ADT cost per month

How much does ADT cost per month.  There are a couple of ways to find that out, but you should check out your options before you pay per month. How much your bill will depend on what you choose when you signup. You will have an initial installation fee. This varies based on what you are getting. Are you getting a wireless system, wired, how many doors are you monitoring, are you getting glass break? Answers to all of those questions will determine your bill. The key here though is this

Do you need it?

so what will determine how much adt costs for you is what you need from adt

That’s right consumer, do you need it? You will notice below if you look on the ADT sites that I left out some of their marketing information. They will tell you that with all of their systems you get a “sounder”, another word for a horn in your house if the alarm goes off. Well, I would hope you get one. It’s ridiculous to mention that. It’s almost like buying a new car and they tell you that they include tires. Well, thanks glad I got tires. So all the alarm systems below come with a siren and you get those little blue ADT stickers and yard signs.

I want you to notice one important thing in comparing these systems. What extra protection are you getting from a burglary from jumping up from the $99 dollar system to the $600 dollar system. Not much, I’ll say that. The only thing that could possibly protect you more is the cellular backup. However, there is a cheap way around that option as well.That’s called your cell phone company. For a small fee, they will give you an adapter and an extra phone line on your account and you can avoid a $600 dollar, that’s right you heard me, a $600 install fee. Now, let’s look at some of these packages and the ADT cost per month for each of them.

ADT cost per month – ADT Essentials Security Package

Install Cost – $99 / Monthly Cost 33.99

ADT Essentials Security Package includes the following:

  • 2 Door / Window Sensors
  • 1 Motion Detector
  • Security Alarm Panel

ADT cost per month – ADT Safewatch Quick Connect  / Wireless

Install Cost – $249 / Monthly Cost 42.99

ADT Safewatch Quick Connect / Wireless includes the following:

  • 2 Wireless Door / Window Sensors
  • 1 Motion Detector
  • Security Alarm Panel
  • 1 Keychain remote – the keychain remote is definitely something to get. It enhances your security because you don’t have to make it to the alarm panel to sound an alarm.

ADT cost per month – ADT Safewatch Pro RF

Install Cost – $499 / Monthly Cost 35.99

ADT Safewatch Pro RF includes the following:

  • 1 Wireless Control Panel
  • 1 Standard Control Panel
  • 2 Wireless Door / Window Sensors
  • 1 Motion Detector
  • 1 Key Remote

ADT cost per month – ADT Critical Conditions

Install Cost – 499 / Monthly Cost 38.99

ADT Critical Conditions includes the following:

  • 1 Hardwired Control Panel
  • 1 Standard Touchpad
  • 1 Smoke Detector
  • 1 Flood, Temperature or Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • 2 Door or Window Sensors

ADT cost per month – ADT Family Package

Install Cost – 609 / Monthly Cost 49.99

ADT Family Package includes the following:

  • 1 Control Panel
  • 2 Touchpads
  • 2 Door / Window sensors
  • 1 Motion Detector
  • Cellular Backup – Cellular backup is one of the best options you can get for your security system. This will help you if someone tries to cut your phone line. There is no phone line to cut in this system which makes it more secure.

Check with local security installers in your area for the most accurate costs. They likely won’t deviate much from these costs. You can also consider installing your own security system and having it monitored by another company than ADT. There are security companies out there that will monitor your alarm system for a monthly fee of only around $10 to $12 dollars / month.

At the end of the day, you have to ask yourself if what you are trying to protect is worth the monthly cost of what you would pay ADT. The ADT cost per month likely will not change much. If anything, it will go up.  Do you want to be paying a high monthly fee though. Remember that when you spend on one item, that’s less money you have to spend on other items.  Opportunity cost is lost on most people, don’t let that be you.

I have had ADT now for 15 years. That’s right, 15 years and I think that they do a great job. At my old house in a high crime area, they did a good job at monitoring my house.  I had one break-in and the police were there almost instantly. It is amazing how fast they can be in the area when that alarm goes off. The police are very thorough though when they come out. I had one false alarm and they still swept my house for intruders. I appreciate that about the local law enforcement.