ADT is perhaps the most widely recognized name in home security, with over 140 years of experience and a diverse lineup of products, services and optional add-ons, plus a 6-month money back guarantee and $500 theft protection guarantee. However, Protect America is also a competitive provider, offering top features like do-it-yourself installation, home automation options and mobile app control – all at a lower starting price. Learn more about how the two leading companies compare.
Summary: ADT vs. Protect America
More experienced, longer trial
Monthly monitoring starting price
|12 months||36 months|
Trial period/ refunds
|6 months||15 days|
Safeguard your family and home against the unknown
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Frequently Asked Questions about ADT and Protect America
ADT provides professional installation for its security systems, but Protect America’s security systems can be self-installed. The price of installation service starts at $99.
Yes, ADT’s services require entering into a 12-month contract (a 24-month contract for California residents). Protect America’s security services also require entering into a 36-month contract.
ADT offers three home security packages that you can choose from: Protection Plus, Smart Protection, Video Lite and Complete. The basic, Protection Plus Package includes essentials like a control panel, alarm, sensors and signage. Protect America offers three security packages: Copper, Silver and Platinum. The Copper Package comes with a standard control panel as well, sensors and signage.
ADT has several professional monitoring options that vary in price and provide you with the 24/7 security your home needs. ADT also allows you to choose a landline or cellular connection for your monitoring. Protect America has three professional monitoring plans: the Landline Plan, Broadband Plan and the Cellular Plan. The cost of professional monitoring ranges from $19.99/mo. – $57.99/mo. depending upon the equipment package that you choose.