What Equipment Will I Receive?
There are four different ADT monitoring packages to choose from: the Basic Package, Basic Wireless, ADT Pulse and ADT Pulse + Video. Regardless of which one you choose, the following equipment comes standard in all packages:
1) Digital Control Panel
The digital control panel is what allows you to interact with your alarm system. With it you can arm/disarm the alarm system using your chosen alarm code, which you’ll have to key in. With one-touch settings, you can also program the control panel to quickly alert your local police or fire department. They will then be quickly dispatched to your home. The digital control panel is user-friendly, so you’ll find it convenient and easy to use.
2) Door and Window Sensors
The provided door and window sensors alert you anytime an entryway is opened (with a beeping sound). But while you are away, they provide three points of protection. If a door or window is ever opened while the alarm system is armed, it’ll trigger the alarm, resulting in the authorities being dispatched.
3) Pet-Sensitive Motion Detectors
When an alarm system is armed, it’s important that it’s working at its fullest capacity, which is why all systems come with a motion detector. These detectors will detect any type of motion, reading infrared energy. Worried that your pet will set it off? Don’t be, they also decipher the difference between a person and a pet (of up to 80lbs).
4) Built-In Siren
The built-in siren is exactly what it sounds—a high-decibel siren, which goes off anytime the alarm is triggered. This feature works as a deterrent to any possible home intruders, since it alerts people in the local vicinity. The siren will also sound if there is fire detection in your home.
5) Window Stickers & Yard Sign
The ADT monitoring window stickers and yard signs work as the first security defense of your home. They allow anyone on your yard or near your windows know that your home is being protected by an alarm system. When they also recognize that the security provider is ADT monitoring, they’ll definitely realize that they’d be up against the best monitoring provider available today. It is shown that homes with a home security system are three times less likely to be burglarized. Most burglars won’t attempt breaking into a home if they see that it has a home security system.
Additional Equipment for the Wireless Packages
For the wireless packages (Basic Wireless, ADT Pulse and ADT Pulse + Video) there are additional pieces of equipment:
Wireless security systems feature CellGuard technology to provide continuous and safe wireless monitoring (since they operate using cell towers). Wireless security systems with CellGuard, are a newer technology method—compared to systems that use a landline connection.
Key fobs remotely allow you to arm and disarm the security system from a few feet away, exactly like ones you’d use for a car.
Video Cameras (ADT Pulse + Video)
ADT Pulse + Video comes with video cameras for remote video home monitoring. Using your smartphone, tablet or laptop, you can view live footage of your home and receive custom alerts and notifications.