The 10 Best Home Security Companies in Washington, D.C.

There's no question that Washington, D.C. sees more crime than many other cities in the United States. Our nation's capital has a rate of 6,427 crimes per 100,000 residents, far higher than the national average of 2,962. In D.C., you have a 1 in 17 chance of becoming a victim of crime.

Each year, there are typically 3,463 burglaries in Washington, D.C. The city has a rate of 526 burglaries per 100,000 residents, which is lower than the national average of 543. Burglary levels have remained relatively steady since 2007, when there were 3,920 burglaries.

While rates for theft and violent crime are more of a concern for D.C. residents than burglaries, it's still smart for home owners in the city to protect their homes and families with a home security system. A home security system is highly effective for deterring, preventing, and identifying burglars. You can rest easier knowing that you're protected day and night against potential burglaries and home invasions.

We've found 10 of the best home security companies in Washington, D.C. They are highly experienced, trusted, and experts in recommending, installing, and servicing the most state of the art home security solutions available on the market today. Many are locally owned and operated, employing technicians who are concerned about the safety of their neighbors.

All of the home security companies on our list are excellent choices, so we haven't ranked them in any particular order. But we'd like to know which one you think is the best. That's why we're asking you to vote in our poll at the end of this article. Cast your vote to tell us which Washington D.C. home security company you think is the best in the city. But don't wait to vote: the poll closes in 30 days!

District Technologies

1310 C St SE Washington, DC 20003 (202) 559-5604

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District Technologies is a local family owned business in Capitol Hill. They deliver reliable service in Washington D.C., including repair, surveillance, and more. A specialty is security cameras with custom CCTV solutions. District Technologies' goal is to meet every client's need with friendly, efficient, and timely service.

Urban Alarm

5614 Connecticut Ave NW Ste 306 Washington, DC 20015 (202) 265-2700

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Founded in 2003, Urban Alarm is a different kind of security company. They are invested in their community and reinforces its connection to the Washington D.C. community with sponsorship and involvement. Urban Alarm exclusively services the Washington D.C. area, focusing on improving neighborhood security. They use the best systems and technologies with high standards for training and expertise. The company goes above and beyond with unique services including mobile patrol and alarm response, Internet system control, and even an urban vacation watch.

Vultron

Serving Woodbridge and surrounding area (703) 646-2602

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Vultron is a full service security technology firm offering security systems, cameras, automation, access control, and more. They also specialize in audio visual and networking sales and installation. Their systems are seamless and professionally installed. Vultron leadership has more than 11 years of experience in the industry and the company has successfully completed high quality projects for residential, government, and corporate clients alike.

Innovative Audio and Video

Serving Arlington and surrounding area Phone number (703) 239-4428

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Innovative Audio and Video is a small Arlington based company that serves the Washington D.C. area and surrounding areas. They specialize in the design and installation of all residential and commercial electronics, including surveillance and automation systems. Innovative Audio and Video is experienced, with more than 35 years in the industry. Each Innovative Audio and Video system is individually designed to meet the specific needs of each client. They cater to every client's needs to ensure a great experience.

Keyed In

4401A Connecticut Ave NW Ste 257 Washington, DC 20008 Phone number (202) 838-5211

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Keyed In is a professional locksmith and security company serving Washington D.C. and surrounding areas. Their services including locksmithing, access control systems security cameras, and comprehensive security packages. Keyed In's professional technicians stay on the cutting edge of security innovation. They create custom designs and upgrade security systems with ease. Keyed In uses state of the art security and locksmith equipment and maintains extensive ongoing training of technicians and all employees. Technicians are available throughout the metro area and can typically respond to service requests in less than 30 minutes.

Keyway Lock Service

1512 U St NW Washington, DC 20009 (202) 338-2254

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Since 1982, Keyway Lock Service has secured the assets of their clients. They specialize in security systems, high security locks, surveillance equipment, and safes. The company provides locksmith and security system services for Washington D.C. and surrounding areas. Expert locksmiths are available 24 hours a day with the skills and equipment needed to accommodate any locksmithing need. Locksmiths with Keyway Lock Service are trained and certified to offer a wide range of security products.

AA Locksmith Service

3113 10th St. N. Arlington, VA 22201 (703) 521-4990

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Founded in 1980, AA Locksmith Service is a full service locksmith company offering a complete range of services including CCTV systems, keyless entry, safes, and more. They deliver prompt, professional service from highly trained, licensed, bonded, and insured technicians. AA Locksmith Service also delivers fast response times and competitive pricing.

Allegiance Security Integration

2609 Morse Ln Woodbridge, VA 22192 (703) 349-6570

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Founded in 2007, Allegiance Security Integration is a small woman owned family business specializing in electronic security. Services include access control, video surveillance, intrusion detection, and information facilities. They're committed to identifying and installing the best product on the market to fit the needs of each client with full engineering and design capabilities in house. Allegiance Security Integration is certified and licensed with seasoned professionals who have security clearance.

TechMedx

Serving Burke and surrounding area (703) 250-0382

TechMedx has more than 20 years of technology support with certifications and excellent ratings. They provide a wide variety of electronic and computer services for homes and small businesses with not job too big or too small. TechMedx is especially helpful at making sense of complicated home security technologies, working to find the perfect solution, installing it correctly, and teaching home owners how to use it. They can install and configure many types of surveillance solutions.

jsistems

Serving Sterling and surrounding area (703) 662-3499

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jsistems specializes in design, installation, and service of commercial and residential technology. They believe in doing things right the first time, successfully recommending and installing security solutions including surveillance camera systems, automation, and smart home components. In addition to security solutions, jsistems specializes in home theater, networking, and more.

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