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ADT Home Security

ADT Home Security — Our Take

ADT Home Security — Our Take

ADT has over 145 years of industry experience. If you’re looking into ADT as your security provider, we recommend the Complete package to give you security essentials, smart home automation and video surveillance all for $57.99 per month. This cost also includes ADT’s award-winning 24/7 professional monitoring service. You’ll also get access to their mobile app,  remote arming and disarming and two-way talk with ADT’s video doorbell and outdoor camera.


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


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

ADT Home Security Review

We highly recommend ADT for their smart home compatibility, easy-to-use equipment and features. Connect your Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant and other Z-wave devices to easily control using your ADT control panel and the ADT mobile app. ADT is also well known for its 6-month money-back guarantee and theft protection guarantee for customer satisfaction. However, they fall short on package and service pricing, which can be slightly more expensive than competitors depending on the package.

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ADT Home Security Pricing and Features

ADT Home Security Pricing and Features

Each package has equipment that starts at $599. Home environmental monitoring, 24/7 professional monitoring and professional installation are also included. All packages also include a 6-Month Money-Back Guarantee and Theft Protection Guarantee. You can always upgrade your package and add ADT equipment that meets your home security needs.

Professional monitoring starts at $45.99/mo. $49.99/mo. $54.99/mo.
Remote arming and disarming No Yes Yes
Smart home compatibility No Yes No
Video surveillance No No Yes
Live video streaming No No No
ADT Costs

ADT Costs

ADT offers one standard home security package. It includes professional installation and 24/7 monitoring, home environmental monitoring and motion detection. Professional monitoring ranges from $45.99 – $57.99 per month. for the Protection Plus package. Each package has equipment that starts at $599 and more equipment can be added at an additional cost. The cost of equipment can be paid over the duration of your contract. Keep in mind that ADT may charge additional fees for extra camera recording and storage.

ADT Home Security Installation

ADT Home Security Installation

ADT only offers professional installation at this time. Professional technicians offer an in-home consultation to help you determine the right equipment based on your unique home security needs. Their experts will help you create a customized solution based on their available plans. ADT professional technicians will then install your system and give you an in-person tutorial so you feel comfortable with your new system right away. The cost of ADT installation varies, starting at $99. ADT also offers 24/7 customer support to answer questions about your account, system and service anytime.

ADT Security Equipment

ADT Security Equipment

ADT offers a number of home security and smart home devices to customize your security solution. Pricing for add-on equipment varies.
ADT Packages and Pricing

ADT Packages and Pricing

    Protection Plus

    Starting at $45.99/mo

    Our take

    The Protection Plus 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. It also includes life safety to detect smoke, fire and carbon monoxide. The package also includes two-way voice to speak to guests. The cost of the equipment is $599.00 and can be paid monthly or upfront.  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
    • Signage
    • Intrusion detection
    • Home environmental monitoring

    Smart Protection

    Starting at $49.99/mo

    Our take

    Take your protection to the next level with smart home control features in the Smart Protection Package. You’ll get access to everything included in the Protection Plus 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 cost of the equipment is $599.00 and can be paid monthly or upfront.

    Package Devices Include:

    • All of the devices in the Traditional Package
    • Access to remote arming, disarming, and smart home control
    • Can customize alerts and automations

    Video Lite

    Starting at $54.99/mo

    Our take

    Add basic video security to your home with the Video Lite package. You’ll get everything included in the Protection Plus Package, plus video. You’ll also get remote arming and disarming to control your system using a keyfob. This package is perfect if you’d like to add basic video monitoring without smart home compatibility. The cost of the equipment is $599.00 and can be paid monthly or upfront.

    Package Features

    • All of the features in the Protection Plus Package
    • Remote arming and disarming
    • Video monitoring and recording


    Starting at $57.99/mo

    Our take

    If you want to add on video surveillance for your home, we recommend the Complete Package. It comes with everything in the Smart Protection Package plus access to a live video feed, video clips of motion-triggered activity and an indoor camera. The package also comes with smart home compatibility to control your Z-wave home appliances using your smartphone. This package is great if you want to monitor activity in and around your home. The cost of the equipment is $599.00 and can be paid monthly or upfront.

    Package Features

    • All of the features in the Control Package
    • Optional indoor camera or video doorbell camera
    • Access to live video streaming
    • Recording and video clips
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Using ADT Home Security

Using ADT Home Security

ADT offers professionally monitored home security to alert monitoring professionals when sensors are triggered in your home. Monitoring specialists will then alert emergency responders to your home if there’s an emergency. You can also get live ADT mobile app alerts to keep you in the know. Here are a few added features the app offers: 

  • See and speak to visitors using your camera and smartphone
  • Disarm and arm your system, and check the status anytime
  • Control smart home devices like smart lights, locks and doorbell cameras

If you’re unsatisfied with your service or equipment within the first six months, ADT offers a 6-Month Money-Back Guarantee to refund your installation and monitoring fees. ADT also has a $500 theft protection guarantee to cover up to $500 of your insurance deductible if your home is burglarized while it’s monitored. This guarantee is already included in your service. ADT also offers extended warranties and a quality service plan to repair or place any defective equipment.

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ADT Home Automation

ADT Home Automation

ADT is a popular, long-time provider for many homeowners looking for trusted security and home automation all-in-one. ADT offers a number of products and features to keep your home security offers a number of products to create whole-home smart security and automation with these features for Z-wave products with the ADT mobile app:

  • Unlock and lock your smart lock 
  • Double-check to make sure your garage door is closed 
  • Turn appliances on and off with smart plugs 

ADT’s mobile app gives you full control of your security and smart home devices from virtually anywhere. Keep in mind that ADT’s mobile app is not available for all ADT packages.

ADT Home Security Methodology

ADT Home Security Methodology

Each of our home security providers is evaluated on a number of factors that help families determine their home security needs. 

Cost — We evaluate all costs included in your home security service including monitoring, video storage, equipment and one-time fees. Home security is an investment, but we look for affordable home security that’s reasonably priced upfront and monthly.

Equipment and Features — Our team looks for easy-to-use equipment that gives customers better security and control of their home’s safety. We also look for smart home features, mobile app control and other standout features to make managing home security simple.

Service — We consider customer services including installation, technical support, consultations and other available services to keep your system up and running without worry.

Warranties, Trial Periods and Guarantees — Most providers offer warranties and guarantees to ensure your customer satisfaction with their equipment and services. Some also offer trial periods for a risk-free test run. Consumers should feel confident in their home security choice with enough time to try the equipment and service and feel satisfied months later with their decision.

Installation — We believe that setup should be seamless – whether DIY or professionally installed. Home security installation should be easy and support should always be available to help you whether you’re starting with a new system, expanding or troubleshooting.

Frequently Asked Questions About ADT Home Security

Frequently Asked Questions About ADT Home Security

Does ADT require a contract?

Yes, ADT requires at least a 12-month contract depending on your package, equipment and length of equipment payment.

Does ADT offer professional installation?

Yes, professional installation starts at $99, but varies depending on your package and equipment.

How much does ADT’s professional monitoring cost?

ADT professional monitoring starts at $45.99 per month. and costs as much as $57.99 per month. for ADT’s top-tier Complete package.

Does ADT work with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant?

Yes, ADT works with both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control of your security and smart home equipment.

What is ADT’s cancellation policy?

It’s best to speak with ADT to learn more about their cancellation policy, termination fees and other options. Call 1-833-238-7402 to speak with their specialists for more information.

Does ADT offer DIY installation?

No, ADT only offers professional installation at this time.


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Jalesa Campbell

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