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Between these two security systems, our favorite is ADT.

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ADT and Slomin's have both in business for decades and offer many of the same features. They offer top of the line security. ADT and Slomin's also rank higher in the cost department, simply because they are hands-on companies who offer professional installation, 24/7 monitoring, and home automation.

Overview: Slomin's vs ADT

Each company offers state of the art equipment in addition to varying degrees of warranties. Long-term contracts are required and both companies charge installation and startup fees.

  1. ADT's contract is for 3-years
  2. Slomin's has a limited service area that includes the East Coast, Georgia, Florida, and the greater Los Angeles area
  3. ADT offers relocation of their system across the United States
  4. ADT offers a lifetime warranty on all of their equipment
  5. Slomin's system is hardwired into your home's electrical system

Similarities: ADT vs Slomin's

Both ADT and Slomin's require long-term contracts and professional installation for their services. Each offers 24/7 monitoring and with a variety of devices that can be added to the system over time. Both systems offer environmental monitoring, full home automation, and emergency connectivity to the proper authority.

  • Long contracts ranging from 3 to 5 years
  • Landline and cellular options available
  • Offers multiple packages that vary in price according to the number of features included
  • 24/7 monitoring and emergency connectivity
  • Technicians for both companies must visit your home during installation

Differences: ADT vs Slomin's

ADT and Slomin's are comparable in price and features but vary drastically in terms of coverage area and contract terms. They both offer high-quality equipment, but ADT is the only one to offer a lifetime warranty on all of its products. Slomin's only offers a 1-year warranty.

  • Slomin's is not a good choice for people who rent or lease
  • The length of the contract varies, ADT is 3 years, while Slomin's is 5
  • Slomin's contracts do not necessarily take into account the possibility of a move into an area that isn't covered
  • Slomin's charges a large cancellation fee if service is terminated for any reason
  • ADT can be easily moved from one location to another


ADT offers 24/7 monitoring, indoor/outdoor cameras, full home automation, a remote app that is compatible with iOS and Android phones and tablets. Their video doorbell viewer offers two-way communication whether you are at home or away.

Slomin's offers 24/7 monitoring, professional installation, and full home automation. There is also a remote control feature and environmental hazard detectors. They also can add additional keypads if you have more than one entrance.


ADT's contract lasts for three years and includes lifetime warranties on all of the products the company offers. ADT offers coverage throughout the United States and can relocate your equipment to almost anywhere in the country without disrupting your service.

Slomin's contracts last for five full years and only offer a 1-year, limited warranty on the equipment they offer. Slomin's charges a hefty cancellation fee for individuals who discontinue their service. This includes if they move out of their service area of Florida, Georgia, the East Coast and Los Angeles areas. They will, however, pause the subscription, of active military personnel who are deployed.


ADT plans start at approximately $37 per month and can go as high as $53 a month. The more devices you add and the more in-depth the level of service, the higher your monthly cost will be. Various devices can be added to each of the different packages for an additional cost.

Although some sites claim that Slomin's offers free installation, other sites state that the company charges $99 or higher to install their system but does not charge an activation fee. They also have multiple pricing programs. Their basic plan with 24/7 monitoring averages $29.99 per month. Additional pieces of equipment can be added, each with their own price point. With the mobile app, the price rises to over $37 a month.


ADT offers a lifetime warranty on all of its equipment. Each basic system includes a control panel, keyfob remote, three entry sensors, a motion sensor, siren, backup battery, and signage. Environmental hazard detectors and other devices can be added.

The basic Slomin's package includes a control panel, keypad, backup battery, motion detector, three door/window sensors, siren, and signage. Multiple door/window sensors and other detectors can also be added.


ADT requires professional installation and will move your system from one location to another if you move. Their coverage extends across the United States.

Slomin's also requires professional installation, but may not be able to provide coverage if you move out of their service area.

Emergency Connections

Both companies offer landline and cellular coverage for constant connectivity. Once the numbers on the contact list have been notified, the proper authorities will also be notified in case of an emergency.

Summary: Slomin's vs ADT

ADT is one of the most well-known and well-respected home security companies in America. It is a great choice for homeowners or renters who are looking for exceptional home security at a moderate to high cost.

Slomin's offers exceptional home security, but it isn't necessarily a good choice for renters or anyone who may be moving out of the company's service area. If you plan on living in the same area for the full five years of the required contract, Slomin's is an excellent choice.

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