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LifeShield
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LifeShield — Comprehensive Home Security And Monitoring.

Overview

With headquarters situated in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, LifeShield is run by a team of talented, dedicated staff that is committed to excellence. The journey began with Louis Stilp in 2002, who designed efficient and durable products that were not only economical but also easy to install. LifeShield is now a leading home security provider that designs high-quality equipment at affordable prices. Remote access via Android and iPhone is available for the home security services provided. Their products are long-lasting, convenient, and provide real-time updates via the LifeShield app. Due to this, the company has made a big difference in the home security market.

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Pros

  • Remote access to the system
  • Easy to install
  • Crash-protection system

Cons

  • Activation requires a payment
  • No recessed door sensors
  • Self-installation required

Key features

  • Compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant
  •  Remote connectivity
  •  DIY installation
  •  Pre-configured products
  •  Smash and Crash protection

Who is it for?

LifeShield Home Security is suitable for homeowners who travel frequently and are forced to keep their homes locked for longer durations. The system is ideal for anyone who is looking to install an affordable system that is also a robust home security system.


How does LifeShield work?

LifeShield Home Security integrates with devices in an around your household to provide comprehensive security solutions. From monitoring devices like cameras to wireless alert systems, the smart home automation system is designed for complete control. It is also one of the few systems that works well with popular home assistants and features a smart app that lets you control your automation features on the go. The monitoring and protection is available 24/7 thanks to the monitoring centers, and you retain control at your fingertips with the app.


Features at a glance

  • FlashAlerts™: With FlashAlerts™, you receive custom push notifications for events such as arming, disarming, sensor alerts, and opened doors or windows. This helps you remotely keep an eye on events in and around the house in real-time.
  • LifeShield Mobile App: This app gives you total control, not only over the alarm systems but also over the lights in your house. You can also live stream through the house cameras.
  • LifeShield’s Operating Unit: This signature feature offers 4 layers of protection that include high-speed internet, cellular signal and text, and landlines. It also comes with a 110-decibel-loud siren that helps scare off intruders or wakes you up in the event of an emergency.
  • Video Recording and Backup: Video clips that are recorded on the basis of detected motion or created manually, get automatically backed up and stored on LifeShield’s encrypted cloud storage servers.
  • Three Connected Monitoring Centers: Three monitoring centers provide 24/7 protection from burglaries, fires, and floods. The centers are backed up with generators and uninterrupted power supplies.

Security and Monitoring

LifeShield Home Security System offers Smash and Crash protection. If intruders try and smash the keypad, LifeShield’s Base remains connected and notifies the authorities in such situations. The type of security installation will vary depending on the premium subscription you choose and so will the devices that come with the kit.


Compatibility

LifeShield Home Security System can be integrated to work with Alexa. For this purpose, you’ll have to launch your Alexa app, search “Skills for LifeShield” and select “LifeShield Security.” Then, select “Enable Skill”, after which the Amazon Alexa app will prompt you to log in with the user id and password provided by LifeShield to link accounts. Once the accounts are linked, you can use Alexa to arm and disarm your LifeShield system. For your LifeShield Home Security to work with Google Home, you’ll have to launch the Google Assistant app, select finder to search, type “LifeShield” and select the three lines next to the statement “Ask LifeShield to arm away.” You have to select “Link” and the Google app will prompt you to log in with the LifeShield username and password to link accounts. Once the accounts are linked, you can use Google to control the LifeShield Security system.


Installation

LifeShield Home Security is one of the few DIY installations available in the market. The process is quite straightforward, and you will be able to install, arm the system, and monitor your devices by following the user guide. You don’t necessarily need a professional team to manage the installation. However, you can always contact customer support to troubleshoot any hardware or software problems during installation.


Sign up and Registration

You will need to register your email ID with the service after you have paid for the premium security and monitoring plan. To create your basic profile, you will have to enter some personal particulars in the system and create a password. You can then log in to your new account from any device using this username and password.


How much does it cost?

You can build your own security set by visiting their official site and adding the products of your choice. This helps in getting a budget-friendly security system. Otherwise, you can choose from one of three hardware packages.

Plans and Pricing

Features 

Doorbell Camera System (8 pieces)

$346.34

SHIELD System

(11 pieces)

$199.15

SECURE System

(15 pieces)

$295.12

LifeShield Base

Entry Keypad

Mobile App

Indoor Camera

Door/Window Sensors

Motion Sensors

Fire Safety Sensor

Keychain Remote

Yard Sign

Window Stickers

HD Video Doorbell

When purchasing a hardware package, the first month is free of charge (with certain terms and conditions, of course) after which you are charged $24.98 per month plus tax and 30-day video storage.
LifeShield doesn’t have a minimum contract, which means there aren’t any fees for canceling the service before the contract is up. However, you’re required to pay an upfront amount of $219.99 for the equipment and activation. There’s no installation fee because the company preprograms the equipment for you to install it after it’s shipped to your home.


Contact and Support

The best way to contact LifeShield home security is to call the toll-free number listed on their official website. Email support is available so you can always write to the service for technical and account-related assistance. The website also features a comprehensive research library and FAQs with an extensive knowledge base to help with any problems you might face.


Our Verdict

LifeShield’s customer service pays extra attention to the convenience of the user. When it comes to installations, users are also provided with support via live chat, phone, and email. However, the lack of professional in-person help is a bit of a drawback. LifeShield users can get access to round-the-clock security at a reasonable price. The packages offered include all the necessary elements for overall home security and can be used without any hassle. LifeShield Home Security is also one of the home security service providers that do not require their customers to enter into any type of contract with them. You are free to cancel the subscription whenever you want to. With a plethora of options to choose from and the absence of restraints imposed by contracts, LifeShield proves to be a good home security system.

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