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?

Breakdown

9/10
Equipment
10/10
Monitoring
10/10
Reputation
8/10
Contract & Price
8/10
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.
Installation
Professional
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

Surveillance

  • Indoor Cameras
  • Live Surveillance
  • Event-triggered Surveillance

Life Safety

  • Panic Button

Monitoring

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
Cellular
Broadband
Landline
Number of Monitoring Centers
6
Monitoring Center Type
Owned
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
$36.99
Max Price
$58.99
Number of Available Packages
4
Installation Fee
$99.00
Equipment Starting Cost
$0.00
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.
Warranty
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
A+
Number of BBB Positive Reviews
10
Number of BBB Neutral Reviews
4
Number of BBB Negative Reviews
214
Date Collected
2017-08-17
Year Founded
1890

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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Debra W
Lithonia, Georgia
3/30/2017
BEWARE..This is not an upstanding company. The representatives will tell you anything to get your money!! Read your contract thoroughly. Signed a 3-year contract instead of a 2-year as said by representative. Was told that I could move the service without penalty or costs. Now that I want to move just the monitoring service--not the system, as my new home already has a system. Anyway, I'm required to buy new security equipment, again--and extend the contract for 3 more years. Consumers beware!


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Antoinette C
Pine Bush, New York
3/17/2017
ADT was notified by phone that I was cancelling my service for an apartment building. I had been a loyal customer for 7+ years. I was not advised that I needed to cancel my service in writing. Obviously, I was not advised how to do that...mail? email? I provided the new owner's contact info. He planned to continue service. He contact ADT to switch service. ADT even sent a representative to the property to expand his service. ADT failed to get back to him. He advised ADT he no longer wanted service. Without actually notifying me, ADT continued to bill me for 6 months!!!!! We moved and my address changed. ADT refused to settle the dispute in any meaningful way. I would not advise using them.... Read More


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john
Hastings, Nebraska
3/14/2017
Very helpful in advising what we need it and what we wanted.


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flowerchild82883@yahoo.com
Brunswick, Ohio
2/28/2017
Scam artists, took money unauthorized totaling $2300 so far. Had to make fraud report with our bank.


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Enrique
2/22/2017
Very good service


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JAMES L
Concord, North Carolina
2/20/2017
I was asked by my sister-in- law to recommend a security system for her new home. I told her ADT SECURITY. I AM A LONG TIME MEMBER OF ADT and had Great Service.When i look for a service, i not only read the reviews the services, i look for the history as well. How long have they been in business?ADT SECURITY WAS FOUNDED IN 1874.I checked the BBB,i found a BBB A+ RATING. I am not naive,there are going to be certain people that complain for number of reasons.WHAT ABOUT THE MILLIONS THAT ARE HAPPY WITH ADT SECURITY SERVICE.THEY ARE SILENT BECAUSE THEY ARE HAPPY……I SUGGEST THAT YOU REMEMBER,ONE HUNDRED PEOPLE LETTING THERE VOICES BE HEARED MAKES MORE NOISE THAN THOUSANDS THAT REMAIN... Read More


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Regina B
Deltona, Florida
2/17/2017
They send you a flyer stating you can have a complete system with installation for $99 and a three year contract. The installer comes into your house and starts to install the system they say will protect your house. A third of the way into installation the installer tells you, in his opinion you need different equipment"glass breaking sensors", to protect a house safely. As I ask him what this might cost me to have the different sensors put on my window he won't give me an answer. He just quickly works to put the sensors on my doors. I finally told him to stop everything he was doing and find out what the charge for the breakage sensors will be or he can leave my house now. $2400 he... Read More


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Babs
Greenwood, Indiana
2/6/2017
Terrible service by technicians and sales.


Carmen H
San Jacinto, California
2/4/2017
Worst customer service!!! They do not care about their customers and take a long time to answer your call, once they answer they gave me a horrible attitude and didn't want to help!!! Do not sign up for this!


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Rene L
Encino, California
1/25/2017
Customer Service is not a priority! ADT Level 1 Call Center is incompetence at its best. Our alarm system is beeping continuously (and we had this problem at least 3 times in the past). We called ADT to report our problem and its policy is a call back within 48 hours. Yes they did, in 48 hours and the ADT rep offers the appointment in 7 days! Hum, not acceptable as we say can’t sleep with that loud beep and we have an opened house in 2 days. Than the genial workaround offered is to power down the system until the technician get to our place, yes in 7 days! Furious, we asked to be escalated to the next level. However, because it is 5:30 PM, the next level call rep can’t reached the... Read More



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