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Home protection simplified

Smarter Home is designed to help simplify the process of comparing home security technology and brands so that you can make an informed decision when choosing a system.

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Why we're here

We know the difficulty that comes with sorting through a multitude of brands and companies to find the right price or package. With so many different brands, it’s not easy to keep track of the different offerings available. That’s why we’re here. We’ve created an experience that enables users to learn, read reviews, compare brands and make informed decisions that they are happy with. No one wants to install technology in their home that they dislike, but that’s what can happen without first understanding how that technology works, what it costs, and how it’s installed. Start comparing brands today so that you can find a system that’s a perfect fit for you and your home.

How it works

How it works depends on where you are in the decision-making process. Completely in the dark and want to know more? We recommend you start by reading our Ultimate Home Security Guide. This will cover everything you need to know to get started – from popular brands to pricing and packages. Have you already done some research and want to get some questions answered? Not a problem. Check out our Frequently Asked Questions. Or, maybe you are familiar with home security brands and just want to find out the best pricing? We recommend you try out our Custom Comparison tool to select the brands you want to compare. Whatever you need, we are here to help.

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How does Smarter Home make money?

To bring you our ad-free review and comparison service, we work with numerous leading home security brands. We may earn a commission when you click our links or make a purchase from one of our partners. However, this does not affect how we review and rate our security products nor will it affect the price you pay if you buy from one of partners. We only recommend products and offers that we believe can benefit our readers.

$38.99/mo for Pro Install* 

Requires 36-month monitoring contract starting at $38.99/mo. without QSP (24-month monitoring contract in California, total fees from $935.76) and minimum installation amount of $599 for professionally installed systems OR month-to-month monitoring contract for ADT Self Setup systems starting at $24.99 without QSP (one month minimum) and minimum purchase amount of $194.98.    Professional monitoring required for ADT to notify emergency contacts or services on your behalf. Service and installation charges vary depending on system configuration, equipment and services selected. For reactivations of professionally installed systems, a $99 test and inspect fee applies  . Upon early termination by Customer, ADT may charge 75% of the monthly service charges due for the balance of the initial contract term. Quality Service Plan (QSP) is ADT’s Extended Limited Warranty and is available for additional fee. Additional charges may apply in areas that require guard response service for municipal alarm verification. Professionally installed system remains property of ADT. Local permit fees may be required. Prices and offers subject to change and may vary by market. Additional taxes and fees may apply. Satisfactory credit required. A security deposit may be required. Simulated screen images and photos are for illustrative purposes only. For Self-Setup Systems, cancel by calling 888-392-2039 or by following the instructions in your order confirmation email. To avoid contract termination charges, cancellation must occur no later than 30 days after the contract date. Contract termination charges may be applied for cancellation after the initial 30-day period. Equipment must be fully removed and returned before a refund will be processed. Any shipping costs previously paid are non-refundable. Google and Nest Doorbell are trademarks of Google LLC. Some features, including mobile notifications, remote control, video streaming and video recording, require working internet and Wi-Fi. Minimum OS requirements are available at iOS is a trademark of Cisco and is used under license. Google Nest products and services featured are designed to make life easier and to build a helpful home and were not designed specifically for life-sustaining or safety-critical use cases. These products and services are compatible with the ADT Self Setup System, and depend upon working internet, Wi-Fi, and, in some cases, the service availability from ADT and/or Google. To learn more, please visit

6 Month Money-Back Guarantee*

Money-back guarantee only applies after ADT has made attempts to resolve a system-related issue and has not been able to resolve that issue within the first six (6) months of your original activation. ADT Money-Back Guarantee is not transferable. Equipment must be returned before a refund will be processed. Conditions preventing normal system operation cannot be caused by the customer. For professionally installed systems only.


Theft Protection Guarantee**

Customer may receive reimbursement of up to five hundred dollars ($500) of Customer’s homeowner’s insurance deductible (if any) if, and only if, ALL requirements for Theft Protection Guarantee are met to ADT’s reasonable satisfaction. Customer must request reimbursement within 60 days of property loss. Request must be mailed to ADT and include: Theft Protection Guarantee certificate signed by Customer, a letter from Customer requesting reimbursement, a copy of the police report, and a copy of the accepted insurance claim. ADT reserves the right to reject any application for reimbursement that does not comply with all of the requirements. For professionally installed systems only.