|Monitoring costs starting at||$35.99/mo.||$29.99/mo.|
|Contract length||36 months||No contract|
|Trial period||6 months||30 days|
|Installation (DIY or Pro)||Professional||Professional|
|Guarantees/Refunds||$500 Theft Protection Guarantee||30-Day Money-Back Guarantee|
Frequently Asked Questions about ADT and Cox
What kind of equipment packages do ADT and Cox Homelife offer?
ADT’s traditional package starts at $99 with a monthly subscription cost of $35.99 while its video package is $57.99 per month with an extra fee of between $129 and $229.
Cox Homelife offers only one professional monitoring plan to its customers. The Smart Home Automation & Monitored Security package starts at $54.99 per month.
Do either ADT or Cox Homelife offer the ability to self-monitor your own security system, or is professional monitoring required?
ADT’s professional monitoring is available with all packages. However, with the ADT Video package, you can keep tabs on your home with live video surveillance and remote capabilities.
Cox’s basic package offers the ability to self-monitor while 24/7 monitoring is available with its most expensive security package.
Are either ADT or Cox Homelife a good choice for renters?
Both ADT and Cox’s security systems are installed by professional installers. However, Cox’s no-contract service may make it a better choice for renters than ADT’s 36-month minimum contract.