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Home Security Systems

Samsung SmartThings ADT Home Security Starter Kit F-ADT-STR-KT-1


Optional paid monitoring from ADT Security Services for $24.99/month for security, $34.99/month for security and safety monitoring. Uses a cellular connection (requires paid monitoring) when WiFi is not available. Has a rechargeable battery in base station for when power is out. Can add a water leak sensor to the system. Has a keypad for passcodes. Can use your location to arm and disarm the alarm.


What's in the box What's in the box What main components were included in the tested version - doesn't include cables, fittings, or the like.
Security hub with touchscreen, siren, cellular, and battery, pet-ready motion sensor, 2 contact sensors
Key fob Key fob Options for arming and disarming the system other than the app and a keypad.
Two factor authentication Two factor authentication Two factor authentication increases protection against hackers.
Not available.
Voice control Voice control Digital assistants that can be used with your voice to control the security system.
Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant
Passcode Passcode System can be armed or disarmed using a passcode.
Web access Web access Access to the system through the internet.
Battery backup Battery backup Systems use batteries to continue to work without power.
Cellular Cellular If the system can connect using cellular signals when WiFi is out - may require additional fees.
Requires monitoring