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Old 10-13-2017, 05:52 PM
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Anyone have them? If so, what package, and thoughts on them?

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I assume your mean ADT which stands for "Always done Twice" or "Another Dropped transmission" You would be better served you using a local contractor. They should be competitive and its nice to deal with local management when there is a problem.
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Originally Posted by r.waddill View Post
I assume your mean ADT which stands for "Always done Twice" or "Another Dropped transmission" You would be better served you using a local contractor. They should be competitive and its nice to deal with local management when there is a problem.
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They were doing an install in a nightclub for me and the guy came up to me and said he had to leave to take care of a costumer.

3 weeks later it took 4 managers onsite to make sure it was finished.

6 stick on door sensors,four motion detectors,they had to run two sets of wires through a open ceiling that I could have done in 30 minutes.
Old 10-13-2017, 07:25 PM
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Pass on ADT.

Nothing but problems.
Old 10-13-2017, 07:37 PM
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Have had adtfor 15 yrs or so, nothing but good experiences, the techs we have had out have been great..
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Alarm goes off, call in a few minutes. Police response was negligible due to problems with false alarms. Better to have something like Simply Safe that notifies you and you can call the police.
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ADT uses proprietary equipment. You can never switch providers unless you replace the main panel. Just replaced one of their panels Wednesday. My customer bought a facility with one of their systems already installed. They called and called. Appointments were set but they never showed. I put a DSC panel in.
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Find a local company .
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Have ADT now for 6 years. Can't remember what the cost was for install. Want to say it was about 100 bucks? Had a service call about two months ago to install a sensor on a new garage door and also had them replace the lithium batteries in all the sensors. Service call/batteries were free. Can't say I have any complaints about their service. Monthly monitoring is 48.00.
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I kicked ADT out about 10 years ago. Too expensive.
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Hired them for my shop, they sub'd out the install. Been problems since.
Put Simplisafe at my house. Took me 1 hour. Awesome. And 1/2the cost on monthly monitoring.
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Had them for 18 years straight. Started having random false alarms. Asked about up grading as technology has changed dramatically in 18 years. Was told No, start over, new contract and pay for new equipment. Dropped them immediately and went with Front Point. Free equipment and awesome customer service.
ADT been calling since wanting to upgrade now.
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Originally Posted by Rjh1960 View Post
They were doing an install in a nightclub for me and the guy came up to me and said he had to leave to take care of a costumer.

3 weeks later it took 4 managers onsite to make sure it was finished.

6 stick on door sensors,four motion detectors,they had to run two sets of wires through a open ceiling that I could have done in 30 minutes.
Why didn’t you just do it then ?
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Originally Posted by bgtuna View Post
Have ADT now for 6 years. Can't remember what the cost was for install. Want to say it was about 100 bucks? Had a service call about two months ago to install a sensor on a new garage door and also had them replace the lithium batteries in all the sensors. Service call/batteries were free. Can't say I have any complaints about their service. Monthly monitoring is 48.00.
You can get monitoring for less that $10/month from Alarm Relay.
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I told ADT to go f themselves. The monitoring is expensive and they lock you in to an auto renewing contract. 3 years. I wasn't aware of that until I tried to cancel. Go with a local company.
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ADT was purchased last year by a private equity fund and merged with Protection1,,, seem to b on a cost cutting mission as a means to boost earnings which is the standard playbook,,, they will have some stiff headwinds not only from local competitors but now carriers and companies like nest jumping in too,,, I use a local company myself,,,
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Massively expensive, great technical & service, dated camera technology.

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SimpliSafe is a good solution for those who want to install the sensors (wireless, easy) themselves, and replace batteries every 1-3 years (keypad and smoke detector yearly, sensors dependent on usage). No contract, $24.99 per month for highest monitoring which gives app access. $14.99 for monitoring, no app. Cellular.

Or you can go the self install route on a regular wired system (or pay an independent installer), then monitor for as little as $9 a month with Alarm Relay (rises to 10.49 in year 3 and beyond). Telephone line required, or pay more for cellular line.

I have both, one in each location.

Many insurance companies will provide discounts for having a burglary system, a fire system (i.e. smoke detector), a water leak sensor, and a freeze sensor. My wired system existed when we moved in. $9 a month with Alarm Relay, saved in less than a year. A few years later I added a freeze sensor and a water leak sensor, and saved more a year than the sensors cost.

The cost of insurance for our cottage is not enough to get a big enough discount to fully cover the SimpliSafe system, but it does make a dent.

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Never tried Adt but have tried 2 other companies- vector and Vivint.

I came to the conclusion that security monitoring companies are a scam by design. They talk a tough game to get you to sign up, but as soon as they walk out the door you are basically on your own.

Besides who wants police automatically called out to their house?? It's like you are begging to get a dog shot.

Private equipment now and if I need to, I'll call the police myself.

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