We like the comprehensive smart security integration and flexible pricing options that TELUS SmartHome Security has to offer—and it looks like most of Canada agrees! TELUS was selected Canada’s most trusted alarm service in BrandSpark’s 2022 Canadian Trust Study.
With the recent acquisition of ADT and Vivint, TELUS SmartHome Security delivers the broadest array of security services to customers across the nation. We especially like that you get the reassurance and reputation of three well-respected companies in one.
TELUS SmartHome Security has a wide number of plans that makes it easy to find one that fits almost any budget. And if you're already a TELUS customer, you'll love saving up to $20 per month with bundling and other discounts.
Depending on the services you already subscribe to, you can get professional monitoring for as low as $32.00 per month. If you're not a TELUS customer, monthly monitoring starts at $47.00 (that's higher than simple DIY systems like Ring, but just under Frontpoint's starting price).
For those who want to monitor their home on their own, TELUS offers a self-monitoring camera-only plan for $15 per month.
But those aren't the only way to save with TELUS—believe it or not, a long-term contract can get you a lower monthly rate. TELUS's standard contract is three years, but if you opt for a five-year term instead, the company knocks $5 off your monthly bill.
As with any contract, we encourage you to read all the terms before signing on the dotted line, but TELUS gives you 30 days to vet both the service and the contract. You can cancel in the first 30 days with no penalty, but if you wait, there is a cancellation fee.
TELUS offers a wide selection of equipment, but what we love most is how customizable it is. Instead of offering pre-packaged equipment options, TELUS lets customers pick what they need.
Every plan includes the basics—a control panel, motion detector, and some entry sensors—but after that, you get to decide which cameras, smart home devices, and extra safety sensors will round out your system. All told, each plan includes about $1,400 worth of equipment, and you don't have to pay for that upfront (this is one perk of that pesky contract).
TELUS SmartHome offers the following safety sensors and security cameras:
- Window and Door Sensor
- Motion Sensor
- Glass Break Sensor
- Flood Sensor
- Smart Smoke Sensor
- Carbon Monoxide Detector
- Indoor Wi-Fi Security Camera
- Slimline Wi-Fi Doorbell Camera
- Outdoor Wi-Fi Security Camera
You can probably guess from the name, but TELUS SmartHome Security is no slacker when it comes to home automation. TELUS works with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, plus a number of smart home brands including Ecobee, GE, Levitron, Google Nest, Schlage, Sonos, Weiser, and Yale. Plus, TELUS uses Z-Wave, so your system should be compatible with any Z-Wave device.
TELUS smart home equipment includes:
- Smart Light Bulb
- Smart Plug - Appliance
- Smart Plug - Lamp
- Smart Garage Door Opener
- Smart Thermostat
- Smart Lock
ASecureLife’s recommendation: TELUS SmartHome Security is a great fit for customers looking for comprehensive home security with flexible pricing. And with options for everything from self-monitoring to a choice between DIY or professional installation, TELUS is an easy match for nearly any home security preference.
>>Learn more: Read our full TELUS SmartHome Security review.