ADT® Monitored Security vs. Lifeshield

Directv Lifeshield and ADT monitored security from Protect Your Home basic home security packages are compared in the chart below. If the chart seems overwhelming, you can get right down to the nitty gritty by reading our expert opinion. You’ll find out the key differences between the ADT monitored basic package and Directv Lifeshield.

 Our OfferDirect TV LifeShield
Door/Window Sensors62
Motion Detectors10
Keychain Remotes21
Up-Front Cost$99.00$49.00
InstallationProfessionalDIY
Monthly Monitoring Rate$36.99$29.99
Contract Length36 Months60 Months
Money-Back Guarantee*180 Days30 Days
Theft Protection Guarantee*$500.00Not Listed
Monitoring Centers41
First Year in Business19982004
Consumer Affairs Rating4.4 Stars4.5 Stars
BBB RatingA+F
Equipment WarrantyLifetimeLifetime
Customers6.5 MNot Listed
DetailsDetails

Source data: http://www.lifeshield.com/wireless-systems/home-essential-value-kit/. Last updated Aug 2014.
*Certain restrictions apply.

Our Expert Opinion

Harry Mehserdjian Harry Mehserdjian
HomesAlarm.com
Home Security Consultant

“Directv is a televison service provider offering inexpensive home security services, but their service isn’t fit for most single family homes, no matter what your budget is.

Their basic package is not particularly useful for anyone with ground floor entry doors and windows. That’s because they only provide 2 door and window sensors and no motion detector. If you live on the 2nd floor – or higher – Lifeshield’s equipment package might be all the protection you need. But for most homeowners who enter their house from ground level and who have multiple ground floor doors and windows where a burglar could break in, Directv’s basic package doesn’t provide nearly enough coverage. 

Yes, the Directv package is cheap – only $49.99 up-front and $29.99 for monthly monitoring, but for most homeowners, you need more equipment to sufficiently cover your home. By contrast, our Essential package features 4 more door/window sensors, 1 more motion detector, and 1 more keychain remote. To get a comparable equipment package from Lifeshield would cost you up to $500 or more.

Besides Directv’s short 30-day money back guarantee, another big difference between ADT and Directv is installation. Our packages are professionally installed by a certified ADT technician; whereas Directv Lifeshield is a do-it-yourself installation. Unless you’re certain how to hook up phone line seizure and wire your alarm system to avoid false alarms, we recommend you leave your security system installation in the hands of a pro.

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 2014.

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