There have been a couple of break-in's in my area lately and we decided it would be a good idea to invest in an home alarm. The area I live in is relatively calm but anything can happen in any neighborhood. Some of my neighbors have not only had their home violated, there have actually been smoke bombs used. I can't allow this to happen in my home, so I made a purchase that will hopefully prevent this type of event.
My husband and I called up a friend of my family's who has worked at ADT since I was little. Not only did I trust the company because of my friend, I also felt more confident after I found out how much an alarm system costs from ADT.
ADT monitors your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We paid $99 for installation and we purchased the basic package for $35.99 a month. If you ask me, that is a tiny price to pay for piece of mind. There were two main things that sealed the deal. The first was finding out that you can input a pet's weight so you don't have to worry about your dog tripping the alarm. The second was that even if your electricity blows, your alarm system is equipped with a backup method of protecting your home.