Travis Goodreau

As a business owner, you know how important it is to protect your bottom line and that starts with installing a top-quality security system. A business security system can be your eyes and ears at your location(s) when you are not able to physically be there. It also means protecting your profits, your employees, and your customers from crime and other injustices.

About ADT for Business

ADT is a well-known security company that has been in business for more than 140 years. They employ upwards of 18,000 trained professionals in over 200 locations in the U.S. and Canada. Additionally, ADT currently has an A+ rating with the Better Business Bureau and more than 7 million customers. This speaks volumes for their reputation considering they can maintain an A+ rating while servicing that many people.

One of the reasons so many businesses choose ADT is because they offer a free business security risk assessment. This helps pinpoint your business's vulnerabilities so you can purchase the appropriate security system or customize one of your own.

Why a Security System Is Particularly Important for Businesses

A security system for your business could literally save your bacon when it comes to losses and lawsuits. Your security system will help prevent inventory theft from customers, as well as employees. It will also help protect you against fraudulent lawsuits such as slip and falls, false accusations of discrimination, harassment, and other false implications and staged accidents.

What Types of Businesses Would Benefit From an ADT Security System?

An ADT security system is ideal for all types of businesses, and they have on-call experts to help when needed. ADT also understands that each industry has its own set of security needs, requirements, and risks. That's why they specialize in tailoring their security products into different business categories. Here are just a few of the industries ADT serves.

  • Retail business security
  • Restaurant security systems (food and beverage)
  • Mechanical business automation security
  • Pharmacy security needs
  • Health and wellness office security
  • Manufacturing security needs
  • Professional services office security
  • Home office security systems
  • Automotive security

What Types of Businesses Are Not Recommended for an ADT Security System?

ADT has several security options that vary depending on the size of your business. They offer security products for home security and the security needs of small to medium-sized businesses. These products include burglary monitoring, video surveillance and storage, custom settings, access control, fire alarm monitoring, and more. If you have a large or commercial business, ADT offers commercial security solutions.

ADT Commercial for Large Scale Security Needs

If you need security on a larger scale, ADT offers a commercial security option. This includes custom integrated security solutions, infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and access to their outsourced performance-based security subscription service, as well as providing National account and Enterprise solutions.

ADT Security Options for Businesses

ADT prides themselves on understanding that every business's security needs are different and being able to properly identify any given business's security vulnerabilities so it can then help the owner correct them and protect their assets going forward. Here are some of the ADT security options for businesses.

  • Free security risk assessment
  • 24/7 monitoring
  • Customizable business security systems
  • Smart security (automation)
  • Fast, live phone support (within 60 seconds or less)
  • Skilled sales staff and technicians
  • Cybersecurity solutions
  • Event history
  • Video verification (helps reduce false alarms)

ADT Security Features for Businesses

ADT offers a wide variety of security features for businesses, as well as several packages from which to choose. They are Business Basic, Premise Control, Enterprise View, and Total Productivity, and they all come with the ADT Pulse feature (their interactive solution feature) except for the Business Basic package.

Here are the most popular ADT security features for businesses. You will receive all or some of these features depending on the package you choose.

Burglary Monitoring

ADT has 24/7 monitoring centers that will monitor your business for unauthorized activity and alert you if anything unusual occurs.

Perimeter Protection

ADT uses strategically placed sensors to quickly detect when someone tries to enter your premises illegally.

Glass Break and Motion Sensors

Burglars frequently break window and door glass to illegally enter a building. ADT's glass break sensors can detect the sound of breaking glass which will trigger an alert that will immediately be sent to you and the authorities. If the illegal entry wasn't by breaking glass, the motion sensors will detect someone moving around inside your building and the same alert will be immediately sent to you and the authorities.

Hold Up Button

ADT will discreetly place a hold-up button that when pushed will request an emergency response at your location.

Business Automation Products

Business automation products perform a wide variety of functions such as being able to automate your opening and closing process, schedule when to turn the lights on and off, control your business small appliances and thermostat to help save energy. All the automation equipment can be used remotely to provide you with more control of your business's environment.

Environmental Monitoring

ADT offers flood protection monitoring, high/low temperature control monitoring, fire protection and monitoring, and more.

Remote Access (remote arm and disarm)

This feature will enable you to arm and disarm your business's system from anywhere using your smartphone.

Video Surveillance

The video surveillance feature enables you to view your business or businesses remotely day or night in 1080 HD clarity in real-time from your mobile device. You can monitor productivity and it will also help reduce liability, improve safety, reduce shrinkage, deter crime, and monitor your inventory.

Cloud Video Storage

Cloud storage will record and store your surveillance videos offsite where you can access your video clips remotely from your mobile device. This feature provides you with 24-hour continuous recordings, will protect your video data from damage or destruction, and help you avoid having to have dedicated video management software and equipment.

Onsite Video Storage

This feature will allow you to record and store your video clips on a DVR located onsite, provide you with 24-hour continuous video surveillance recordings, access your video clips remotely, and to use the Smart Search feature which will help you to easily find and playback motion-triggered videos.

Video Surveillance Cameras

ADT has several video surveillance camera options which include dome cameras, bullet cameras, and turret cameras (motorized varifocal lenses).

Access Control

With ADT's access control, you can restrict the areas where your customers and employees are allowed. This will help keep unauthorized personnel out of sensitive areas.


ADT has a cybersecurity feature that will help protect your business against threats to your networks and data. The cybersecurity ADT offers will also help protect your business from ransomware, malware, trojans, phishing, destroyed data, privacy breaches, and more.