ADT Keyholder Response Review from £99
If you, like many, think that audible-only alarms are nothing more than a nuisance to your neighbours, it's time to consider a monitored alarm system, or go buy yourself a dog.
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If so, Verisure (an alternative to ADT) is offering £500 OFF their monitored alarm systems for a limited time only - Our review and offer details can be seen here.
The truth is; a home alarm system - of any kind (even a decoy bell box) - acts as a deterrent to the opportunist thief.
However, in the event of a break-in you want your home protected adequately and a monitored solution can give you that added peace of mind. At least you'll know, your burglary has not gone unnoticed, as is often the case with audible-only systems.
So, without further ado, here's my review of the ADT keyholder response alarm system.
The £99 ADT Keyholder Response kit contains
ADT's Keyholder Response package consists of the following items:
- 1 x Alarm panel incl. battery with on-board siren - Grade 2 (868Mhz)
- 2 x Wireless movement sensors
- 1 x Wireless Door contact
- 1 x External decoy siren box
All kits are installed by a professional ADT installation engineer.
Is the alarm system pet friendly?
Yes. The ADT Alarm now comes with pet friendly detectors as standard, so there is no additional charges if you have pets.
Are there any other costs?
The £99 simply covers the installation of the security alarm equipment listed above.
Whilst this is a great offer, please consider the following 2 points.
- The QuickConnect offer is subject to a £26.99 per month contract for 36 months.
This contract provides you with:
- 24/7 alarm system monitoring (key-holder response only, more on this below)
- 24/7 ADT comprehensive maintenance
- Alarm equipment rental
- You may pay more than £99 depending on your security requirements.
Depending on your security needs and/or you live in a larger property you may require additional alarm equipment. The additional equipment is charged on top of the £99. For example, if you live in a 4 bedroom house with 3 reception rooms on the ground floor you may require the following equipment:
- 3 x Wireless movement sensors (4 if you require coverage upstairs)
- 2 x Door contacts
- Additional ADT QuickConnect Movement Detector: £75 Installed
- Additional ADT QuickConnect Door Contact: £75 Installed
- Additional ADT QuickConnect Personal Panic / Attack buttons: £50 Installed
- Additional ADT QuickConnect Decoy Bellboxes: £30 Installed
Key-holder response. What's this?
In the event of an alarm activation, ADT monitoring centre will inform you, the nominated keyholders (up to 4) and the emergency services (if opted for police response or smoke detection). If you require extra cover, take a look at ADT Police Response package (formally ADT Connect). The Connect package (from £599) offers key holder plus police response.
What happens after the 36 months?
After 36 months, the customer is out of contract but the majority of customers continue to pay a monthly monitoring subscription for total peace of mind. Customers should be aware that they will not own the ADT alarm equipment as this is rented and still remains the property of ADT.
As well as intruder detection, ADT offer the option of monitoring your home for fire/smoke too. As you'd expect this comes at an additional cost, more on that below.
Monitored smoke alarms are a fantastic idea and well worth the money in my opinion.
The simple reason being that house fires kill. Fact.
Despite regular advertising campaigns by the government and UK fire service, it's a sad fact that many homes in the UK still do not have a smoke alarm fitted and those which do are often left unchecked and will not work when needed.
Thankfully, since 1991 there's government legislation in place to ensure that all new homes are fitted with one. If you have a battery powered DIY smoke alarm, do me a quick favour... Go check it now.
I mean it! Go press the TEST button right now... I'll wait here for you.
Cost of smoke detection
To have this added feature, you'll pay an extra £50 for the smoke detector and an additional £2 per month for 24/7 monitoring.
So that's £149 upfront and £28.99 monitoring fee / month.
How do I order an ADT Security Alarm?
There are two ways to order:
- Visit the ADT website and request a quote, or
- Find an authorised ADT Agent. Why do this over going direct?
Well, surprisingly, you can actually get a better ADT deal since the agents are able to offer "best deal" incentives to buy through them.
It's certainly worth looking into as there are some great deals out there.
What other wireless security alarms do you recommend?
Wireless security alarms have evolved over the past 10 years and have now become something of a consumer product. With the advanced development of wireless technology, a range of wireless security home automation systems are now available at affordable prices, allowing the DIY inclined home-owner to install their own DIY alarm system.
One that's caught my eye recently is a two-way voice monitored DIY alarm system from home8, more on that here.
Alternatively, if you would like a price comparison, visit our Quick Quote page to get an instant quote from an alarm installer in your area.