ADT may be the most recognizable brand in smart home security, but it’s also one of the more expensive options, which is why we’re always looking for savings. Cue Cyber Week, the anticipation of the two most coveted deal-saving shopping days of the year: Black Friday and Cyber Monday. We’ve scoured the Internet for the best deals on ADT during this winter shopping season to give you an inside look at what is to come for one of the top smart home security systems available.
ADT Black Friday Deals
We’ve been buying and testing products from ADT for years now, as you can see in our ADT security system review and our Blue by ADT review. Like we said before, ADT isn’t the cheapest option for home security, but in terms of quality, ADT is one of the best security systems available.
On Black Friday, however, you can save as much as possible, but you may not figure out exactly how much until right before Thanksgiving; in previous years, ADT didn’t announce its Black Friday until the week of Thanksgiving. What we can tell you right now is that on average, ADT’s Black Friday deals can save you 10 percent. On top of that, you can get free video doorbell installation and a $100 ADT Visa Reward Card, a deal from ADT pretty much all year round.
Tip: Check ADT’s site around Thanksgiving to see its Black Friday deals; unfortunately, they aren’t announced very far in advance.
Blue by ADT is a different story, though. Formerly known as Lifeshield, Blue by ADT is a DIY security system, unlike ADT’s classic security system. You don’t have to call ADT to buy a Blue by ADT system; you can go to Blue by ADT’s website, purchase a system, and then install it yourself.
From now until November 28th, you can get 50-percent off any Blue by ADT system if you apply the code BLUEFRI upon checkout. The only catch is that you have to sign up for professional monitoring, which is unfortunate if you plan to self-monitor the system. However, if you’re planning to get professional monitoring anyway, this is an ADT deal you shouldn’t miss out on.
ADT Cyber Monday Deals
We live in an online world, and Cyber Monday is the biggest online shopping day of the year. Last year’s Cyber Monday holds the record for the biggest spending day in U.S. history at a whopping $10.8 billion.1 That’s a 15-percent increase compared to Cyber Monday 2019. So you can imagine what 2021 will bring.
Again, we can’t say exactly what deals ADT has planned for this year’s Cyber Monday, but we’re on the lookout for some big savings. In the past, we’ve seen ADT extend its Black Friday deals to Cyber Monday.
As for Blue by ADT, whose Black Friday deal ends a day before Cyber Monday, we’re crossing our fingers that the company will have a different, hopefully bigger deal in store for Cyber Monday.
ADT Prices in 2021
ADT is a really large brand with sub-brands like Blue by ADT. Now, some of its options are more affordable than others, which is why we broke down the pricing on all of ADT’s offerings.
ADT’s main packages are Smart and Complete, although you can customize your system with ADT’s Build Your Own offer. All ADT systems require professional monitoring. In our case, it cost us about $45 a month, but it can go up to $60 a month depending on the features you want. For instance, for $50 a month, you can add basic home automation, or for $60 a month, you can get video monitoring.
|Components||Smart Package||Complete Package|
|Door and window sensors||3||3|
|Smart door lock||1||1|
|Outdoor HD camera||None||1|
|Video doorbell camera||None||Free|
|Access to ADT apps||Yes||Yes|
|Professional installation||Not included||Not included|
|Professional monitoring||$49.99 per month||$59.99 per month|
If you buy from ADT, these packages will serve as the foundation of your system. You can fully customize each package to include all the components you want.
Blue by ADT Packages
Formerly Lifeshield, Blue by ADT is a more affordable option from the trustworthy ADT. It’s not only more affordable, it’s also more customer-friendly. Take a look at the quick comparison below.
|Features||Blue by ADT||ADT|
|Monitoring cost||Starts at $19.99||Starts at $28.99|
|How to buy||Shop online||Request a quote|
Granted, ADT has more products and features, and professional installation and monitoring have advantages over DIY installation and self-monitoring. However, for those who want simple home security, Blue by ADT is a great option, made even greater by the 50-percent Black Friday discount.
What exactly can you get from Blue by ADT and how much will it cost you? We got you covered.
|Components||Build Your Own||Starter||Starter Plus||Premium|
|Door & window sensors||None||2||4||6|
|Mobile app access||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Yard sign and stickers||None||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Optional professional monitoring||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Best for||Customizing your security system||Apartments and condos||Mid-size homes||Mid-size to large homes|
The holidays are about family, celebration, and love, and what better way to show love then to protect your family and your home? Of course, you might as well save some money along the way, so before you purchase an ADT home security system, make sure to take advantage of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. Trust us, you won’t regret it.
CNBC. (2020). Online sales reach $10.8 billion on Cyber Monday, the biggest U.S. e-commerce day ever, Adobe says.