ADT home security monitoring services – an overview of options
A summary of the products and services ADT offers consumers looking for home security and home security monitoring systems
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With over eighty years of history, ADT is the largest home security alarm company in the United States and has operations worldwide. The firm not only offers home security systems, but also installs offers ADT security system equipment for business security needs. ADT also provides computerized systems and central integration for facilities. ADT acquired Brinks Home Security in 2010, further increasing its market share.
ADT franchises itself to local dealers who sell and service the company's equipment. All of the equipment is offered in packages, but these can be customized to whatever configurations suit your needs. Of all security companies, ADT offers the widest range of options for service and equipment. The company uses hardwired and wireless equipment from several manufacturers.
A sampling of available ADT equipment includes:
- Entry sensors
- Control panels
- Carbon monoxide detectors
- Motion detectors
- Smoke/heat detectors
- Glass break detectors
- Flood detector
- Outside siren with strobe light
- Video cameras
Some security companies base their packages and prices on different methods of categorization. ADT's monthly monitoring packages are based on the technology used in monitoring communications. Here is a summary of the standard packages available from ADT:
Essential: (starting at $36.99/month) Uses a standard telephone landline
Premium: (starting at $42.99/month) Uses a standard telephone landline and a two-way voice system
Cellular: (starting at $44.99/month) Uses a cellular connection and doesn't need a phone line
Total Protection: (starting at $47.99/month) Uses a standard telephone landline and a cellular connection for backup
ADT's dealers handle all installations. Self-installation is not an option. Often many dealers offer same-day installation where they will send a trained and certified technician to survey your premises and to install home security alarm equipment. In addition to the equipment, you can also receive home automation services. Many dealers offer free installation with a contract, so you should check your local area for dealers with the best offers.
ADT tries to make it as convenient as possible for customers to contact the company for any question or issue they might have. ADT offers 24-hour service by phone, email or chat. ADT allows its customers a six-month trial period to try its services. If you aren't happy, everything can be returned for a full refund. All equipment is covered by ADT’s lifetime warranty known as the Quality Service Plan.
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