AMCO: The No.1 alternative to ADT alarms

  • Premium 'LiveTalk' monitoring as standard
  • Low cost monthly monitoring
  • No onerous lengthy contracts
  • Family owned. Great customer service.

Why ADT customers change to AMCO

We get a significant number of ADT customers changing to AMCO alarms.  Here’s a summary of the x3 main reasons ADT customers swap to AMCO (N.B. swapping from ADT to AMCO is easy - so give it a go!)

1) Lower monitoring & servicing costs

AMCO monitoring costs are significantly lower than ADTs. AMCO’s standard monthly charge is £17.99 compared to ADT’s £24.99 to £35.99.  And importantly AMCO’s monitoring product is radically different, as AMCO’s alarms come with LiveTalk monitoring (with two-way audio and emergency response if needed)

2) Better product

AMCO’s alarms come with LiveTalk monitoring as standard.  LiveTalk is the most advanced form of alarm monitoring on the market, as LiveTalk’s speaker/microphone system when the alarm is activated our monitoring station can immediately listen and talk into the property, and then verify the situation - scaring of burglars and calling in emergency services if required.

3) Better service

ADT are a huge corporate business, which means - sadly - they’re never going to be able to give  the personal service that a family-owned company like AMCO can give.  To get a sense of the quality of service ADT give, check out ADT’s 2 or 3 star reviews here - compared to AMCO’s 4 or 5 star reviews here.

AMCO vs ADT comparison

Here's a quick comparison between AMCO and ADT - to give you a sense of key differentiators . . .

Bespoke choice of equipment YES YES
LiveTalk 24/7 monitoring YES NO
Low cost monitoring fee YES (£17.99) NO
Family owned, family service YES NO
Minimum contract length 1 year 3 years
Ratings / reviews 5 stars 3 stars

How AMCO monitored alarms work

AMCO’s monitored alarm systems are special as they come with LiveTalk monitoring meaning that our highly trained 24/7 monitoring staff can immediately listen, talk and challenge intruders in your property.

The idea of our monitored alarm systems is that we immediately scare away burglars by talking to them via a 'speaker microphone unit' and call in the emergency services if necessary.

What happens when an AMCO monitored alarm is activated

Burglar breaking in

AMCO listens via microphone

Intruder breaks in and activates AMCO LiveTalk monitoring allowing AMCO to listen into property immediately.

20 seconds after alarm activation.

Burglar is challenged

AMCO challenges via speaker

Intruder is startled by AMCO staff verbally challenging via a speaker in the property.

5 seconds later.

Burglar leaves empty handed

AMCO alerts emergency services

AMCO alerts police. Intruder runs away quickly (empty handed).

10 seconds later.

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The best security on the market, at a fraction of the cost

The Alarm Monitoring Company (AMCO) are the leading specialists in monitored alarms in the UK. Our LiveTalk system provides the best security in the market, and because we’re family-owned we can provide this top security at low prices - as we don’t have the overheads of the likes of ADT.

In particular we pride ourselves on our low monthly alarm monitoring costs. Where as our competitors charge £40+ month, we only charge £17.99 (inc VAT) a month - and this is LiveTalk monitoring.


LiveTalk monitoring - exclusive from AMCO

All AMCO alarms come with special LiveTalk monitoring integrated as standard.

At the core of LiveTalk is a speaker microphone device which connects directly to our monitoring station - allowing us to speak into your property in an emergency situation, and scare off intruders.

LiveTalk means that our monitoring staff are with you 24/7, and able to immediately react and verify any emergency situation, including intruders, fire, personal attack and medical.

To learn more about LiveTalk monitoring, read more on our LiveTalk product page here >>


High quality alarm equipment (wired or wireless)

We provide a selection of different security equipment, meaning that you can choose between wired or wireless alarm burglar equipment.

Look through a tour of the typical alarm equipment AMCO installs below – including our unique LiveTalk speaker microphone which allows us to listen and speak into the property, and our LiveViz video monitoring product.


3 reasons to choose AMCO's specialist alarms 

  • 1. Better monitoring

    Our special LiveTalk monitoring gives you superior protection than standard "call-back" monitoring.
  • 2. No long contracts

    To keep things simple for you, we don't insist on long monitoring contracts. Our minimum contract length is 1 year NOT 3 years.
  • 3. Low-cost monitoring

    Our charges are up to 1/2 our competitors, saving you £££'s over the years + we have never increased charges to existing customers for 18 years

 How we've saved lives over the years

We're proud to say that we've saved numerous lives and stopped 1000's of burglaries over the 20+ years AMCO has been in business.  Read all our customer reviews on the DooYoo review website, or TrustPilot.

It's important to remember that with AMCO you're not just getting a burglar alarm, but a complete security system designed to help in a number of different emergency situations, including fire, personal attack and medical situations.

Watch the video below of how an AMCO monitored alarm system saved a man's life in Preston (Lancashire), alerting the police and fire services when an electric heater caught fire.  (And you can read / watch more AMCO life-saving stories here).


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We do all our quotes on the phone - they normally take less than 10 mins - so you can get a cost from us quickly.  Call us on 0800 13 03 999 or if out of hours, email  

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