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Comparison of ADT Pulse and Honeywell Total Connect | (786)325-7867
In recent times it has become quite evident that the home security industry has been completely revolutionized by what is referred to as interactive services. Traditional home security systems comprised of a basic numerical keypad which performed one basic task. That task was to arm and disarm the security system and activate a siren if an actual intrusion occurred. That is just not the case any longer. With these new interactive services homeowners now have the ability to control lighting, view security cameras, program HVAC settings and arm/disarm their home security system. Alarm systems are now being referred to as lifestyle systems because that is exactly what they have become. ADT's version of these interactive services is known as ADT Pulse and is the most recognized one because of the large amount of advertising ADT has done to promote the service. It's most popular counterpart is manufactured by the Honeywell Corp and is known as Honeywell Total Connect. While both of these interactive services for the most part do the same thing, there are some things that are different in each.
Home Security Features
Smart Phone APP
Compatible with Other Controls
Full System Status
Both of these systems basically allow alarm system control, however the Honeywell Total Connect system allows some control features that the ADT Pulse doesn't. WIth the Honeywell Total Connect system you have a virtual keypad that allows all system functions to be performed. Features like zone bypass are allowed on the Total Connect system but not on the
ADT Pulse system. The ADT system however does allow the user to create an actual floor plan of their home with all the zones defined that can be viewed from your PC or SmartPhone. Both systems can arm the home security system on either an away or stay mode. And both have the ability to disarm the alarm system. On the Honeywell Total Connect system you have the ability to create your own user name and password whereas on the ADT Pulse system your user name will always be your email address.
Home Video Control
While both the ADT Pulse System and the Honeywell Total Connect System have the ability to view security cameras remotely there are a couple of differences. The most significant difference is that the ADT Pulse system can handle as many as 10 CCTV cameras while the Total Connect system can only handle a total of 6 cameras. Either system can be integrated into existing CCTV home systems. And in both systems the cameras can be named to make it easier to identify. Neither of the two systems can actually record video. The only thing you can do is view the video and press to record while viewing. Both systems can be configured though to be scheduled to shoot a 10 second video.
With the use of Z Wave technology light switches both the ADT Pulse and Total Connect have the ability to control lighting. By simply replacing the existing light switch you can then program it to turn on and off at preset times or under certain events. An automation schedule can even be created where the light or lights will turn on under any pre programmed event. For example, if someone opens a back patio door, the rear outdoor lights can be programmed to instantly turn on. There truly is an endless number of configurations that can be programmed depending on your particular needs. One of the main benefits of using multiple light switches on either system is that the more switches you use the better the range becomes. The light switches use a web pattern that helps the range of the system reach even the largest of homes. The light switches actually have the ability to receive a signal and re transmit the signal.
HVAC Home Control
Whether you use the ADT Pulse or Honeywell Total Connect system you will have the ability to control your homes heating and air conditioning thermostat. This feature has quickly become one of the most popular of all. People everywhere are more concerned about saving energy then ever before. The days of just wasting electricity without any concern for the environment are over. Both of these interactive services platform give the ability to set the temperature at your home high while you are gone and then lower down to a comfortable level when you are on your way home. With a simple touch of an APP you can log into either system and give the command to lower the temperature before you arrive at your home. This can also be a great way to reduce electric bills especially for those persons that have summer or vacation homes that are vacant part of the year.
There truly has been a revolution in the home security system market. No longer can home security alarm companies just offer basic alarm systems that do nothing more than arm and disarm an alarm system and sound off a siren. This is becoming quickly something of the past. Home owners are much more savvy these days and do there investigation as to what there is out there in terms of features and benefits. The fact that you can control your alarm, lights, thermostat and video cameras from one system is something that has never before been available. And the most fascinating thing is that a basic system with email alert and remote arming with even one video camera included can be purchased for as little as $199 with a monthly payment of under $55 per month. This is a great value considering that most people pay close to this monthly for a basic alarm system that does none of these things. You actually get all of these amazing features for practically the same amount you normally would pay without any of these features.
If you would like more information on how you can receive ADT Pulse interactive services on an existing or new home security system, then call us today and speak one of our reps at (786)325-7867 or (305)233-6044. Or if you would like you can visit our website at
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