ADT is probably one of the most recognized names in the United States when it comes to home and business security. Not only does this company offer security services that are appropriate to homes and businesses of all sizes they also offer monitoring services for home or business intrusions as well as monitoring services for medical emergencies.
Part of the reason that ADT is so successful is because they are quite aggressive in their sales efforts. Another reason that they are so successful is that they do have a proven track record of not only deterring intrusions simply as the result of their alarm systems but also a proven record of responding quickly to emergency situations within the home and notifying the proper authorities when necessary.
While some will argue that their sales tactics prey on peoples fears that is quite honestly what they are in the business to do. Profit from the fears of others (whether these fears are valid fears or not). The truth of the matter is that in the world in which we live, there really is no such thing as a safe neighborhood anymore. Even those that once left doors unlocked and keys in cars have now taken on a policy of serious security efforts that had been relatively ignored in the past.
Evil is no longer some faceless nation across the ocean it has made its way to American soil and for that reason more and more people are taking a more proactive role in securing their homes and businesses than ever before. While there are some things that no security system can really monitor or prevent there are others that are very preventable and easy to monitor.
One reason that ADT is so successful in deterring crime is that it makes home invasions inconvenient simply by being there. Most home invaders are not what one would consider craftsmen or women. They are creatures of opportunity looking for an easy way to score large. Overriding a security system or making off with serious loot in spite of ear piercing alarms is often not what the average home invader would consider an easy score. In other words, many criminals will see that there is an ADT sign in the yard or obvious indicators of a monitored alarm system and move right on to the next house on the block rather than deal with the hassles that the average security system adds to the mix.
ADT is good about letting would be invaders know that the home is protected and monitored by their system with stickers for windows and yard signs. Many families also like the fact that this type of monitoring system can also deter boyfriends or girlfriends or even best friends from making late night and often uninvited appearances. More importantly it can provide a little bit of a roadblock for errant teens trying to sneak out or back in late at night as well. These alarm systems are often much more than protecting homes and small businesses (or larger businesses) from intrusion but also in protecting them from those who live and work there as well.
If you are considering an alarm system, I would strongly encourage you to at least call ADT and allow them to give you a security risk assessment. This is performed free of charge in most areas and may clue you in to strengths and weaknesses you knew nothing about before.