ADT Monitored Home Security Review

Rating: 8.6 / 10 (Excellent)
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ADT is one of the most trusted home security companies in the U.S., with over 140 years of experience. Their home security systems can be monitored via app, and are fully customizable, featuring a variety of different options besides burglary protection, such as flood detection, and smoke and heat sensors. ADT Monitored systems can be controlled remotely via the ADT Pulse (R) app.

How is ADT Monitoring rated?


Contract & Price
Technology Integration

Overall Rating: 8.6 / 10 (Excellent)

With over 140 years of experience, ADT is one of the most popular and dependable security providers in the nation, covering both homes and businesses in the United States and Canada with reliable monitoring and top-notch home automation options. Their plans range from $36.99 to $58.99 with a $99 activation fee, and they require a 36-month minimum contract with applicable early cancellation fees. That being said, if you opt for ADT Monitored home security solutions remember to read the contract thoroughly before you commit. The equipment for these services is provided by Protect Your Home. Overall, the combination is reasonably priced and offers a wide range of dependable products and services that clients can customize to meet their needs.

How does ADT Monitoring work?

Equipment - 9 / 10

Protect Your Home's equipment scores high by providing professional installation and top-quality relocatable products that can be customized to fit your needs and the layout of your business or home. Their security systems include an event triggered alarm, live surveillance, an assortment of indoor and outdoor cameras, motion sensors, door and window sensors, recessed door sensors, glass break protection, and crash and smash protection for their control panel. They also provide environmental protection, such as carbon monoxide, flood, temperature change and smoke sensors, as well as a panic button and emergency alert button.
Equipment Manufacturer
Honeywell, GE, DSC
Ability to Reallocate System
Wireless Sensors
Control Panel
Event Triggered Siren/ Alarm

Security Monitors, Sensors, & Devices

Intrusion Protection

  • Door & Window Sensors
  • Garage Door Sensors
  • Glass Break Protection
  • Motion Sensors
  • Recessed Door Sensors
  • Crash & Smash Protection

Environmental Protection

  • Carbon Monoxide
  • Flood
  • Temperature Change
  • Smoke


  • Indoor Cameras
  • Live Surveillance
  • Event-triggered Surveillance

Life Safety

  • Panic Button


Monitoring - 9.5 / 10

ADT offers unparalleled 24/7 cellular, broadband, and landline professional monitoring from six different monitoring centers located across the country. The physical equipment is provided by Protect Your Home and includes police, fire department, and medical dispatch options and their equipment comes with a 2-way intercom that allows you to contact one of their fast responders anytime you need assistance.
Monitoring Options
Professional Monitoring
Monitoring Technology
Number of Monitoring Centers
Monitoring Center Type
Professional Monitoring Services
24/7 Professional Monitoring
2-Way Intercom
Police Dispatch
Fire Department Dispatch
Medical Dispatch

How much does ADT Monitoring cost?

Contract & Price - 7.5 / 10

ADT has four monitored security packages to choose from: basic, basic wireless, ADT Pulse, and ADT Pulse + Video. Their monthly fees are on the high side, from $36.99 to $58.99. They require a 36-month minimum contract. Additionally, in the event of early contract termination, ADT may ask the client to pay 70% of the monthly charges due for the balance of the first 36-months. They do offer a 6-month money back guarantee and a 90-day limited warranty for their products, but all in all a rather stringent pricing and contract policy.
Starting Price
Max Price
Number of Available Packages
Installation Fee
Equipment Starting Cost
Contract Required
Minimum Contract Length
36 months
Cancellation Policy
Early termination by Customer, ADT may charge 90% of the monthly service charges due for the balance of the initial 36-month term.
90 Days Limited Warranty

Technology Integrations

Technology Integration - 8 / 10

Protect Your Home's security equipment offers solid technology integration in comparison to other providers. With features like email and text alerts, live surveillance, and remote arm/disarm, functions you can access through their solid iPhone and Android apps.

Mobile Access & Alerts

  • iPhone App
  • Android App
  • Email & Text Alerts
  • Live Surveillance Feed
  • Remote Arm/Disarm

ADT Monitoring Reputation

Reputation - 9.5 / 10

ADT cares about providing home and business owners with valuable security information, offering automation, home security, and health resources on their site. The company is certified by Underwriter's Laboratory, Factory Mutual, Electronic Security Association and the New York City Fire Department.
Trust Pilot Rating
3.3 out of 10
BBB Rating
Number of BBB Positive Reviews
Number of BBB Neutral Reviews
Number of BBB Negative Reviews
Date Collected
Year Founded

Certifications & Associations

  • Underwriter's Laboratory (UL)
  • Factory Mutual (FM)
  • Electronic Security Association
  • New York City Fire Department

Contact & Additional Information

Company Phone
(800) 229-8305
Headquarters Address
1 Town Center Rd., Boca Raton, FL, 33486
Mailing Address
1 Town Center Rd., Boca Raton, FL, 33486

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87 Customer Comments & Reviews

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Martha C
Laurel, Montana
Do NOT invest in ADT if you are in Bozeman, MT! My experience was that once the initial equipment installation was completed by their authorized dealer (Protect Your Home), the contract was turned over to ADT corporate. At that point, neither company would provide the service of additional sensor installation. Bad business model for relationship with corporate and authorized dealers. Customer Service was not helpful.

