Hope this will clear up some of your
The signs are an option, they'll supply them, but
it's up to you to put them up. They also supply stickers for your
The contract terms must be different now than when I started with ADT
over 25 years ago. Back then I was only doing 1 year contracts, but now if
we upgrade or change equipment the terms are 24 months. We are also having
them protect 2 homes so that might play into why we might get a break or 2 here
The flat screen keypad is a load of crap if that's all they can
offer! They used to offer push button key pads and the systems we have at
either house talk, which the voice functionality can be turned on or off if
someone gets annoyed with it squawking. At one of the homes we can operate
the alarm from our iPhones ADT Pulse app or from a home phone, but at the other
home we can only use the iPhone ADT Pulse app.
At both homes we also have multiple cameras that upload the video to
the ADT Pulse server / website where it stores the video and we can access / see
all activity from our iPhones or computers. I can't see the video but my
wife can and we can operate the alarm systems and the thermostat at the one
house from the ADT Pulse iPhone app or portal / website. I haven't figured
out how to work the thermostat from my iPhone or computer as of yet, but
hopefully that'll become accessible over time.
Another thing I'll add is that we had a Ring Doorbell installed at the home
that we don't live at and this alerts my wife's iPhone whenever someone comes
into the yard or enters the gate to come to the front door. Which also
stores video at the Ring Doorbell server / website, but this is a separate
protection device from our ADT contract although ADT installed it.
Take care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go
Every man should marry. After all, happiness is not the only
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Subject: Re: [TechTalk] anyone users of ADT?
Thanks, can you elaborate? When I talked to
them there offering plan
was within budget, but the few things I didn't like
was the "crime
prevention"/"I call it advertizing signage which in my opinion
your property a target" I might be able to live with it but don't
it. Price wise yah I could budget it. Another thing I didn't
during my call was the contract term, 36 months, I was really
for something shorter in length as I eventually want to get my
equipment and store the videos locally which is what I told them.
maybe I could take that too, a little harder, but the thing that
the bank for me was a touchscreen keypad at side of property
entry, no alternative, inaccessible, and obviously didn't talk
can't interface with a phone or other technology.
I guess my
questions are do you have these issues and if so how do you
get by with
On 10/7/19, Mike B <mb69mach1@...
> Hi Dave,
> Yes we do.
care. Mike. Sent from my iBarstool. Go dodgers!
man should marry. After all, happiness is not the only thing in
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: David Mehler
> Sent: Sunday, October 06, 2019 11:17 PM
[TechTalk] anyone users of ADT?
Does anyone use ADT company/services?