Best Reviews TopConsumerReviews.com Best Alarm Systems Best Reviews
Best Reviews
      December 16, 2019

Home  >  Alarm Systems  >  ADT Review

Best

Alarm Systems

  1. Protect America
  2. ADT
  3. Vivint
  4. Get Safe
  5. SimpliSafe
  6. Guardian Protection
  7. Alarm Force

Compare Products

  • Select any 2 companies in our reviews to compare them head-to-head!
  • Compare

Your Information Is Secure
Preventing burglaries: How To Protect Your Home Newsletter

Latest Reviews

Copyright Registration

Dog Treat Clubs

Gift Boxes

Home Security Systems

Maternity Clothes

Painting Lessons

Tinnitus

Wedding Planning Software

 

Individual Reviews

Frontpoint

Protect America

ADT

Vivint

Get Safe

SimpliSafe

Guardian Protection Services

Alarm Force

 

Our professional reviewers evaluate products and services independently, but Top Consumer Reviews may earn money when you click on the links on our pages. Learn more.

Better Business Bureau Reliability Seal

ADT Review

Best Alarm Systems

To help you find the Best Alarm Systems, TopConsumerReviews.com provides you with an in-depth ADT Review.

To see ALL of our reviews for the Best Alarm Systems, please Click Here

Increasing the security of your home is essential to protect yourself, your belongings, and your family. According to the experts, high unemployment rates and other economic woes in the nation are a factor in rising crime rates. With more than 2 million burglaries each year in the United States alone, and an average loss of over $2,000 per incident, it is well worth the investment to make sure your home is properly protected.

High-quality deadbolts and well-placed lighting on the exterior of your home can reduce the risk of becoming a victim. However, experience shows that skilled burglars can pick a lock, even a deadbolt, in a minute or less. On the other hand, crime data also demonstrates that criminals tend to avoid homes with an alarm system, to improve their chances of not getting caught.

Continue reading below reviews

Best Reviews

2019

Alarm Systems Reviews

4 stars
ADT

ADT

Visit Site

Features:

$99+ customer installation charge

$36.99+/month for monitoring

Customer information: 1-866-238-9934

ADT has been protecting homes and businesses for many years, making them one of the most recognized names in alarm systems. ADT has four main alarm system plans to meet your needs, with options for both landlines and cellular users, fire detection, or basic intruder protection. With ADT, you should expect to spend some money on start-up costs for installation and/or equipment that other providers include at no extra charge, particularly for the landline-based alarm systems.

Another difference you'll see with ADT is that they'll send an associate to evaluate your home's alarm system needs prior to installation. Most of the systems are wireless but some in-person coding is necessary with certain add-on equipment.

ADT's entry-level alarm system package is $99 for installation, plus an additional monitoring fee of $36.99 per month. The equipment in this package includes:

  • A wireless touchpad
  • 3 entry point sensors
  • 1 Wireless Motion Sensor (Pet-Immune)
  • Window decals and yard signs

This package does require a landline for use, and if you need more than three entry point sensors for your larger home, expect to pay more for your equipment.

ADT also has three wireless (no landline required) alarm system packages:

  • Basic Wireless - for $48.99/month, you get the features of the entry-level plan, plus 1 Key Fob remote
  • ADT Pulse - for $52.99/month, you receive all of the features of the Basic Wireless plan, plus mobile access and alerts
  • ADT Pulse + Video - for $58.99/month, you get the features of the Pulse plan as well as the capability for video surveillance

ADT does not tell you upfront what the equipment costs will be for those three wireless packages, or for additional sensors. But, at the time of our review, they were advertising free equipment on all four monitoring packages with the required installation charge. The fine print at the bottom of the page indicated that installation charges can be as high as $399 (or more!), depending on the system chosen, and that the free equipment offer is only valid for customers who sign a 3-year contract. This is quite steep compared with alarm systems in our review that take a more do-it-yourself approach to installation.

In short, ADT (1-866-238-9934) is a great choice for customers who need dependable alarm systems with all the bells and whistles and who are willing to pay extra for reputability and professional installation.

