Alder Home Security Review

Does Alder have the fastest emergency response ever?

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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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9.0 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • Unclear Pricing — We didn't find any pricing information on Alder's website, so we had to phone their sales department to request a quote. On the bright side, the sales rep helped us work out a good deal.
  • Long-Term Contract — A long-term contract was required, especially since Alder doesn't require upfront equipment payments for base systems. Still, three years is a long time to be locked into a service.
  • Limited Equipment Options — On one hand, we were glad to see life safety and medical emergency components in Alder's lineup. However, its smart home game was quite limited. Alder didn't offer as many security components as Vivint, a system with a dedicated Vivint Doorbell Camera and Vivint Outdoor Camera Pro. Also, Vivint’s prices are higher than Alder’s, for the most part.

Bottom Line

From the super-simple setup to the sleek, high-tech equipment, we had a lot of fun testing out Alder’s security system. They’re a great bridge between DIY and more traditional systems, and the 30-day money-back guarantee made trying them out a no-brainer.
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