AlarmForce Vs. LifeShield

LifeShield and AlarmForce both offer wireless home security systems. LifeShield offers extensive proprietary equipment options and has an advanced mobile app and one-of-a-kind fire safety sensor.

AlarmForce offers basic, no-frills security systems that all come with two-way voice. The Canadian company is generally favorably reviewed, and also offers separate medical alert packages. AlarmForce is notably only available in five U.S. states — three in the South and two in the Midwest. If there is no installer in your area of the state, you will not be able to get the system.

Note: Just weeks ago, it was announced that LifeShield is changing ownership. Therefore, details of its services could potentially soon change.

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Lifeshield is a great choice if you want the option to self-monitor, monthly contracting, or DIY installation. 

Key Similarities:

  • Wireless
  • 36-month monitoring contracts
  • No home automation
  • Proprietary equipment

Key Differences:

  • LifeShield has more advanced equipment and more equipment offerings.
  • AlarmForce offers two-way voice.
  • AlarmForce offers separate medical alert system packages.
  • LifeShield has a more advanced mobile app.
  • LifeShield has a one-of-a kind fire safety system.
  • AlarmForce has extremely limited availability.

Winner and Loser Categories

Contracts

Winner: Tie

Both LifeShield and AlarmForce offer standard 36-month monitoring contracts.

Packages, Equipment and Pricing

Winner: LifeShield

LifeShield packages range in monthly cost from $30-$50 and include state-of-the-art equipment and monitoring, but you will likely also have additional fees for equipment add-ons. All packages come with a one-of-a-kind fire safety system. The company uses extremely well-reviewed, top-of-the-line proprietary equipment.

In comparison, AlarmForce has no-frills packages with basic proprietary equipment. The packages range in cost from $25-$42 per month, and the company has limited available add-ons. All packages do come with two-way voice, however, which allows users to communicate in real time with the monitoring center.

Neither LifeShield nor AlarmForce offer home automation.

Installation

Winner: LifeShield

LifeShield offers a flexible choice of DIY or professional installation. Professional services are offered at $99.

AlarmForce has professional installation with fees varying among packages. The most bare-bones package offering has free installation, but the installation fee for the most expensive package is $179.

Home Automation

Winner: Tie

Neither LifeShield nor AlarmForce offer smart appliances.

Mobile App

Winner: LifeShield

LifeShield has a well-reviewed, advanced mobile app with easy navigation included in its packages.

AlarmForce does offer a basic mobile app with some of its packages.

Reliability

Winner: Lifeshield

LifeShield equipment is top-of-the-line and requires little maintenance once installed.

AlarmForce has user complaints about poor battery life for its products. Additionally, the company is only available in five states, making it a less-than-viable option for many consumers.

Who LifeShield Is Better For:

  • Users interested in the latest technology
  • Users looking for DIY installation
  • Users who want long-lasting, reliable products
  • Users needing an advanced mobile app
  • Users interested in a unique fire safety sensor
  • Users willing to take a chance on a changing company
  • Users living outside AlarmForce states

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Lifeshield is a great choice if you want the option to self-monitor, monthly contracting, or DIY installation. 

Who AlarmForce Is Better For:

  • Users who want an additional medical package from same company as security system
  • Users looking for a no-frills system
  • Users interested in two-way voice

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LifeShield is likely the stronger choice with its extensive offerings of reliable, excellent equipment. However, those looking for a corresponding medical alert system or who want a basic system with two-way voice should opt for AlarmForce if living in applicable areas.

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Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner

Gabe Turner is an attorney and journalist with a passion for home tech and secure, efficient living. Since graduating from NYU Law, he has maintained a paradoxical existence of trying to live life adventurously while remaining staunchly risk-averse. He is torn by the dual desires of wanting to only be in Brooklyn writing about housing policy and smart home tech and aspiring to visit his friends scattered across the globe. Gabe believes that stable, safe communities are the cornerstone to a vibrant and healthy society, and it is this passion that brought him to contribute to Security Baron.

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