ADT Security

Get time-tested and trusted home security solutions with ADT Security.

What Sets ADT Security Apart?

Founded in 1874, ADT Security has many years of experience helping customers protect their homes and the ones they love. With ADT, you’ll find several packages geared towards the different needs of homeowners, whether that’s access to mobile app control, home automation or even video surveillance.


These are three packages that ADT offers: the Traditional Package, the Control Package and the Video Package. The upfront cost for equipment ranges from $99.00 – $229.00. Professional monitoring with ADT Security ranges from $35.99/mo. – $57.99/mo.

What we like

  • Mobile app remote control
  • Access to a range of smart home devices
  • Activate an existing home security system you may have

What we don’t like

  • Contract required
  • No self-installation option
  • Mobile app access not available in basic package

Top 3 ADT Features

140+ Years in Business

ADT is one of the oldest home security companies in the industry and has established trust with consumers as an industry leader.

$500 Theft Protection Guarantee

If your home is burglarized while ADT is securing it, the provider will pay part of your insurance deductible.

6-Month Money-Back Guarantee

In the event that ADT isn’t right for you, the provider will refund you for the cost of installation and any monitoring fees paid.

ADT Home Security Packages


Starting at $35.99/mo

Our take

The ADT Traditional Package contains the essentials you need to protect your home. This package monitors your home over a cellular connection, ensuring your home is protected around-the-clock. The upfront cost of equipment is $99.00. This package is a great option if you’re not looking for smart home or video surveillance features.

Package Devices Include:

  • 1 digital panel
  • 1 alarm
  • Sensors
  • Window and yard signage


Starting at $47.99/mo

Our take

Take your protection to the next level with smart home control features in the ADT Control Package. You’ll get access to everything included in the Traditional Package plus the ADT mobile app and notifications by text and email. With the ADT mobile app, you’ll be able to arm/disarm your security system by phone or tablet. You can also manage select smart home devices remotely. The upfront cost of equipment for this package is $129.00.

Package Devices Include:

  • All of the devices in the Traditional Package
  • Smartphone support via ADT mobile app


Starting at $57.99/mo

Our take

If you want to add on video surveillance for your home, we recommend the ADT Video Package. It comes with everything in the Control Package plus access to a live video feed, video clips of motion-triggered activity and your choice of cameras. If you purchase this package with an indoor camera, the upfront cost is $129.00. If you purchase this package with a video doorbell camera, the upfront cost is $229.00. This package is great if you want to monitor activity in and around your home.

Package Features

  • All of the features in the Control Package
  • Option of indoor camera or video doorbell camera

ADT Security Equipment & Features

ADT provides the essential equipment you’ll need to monitor your home like a control panel, sensors, signage, and even security cameras. You can add on additional equipment like smart home devices and home environmental monitoring devices, like smoke detectors, to your package as well. These are several devices that ADT offers:

ADT Touchscreen Control Panel

ADT Security Cameras

ADT Smart Lock

ADT Mobile App

ADT Touchscreen Control Panel

The ADT Touchscreen Control Panel is designed with easy-to-read icons and panic buttons for medical emergencies or fires. Easily arm or disarm your security system by phone through the ADT mobile app with the Control or the Video Package. You’ll also get notifications for activity by email and text.

ADT Security Cameras

Check in on your home from any location with ADT security cameras. You can choose an indoor camera, outdoor camera or even a video doorbell camera if you want to monitor your front door. Get access to features like HD video, motion-activated recordings, two-way audio and more.

ADT Smart Lock

With an ADT smart lock, you’ll be able to lock and unlock your door remotely by mobile app. Keyless entry also allows you to create unique PINs for family members, friends or anyone who needs access to your home. That way you won’t have to leave a key under the mat.

ADT Mobile App

Get remote access and control at your fingertips with the ADT mobile app. Access the app by phone or mobile device, and you can view a live video feed from your cameras, arm and disarm your security system, control lighting and more.