Visit Site

Continued from above

Alarm Systems have a wide variety of features, coverage, and price points. Some Alarm Systems charge hundreds of dollars for installation in addition to their monitoring services, while others offer free equipment and/or installation along with a monthly monitoring contract. The best Alarm Systems provide customers with flexible options with respect to installation and home phone line requirements.

As you consider which Alarm System will best meet your protection needs, it is wise to have a grasp of several common features offered by home security companies. These include:

  • Monitoring Service. Does the company provide live, round-the-clock home monitoring with live representatives who will respond quickly to contact authorities in the event of a burglary or other incident?
  • Equipment and Installation Costs. Is there a charge for the initial equipment package, or is it included with the monitoring service? How many sensors are included in that package, and how much will it cost to get the number of sensors your home needs? Will you be charged separately for installation?
  • Guarantee. Are you protected by a satisfaction guarantee and/or a warranty on your Alarm System equipment?

TopConsumerReviews.com has reviewed and ranked the best Alarm Systems available today. We hope these reviews help you find the right alarm system to protect yourself, your property, and your loved ones for years to come!

'They've been watching us': Hacker hurls racist insults over compromised Ring security system

A hacker tapped into a Ring security system to harass a biracial family over the device's camera and speaker system. Josephine Brown and her husband were preparing dinner in their Cape Coral, Florida, ...

Published:  Wed, 11 Dec 2019 12:46:00 GMT



Industrial Control Systems Security Software Market May Set New Growth Story | Cisco, Honeywell, McAfee, FireEye

Dec 14, 2019 (HTF Market Intelligence via COMTEX) -- A new business intelligence report released by HTF MI with title "Global Industrial Control Systems Security Software Market Insights by ...

Published:  Sat, 14 Dec 2019 07:21:00 GMT



Don't Waste Your Money: Video 'security' systems put your family under surveillance

And not just by you. Systems like Ring are hackable and could potentially be abused by people who don't have you or your children's best interest at heart.

Published:  Fri, 13 Dec 2019 19:08:00 GMT



Vehicle Alarm System Market Value, Volume, Growth Predictions, and Forecast 2019 to 2026

Dec 12, 2019 (Market Prediction via COMTEX) -- Vehicle Alarm System report 2019 scrutinizes the business by a thorough analysis of market dynamics, size, current trends, problems, challenges, ...

Published:  Thu, 12 Dec 2019 18:51:00 GMT



'Fuzzy logic' alarm system may help nurses in NICU predict impending catheter infusion failure

A "fuzzy logic" alarm system may help nurses in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) predict impending catheter infusion failure - and prevent complications in critically ill newborns, reports a ...

Published:  Wed, 11 Dec 2019 15:43:00 GMT



T-Systems Launches Security Operations Centre in Singapore to Strengthen Proactive Detection and Response

SINGAPORE, Dec. 12, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- T-Systems, a Deutsche Telekom subsidiary, today officially opened its newly built Security Operations Centre (SOC) in Singapore to proactively detect and ...

Published:  Thu, 12 Dec 2019 16:02:00 GMT



Kansas abandons voter fraud security system trumpeted by Trump's onetime voter fraud czar

The Kansas Secretary of State's office has announced it will indefinitely suspend the use of controversial technology meant to identify voter fraud after concerns were raised about security risks. The ...

Published:  Thu, 12 Dec 2019 02:41:00 GMT



Hacker Takes Over Calabasas Family's Security Camera System

but one Calabasas family found the opposite to be the case after a hacker apparently seized control of their Ring security camera system on Wednesday and delivered disturbing messages. Some of the ...

Published:  Fri, 13 Dec 2019 09:56:00 GMT



Litum's Automated Headcount System Brings Security for Ferrero Group

When it comes to emergency services and safety, Ferrero Group has a sweet solution for its chocolate and hazelnut plants, with an automated mustering system for emergency cases designed and developed ...

Published:  Sun, 15 Dec 2019 00:06:00 GMT



Share Us!   

Home      About Us      Terms & Conditions      Privacy Policy      Contact Us      Disclosure