Frontpoint vs ADT Home Security
Battle between the Home Security Giant ADT & Frontpoints DIY Alarm System
Last updated: March 1st, 2017. So you're stuck at a crossroads between two security companies, ADT and Frontpoint. A new (FrontPoint) versus old (ADT) battle. We'll compare apples to apples on pricing, equipment, history and more and let you decide which sign you put in front of your house.
Let's get right to the point... The main difference between the two you will learn is comfort. With Frontpoint you are the technician and set everything up yourself. You do save $99 install fee and it is easy peel and stick technology. If you don't want to scramble and follow the installation guide, then ADT is your choice as they will send out a tech to do it for you. With Frontpoint you do pay more out of pocket for your equipment. ADT offers $850 in free equipment, Frontpoint is only $300 for approved customers.
Side by Side Comparison
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Who has the Better Security System?
Both companies will cater to what you need. However, each has a standard basic package. You can pay extra for security cameras and home automation parts. Mobile apps and control are free with both brands.
Here you can scroll through ADT's Security equipment:
Here is a screenshot of Frontpoint's starting package:
In today, out tomorrow?
Luckily you don't have to worry about either company selling your monitoring services out to another company, which is a frequent problem in Home Security. Frontpoint and ADT have a great BBB record and over 7 years in business. However, hands down the best reputation and history record goes to ADT with over 100+ years in the market and dozens of monitoring companies. Frontpoint's rapid growth has been possible due to them sending out the equipment to your door step activated and allowing you to be the installer. It connects through your local cellular towers and they set up emergency response to your local Fire and Police departments based on your address.
Who wins? You can't go wrong with either... All in all you really don't have to worry that you aren't getting a good deal with either company. Both will treat you good and also have lower sales pressure then Vivint and other companies. They are totally different companies in our minds.
1 - You get Frontpoint if you want to jump on the bandwagon and don't mind a DIY system. They have great customer support and continue to win awards. The setup is quick and easy and no longer something to be worried about. They have good home automation as well.
2 - You get ADT if you want what has been through the test of time and a no hassle option. Their Pulse system is top of the line and can do some fancy stuff through their app.
Best of luck with whomever you choose!