Do I Need Landline Phone for an ADT® Monitored Security System?
Last updated: December 11, 2017
Do you need a landline phone for an ADT monitored system? The short answer is, “It depends on the ADT monitored home security package you purchase.”
ADT monitored Basic package $36.99/ month does require a landline phone. ADT monitored CellGuard package $48.99/ month and ADT Pulse package with CellGuard $52.99/ month do not require a landline phone to work.
To compare ADT monitoring packages, visit our Packages and Pricing page.
Benefits of ADT Monitoring Packages with CellGuard®:
1- Phone Line Cut Protection
When you have a landline, your phone line is susceptible to being cut. This can happen by accident, perhaps if your neighbor is digging up their yard to put a garden in. On a more serious note, a burglar could easily snip your phone line outside your house, thereby rendering your home security system useless. With ADT monitored home security packages that include CellGuard, these threats to your safety are eliminated.
2- Faster Signal than Landline
Traditional landline phone lines can take up to 4x longer than signals sent via cellular communications to reach ADT’s central monitoring stations. Statistics show that home security systems sending a signal over a landline take 26 seconds to dial up and connect to a monitoring station. Whereas, it only takes 6 seconds to make a connection over cellular service. In emergency situations where seconds count, making 20 seconds faster can mean the difference between life and death.
3- No Expensive Fees on Future ADT Service Calls and Upgrades
If you choose a home security package that requires a landline, you will need to place a service call to ADT in the event you decide to change your home phone service provider in the future. That’s because the hookup is different based on the type of landline you have. Plus, if you decide to follow the trend of most homeowners and eliminate your landline phone in the future, you won’t have to worry about paying ($400 – $600) to upgrade your home security package in the future.
While having a landline phone allows you to invest in a less expensive home security package up front, we believe the benefits of having a home security package that works with cell service is the better long-term choice. You’ll enjoy greater flexibility and be offering your family a higher level of protection against burglars and emergencies. To speak with an ADT Authorized Premier Provider representative now, call 1-866-946-8419 or contact us with any additional questions.
If you’re considering installing a new security systems, check out our current ADT Special Promotion.
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