The AT&T Security System–What is It?
AT&T, like many digital, cellular, and cable companies these days, has its own home security system available. It is called AT&T Digital Life, and it is available in select parts of the country as an add-on to phone, internet, or cable service, or as a product on its own. You can check if Digital Life is available in your area on AT&T’s website.
Digital Life allows you to use an app on your phone to check in on what is going on at your house while you are away. It also allows you to control certain things in your home from your phone. Digital Life can best be described as a mix of home security and home automation. It is convenient for people who already have AT&T for their phone and/or other services, and it features a sign by a well-known company placed in your yard to deter would-be evildoers.
What are the Features and Benefits of AT&T Digital Life?
AT&T Digital Life is a round the clock, professionally monitored home security company, which allows room for you to do some of the monitoring and controlling of things in your home on your own. Because it is app-based on the customer’s side, it means you will be attached to your phone pretty closely when you are away from home. Rather than wait to be informed of something going on at your house, you will be checking your phone a lot to see if there are any alerts. If you turn off your ringer, you may not get those alerts at all.
AT&T also features:
- A two-year required contract.
- Early termination fees for abandoning that contract.
- Plans starting at around $40 a month.
- Nearly $700 worth of equipment, for which you pay around $350 upon signing up for Digital Life.
- A credit check is required to be approved for and use Digital Life at your home.
- You can build a custom home automation package for a higher monthly price (and sometimes, a higher initial equipment fee).
- AT&T will do the initial setup for you, while you customize it yourself for home automation, if you chose that feature.
According to Cnet.com:
” AT&T Digital Life offers a compelling alternative to the modular approach to smart living. If you’re already planning to install a professional security system, AT&T Digital Life offers comparable rates. And if you can justify the extra expense, upgrading your package to include home automation buys one of the sleekest smart home setups out there.”
The price tag seems to be the biggest issue Cnet.com had with Digital Life. It’s on the expensive side for what it offers, which customers may not like.
Is There a Better Choice in Home Security?
If you require a more hands-off approach to home security, and want the assurance of knowing your home is being monitored around the clock by a professional security and monitoring company, then yes, there is a better choice. That choice is Protect America. A nine-time Consumer Digest Best Buy winning company, Protect America has the reputation and the track record to back it up as one of the top quality home security companies in the nation. It is perfect for those who do not want to go the DIY route, and who prefer a company with round the clock professional monitoring.
In addition to the unsurpassed monitoring quality, Protect America also installs up to $1,400 in equipment for you, and does it for free. There are never any installation charges, and you have a professional installing things, so you don’t have to go it alone. With locked-in monthly rates, depending on the plan you choose, you can also rely on Protect America’s price match guarantee. If you find a similar service for a lower price, they will match it.
A three-year contract is required, but this is three years of peace of mind about the safety and security of your home. You can’t put a price on that, and contracts tend to not matter when it comes to these things. To get a free quote for security for your own home, contact Protect America today.