Alder - Reviewed & Compared


Alder may be newer to the Home Security game, but they’re not messing around with security. With locations in all 50 states, they’re a DIY Security System that offers a simple setup, touchscreen panel, and super easy control of the system with their mobile app. Does this newcomer have what it takes to make a dent in the industry? Let's find out:

The Good

Get Total Life Safety with Alder. With a super easy setup, all you need to do is set up the panel, place the sensors and yard sign, download the app and you are good to go. Set up takes less than 10 minutes and you can fully control your home security system with the Alder app.

And their 24/7 Support means you can always reach them. If you have any questions, they’re just a call away.

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The Bad

Slightly more expensive than other DIY home security systems out there, but the included 7’’ touchscreen control panel makes the system more simplified than others. We don’t love that you have to call for prices, but it’s nice to have a rep there to speak to and get a rundown on options and equipment.

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What to Expect

  • Easy setup lets you DIY home security in ten minutes
  • Indoor and outdoor cameras to help you keep any eye on your home
  • 24/7 support so you can always reach someone with your questions
  • 7 second response time
  • App and touchscreen control

Our Final Verdict: 8.9/10

I really like Alder. Easy installation and user-friendly interface makes Alder Security a great choice for home security. The system comes with door sensors, window sensors, motion detectors, smoke detectors, and carbon monoxide sensors, so you are covered inside and out. And the app means you can control your system from your phone from anywhere, and even works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

  • Easy installation and user-friendly interface
  • Free 2-Day Shipping
  • Full-time mobile access with the Alder app