 9 AM to 10 PM EST, with Sundays offering a timeframe from 10 AM to 9 PM. An install-line assistant is missing, however, so we should be aware of that before DIY-ing the installation on our own.

Conclusion

To conclude the review, Life Shield is on the right track to maintaining its pioneer status in the future. The service is cheaper than most leading security vendors, it is user-friendly, and can be operated remotely via mobile devices, too. The change of ownership in the past can be seen as a problem but so far we don’t expect the company to fall down in ranks. The month-to-month subscription plan is amazing to check the system’s eligibility and decide whether you are satisfied with it or not so trying them out won’t be any problem.

Reviewed by
Aleksandar Spasov
Aleksander is a freelancer from Bulgaria. He's travelled and is still travelling around the the world and has been writing and studying as he goes. He describes himself as a bit of a word freak and this is clear from his studies in English and Journalism. Although he is knowledgeable in a lot of areas, he has been researching and writing about anti-virus as his most recent interest. Read more.
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