ADT gave me a free home security system and I am writing about my experience. All opinions and reviews are unbiased and completely mine.
Why We Switched To ADT Home Security
My husband and I were in the market for a new home security system. After looking into several security companies, we decided that an ADT Home Security System was best for us. Find out what ADT offers, why we chose ADT, and about our experience with our ADT Home Security System thus far.
About ADT Home Security Systems
ADT is America’s #1 smart home security provider. With 145 years of experience and more than 7 million customers, it’s safe to say ADT knows what they’re doing. When it comes to smart home security, trust the pros!
While ADT offers three base packages (Traditional, Control, Video), they are meant to be tailored to meet your specific home security needs. You build the perfect alarm system for your home, designed to protect you and work with your budget.
All ADT home security systems include:
- Digital Panel (the center of your smart home security system, giving you fingertip control to arm or disarm your system)
- Entryway Contacts (door and window sensors will trigger the high-decibel siren and alert you and ADT in the event of unauthorized entry)
- Wireless Keychain Remote (disarm your alarm with the push of a button)
- Motion Detector (cover wide areas of your home)
- Yard Signs and Window Decals (to let others know you’re protected by ADT)
- 24/7 Monitoring (from experienced security professionals)
The ADT Mobile App extends control of your system to your phone. You can arm and disarm your system, control smart devices, and check in from virtually anywhere.
Add To Your ADT Home Security System
Customize your ADT home security system with video monitoring, emergency alarms, and home automation to create a system that is perfect for you.
With ADT cameras, you can keep an eye on the things you value most. Choose from video doorbell, outdoor, or indoor security cameras, providing live footage and recorded clips.
Emergency alarms give you peace of mind for the people and things you love. Monitored ADT sensors (smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, flood sensors, and emergency buttons) can alert monitoring centers quickly to get first responders to your home to help.
ADT’s home automation offerings (smart door locks, smart light bulbs, smart thermostats, garage door controllers, and smart switches and plugs) are smarter ways to protect what you value the most. You can also connect any home automation devices (like Amazon Alexa) you already own to your ADT home security system seamlessly.
Why We Chose ADT
We were under contract with another security company for three and a half years and had a terrible experience. This time around, my husband and I wanted to be sure that we picked the right one. We looked into several companies, but ultimately decided that ADT was the best fit. We liked the 24/7 professional monitoring, smart home equipment, mobile app (to control our security system from virtually anywhere), customizable packages, and 6-month guarantee. It didn’t hurt that ADT is a trusted name in home security, too.
Our first step was to contact ADT and get a quote for our home security system. A local ADT representative (Stephen) came by to evaluate the equipment we already had and discuss what security items we wanted as well as the cost of each. My husband and I were thrilled to find out that ADT could use the majority of the equipment in our home (instead of making us buy everything brand new)! We weren’t expecting that–and it was a big money-saver for us. It was also nice to know the price of each add on item we wanted (like a smart thermostat) so we could prioritize what was important to us and which items fit our budget.
After meeting with Stephen, my husband and I decided that ADT had everything we were looking for. We signed our 36-month contract and set up installation for our new ADT home security system.
After going over the quotes from Stephen, we chose the Control Package, but added a smart door lock and smart thermostat.
On the day of installation, our ADT technician (Tyler) arrived first thing that morning. He was super friendly! We walked through the house showing him all of our existing equipment and then he got to work setting everything up. Installation (of our control panel, wireless window sensors, motion sensor, smoke/carbon monoxide detector, smart thermostat, and smart door lock) took about five hours. Before Tyler left, he made sure that everything worked and we felt comfortable using our new ADT home security system.
Our ADT Home Security System Experience
We have been using our ADT home security system for six weeks and absolutely love it! The control panel is easy to navigate and much smaller than our last one. My husband and I like that we can manage everything from our phones via the ADT App. It’s great when one of us is busy with our baby and can’t get up to set the alarm or change the thermostat.
One day, my parents came to visit but arrived while we were out running errands. Instead of waiting outside, they were able to let themselves in with the code we set up for them our on our smart front door lock.
It’s also nice to know that if we want to add an indoor, outdoor, or video doorbell camera to our ADT home security system, we can do that at any time.
Overall, we feel protected and that ADT will be there to help should an issue arise.
Looking For A New Home Security System?
If you are looking for a new home security system, I recommend ADT. With 24/7 professional monitoring, smart home technology, customizable security packages, and the ability to check in from virtually anywhere via the ADT App, it’s easy to see why ADT is America’s #1 smart home security provider.
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Taylor Pittman Hardy wrote this article.