ADT Frequently Asked Questions

What Areas of My Home Will ADT Monitoring Help Me Protect?

A home security system can help protect many different areas of your home, inside and out. Even if there are several entry points to your home, your ADT monitored home security system has an array of effective monitoring services that can help you in your time of need.

Research shows that 9 out of 10 convicted burglars would avoid a home protected by a security system*, and having an ADT monitored home security system can help make your home three times less likely to be burglarized*. Here are several areas where security systems can be most effective.*Source: National Burglar and Fire Association, 2000 U.S. Department of Justice, 1999

Exterior

Protecting the perimeter of your home is your ADT monitored security system's first line of defense against a break-in. Contact sensors for doors and windows can be placed throughout your home, particularly in areas you believe an intruder would be most likely to try to enter through. If these sensors are triggered by someone entering your home, your security system will sound when it is armed, whether that is at night or while you're away. If one of these entry points is accessed by someone you don't know, you'll find out about it right away.

Also along the exterior, ADT monitoring can install security cameras that you can monitor from inside your home or from your smartphone with the ADT Pulse® app. You'll always know who is walking around your home, and if it is someone suspicious, you can take action.

Interior

If an intruder is able to bypass door or window sensors, innovative motion detectors catch movements inside your home. These detectors use state-of-the-art infrared energy to monitor a wide area inside your home, such as a hallway, living room, or bedroom.

If you have pets, you may not have to worry about them setting off the motion detectors, depending on their size. Certain motion detectors are pet-immune, which means that as long as your pet weights less than 40 pounds, she won't set off the security alarms at night or while you're away.

Other Areas of the Home

In addition to the exterior and interior of your home, you may have other areas of your home or lot that you need protection for. A garage, for example, is another entry point that you may not think you need to help protect using a contact sensor or motion detector. However, you may keep your cars or other valuable tools and goods in your garage that you want to help protect with a security system.

You can set up sensors on the garage door itself in addition to the door leading from the garage into your home. You can also set up motion detectors and security cameras outside to capture any activity going on away from the main area of your home.

You may also keep valuable tools and other possessions in a shed, which may be completely separate from your home. Because ADT monitoring's products, provided by Protect your Home, are wireless, you would be able to set up motion detectors, contact sensors, and security cameras in or around the shed and other outdoor areas of the home to offer them possible protection as well.

Whether you are trying to help protect the main areas of your home, such as your living area or bedrooms, or separate areas of your home, such as the garage, shed, guest house, or pool area, Protect Your Home, an ADT Authorized Premier Provider can help. The company offers wireless products that are versatile enough for you to feel that your entire home is being helped with its own protection by your ADT monitored home security system.