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LifeShield Security Review

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it is no longer available because it is now part of AT&T Digital Life.

Our Verdict

LifeShield has affordable security solutions for both homeowners and renters.

For

  • LifeShield encourages customers to install the security system themselves to avoid a typical installation and the costs that come with it.

Against

  • The service requires a three-year contract.
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LifeShield Security image: You can access LifeShield across a variety of devices.

LifeShield Security image: You can access LifeShield across a variety of devices.
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LifeShield image: The control panel uses wireless technology to keep your system running without a landline.

LifeShield image: The control panel uses wireless technology to keep your system running without a landline.
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LifeShield image: LifeShield is the only service that provides a base. This device is a backup for your system, so if a burglar smashes your control panel, you're still protected.

LifeShield image: LifeShield is the only service that provides a base. This device is a backup for your system, so if a burglar smashes your control panel, you're still protected.
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LifeShield Security image: The service can send you a reminder to activate your system before going to bed.

LifeShield Security image: The service can send you a reminder to activate your system before going to bed.

Editor’s Note: This product has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it is no longer available because it is now part of AT&T Digital Life. You can still read our original review below, but Top Ten Reviews is no longer updating this product’s information.

LifeShield's DIY wireless alarm systems are designed to be easy to install and help protect your home from many threats. Most security systems protect against intrusion, fire and carbon monoxide. LifeShield also has several nonstandard alerts, such as temperature changes, broken glass detection and flood protection. There are additional systems available for medical emergency monitoring and panic buttons for when an emergency happens while you are at home and the main system isn't armed.

LifeShield lets you choose to connect your home’s system via broadband internet or cellular GSM. Whichever you don’t choose will be the system’s backup. That way, your surveillance system has two very fast ways to call for help. Our favorite feature is interactive monitoring, which LifeShield includes in their service plans. With this feature, you can view your home via the security cameras when you’re away. You can also set up text alerts for when doors are opened or sensors are activated. This is a great way to make sure your teenager comes home on time.

Setup fees can be one of the most expensive parts of a wireless security system. With LifeShield Security, you can avoid that cost if you are willing to install the system yourself. They also offer professional installation, but they make the system easy enough to install yourself. Usually it only takes about an hour to fully and properly install. LifeShield requires a three-year contract.

One interesting aspect of LifeShield is the Homescreen Touchpad, which is an Android tablet that comes pre-loaded with the LifeView application. This feature allows you to monitor and control the security of your home on an easy-to-use tablet. The tablet can be mounted on the wall or carried from room to room, and LifeShield can update the software, instead of requiring you to manually upgrade the keypad console.

In researching the best wireless home surveillance systems, we found LifeShield to be a good option, especially for renters. While most wireless home security systems require you to own your home, LifeShield Security has systems and monitoring services geared towards renters. This means your property, as well as your family, can be protected even if you don't own the home.

There are so many things to like about LifeShield Security’s wireless home surveillance system. There is the DIY option to avoid installation fees and there are the affordable monthly plans. We like the interactive monitoring options such as text alerts when a sensor is triggered, live feed video and snapshots from your wireless camera. While more home automation options and an intercom system would be nice, LifeShield has all the basic security bases covered.