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LiveWatch Review

Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product.

Our Verdict

Because the wireless home surveillance system is completely customizable, you have complete control.

For

  • You can completely customize the LiveWatch surveillance system to your needs.

Against

  • There is no option for professional installation.
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LiveWatch image: You can customize your system to meet the needs of your home and lifestyle.

LiveWatch image: You can customize your system to meet the needs of your home and lifestyle.
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LiveWatch image: Protect your home with one of this company's home security packages.

LiveWatch image: Protect your home with one of this company's home security packages.
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LiveWatch image: The wireless control panel connects with any of your internet-enabled mobile devices.

LiveWatch image: The wireless control panel connects with any of your internet-enabled mobile devices.
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LiveWatch image: You can control the pan-and-tilt camera from your phone, moving it for better views of the room.

LiveWatch image: You can control the pan-and-tilt camera from your phone, moving it for better views of the room.
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LiveWatch image: The system can notify you when your kids get home from school and disarm the system.

LiveWatch image: The system can notify you when your kids get home from school and disarm the system.
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LiveWatch image: You can receive alerts and updates online or on your cellphone.

LiveWatch image: You can receive alerts and updates online or on your cellphone.
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LiveWatch image: The online portal receives alerts when any emergencies occur, and it allows you to customize your protection.

LiveWatch image: The online portal receives alerts when any emergencies occur, and it allows you to customize your protection.
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LiveWatch image: The motion detector is best suited for corners or hallways to detect intruders.

LiveWatch image: The motion detector is best suited for corners or hallways to detect intruders.
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LiveWatch image: The system has a wide variety of accessories available through SafeMart.

LiveWatch image: The system has a wide variety of accessories available through SafeMart.
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LiveWatch image: ASAPer sends notifications to all of your emergency contacts simultaneously.

LiveWatch image: ASAPer sends notifications to all of your emergency contacts simultaneously.
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LiveWatch image: This shows the login screen for both LiveWatch and SafeMart.

LiveWatch image: This shows the login screen for both LiveWatch and SafeMart.
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LiveWatch image: This system does not require professional installation.

LiveWatch image: This system does not require professional installation.
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LiveWatch image: This is a comparison of some of the features in LiveWatch's monitoring plans.

LiveWatch image: This is a comparison of some of the features in LiveWatch's monitoring plans.
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LiveWatch image: You get a wide array of help options if you need assistance of any kind with your system.

LiveWatch image: You get a wide array of help options if you need assistance of any kind with your system.
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LiveWatch image: You can design your own system with DIY accessories.

LiveWatch image: You can design your own system with DIY accessories.
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LiveWatch image: Customer service personnel offer courteous and friendly answers to your questions.

LiveWatch image: Customer service personnel offer courteous and friendly answers to your questions.
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LiveWatch image: There are many tutorials to help you get started.

LiveWatch image: There are many tutorials to help you get started.
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LiveWatch image: If you have a pressing question, this service offers fast answers through live chat.

LiveWatch image: If you have a pressing question, this service offers fast answers through live chat.
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LiveWatch image: The company offers a 90-day, risk-free guarantee.

LiveWatch image: The company offers a 90-day, risk-free guarantee.
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LiveWatch image: This form allows you to check the LiveWatch coverage in your area.

LiveWatch image: This form allows you to check the LiveWatch coverage in your area.

Editor's Note: This review has been removed from our side-by-side comparison because it no longer ranks as a top 10 product. The original review is below, but check out our current top 10 about Home Surveillance Systems here.

LiveWatch is unique to the wireless surveillance system market because you can pick each piece of your surveillance system. This service is especially cost-effective if you already have a surveillance system installed and are just looking for a monitoring company. You do have to pay for all of the equipment pieces upfront, but LiveWatch's monthly monitoring fee is half of what many of its competitors charge.

With this wireless alarm system, you can be alerted to most threats to your home, including intrusion, fire, carbon monoxide and flood. You can program your system to let you know when your child gets home and disarms the system. Additional alerts can let you know when the medicine cabinet or cleaning supply closet is opened so you can make sure it wasn't done by a curious little one.

This service has the capability to monitor for medical emergencies, and with personal medical devices, it's easy to call for help even if you can't speak. The system can also identify a break in your natural gas line, which is something that only the best wireless security systems can detect.

An inventive feature called ASAPer sends alerts to specified contacts that you wish to alert if there is a problem in your home. In the event of an alert, ASAPer contacts everyone simultaneously instead of contacting them one at a time as with conventional wireless surveillance systems. These people then use ASAPer to connect using a group chat that helps them resolve problems in real time by allowing them to dismiss a false alarm or call the authorities.

LiveWatch understands that you need a variety of security devices for your wireless home security system. The available equipment includes door sensors, carbon monoxide detectors, motion detectors, heat sensors, security cameras and more. This service doesn’t have rigid service plans. Instead, you pick what items you want in your surveillance system, put them in your virtual shopping cart and in a few days, all of the parts are delivered to your door. From there, everything is up to you. You install the pieces and call to activate the system.

Since the wireless security systems offered by LiveWatch are DIY, you can choose whether to monitor it yourself or have the LiveWatch service monitor your home 24/7. LiveWatch monitors your home with either a cellular or internet connection. With more advanced service plans, you can choose to connect to your wireless system with your phone or tablet and use it to monitor your home. You can, however, watch live video feeds and use home automation tools with this plan. This means you can arm your system remotely if you forgot to do it when you left the house.

LiveWatch is a wireless home surveillance system that gives you many different options to protect your home. The benefits of a wireless home surveillance system like this are no installation fees and being able to own your system upfront, which saves you money in the long run.