ADT Security Pro - Home Security Blog

Should You Get WiFi Security Cameras? Are They Reliable?

Posted by Greg Barker on Mon,Feb 19,2018 @ 09:24 PM

More and more homeowners are interested in getting security cameras for their home. Over 35% of our customers who have an ADT monitored security system installed get at least one security camera as part of their alarm system. With home automation and smart home Apps becoming ever so popular... customers are really trying to figure out what cameras will meet their needs. Wireless cameras are fast becoming the solution for DIY (do it yourself) customers. But are they reliable? Are wireless cameras or hard wired cameras better? There are so many different brands, how do you pick what is best?

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Tags: ADT Pulse Cameras, Security Cameras and Video Surveillance Systems

ADT GO > Your Personal Protection Now Everywhere

Posted by Greg Barker on Fri,Feb 16,2018 @ 08:17 AM

For over 140 years ADT has been leading the way in security and protecting America. In 1920, ADT pioneered the use of centralized emergency call centers and customer owned security systems. In 2016, ADT hits an industry milestone with 2 million ADT Pulse home automation customers. What's next....?

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Tags: Mobile Home Security (Mobile Apps)

ADT Security Pre-Wiring For Your New Construction Home

Posted by Greg Barker on Thu,Feb 15,2018 @ 12:15 PM

When I work with local customer home builders and architects, they tell me that there are very few security companies that will do security pre-wires. Most security companies today, including almost all ADT Authorized Dealers, install wireless security systems and do not have the expertise or experience necessary to custom design or install a hard wired security system. To get help, schedule a free home security review and our security experts will help you design your custom home security solution.

Learn more >>> So if you are building a custom home or doing a major remodel down to the frames, let's look at the steps of planning security for your home and family.


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Tags: Security Cameras and Video Surveillance Systems, ADT Hard Wired Security Systems, ADT Home Security Systems

ADT is Your Best Choice for Home Security System Monitoring

Posted by Greg Barker on Mon,Feb 12,2018 @ 03:00 PM


I recently attend ADT's Dealer convention and the most impressive part of the event was learning about the transformation ADT has made in customer service. As an ADT Dealer, over the years the customer service of ADT as a national company has been weak at times. Although the the monitoring service centers for alarm events have always been quick to respond, getting a customer service representative to help you for billing or a service call often took way to long. We had to tell our Security Pro customers to call us if the ADT Corporate is not giving them the service they deserve.

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Tags: ADT Authorized Dealers, ADT Installation

Protect Your Home from the Grinch with these Holiday Safety Tips

Posted by Greg Barker on Fri,Dec 01,2017 @ 12:30 PM

Protect your home from the Grinch this Christmas holiday season. The Grinch who stole Christmas reminds us of all the reality of burglaries during this time of year. 

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Tags: Safety Tips

Six Safety Tips to Help You Prevent Home Burglary

Posted by Greg Barker on Mon,Nov 06,2017 @ 09:53 PM

This information was posted on to give homeowners in the San Ramon area safety tips for burglary prevention during the fall season. It was posted in September and written by Kyle Madison, Regional Manager for Security Pro Group. It is definitely worth the read and very informative to help any homeowner complete steps to protect their family.

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Tags: Safety Tips

Halloween Safety Tips for Your Family

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Mon,Oct 30,2017 @ 10:30 AM

The Halloween countdown has begun!

With a month's worth of pumpkin carving, haunted houses and free candy, there's a lot of fun to be had for sure! Let's make sure that the worst thing to happen in your home this Halloween is a tummy ache.

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Tags: Safety Tips

Four Things to NOT do when your ADT Home Security System sounds.

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Thu,Aug 24,2017 @ 09:39 PM

Now that you've installed your ADT Home Security System, it's tempting to feel like you're Chuck Norris. No one will mess with you now and you can check security completely off the list... right? 

Well yes and no. Yes, you invested in a great deterrent and in the event that someone does still try to come in, a VERY loud siren will sound as a further deterent. 

The most brazen intruder will pause at the noise and realize that authorities are now being dispatched. And... after a bit, Norma, the neighbor whose nose is always way too far into your business, will have her nose in Berry The Burglar's business she'll call detective "Gets-his-man" with a license plate number, the color of his socks and a description of just how far below his bum his pants are. (Norma, we all love you when there's trouble. Keep up the good work!)

While my personal story warrants a good chuckle, I don't think my response is a-typical of what other might do. So read on, feel free to laugh heartily at me, and get a mental snapshot of what NOT to do when your alarm sounds at your home.

If you don't make my mistakes, and fully utilize the features of an alarm in a real emergency, it will help keep you and your loved ones safer.


How did I even figure out what NOT to do when the Alarm System Sounded?

 Well, what are spouses for if not to help us see how poorly we are capable of responding in different scenarios... 

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Tags: Safety Tips

Your Ultimate Checklist for Summer Vacation Safety

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Sun,Jul 09,2017 @ 10:05 PM

Home Security statistics show that burglaries skyrocketed during July and August. It's no coincidence July and August are also the months that more people take vacations than any other month. Beach Properties of Hilton Head offered up this Ultimate Checklist of things to do before leaving on vacation. We think they hit the nail on the head. As a home security company, it's a top goal to help you achieve peace-of-mind in every way we are able to.

Print this list and have the security of a well planned vacation.

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Tags: Safety Tips

Top 10 User Questions for Your DSC 1832 / 1864 Alarm Panel & System

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Sun,Jul 09,2017 @ 08:16 PM

The post will address the top 10 questions asked about a DSC 9057 panel.  This panel can be (or might have already been,) a part of you FREE ADT Security system.

For those who are having or have had a DSC 1832 installed, questions are bound to arise or re-arise later when you decide to use a feature you have not been using. Here are the top 10 questions and answers to help you comfortably navigate your new ADT investment. If you are looking for similar blogs for DSC 9057 panels it's coming soon! For the top 10 questions for a Honeywall Lynx Touch, click here.

Here’s the questions we’ll cover:

  1. How do I arm my system?
  2. How will I know it is armed?
  3. How do I arm with no delay or “instant?”
  4. How do I disarm my system?
  5. How do I turn chime on and off?
  6. How do I bypass a zone?
  7. How do I program additional user codes?
  8. Do I need to arm my ADT Smoke Detectors or ADT Carbon Monoxide Detectors.
  9. How do I view past events?
  10. Can I adjust the volume?

BONUS Question:

  • How often should I test my system?
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Tags: ADT Free Home Security System, ADT Security System