ADT Smart Home Devices

With ADT, you can create your very own smart home with a number of devices to choose from. To get home automation capabilities, you’ll need to choose either the ADT Control or ADT Video Package. Pick from smart home devices like the ADT video doorbell, smart lights, smart locks, the ADT smart thermostat, and more. Although convenience is a big perk of owning smart devices, you can also increase your security with automated lighting and door locks. Plus, you’ll be able to use the ADT mobile app for control.

ADT Monitoring Security Prices

ADT monitoring prices range from $35.99/month (about $9.00 per week) to $57.99/month (about $15.00 per week). Equipment costs and professional install fees both start at $99 depending on which package you choose. ADT offers three different packages: Traditional, Control and Video. ADT Traditional package monitoring price starts at $35.99/month, Control starts at $47.99/month and Video starts at $57.99/month.

ADT Contracts and Warranties

A 36-month contract is required for ADT’s service. This is typical compared to other home security providers that offer professional monitoring. You can also opt in for ADT’s extended warranty on your installed equipment. As long as you continue your service with ADT, you’ll be covered for the cost of parts and labor on your security system.

Compare ADT Packages


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Upfront equipment price starts at $99.00 $129.00
24/7 professional monitoring Yes Yes
Pro. monitoring starts at $35.99/mo. $47.99/mo.
Professional installation Yes Yes
Motion detection Yes Yes
Home environmental monitoring Yes Yes
Remote arming/disarming No Yes
Smart home device control No Yes
Mobile app access & control No Yes
Video surveillance No No
Live video streaming No No

Why We Recommend the ADT Video Package

The ADT Video Package provides you with access to video surveillance through an indoor camera or video doorbell camera. With this package, you’ll be able to check in what’s happening in your home or at your doorstep. With two-way talk capability, you can easily interact with family members, pets, or visitors.

ADT Guarantees

ADT is committed to making sure customers are happy with their home security solutions. ADT offers two guarantees to help ensure customer satisfaction and peace of mind.

6-month money-back guarantee

If ADT is unable to resolve your system or service concerns in your first 6 months, they will refund your installation and monitoring fees. Certain restrictions may apply.

Theft protection guarantee

If a burglary takes place while your ADT security monitoring system is armed, ADT is committed to helping you pay up to $500 of your insurance deductible. Certain restrictions apply.

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Frequently Asked Questions About ADT Home Security


Does ADT require a contract?

Yes, ADT requires a 36-month contract.

Does ADT offer professional installation?

Yes, all of ADT’s packages are installed by an ADT technician.

Is there an ADT installation fee?

Yes, ADT installation typically starts at $99 but could cost more depending on your equipment.

How much does ADT professional monitoring cost?

ADT professional monitoring starts at $35.99/mo. With the Traditional Package. The price of monitoring ranges from $35.99/mo. – $57.99/mo.

Can ADT work with Amazon Alexa?

Yes, ADT works with Amazon Alexa for voice control. If you have an Amazon Alexa device, you’ll be able to issue voice commands. Learn more about ADT and Alexa here.

Can ADT work with Google Assistant?

Yes, ADT works with Google Assistant for voice control. You’ll be able to issue voice commands and use your ADT smart home devices with your Google Assistant device.

Will my ADT security system come with battery backup in case my power goes out?

Yes, your ADT security system will have battery backup, allowing the system to continue to function for several hours after a power outage.

Does ADT have a panic button?

ADT knows that not every emergency is related to home security and offers an emergency panic button, allowing you to alert a first responder in the event of a fire and medical-related emergencies.

What is ADT’s cancellation policy?

ADT offers a 6-Month Money Back Guarantee if you are unsatisfied with your service. They will refund you for the cost of installation and any monitoring fees paid.

Does ADT have early termination fees?

You may be charged an early termination fee if you break your contract with ADT. Learn more about early termination on ADT’s website.

ADT Customer Service Information

If you need assistance with your existing ADT service, you can reach customer service by:

Jalesa Campbell

Written by your home security specialist

Jalesa Campbell