Topic: Slomin’s Shield vs. ADT
Slomin’s Shield vs. ADT
I have a two family house, and I want both my home and my tenant’s apartment to have monitored security. My tenant has a separate private entrance, but as a landlord, I will of course need access to the apartment. Reps from ADT and Slomin’s both visited and this is what I got:
ADT is $199 to set up. After that it’s $45 a month for my place and $43 for the tenant’s. The tenant would have his own keypad, and he would have to tell me the code.
Slomin’s is $380 to set up. But then with a tenant-landlord deal they offer, my home is $29 a month and the tenant’s apartment is $6 extra. The tenant will have his own keypad, but I will have a landlord override code so I don’t need to know the tenant’s passcode.
For Slomin’s I have to sign a five-year commitment. I didn’t ask the ADT guy how long I had to commit. I’m wondering if that’s the only catch. I did notice online that ADT has a few bells and whistles like Internet monitoring of the system, but I’m really not interested in that.
Because I’m not planning on moving out of this house until someone else moves me horizontally, Slomin’s seems like such an obvious choice that I have to believe I’m missing something.