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

Contract & Price Fine Print

$99 installation fee for Basic Plan, for information on installation fees for Basic Wireless, ADT Pulse and ADT Pulse plus Video please call company

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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Concord, North Carolina
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
Lake Mary, Florida
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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robert k
I was recently broken into, and lost $10000 in equipment. I called to find out why I didn't get a call about it, and was told that they don't monitor a signal to make sure it all works as it should and I have to test the system once a month. They have since set up 3 appointments and have not yet shown up for 1. when I called again to find out what happened, I was put on hold for 38 min the first time then got the run a round the second time I called. I was told the earliest they could get to me would be in a week. The worst customer service I have ever dealt with. If you want to be safe do NOT use them.
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Knoxville, Tennessee
Terrible service by technicians and sales.
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Carmen H
Bellflower, California
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
Los Angeles, California
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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Baton Rouge, Louisiana
I have been a loyal ADT customer without any complaints until now. My home flooded in August 2016. Since we're restoring our home, my husband felt it would be a great time to update our services. ADT has been sending information that was appealing. We received 3 different prices within an hour, being transfer from sales to customer loyalty then being disconnected. The price ranged from $500 to $181 due at signing and $40 plus a month. AT&T rescheduled my appointment to activate land line, so I had to reschedule ADT. They were aware of the changes, when the technician arrived, our price changed from the lower price to the middle price because they said Representative made a mistake... Read More
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Michael G
Kennebunk, Maine
BE WARNED! Horrible service! There 'call center' has typically consisted of incompetent people who have conflicting understandings of ADT protocols or no understanding of them at all. We recently had a false fire alarm and I keyed in the cancellation code within seconds. The alarm continued to sound in the house despite the fact that ADT operations center had received the cancellation notification. Despite the fact that they could see that we had cancelled the alarm at the key pad, according to ADT's Chris in Irving Texas, a "Team Leader", ADT policy is to call the local fire department and tell them that an alarm has been triggered.... but NOT tell the fire department that they also... Read More
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Mary S
New Castle, Pennsylvania
We have had ADT at three residents for 9 years. We have never had an incident so we don't know how good they are other than their signs being a deterrent. They have decided to eliminate their remotes (with verbal confirmation that the alarm is set). They think that their phone app does the job. It is very INCONVENIENT for the customer!! If you have a garage door opener and choose not to use the app, you must get out of your car and go in through the man door to set the alarm manually. Not a great company!!! We are currently shopping around with other security companies and considering ending our relationship with ADT. Our customer service experience was not good. Sell,... Read More
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Atlanta, Georgia
My contract is almost over... It's been a terrible 3yrs with ADT. It's not worth the money.
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