Possibly the best ADT alternative

Posted: 30th September 2009

We keep getting calls from ex ADT customers, who are looking for an ADT alternative.  We always find it nice to pick up customers from a company like ADT, as they're a big competitor. So thank you - all of you - ex-ADT customers, for choosing us - AMCO Security - as another alarm monitoring option!

N.B. we do 99% of our quotations on the phone in less than 10 minutes, so swapping is quick and easy ;-) 

How AMCO monitored alarms work & are different

AMCO’s monitored alarm systems are different from ADT 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 LiveTalk 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.


ADT vs AMCO burglar alarm comparison

The following is a feature comparison of ADT alarms and AMCO, providing an in-depth analysis of the different home security products.

Wired/wireless? Wired or wireless Wired or wireless
Monitoring type? LiveTalk (audio-verification) Call-back
Equipment manufacturer Texecom (UK) Visonic or Honeywell (US)
Size of company 10,000+ customers (UK only) 1 million+ customers (WW)
Advanced Smart Home functionality Yes (optional) No
Online rating review 4+ stars 1+ stars
Minimum contract length 1 year 3 years
Monthly monitoring fee £17.99 a month £25 to £35 a month

Call us for a quick quote

If you're interested in either upgrading from an ADT system, or installing a new alarm system, give us a call so we can explain all the options available.  We do 99% of our quotes on the phone in less than 10 minutes.   We're on 0800 13 03 999 or (if out of hours) email us on sales@amco999.com