Is ADT really the best?

Comparing ADT to DFW Security

When it comes to home security, is ADT your best option? They're the oldest and the largest, but does that make them the best? Let's take a look at some of the reasons why we believe DFW Security beats out ADT.

Better Technology

Some current ADT systems are similar to the smart systems that DFW Security installs. With both companies you can get a touchscreen smart hub, mobile apps, voice control, and the ability to add cameras and smart home devices that integrate with the security system. 

ADT used to be way behind in their technology, especially cameras, but recently they've made some improvements. A big complaint from camera owners is that they frequently drop off the network and need to be reset. DFW Security includes a dedicated mesh network in all their camera packages. This allows the cameras to operate on their own WiFi and always stay connected, giving DFW Security a huge advantage over ADT.

Better Customer Service

This is where DFW Security really shines. Unfortunately, ADT has a bad reputation for customer experience. From long hold times to representatives that are unknowledgeable and difficult to understand, to equipment and technical support issues - we hear from lots of frustrated ADT customers.

There are a couple of reasons why we believe DFW Security wins this category. 

DFW Security is Local. We're committed to providing personalized service to customers in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex, so you're not just another number in a overseas call center. Experienced employees in Fort Worth Texas answer the phone for around 30,000 customers (instead of millions like ADT), and we have expert technicians available to help in person at your location when you need it. And our monitoring center is right here in Texas.

While we haven't been around for 140 years like ADT, we have been protecting DFW for over 30 years and have built a strong reputation for excellence in customer care.

ADT has dealers. That means the person or company who sells and installs your alarm system is going to sell your monitoring agreement to ADT corporate, and you may never speak to them again. DFW Security doesn't use subcontractors or dealers for sales or installation, so you know you're dealing with someone who cares about quality and a lasting relationship. All of our professional installers are licensed, background checked, drug tested employees of DFW Security in company vehicles.

DFW Security has thousands of 5-star customer reviews. For some reason ADT seems to have repressed their customer reviews on Google and Facebook from showing publicly. Perhaps their ratings were low? If not, why not show off all their happy customers? The reviews that do show aren't great, except for on a few random review sites across the web.

We are far from perfect here at DFW Security, but we do care about our customers, and we strive to keep you 100% satisfied. Give us a call and see how we can help you.

Better Value

When comparing apples to apples, DFW Security costs less than ADT. On matching packages with and without cameras and/or smart devices, DFW Security costs approximately $12 to $30 less per month.

Both companies offer flexibility in how you pay. Choose to pay for equipment upfront and enjoy a lower monthly payment, or roll equipment into your monthly monitoring with zero interest financing. 

Better Contract Options

From what we can tell, ADT always requires at least a 36-month monitoring agreement. You get the best value with DFW Security on our 36-month agreement, but we also offer 12-month and month-to-month options.

Better Warranty

Both DFW Security and ADT offer service plans that include $0 charge for parts and labor as long as you're their customer. ADT's plan is more expensive and requires a trip charge, while DFW Security's platinum protection plan has $0 trip charge and $0 co-pay.


If you're an ADT customer looking to change companies, DFW Security may be the perfect choice. We offer competitive pricing, personalized customer service, state-of-the-art equipment and local experts to help you find the perfect solution for your needs and budget. Why not call us now?*

*Please call ADT first to make sure you are not under contract with them.

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