Alarm System

ADT Monitoring

All alarm systems installed by ADT and ADT Dealerships are monitored 24 hours, 7 days a week. This means you have double the protection on any type of alarm you install. And with our special offer, many of these alarms can be installed in your home for free*!

ADT's nationwide network of Customer Monitoring Centers offer a number of advantages over traditional monitoring systems:

  • On duty and monitoring your home 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.
  • Advanced technology for monitoring break-ins, fire, flood, carbon monoxide and other critical condition alarms.
  • ADT invests the extra time and money required to gain UL certification for all of its monitoring centers, which reduces the risk of a disruption in service.
  • Powerful, efficient computers and secure communications links with multiple back-up systems.
  • Each center is a virtual environment so if your connection is interrupted, another center takes over.
  • Internal Disaster Management Program providing uninterrupted service in times of crisis.

ADT's Difference

ADT, Canada's Security Technology Leader, meets the highest standards set by Underwriter Laboaratories of Canada:

  • ULC listed equipment
  • Installation service
  • Full fibre optic Network

Back-up computer, power and communication systems... And a network of ULC Customer Monitoring Centres located nationwide.

Your Alarm System

When searching for an alarm system for your home, you are offered many items and hardware to enhance the system. It's a good idea to be familiarized with what each one does and how they work. Here we provide a list of the most common accessories that come with a home alarm system.

The Backbone

  • Control Panel

    The "heart" of your home security system, the Control Panel communicates with all the various detectors and devices located throughout your home and is programmed to react in specific ways to each security device. For example, a monitored smoke detector is active 24 hours a day whether your system is armed or not. When triggered, our Central Station receives its signal and we dispatch the Fire Department to your home. Other detectors, like window contacts, only report an alarm when the system is armed and intrusion is detected.

    In all cases, alerting devices, such as sirens or keypad sounders, are activated by your control panel to inform you of an emergency. It can even communicate trouble with your system, such as a low battery and relay this information to the Monitoring Station so you are assured your home System is always working properly.

  • Keypad

    The keypad, which is usually located near the main entrance to your home, is the main interface between you and your home alarm system. Set the system to page you in an emergency... turn your system on or off with a touch of your wireless keyfob... or press the status button to get a report that shows your system is working properly. In an emergency, panic buttons located on your touchpad can immediately summon the proper authorities... sirens sound and help is on the way.

    The keypads that we offer have the following features:

    • Flip-down door that displays a telephone style number layout with an additional 3 emergency buttons.
    • Police, Ambulance and Fire buttons so you can call for help 24/7.
    • Backlit keys offer easy operation even in low light situations.
    • Areas of protection are easily identified by zone number or name so you can be alerted to any security concerns.
  • Wireless Keyfob
  • Medical Pendant

Against Intrusion

  • Motion Sensors

    In cases where individuals choose not to protect every opening in their home, motion detectors can protect large open areas with a single device.

    The most commonly used motion sensor is a Passive Infrared Detector (PIR). This sensor detects the body heat and movement of an intruder, which in turn sends a signal to the control panel, activates sirens and communicates an alarm with our Central Station. Special motion sensors can be installed which can even distinguish your pets from burglars.

  • Door/Window Contacts

    Door and Window Sensors are nearly invisible, extremely reliable, and a must for securing entry points to your home and nearly anything else that opens and closes within. Windows, doors, cabinets, closets, art cases, and gun safes are all commonly found uses for these devises. Your alarm system is activated when there is unauthorized entry to these areas.

  • Glass Break Detectors

    Breaking glass can be the sound of a burglar entering your home. Glass Break Detectors "listen" for the sound frequency of shattering glass and can provide protection for windows within an area up to 35 feet from the sensor. Would-be burglars can now be detected before physically entering your home.

Against Home Hazards

  • CO Detector

    CO DetectorCarbon monoxide is invisible and odorless and causes symptoms such as fatigue, nausea, headache and dizziness that may be confused with flu or other sicknesses.

    Unlike fire and burglary, carbon monoxide can be an invisible, almost undetectable threat to your family and home. If you live in a home with gas logs, hot tub, or other gas-enabled appliances or have an attached garage you need to be aware of this threat.

  • Smoke Alarm

    Smoke DetectorWhere there is smoke, there is fire. Smoke detectors are very important for your home, and help protect you by alerting you about a possible fire in your home.

    It is a known fact that in a house fire you have about 2 minutes after your smoke detector alerts you to the fact that there is a fire, to get yourself and your family out of the house safely. Based on this fact, this is probably one of the most important issues we will discuss today.

    ADT Monitored smoke detectors make sure that in case of a fire, all you need to do is evacuate. ADT will call the fire and police department for you. That bakup may be the difference between life and death.

  • Hi & Low Sensor

    Thermal or heat detectors are another valuable way of alerting those in your home of the danger of fire. Heat detectors do not replace smoke detectors, nor do smoke detectors replace heat detectors. Heat detectors are equipped with sensors to perform two tasks.

    1. Detects a sudden change in temperature.
    2. Detects rise in temperature above a fixed degree.

    Most heat detectors are set to sound when the temperature rises 15 F (8 C) per minute. They also signal when the room's temperature rises above 135 F (57 C) or 200 F (94 C). These two tasks provide an early warning system for most fires since a fire will rapidly increase to over 900 F.

  • Flood

    Water SensorWhile the name makes it's use quite obvious, it may not be immediately clear what a water sensor is for. The typical water sensor is designed to alert you of flooding, something particularly useful if you live in low areas close to rivers or lakes.

    Water is a source of concern to every homeowner. There is always a threat of flooding and leaking water. In order to react to this threat and prevent a lot of damage, a homeowner needs to be alerted immediately. As a homeowner, you need to consider how to protect your home against water damage. Leaking pipes or hoses, overflowing sinks and toilets, and clogged drains can quickly cause significant damage to your house in a small amount of time. You want to be able to stop the water as soon as possible to prevent a great amount of damage.

* Minimum $99.00 customer installation charge, your actual installation cost may vary depending on options chosen. Requires a 36-month monitoring agreement starting at $29.99 per month($1,079.64). Form of payments must be by credit card or electronic charge to your chequing or savings account. Offer applies to homeowners only. Local permit fees may be required. Satisfactory credit history required. Certain restrictions may apply. Offer valid for new ADT Authorized Dealer customers only and not on purchases from ADT Security Services Canada, Inc. Other rate plans available. Cannot be combined with any other offer.

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