Aside from differences in design, Frontpoint cameras share most of their features. Each Frontpoint camera works in conjunction with the company’s mobile app. Using the app, you can access video footage from anywhere via your smartphone, computer, or tablet.
The moment a Frontpoint camera detects motion, it starts recording video and sends an alert either by text or email. Whether you’re in a business meeting or on vacation, you can see if a package arrived at the door or monitor the comings and goings of household workers. You can watch the video on your mobile device or computer, then delete, share, or save the video.
Each Frontpoint camera has a built-in microphone and speaker, so you can use it like a speakerphone to talk with people nearby. This feature is great for checking in with the kids or discouraging would-be intruders.
Frontpoint cameras don’t require professional installation. This is a big win for you, as it not only saves you money on initial installation, but it also allows you to move the cameras anytime without racking up more expenses.
- Use the Frontpoint app to sync the home security camera with your wireless router.
- Follow on-screen instructions to complete the setup process.
- Choose where you want to mount the camera, like near the front or back door.
The cameras come with mounting accessories, so you only need a screwdriver (possibly a power drill) to attach the camera to a surface using the included screws.
Check out our Frontpoint installation guide to learn more.
To use security cameras in a Frontpoint home security system, you need to pay for the company's expensive monitoring: the Ultimate Plan (please read this in a deep movie preview announcer's voice).
The Ultimate Plan costs $49.99 a month, which is about $5 more expensive than Vivint's single-camera plan. Unlike Vivint, Frontpoint's professional monitoring fees don't increase as you add more cameras, making it the more affordable option for multiple cameras.
Frontpoint's security camera plan is also much more affordable than ADT's camera plan, which starts at $58.99 per month.
Although Frontpoint competes well against professionally-installed systems like Vivint and ADT, it's twice as expensive as SimpliSafe and five times as expensive as Ring Alarm—its biggest DIY competitors.
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Frontpoint created an Amazon Alexa skill that allows you to control your security system with Alexa voice commands. Unfortunately, this doesn't offer much functionality for security cameras.
You can ask Alexa to record a clip or adjust the pan and tilt of a camera, but don't expect to view a video stream on a smart display like the Echo Show 5.
As far as we can tell, Frontpoint's compatibility with Google Assistant* (via the Alarm.com action) doesn't extend to security cameras. This means that you shouldn't plan on using your Frontpoint cameras with Google Home.