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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86 Customer Comments & Reviews

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natura w
Madison, Wisconsin
2/7/2015
I love this company and the rates


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Cheri M
Des Moines, Iowa
2/3/2015
Love it!


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Melissa d
Redondo Beach, California
1/27/2015
They lied! I was told my equipment would be free in exchange for a 2 year contract so I scheduled an installer. When he arrived he said that I required too many window sensors and it would cost me $800 to add them onto my install. The guy who I talked to on the phone kept saying everything you need will be taken care of no problem at no charge but as soon as they were in my home that all changed. Very rude. I am currently looking for a different company.


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Regina N
Austell, Georgia
1/25/2015
I RECOMMEND IT TO EVERYONE, GOOD CUSTOMER SERVICE AND EFFECTIVE RESPONSE. SAVED MY MUM LIFE SO I RECOMMEND IT


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Leslie K
Los Angeles, California
1/22/2015
i scheduled an appointment based on sales person's assurance that i would have to pay approx. $50 monthly and would have a $750 credit on necessary equipment when they installed system. the technician arrived a couple days later and a few minutes into the conversation asked me if I had been robbed or my house had been broken into. When I said "no why are you asking that?" he responded that there had been many break-ins in my neighborhood. Pretty much the opposite of what all my new neighbors told me. When my dogs started barking and I joked about my live-in alarm systems he responded by telling me about people funding their dogs dead after break ins. After 2 hours waiting to go over... Read More


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Tom M
Pasco, Washington
1/12/2015
I live far out in the country and response time is quite a while for the local sheriff's patrol. My decision was to go with a well known brand of security. Our neighborhood has been experiencing quite a bit of theft and tampering with equipment outside and I felt that with that going on I had better get a good security system from a good company. The salesman that sold me the system was great ...and installation was prompt...the techs that came to my home were very congenial and thorough . Then in two or three days my wife lost her security remote key fob. I called first the techs and asked about getting another and was routed to ADT central and told that another fob would be 200... Read More



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