ADT Monthly Fee

| Posted by Tim Smythe in Home Security General

ADT Monthly Fee

In this article we are going to cover the ADT monthly fee. How much is the ADT monthly fee, how it compares to other home security providers and what is the recommendation.

ADT Monthly Fee

ADT’s monthly fees vary depending on which service you select. The ADT monthy fees are as low as $36.99 per month and go up to $53.99 per month. ADT has their Essential package that includes a control panel, 3 window / door sensors, 1 pet immune sensor and yard sign and window decals starting at $36.99 with a $99.00 installation fee. This is for landline monitoring. If you are unfamiliar with the different types of home security monitoring landline / phone line monitoring and broadband / Internet monitoring services are cheaper and less secure than cellular. The reason why they are less secure is because these wires run outside your home and are exposed to the outside world. i.e. a burglar trying to break into your home.

ADT’s Premium monitoring plan includes all of the equipment of the Essential plan plus a key fob and 2-way voice services for $42.99 per month with a $99.00 installation fee. Again this includes landline / phone line monitoring but has the advantage of two-way voice. This would make a good medical alert system for the elderly.

Finally their Cellular monitoring plan and their Total Protection Plan both have cellular monitoring services. The difference between the two is that the Total Protection Plan offers two-way voice and ADT Pulse where as the Cellular monitoring plan does not. Both of these plans carry a $199.00 installation fee.

ADT Monthly Fee Compared to the Competition

It is true that ADT monthly fees are a little bit higher than the competitions, but only by a few dollars. The lowest monthly monitoring price for cellular monitoring services if from Protect America at $41.99 per month. The next lowest is FrontPoint Security at $42.99 per month. FrontPoint Security does have a cellular monitoring plan as low as $34.99 per month, but you can’t take advantage of the remote iPhone/Android app or any of the remote control features which most customers want.

Is the ADT Monthly Fee too High?

We don’t believe it is. All of the home security system companies are around the same price point. Most within $5.00 of each other. It really comes down to what you are looking for in a home security company and a home security system. The advantage of ADT is that they have been in the business for over 100 years. That is an extremely long time for any business. Their model is sustainable and they offer a great service. It’s hard to be in business for 100 years and not be doing something right.

To see how ADT compares to the competition please have a look at our home security system comparisons page.

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