Kenner, Louisiana
Loyal customer of 12 years.. never had issues until September. Alarm started beeping throughout day or night. . scared the daylights out of us. . called and they sent out a technician. upon arrival tech said phone line messed up to call phone co and btw you have had no connection for adt since May. so paying for nothing. Call rep who basically insulted me and said it was my fault. . Absolutely no refund for paying past few months and added I should've read the disclosure (which my husband signed up for services) 12 years ago that said I had to do test every month and I would've known I had no service 😡I told them cancel my service and they started offering free upgrade to wireless and 2... Read More

Vicki H
Port Richey, Florida
Marketing is EXTREMELY MISLEADING! Installers/Sales Guys were very informative and know their stuff BUT there is NO SUCH thing as a Monthly Payment between $36.99 to $58.99 and an activation fee of $99.00... Our Monthly charge with a 36 month contract will be $52.9,9 without cameras and some other bells & whistles... and an added charge of $191.00 for a Fire Alarm and Flashing Light with built in Siren. If we had gotten everything they offered we would have additional costs... instead of the advertised monthly highest charge of $58.99... HA The $53 seems pretty high for monitoring...

Joy G
New Albany, Indiana
Do not trust anything the sales reps say. My husband got the run around for a week getting different answers from every person that answered the phones. Supposedly had approval from sales manager yet when my husband had a few questions about the quote they asked us to sign someone would tell him that corporate rejected the offer. Then he would get another quote from that person and so on an so forth. My husband has spent so much time on the phone causing him so much stress I should charge them for his time! ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE SALES!!!!!!!

Ried B
Carson City, Nevada
After nearly 2,000 in equipment sales in December of 2014, my alarm stopped working properly in June of 2017. Opened doors and other zones did not register with the keypad, alarms sounded for no reason and then inexplicably would return to a normal operation. After 3 visits a technician finally recommended the master CPU be replaced. A week later a tech showed up and had no notes as to the work to be performed. Although customer support was friendly and tried to be helpful (over the phone) a servicing technician was never told what was wrong and thus were unprepared to fix or replace parts of the system. The reason? Oh, according to ADT they had to first "build a case" to authorize... Read More

James M
WORST COMPANY EVER. I have a security system with the company. I called and inquired about having security camera's added. The sales rep informed me it would cost 472.00 which I agreed . Had installed but found out I went into another 3Year contract . I contacted them they pulled phone records and they stated the rep didn't inform me nor the installer and there response is I should have read the paper work I was signing. Same paperwork I've signed after the numerous service calls . You've been warned

Dallas, Texas
My husband and I just bought a home, ADT sent out SALES REPS to see if we wanted to continue service (the home already had the system from the previous owners) they told us they were NOT sales reps and that they make no commission they are "relocation managers" they also told us that anything that needed to be updated would be free, and when I asked then about the current motion detector because we have an indoor cat I was told that it would have to be at least 40 lbs and stand 4 feet tall to set it off. So we go ahead and schedule the setup, when the tech gets there he starts changing or our door sensors and keypad, he tells us that we shouldn't hook up the motion sensor because our cat... Read More

Theadore S
Halethorpe, Maryland
I have been an ADT Security customer since 1981 and have secured all 4 of my homes by ADT. The fourth home I purchased had an existing security system that was installed by the previous home owner. ADT told me that system could be updated by ADT and that a new system was not necessary. I have been dealing with noting but problems since I purchased the house 51/2 years ago. The latest problem was the door to the panel used to turn the system on or off is broken from the plastic to the panel being so old. The door to the panel just opened by itself because was shutting my front door to my home (I did not slam the front door) and the door to the alarm system was laying open when I... Read More

Miami, Florida
I have been dealing with these scam artists for two days. Be careful because they will "bait and switch" after you think you have it all settled. They add additional charges for "permitting". Make sure you check with your municipality to see if the permits are actually required. They were charging me and additional $132.10 for an electrical permit and alarm permit that is not required in my area. They apologetically removed those charges AFTER I questioned them on the permitting issue. My advice is to look elsewhere and get all your facts before or they will add fees not necessary for your alarm system.

Shakha G
Walnut Creek, California
Do not do business with Protect your home they will not tell you everything upfront their technician does not provide you correct solution to protect you they only provide solution which will get you to sign the contract so that they can hold you to the contract. They have installed an inadequate system which does not work for us and have not fixed it in the last 30days and are now providing a solution by charging us $800 for the system that did not work from the first day. When asked to cancel they said we will have to pay 75% of the contract value for cancellation very unhappy and feeling unsecured

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