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ADT-Monitored Home Security Services is the longest-established security company on our review site. It was over 140 years ago when American District Telegraph pioneered in sending security alerts by Morse code. Today ADT serves both homes and businesses looking for top-notch security systems and alarm monitoring. Systems monitored by ADT use hardwired (for prewired homes) and wireless equipment to detect invasions and automate homes for energy-saving and convenience.
ADT Authorized Premier Provider, Protect Your Home’s website advertises multiple home security plans, plus their sales agents can design custom solutions. The four main options are: Basic Security, ADT Pulse Select, ADT Pulse + Video, ADT Pulse + Home Automation and ADT Pulse + Video & Home Automation.
Protect Your Home’s packages start at just $27.99/month, so customers can get protected for less than $1/day. Installation starts at $99 and upgraded packages require additional install fees. This offer is available for new customers only and termination fees apply.
Standard features of ADT-monitored security equipment packages are pushbutton control panels, entry sensors, interior motion detectors and wireless keychain remotes.
With an upgrade to ADT Pulse + Video & Home Automation, you get the options of video security cameras and remote control over lighting, temperature and door locks.
ADT-monitored security systems can send emergency alerts by cell radio, which is typically the speediest solution. Landlines can also be used as primary or secondary emergency connections. ADT monitoring centers are set up across the US.
ADT provides excellent customer service. However, customer experiences may vary depending on individual locations and whether you are a customer with Protect Your Home or ADT. Overall, most ADT reviews by customers are positive.
Protect Your Home offers five main security packages that combine equipment and ADT monitoring. Hardwired (for prewired homes) and wireless alarm systems are both available. Prices range from approximately $7 to $15 per week or $28 to $59 per month. Here are details about each plan:
The best value plan offered by Protect Your Home is called Basic Security. It costs $27.99/month, or around just $7/week. It includes a base security system, panel, motion sensor, wireless sensors, and a wireless remote. For an additional $2/week you can get Basic Security with Quality Service Protection. Both of these plans require a landline connection, so customers without a landline installed will need to upgrade.
Protect Your Home’s second plan is called ADT Pulse Select. It costs $52.99/month, or around $13/week. In addition to everything in the previous plan, ADT Pulse Monitoring also includes Home Automation. With home automation, you can use the ADT Pulse App to stay connected to your home security system anywhere at any time. Arm and disarm your system, monitor your home and receive real-time updates and notifications while away from home.
Protect Your Home’s third plan is called ADT Pulse + Video. As its name suggests, it includes everything in ADT Pulse Monitoring plus video surveillance. It comes with an indoor surveillance camera which you can monitor via live stream directly from the ADT Pulse App. At $58.99/month, this plan averages out to around $15/week.
Protect Your Home’s top security plans are the ADT Pulse + Home Automation and ADT Pulse + Video & Home Automation plans. These plans offer full home automation for those looking to build a complete smart home.
Customers must sign a 24 or 36-month contract depending on their location. However, ADT also offers a 6-month money back guarantee. If during the first six months following your installation ADT is unable to resolve any installation/service-related concern, you may receive a refund of the installation price and all monitoring fees you paid within the first six months.
Each ADT-monitored home security system from Protect Your Home includes, at minimum, the equipment listed below.
Advanced packages get additional features. Protect Your Home supports the following types of controls, sensors, cameras and home automation features:
Video Cameras and Home Automation
|ADT Equipment & Features||Basic Security||ADT Pulse Select||ADT Pulse + Video|
|Indoor Camera||Not Included||Not Included||Included|
|Quality Service Plan||Not Included||Included||Included|
There is an especially wide range of home security devices installed by Protect Your Home and monitored by ADT. Here are several highlights.
Landline or Cellular
Many new home alarm system companies only offer cellular connections for emergency monitoring. While cellular is generally the most reliable, it isn’t available in some areas. You might also like to have a backup. ADT is one of the few industry leaders to monitor through landlines and cell radio alike.
Pet-Friendly Motion Sensor
ADT-monitored systems from Protect Your Home detect indoor motion with infrared motion sensors. To help avoid false alarms triggered by pets, these sensors can be set to ignore weights up 50 pounds.
Flood, Fire and Leak Detection
For all-around home safety, ADT monitoring devices can detect water leaks, excessive heat, smoke and carbon monoxide.
Protect Your Home sells video cameras that provide indoor surveillance. With ADT Pulse + Video (Protect Your Home’s most popular ADT-monitoring offer) video can be live streamed to a mobile device.
ADT Pulse wireless security systems can help users cut energy costs by automating lights and thermostats. They also add security and convenience with automated door locks for the home. Home automation is included in the ADT Pulse + Home Automation package.
|Protect Your Home Smart Home Options||Primary Benefit||Type||Technology|
|ADT Pulse App||Convenience||Basic||App|
|Smart Door Locks||Worry-free Control||Advanced||Automation|
|Smart Thermostat||Convenience & Energy Saver||Intermediate||Automation|
|Video Doorbell Camera||Advanced Detection||Basic||Camera|
|Smart Switches & Plugs||Convenience & Energy Saver||Basic||Automation|
Security systems from Protect Your Home are easy to use. The company handles installation and provides a choice of push-button control panels from industry leaders. Each ADT monitored alarm system includes a keychain remote as well.
Customers with questions about the technology or equipment can get answers online or directly through Protect Your Home’s customer support line.
As of April 14th, 2019 we’ve had 256 ADT customers rate ADT from an online survey. Below are their average ratings broken out in detail.
ADT Authorized Premier Provider – Protect Your Home meets diverse customers’ security needs. The company can install hardwired and wireless security equipment that ADT can monitor. Highlights of the premium Protect Your Home security package are video surveillance, fire & flood monitoring, and home automation. We recommend reading local Protect Your Home reviews before signing an agreement, as customer service varies from dealer to dealer.
Vivint’s the most similar to ADT but their high-end technology and advanced home automation is the main difference, however this comes at a premium.
Simplisafe is the most affordable security system alternative to ADT. One key difference is there’s no contract required with Simplisafe.
Frontpoint is similar to ADT when you compare pricing and product options, but their customer service really stands out to us.