Alarm Grid vs. ADT

Alarm Grid is a security company focused on giving consumers an incredible experience from research to purchase. Whether you’re just beginning the process of looking at a security system, or you have had a security system for some time, Alarm Grid will assist you in the transition. For those trying to decide between ADT and Alarm Grid, let us give you a rundown on what makes us so different!


What’s wrong with the ADT contract?

Alarm contracts are notoriously unfriendly to consumers. The way that the industry has always worked is that companies ask their customers to sign a contract for service. Oftentimes, the longer the contract, the cheaper the monitoring. The result of these long-term contracts is that, they provide a poor incentive for alarm companies to be helpful to their customers. Many of them have clauses called evergreen clauses that exist to trick customers into forgetting to cancel. Some of them require that a customer inform the company of their desire to cancel a month or more in advance of the cancellation.

Alarm Grid is a no contract alarm company. Not having a contract ensures that we treat our customers the way that they deserve to be treated. Every single day we are forced to work hard to make sure that you are taken care of. We have to win your trust every month in order to continue serving you.

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ADT's Free System Scam

One of the ways in which companies will try to entice new customers to sign a contract is by offering a free system.

How could you possibly pass up a free system?

The problem is that free systems really aren’t free.

More often than not, the system that an end user receives is the bare minimum system. At the outset, a customer will have to shell out money for both an installer's time and more sensors. Usually, the price of the system is wrapped up in the price of the monitoring. Simply put, you might be paying ADT $40 or more every month for monitoring that you could get from Alarm Grid for much cheaper. And the best part of monitoring with a no-contract company like us, is that Alarm Grid does not perform a credit check.

Alarm Grid’s entire goal is to be transparent and honest at every turn. Our alarm monitoring prices are posted succinctly and clearly. If you want to pay a system off over time, you can definitely do that. Our partnership with Affirm allows users to finance their systems. As you are checking out, simply select the Affirm option. They will run a credit check for those applying to finance a system. The simple difference between us and other monitoring companies is that once you have completed paying off your system to Affirm, you will no longer pay the monthly fee. With other companies, since the price of your system is baked into the price of your monitoring, usually, they continually charging you the exorbitant monitoring rate even after your system has been paid off.

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An Installer for Every Problem

Nobody wants to let a stranger come into their home. Alarm Grid will never send someone to your house. These security systems are very simple to use and install. While their programming is a little bit frustrating, once it’s done it’s done. We will walk you through programming, walk you through the install, or if you’d rather, you can check out our FAQs, and subscribe to our YouTube channel if you just can’t stand the thought of talking to a person.

Our DIY approach isn’t simply to save you money. It’s also because these systems are easy to put in on your own.

They always have been. Especially because wireless security systems are so reliable now. Why pay an installer $50 to come out to your home and install a single sensor when you can peel off the sticky tape, install it, and program it into your panel without any help so long as you have about 3 minutes of free time?

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If you're ready to join the Alarm Grid family, or you want to switch from ADT to Alarm Grid, go ahead and pick your monitoring plan below. We do not charge your credit card until after you are activated. If you have any questions, feel free to call us at 888-818-7728, and speak to one of Alarm Grid's friendly tech.

Alarm Grid, in partnership with Criticom Monitoring Services, provides the most reliable and secure central station monitoring in the industry by offering the redundancy of 3 networked and load balanced monitoring facilities (NJ, FL and CA). Alarm Grid will monitor unlimited zones so you can be sure your family and property are safe and protected at all times while making you eligible for a homeowner’s insurance discount which can sometimes even cover the cost of your monitoring service. All of our UL Listed Central Station plans connect your system to a live operator 24/7 who can call the proper authorities for dispatching in case of a confirmed break-in, fire, or any other type of emergency. Alarm Grid is always there when you need us and best of all, we have no activation fees, no contracts, and no hidden charges!

Bronze

Basic Monitoring
  • UL Listed Central Station
  • Landline or Internet Monitoring

$15

per month

Silver

Interactive Monitoring
  • UL Listed Central Station
  • Internet Monitoring
  • Arm / Disarm via Phone & Web
  • Email, Text & Push Notifications
  • Remote Home Automation
Honeywell Total Connect

$25

per month

Platinum

Video & Cellular Monitoring
  • UL Listed Central Station
  • Cellular Monitoring
  • Arm / Disarm via Phone & Web
  • Email, Text & Push Notifications
  • Remote Home Automation
  • Video Surveillance
Honeywell Total Connect Alarm.com

$45

per month

While we always encourage central station service, some security system owners do not need or want a central station involved. Alarm Grid’s self monitoring plans are less expensive and allow access to the great features offered by Total Connect, Alarm.com, or Telguard without being connected to the central station. Additionally, aside from Self Bronze, all of Alarm Grid’s self monitoring plans allow remote access to the robust home automation options made available through a Z-Wave enabled security system. Whether you live in a region where central station service is not available or desired, self monitoring (offered world wide via internet communications) is a cost effective option for keeping you connected and up to date with your professional security system.

Self Bronze

Basic Interactive
  • Email, Text & Push Notifications
  • Internet Communication
  • Arm / Disarm via Phone & Web
Honeywell Total Connect

$10

per month

Self Silver

Z-Wave Interactive
  • Email, Text & Push Notifications
  • Internet Communication
  • Arm / Disarm via Phone & Web
  • Remote Home Automation
Honeywell Total Connect

$15

per month

Self Gold

Cellular Interactive
  • Email, Text & Push Notifications
  • Cellular Communication
  • Arm / Disarm via Phone & Web
  • Remote Home Automation
Honeywell Total Connect Alarm.com

$25

per month

Self Platinum

Video & Cellular Interactive
  • Email, Text & Push Notifications
  • Cellular Communication
  • Arm / Disarm via Phone & Web
  • Remote Home Automation
  • Video Surveillance
Honeywell Total Connect Alarm.com

$35

per month

Feature Explanation

E-mail & Phone Alerts
Receive customizable text and email alerts to any number of recipients on all alarm events - alarms, arming / disarming, troubles, power loss, and more.
UL Listed Central Station
A live operator calls you to verify alarms. In the event of a real alarm, we dispatch the proper authorities. We monitor unlimited zones for burgulary, fire, or any other type of emergency and record all system arming / disarmings. Crash & Smash or APL included for applicable systems.
Phone or Internet
Your security system uses a phone connection or internet alarm communicator to report alarms to our central station. Daily supervision of internet communicators included and daily test timers on phone systems allowed.
Internet Monitoring
Interactive services such as Total Connect require an internet alarm communicator connected to your system. Daily supervision of internet communicator included.
Cellular Monitoring
The most secure and reliable communication path. Alarm Grid activates your system’s cellular communicator and pays for the cellular data charges. Can be combined with phone and/or internet for redundancy.
Arm / Disarm via Phone & Web
View live status of system and zones, and control your security system from anywhere using mobile app or computer.
Remote Z-Wave Control
With a Z-Wave enabled system, control lights, locks and thermostats when you’re not home for lifestyle convenience and energy savings.
Image Sensors
Receive snap shots of alarm events triggered by your hybrid motion sensor / camera to verify alarms. Requires Alarm.com communicator.
Video Surveillance
View your property live through approved IP cameras and receive actual video clips when motion is detected. Video is stored online and can be downloaded as needed.
Cellular Communication
Interactive services such as Total Connect, Alarm.com, or Telguard require an internet or cellular alarm communicator connected to your system. Alarm Grid pays for the cellular data charges. Can be combined with phone and/or internet for redundancy.
Internet Communication
Interactive services such as Total Connect require an internet alarm communicator connected to your system.