ADT Monitored Security vs. Bay Alarm

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We’ve done all the research, making it easy for you to compare home security companies! The chart below compares what’s included in the basic packages offered by Protect Your Home and Bay Alarm. Please take the time to review our expert opinion below the chart for a no-nonsense comparison of the two companies.

 Our OfferBay Alarm
Door/Window Sensors62
Motion Detectors11
Keychain Remotes20
Up-Front Cost$99.00$345.00
InstallationProfessionalProfessional
Monthly Monitoring Rate$36.99$30.00
Contract Length36 Months36 Months
Money-Back Guarantee*180 DaysNot Listed
Theft Protection Guarantee*$500.00Not Listed
Monitoring Centers41
First Year in Business19981946
Consumer Affairs Rating4.4 Stars4.5 Stars
BBB RatingA+A+
Equipment WarrantyLifetimeNot Listed
Customers6.5 M100 K
DetailsDetails

Please note that Bay Alarm does not provide any equipment data on their website. In order to provide you with this comparison, we pulled information from http://www.securitysystems.net/bay-alarm.php, a promoter of Bay Alarm’s services. Last updated Aug 2016.
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Our Expert Opinion

Harry Mehserdjian Harry Mehserdjian
HomesAlarm.com
Home Security Consultant

“I believe Bay Alarm’s basic package* is expensive without the added value of other alarm companies such as VivintThe only way to get a quote from Bay Alarm is to have a representative come to your home and give you a presentation. 

Bay Alarm’s equipment package is the 2nd worst we’ve seen. Comcast Xfinity is the worst. They only provide two door and window sensors, one motion, and no remotes. If you do the math, you can see their upfront cost plus monthly fees over the 36 months of the contract will cost you $1,425 ($345 + $30 X 36 months). Our package costs $1,430.64 over the same three year period. So, for $5.64 more, you get 4 more sensors and 2 keychain remotes. And Bay Alarm doesn’t warranty their equipment or offer a money back guarantee.

To top it off, Bay Alarm only has 1 monitoring center located in Pacheco, California, which is less than 25 miles from San Francisco. If San Francisco gets hit by another earthquake, it’s likely that no one will be at the monitoring center monitoring your home or business!

Think long and hard before choosing Bay Alarm. Of the alarm companies we’ve compared, they have the lowest BBB rating (tied with AT&T Digital Life), one of the worst equipment packages, and a monitoring center within 37 minutes drive from one of the United State’s most volatile earthquake zones.

Disclosure: Above opinion is my own opinion and I do not receive compensation to provide my opinion. My opinion does not reflect the opinion of Protect Your Home. Last updated on Aug 2016.

Made Your Decision?

If you’ve ruled out Bay Alarm and are ready to secure your home with ADT’s monitored service, please call 1-866-946-8419 and ask for next day installation.

Compare ADT Monitored security To Other Companies

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