ADT vs. Protection One

Both ADT HomesAlarm and Protection One offer a popular basic home security package. For your convenience, we’ve compared the two companies in the chart below and shared our expert opinion below the chart, so you can quickly understand the key differences between the two.


Our Offer
Protection One
Door/Window Sensors63
Motion Detectors11
Keychain Remotes21
Up-Front Cost$99.00$99.00
Monthly Monitoring Rate$36.99$25.95
Contract Length36 Months36 Months
Money-Back Guarantee180 DaysNot Listed
Theft Protection Guarantee$500.00$1,000.00
Monitoring Centers51
First Year in Business17841988
You Own Equipment?YesNot Listed
BBB RatingA-A+
Equipment WarrantyLifetimeNot Listed
Customers8 M1.5 M

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Our Expert Opinion

Harry Mehserdjian Harry Mehserdjian
Home Security Consultant

“A big difference between Protection One’s basic package and ours is the amount of equipment you get. For the same $99 up-front cost, we provide you with 3 more door/window sensors and 1 additional remote. Buying that equipment a al carte could cost you up to $400 more.

You might think, ‘Well, maybe I only need 3 door and window sensors.’ And if you live in a small condo with 3 or fewer entry points to protect, you’d be right. However, many single family homes have more than 3 points of entry, so the extra sensors you get in our Essential package give you the added security you need to adequately protect your home and keep your valuables safeguarded.

Looking down the chart, you can see that Protection One’s monthly charge is $11 and that’s appealing, but we provide a lifetime equipment warranty and they don’t. So, any needed repairs from Protection One can cost you upwards of $200. That’s pretty significant and can wipe out all the money you saved on monthly monitoring charges.

By comparison, ADT charges only a $25 trip fee to repair equipment after the first 90 days of installation.

So, although you are saving $11 per month on monitoring fees with Protection One, you get 3 less door/window sensors that would otherwise cover your master bedroom and kid’s bedrooms. And in the event something goes wrong with their equipment, those savings get wiped out pretty quickly.”

Made Your Decision On Protection One?

If you’ve done your due diligence in comparing different home security companies and feel that Protection one is not the appropriate choice, then it’s time to secure your home with America’s leader – ADT. Call 1-800-753-8268 today to speak with an authorized representative who will assist you.

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