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How can I upgrade my current ADT Home Security Alarm System?

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Mon,Jul 31,2023 @ 09:38 AM



Depending on how long you've had your ADT Home Security Alarm, you might be considering upgrading to a more modern system or adding some of the new and fancier features you see on TV  or in your friend's home. You might like to add ADT cameras or even home automation.

The great news is the company that first brought automation features to the mass markets is still the leader. ADT Pulse with home automation is the system of choice for millions of Americans, far surpassing any other home automation company.

ADT Pulse gives you remote home security from mobile devices and computers including being able to remotely check the status of your security system, mobile arm/disarm, text and email notifications of alarm and device events, cameras, thermostat control, lighting control, garage door control and automated door locks. The ADT Pulse platform has created an ecosystem allowing control of other smart home devices like the Nest thermostat or Ring Video Doorbell. 

If you would like to upgrade your existing security system to ADT Pulse, check out your options below.

This blog will cover these 4 upgrade options:

  1. Upgrade your existing home security system to the ADT Command
  2. Upgrading your current ADT monitored security system within the first two years of your initial installation.
  3. The benefits of upgrading after two years of being a monitored ADT customer.
  4. DIY (do it yourself) options for upgrading your ADT System.
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Tags: ADT Pulse Security System, ADT Home Security Systems

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

Top 10 User Questions for Your Lynx Touch Alarm Panel & System

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Tue,Jun 13,2017 @ 07:03 AM

The latest panel to the Security Pro Group family is the Lynx Touch panel. This AMAZING 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 Lynx Panel 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 a similar blog for DSC 1832/1864 panels  it's coming soon! for the top 10 questions with aDSC 9057 panel, 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?
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Tags: ADT Free Home Security System, ADT Home Security Systems

Do Now! 6 Things to do When You Install an ADT Security System

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Mon,May 15,2017 @ 05:19 PM

Here is a common "day after" phone call at a ADT security company:

"Hi, my name is Happily Safe-Now, and you all came to install my security system yesterday. What things am I supposed to do now? I feel like I was supposed to do something specific. Can you help me?"

"Why YES Mrs. Safe-Now," I reply. "I most certainly can help you."

And we go on... 

While there there are very few things you MUST do after your ADT security system is installed, there are a few things that can make your life easier. Here are 5

1. See if your city requires a permit

2. Set up your account

3. Know that your monthly amount will have a pro-rated amount added in

4. Keep our phone numbers handy.

5. Test your system

6. Refer a friend

Six simple steps you can take over the next few days that will make your life easier and help you get the most ouf of your new monitored ADT security system. 


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Tags: ADT Free Home Security System, ADT Home Security Systems

Four Reasons You Should Invest in a Monitored Security System

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Mon,May 15,2017 @ 04:55 PM

Having a monitored security system provides you peace of mind. It's unfortunate that working at a security systems dealer, we get phone calls daily because peace of mind has been shattered:

"I wish I had called you when we first thought about home security... now we've been broken into."

"My wife works from home and there have been 3 burglaries close to our home, I think it's time we had a security system."

"There was a home invasion on the news just miles from my home... can you come out today and give me a home security quote?"

and even some happy ones like:

"We've just had a baby and we need to assure she is as safe as can be."

Having a security system can provides peace of mind. Having a monitored security system provides greater peace of mind. Here's four things that a a monitored home security will do for you:

1. Lets you rest assured that even if you are not home, someone is watching out for fires, floods, carbon monoxide and break-ins. 
2. If you are at home, someone is else is responding to you can worry about protecting your loved ones. 
3. The system can alert you of trouble so you can take any actions you feel are necessary. 
4  .With ADT, you are monitored by a network of professionals.  Read More

Tags: ADT Monitoring Service, ADT Home Security Systems

ADT Motion Sensor: Safety, Security and Versatility

Posted by Matt Ricca on Wed,May 10,2017 @ 05:22 PM


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Tags: ADT Free Home Security System, ADT Wireless Security Systems, ADT Hard Wired Security Systems, ADT Home Security Systems

5 Reasons More of Your Neighbors are Installing Home Security Systems

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Tue,May 02,2017 @ 12:19 AM

More and more of your neighbors and neighbors across America are investing in monitored home security systems. The reality is becoming obvious that burglaries are not just happening in “other” peoples neighborhoods. You’d be hard pressed to find a person that doesn't have a neighbor, a work mate, or a personal friend that has not experienced a break-in of some kind.

Experts estimate that the percentage of homes with security systems will at least double over the next 5 years. Not surprising with many police departments advertising that 87 % of burglaries are considered preventable. Not all the reasons are that obvious though...

Here’s 5 reasons your neighbors are investing in monitored home alarms for their homes:

  • Crime statistics are becoming hard to ignore.
  • Security systems are more affordable than ever
  • People are busier than ever
  • Home security as a home automation platform makes Smart home features affordable for the average home.
  • You no longer have to choose between "outdated" hardwired system or wireless home security.
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Tags: ADT Security System, ADT Home Security Systems

ADT Smoke Detector: Is it Something You Need?

Posted by Greg Barker on Mon,Apr 24,2017 @ 07:04 PM

When we bring up the subject of monitored fire protection with ADT, customers often ask what the difference is between the ones they already have and an ADT Smoke Detector. No one wants to spend money on something they already have. However, there are considerable differences between ADT Monitored Smoke Detectors and the ones many people buy from a local home improvement store. 

Every second counts when protecting your family from a fire and ADT Smoke Detectors are an important part to protecting your home, family and pets. In an article titled Fire Alarm Will Stop Catastrophic Devastation of Your Family, it explains how three decades ago, you had 17 minutes to get out in a home fire... now with modern homes, you have three to four minutes. WOW... What's Changed?

Let's see what makes a smoke detector from ADT different.

Main Differences:

1. ADT Smoke Detectors are photoelectric detectors compared to ionized smoke detectors installed in 90% of American homes. Photoelectric detectors are far superior at detecting smoldering smoke that often happens when a fire is staring. Often photoelectric smoke detectors detect fires before the flames actually ignite and save precious time. They also have a rise of heat that helps quickly detect a fire if the flames ignite and begin to create a rise of temperature. 
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Tags: ADT Security System, Home Security Equipment, ADT Home Security Systems

Fire Alarm Will Stop Catastrophic Devastation of Your Family

Posted by Greg Barker on Mon,Oct 10,2016 @ 05:13 PM

This last week, I read the article in Angie's List Magazine about FAST FIRES. It impacted the way I think about home fire safety for my own family and your family. The article was written by Paul F. P. Pogue and titled Material Menace. It is about how three decades ago, you had 17 minutes to get out in a home fire... now with modern homes, you have three to four minutes. WOW... What's Changed?

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Tags: Safety Tips, Home Security Equipment, ADT Home Security Systems

5 Necessary Steps to Reliable Home Security for Your Family

Posted by Greg Barker on Fri,Oct 07,2016 @ 11:35 AM


Choose a Security Company You Can Rely On

The most important choice you’ll make when planning for home security is hiring the right home security company.

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