Blue by ADT is ADT’s new entry into the DIY home security space. Formerly known as Lifeshield and rebranded with exclusive new products, Blue by ADT has over 140 years of experience behind it and now stands out as a power player in the DIY space. Ring only recently entered the market, but it has quickly grown in popularity thanks to its simple and affordable offerings. To help you determine which system is best for you, we’ve analyzed a few key features and issued our verdict on who comes out on top.
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The Winner: Ring
Blue by ADT
Ring Home Security
Monitoring starts at
|No contract||No contract|
Trial period/ refunds
|30 days||30 days|
|DIY||DIY with professional option|
Guarantees or Refunds
|1 year||1-year (lifetime with Plus monitoring)|
Frequently Asked Questions about Blue by ADT and Ring
Blue by ADT’s cameras are sold individually at $199.99, but it does offer an outdoor camera kit for $449.97. Ring offers many equipment bundles. Its smallest package is priced at $129.99. It includes a doorbell camera and a Chime extender.
Blue by ADT has a plan for $19.99/mo. with no contract. Ring’s plan is priced at $10/mo. or $100/yr.
Both Blue by ADT and Ring allow for self-monitoring. Professional monitoring is optional.
Yes. Both brands offer easy DIY installation that is not very invasive. But keep in mind that some of the video doorbells require connecting to your home’s existing doorbell wiring.