ADT Security System Review

This company has stood the test of time and is ahead of the curve in terms of home security. We tested their latest system, and here’s what we found.

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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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9.8 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • Professional installation only for classic ADT systems: With the exception of the new ADT Self Setup security system brand, all ADT systems require professional installation. While that means less work for users, it also means an installation fee applies.
  • Monitoring contract: A binding, monitoring contract is required to set up ADT monitoring. The contract term is usually three years, although it can last as long as five years if you have your equipment financed with a 60-month installment term.
  • Monthly fees aren't lowest-price available: The monthly fees scale with your security system, so if you have a large home or if you get smart home and video monitoring equipment, expect to pay a higher monthly fee.

Bottom Line

If you're looking for a security system that's trustworthy, ADT is your best bet. With over 140 years in business, ADT offers professional monitoring that'll give you and your family peace of mind plus protection.
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