Why ADT Is Dead

by | Oct 14, 2022

You might think ADT can keep you safe. After all, it’s one of the biggest, most established security providers around. But ADT’s outdated technologies and procedural flaws mean you’re in more danger than you realize. Here is why ADT burglar alarms can no longer protect your home and family from intruders. 

ADT Takes Too Long To Call The Police

ADT only detects the crime after someone has already entered the home. The system requires you to take up to 60 seconds to enter your password. Then, ADT takes 2-5 minutes to call you. And finally, only then, after 6-7 minutes, ADT might call the police.

If an intruder is already in your home, this is far too long. At that point, it’s already too late.

Most ADT calls are false alarms

Most police officers hate burglar alarms. And it’s not hard to see why.

Up to 98% of calls from burglar alarm companies like ADT are false alarms. This means the police can’t prioritize these calls. So if a burglar alarm actually alerts you to a real thief, the bad news is that your police agency can’t tell the difference, resulting in only a 1% police response rate.

ADT alarms can’t directly communicate with burglars

ADT burglar alarms can’t hear or speak to intruders and warn them to get off your property. They don’t have tools to prevent crime like artificial intelligence or live security guards armed with video and two-way audio to prevent crimes. That’s what Deep Sentinel offers: video monitoring with real-time intervention.

Real-World Cases Prove The Point

Protecting your home and family is proving impossible for traditional home security systems such as ADT and Xfinity.

One unfortunate family from Pleasanton, California, learned the hard way last year when they were victims of a home invasion. The Legget family experienced a heinous daytime crime despite owning a “state-of-the-art” security system. A full array of door, window, glass break, and motion sensors protected their home. They even had two dogs barking at the intruders!

So, what went wrong? Xfinity failed. In this situation, a traditional home security system did not provide safety. And that’s a problem.

The Police May Not Be Required To Show Up Promptly

Although the police were notified, most burglar alarm calls are classified as low-priority, which means a slower response time. Why is this? Because the vast majority of burglar alarm calls are false alarms. Think about it. How many times has your alarm gone off for non-threatening reasons?

This new reality has created an environment in which many cities and counties have passed laws expressly stating that they will not respond to an unverified burglar alarm call. It’s a fact—you’re not safe. Seattle is one major city that passed this law because officers wasted over 2,000 hours every year on false alarms.

Economists Agree: Burglar Alarm Companies Are Unsafe

Freakonomics corroborates that 94-98% of all police physical responses to burglar alarm activations are false. And in 2000, police responded to 36 million false calls at an estimated cost of $1.8 billion. The analysis calls out all alarm companies and states that they are incentivized financially to let the false alarm problem thrive. Burglar alarms and their increasing streams of false alarms are a burden to society that makes us all less safe.

ADT has an operating margin of about 25% on roughly $3 billion in revenues. Alarm systems are simply a thing of the past, a dinosaur competing against live video surveillance cameras. To put it bluntly, alarm systems like ADT are a waste of billions of dollars in police time. We need our cops doing their jobs, not out chasing a dog who tripped over a motion sensor or a control panel with low batteries. ADT is failing the public, and there are better solutions.

The Modern Alternative: Deep Sentinel

Deep Sentinel is the only home security provider that offers an AI-powered surveillance camera system monitored by live security guards that predict and prevent crime to protect your property 24/7.

Deep Sentinel’s mission is to make people feel safe again. And fortunately, it’s working tremendously. We combined three key factors in order to create a security system that actually protects you: world-class guards to watch cameras, incredible AI, and vertically integrated technology.

Professional guards check your cameras whenever the system’s AI detects something suspicious, roughly 30 times a day. Then, they handle the situation promptly. By design, the AI never misses movement or events. And advanced technology ensures that the camera, software, and cloud services are always up to date.

Deep Sentinel is much more than a security system. It’s a network of live guards watching your property and keeping you and your family safe.

Why is Deep Sentinel’s security camera system the best option to protect you?

  • Proactive, not reactive
  • Police contact in 30 seconds, the fastest notification speed on the market
  • The highest police response rate and fastest response time
  • Better privacy protection than ADT and its competitors

ADT is dead. It’s time to move on to Deep Sentinel.

Need a Solution that Prevents Crime?
Deep Sentinel is the only security technology that delivers the experience of a personal guard on every customer’s home and business. Visit deepsentinel.com or call 833-983-6006

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