Frontpoint is a relative newcomer in the security industry, with only 8 years of experience. However, the highly professional customer service, flexible plans and cost-effectiveness indicate that this company knows its business. When you sign up with Frontpoint, you purchase the equipment up front and install it yourself, with over-the-phone guidance from a technician. Because you now own the components, monitoring fees stay relatively low. Frontpoint packages include security, carbon monoxide, fire, personal alert, freezing and flood monitoring. A major advantage is the flexibility of their contracts. You can choose among several term lengths and transfer or stop service fairly easily.