Frontpoint Security’s Interactive plan was our favorite home security system from 2013 to early 2016. Its equipment, monitoring plans, and features are almost identical to those of the Brinks: The two use similar control panels, have similar or identical sensors and cameras, use Alarm. com apps, and support the same types of home automation equipment. However, Frontpoint’s plans are slightly more expensive for the same level of service, its contracts are longer, its cancellation fees are onerous, and its pricing is less transparent than that of the Brinks system, which we no longer recommend anyway. Nest Secure could be the best looking no contract option if price were no object, but at $400, it’s still too expensive. And the cost goes up when you add Nest cameras which essentially require the Nest Aware service into the mix. Smart home fans may be willing to pay that price because it features Works With Nest support, but the lineup of compatible devices is limited right now, with additional partners coming later. The price drops to $300 if you sign up for monthly monitoring from Brinks Home Security, which doesn’t include fire service with the Nest Protect. And though we appreciate geofencing, we had several errors with it during testing. Samsung SmartThings ADT Home Security packs no contract ADT monitoring into a touch panel that doubles as a SmartThings hub. Aside from the SmartThings functionality, the $400 system seems dated, with clunky sensors and the SmartThings app, which in our tests had routine problems loading the ADT portion.
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An ADT home security system can offer you and your family peace of mind. With 24/7 back to base security monitoring your home has an extra level of protection even when you are not there. As a specialist in home security, ADT understands that all homes are unique and as such offer a suite of different products to help not only protect your home but offer modern convenience. Take advantage of our 24/7 Live streaming cameras, check in on your home from your phone or smart device while at work or on holidays. We also offer home automation with our Interactive Security package, allowing you to control appliances from your phone or smart device. The $299 alarm installation offer is available only to persons entering into an ADT standard alarm monitoring contract for an initial term of 3 years. Total minimum cost for installation and 36 month alarm monitoring is $1613. 00. $299. 00 is the installation charge for 1 x Alarm Panel, 1 x LCD Wireless Keypad, 2 x PIR, 1 x Door Contact, 1 x 4 button remote, 1 x 3G SIM Card and 1 x Power Supply and Back up Battery. The installed alarm equipment remains the property of ADT.