ADT vs. Protect America |

Unique monitoring coverage

ADT and Protect America are two of the few security companies left that provide landline monitoring as well as cellular monitoring. And while we don’t recommend landline monitoring over cellular, it’s a low-cost option that’s better than having no security system at all—especially if you live in an area without cell coverage.

On that note, Protect America stands out by offering another unique monitoring option: broadband monitoring. It’s more expensive than landline monitoring, but it costs the same as cellular monitoring. Broadband is a great alternative if you don’t have good cell coverage, but you still want high-tech features like live video monitoring, mobile control, and smart home support.

Standard equipment

We love that ADT and Protect America both give customers a base set of equipment with monitoring. Those equipment packages limit initial costs so you can get a security system without clearing out your savings account.

You can get all the basics from either ADT or Protect America. Neither company makes its own equipment or offers anything revolutionary, but both companies use high-quality, dependable, third-party gear that’s standard in the security industry.

You can get cameras, window/door sensors, and environmental sensors to monitor things like water leaks and smoke. Plus, both ADT and Protect America systems are compatible with third-party Z-Wave equipment, so they’re smart home friendly.


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