ATT Home Security System Cost

ATT is new to the home security game but they are gaining ground fast. After all, if you already have current service with them for phone, internet, and cable TV, then why not add on the home security option as well. Let’s go through the two options. We have these two:

1. Smart Security – This is their internet connected type system

2. Simple Security – This is their most basic system

Simple Security is just that. It is a simple system that does not have many add-ons. This protects your home doors. The Smart Security option has additional features in the control panel that let you add on additional sensors to the system. An additional item might be a smoke detector or a motion detector.

Simple Security costs $149 upfront and then $29.99 per month and comes with:

  • Monitoring
  • Installation
  • Can connect to the system from your phone or another internet enabled device
  • Text and email alerts in the system
  • Needs a high speed internet provider
  • 1 Keypad
  • 1 Siren
  • 1 Keypad fob to turn the system on and off
  • 3 door or window contacts (I think three is a little light)

Smart Security costs you $0 right now but then $39.99 per month and comes with:

  • Monitoring
  • Installation
  • Can connect to the system from your phone or another internet enabled device
  • Text and email alerts in the system
  • Needs a high speed internet provider
  • 1 Keypad
  • 1 Siren
  • 1 Keypad fob to turn the system on and off
  • 1 Motion Sensor
  • 1 Smoke Detector
  • 5 Door or window contact sensors

You can see that the second one has more options. There’s one key thing here though that I want to focus on and that is the communication of the system. This is all through the internet. That means that if your system is offline or your internet is down, then your home is not secure. Or if someone tampers with your internet connection, then your home is not secure.

I believe that the more reliable route is to go with a cellular based system where the panel itself contains a cellular type phone device that communicates with a cell tower and then your security company.  This is both wireless and not connected to the internet. I believe that provides you with a better option.  To me, the best company that has that is ADT and for anywhere between $40 and $45 dollars per month, you are really not paying that much more.