ADT and Nest are two home security providers that offer basic and advanced solutions. While ADT offers professionally monitored and installed security systems, Nest primarily offer DIY home security systems and standalone products you can purchase. Like ADT security systems, the Nest Secure system can also be professionally monitored and installed based on your preference. We’ve compared both providers below based on important considerations for home security.
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Summary: ADT vs. Nest
Frequently Asked Questions About ADT & Nest
Yes, ADT requires at least a 12-month, or one-year, contract.
No, you don’t have to sign a contract to purchase the Nest Secure system. If you opt into professional monitoring through Brinks, there is a month-to-month plan you can choose.
ADT sells four packages: Protection Plus, Smart Protection, Video Lite and Complete. The Protection Plus Package starts by giving you all the basics, and each subsequent package adds on a little more – smart home automation, cameras and more. Each package is customizable. Research ADT packages.
Nest only sells one complete security system package with monitoring available, the Nest Secure Alarm System. However, it offers a large number of standalone smart home security devices.
No. You can purchase just the Nest Secure system without signing up for professional monitoring. In that case, you would be responsible for monitoring the system yourself using the Nest mobile app.