LiveWatch's video security package was named the best home security system. (PRNewsFoto/LiveWatch Security)

Chicago tech startup named best in home security

US – LiveWatch, a Chicago-based alarm company, was recently named the best home security dealer in a comprehensive review of wireless security systems conducted by leading technology blog Engadget.

Engadget tested professionally monitored wireless alarm systems from six leading home security companies and named LiveWatch’s Total Home Plus Video package the best overall system.

“LiveWatch offers reliable equipment, fair monthly monitoring prices, and an innovative group-messaging system that can help protect your family and reduce the likelihood of false-alarm fines,” wrote Wirecutter Staff Writer Grant Clauser.  “LiveWatch also doesn’t lock you into years of payments, unlike most security companies.”

The systems reviewed were all wireless, self-installable, and professionally monitored, meaning that alarms are relayed to the police by a certified central station. According to the review, the speed, reliability and affordability of LiveWatch’s system allowed the company to beat out long-time competitors including SimpliSafe and FrontPoint.

“Our existing customers have always assured us that we are the best option for home security, but the recognition by a publication as prestigious as Engadget is very much appreciated by the whole team,” said LiveWatch CEO Brad Morehead.

LiveWatch’s customers took to social media to celebrate their alarm company’s success.

“We love our system,” LiveWatch customer Tim B wrote on Facebook. “Good service from these folks at a fair price. Even took my system with me when I moved and they helped transition everything very easily.”

Other customers joining the conversation commented that they found LiveWatch’s security systems easy to install.

LiveWatch was founded in 2002 by a paramedic passionate about keeping families safe. The company specialises in designing technology that helps people live safer and more comfortable lives.