Both Bay Alarm and ADT offer their customers professional installation options and 24/7 professional monitoring. They also provide their customers with a wide range of security equipment, including smart locks, security cameras and mobile apps. Bay Alarm has over 70 years of experience providing clients with home security solutions, but ADT trumps Bay Alarm with more than 145 years of experience and excellent warranties and guarantees. Bay Alarm is also only available in California, Arizona, and Washington, so if you’re not in those states, your decision between these two is made. See how these home security companies can help you keep your home safe.
The Winner: ADT
Monitoring starts at
|12 months||36 months|
Trial period/ refunds
|6 months||90 days|
Guarantees or Refunds
|$500 Theft Protection||None|
|Optional Extended Limited Warranty on equipment||1-year equipment warranty|
Frequently Asked Questions about ADT and Bay Alarm
Both ADT and Bay Alarm offer clients a comprehensive range of security equipment, including security cameras and sensors. All ADT packages require $599 worth of equipment and an installation fee. Each package comes with sensors, motion detection, a control panel, professional monitoring and yard signage. Bay Alarm creates tailored equipment packages for its clients but does not provide pricing information online.
ADT’s basic monitoring package starts at $35.99/mo. with a minimum 12-month contract. Bay Alarm also requires a 36-month contract and provides 24/7 professional monitoring starting at $35/mo.
Both Bay Alarm and ADT require professional monitoring options, but their mobile apps allow customers to monitor their own home through security and doorbell cameras.
Both ADT and Bay Alarm require a 36-month contract with a professional installation, making neither a great option for renters.