25/5As with any company that's been around a long time, ADT needs to keep up with technology by adding other offerings to make it competitive. It's now adding voice commands, a "chaperone" service which serves as a virtual companion for entering unsafe places, and providing monitoring services to third party equipment manufacturers. In a recent CNET story, Ry Crist wrote: "By offering that monitoring to others, ADT capitalizes on its successful service side, while also strengthening the security offerings and easing the burden of a service overhead from any hardware partner that want
s in. That's a savvy move by ADT, and not one we expected. " A solid company that adjusts to a changing marketplace is one that is more likely to stick around and offer additional services that you may want in the future. Home security technology continues to rapidly advance. And savvy burglars will try to keep up with that by circumventing alarm systems. However, carbon monoxide detection, fire alarms, the ability to turn your lights on and off, knowing when your kids come home when you're at work all of these monitoring services are attractive to consumers who want to protect their assets and have peace of mind. For this alone, a home security system is worth considering. If it's a budgetary decision, weigh the pros and cons: A basic
monitoring service might not justify the cost if you're not getting carbon monoxide monitoring or remote access to your electronics. But if you have the money, an all inclusive monitoring plan might be just the ticket to put you at ease when you're away from your home.