ADS Review

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ADS Overview

adsalarm-logoADS is an Illinois-based home and business security company that’s been family owned and operated since 1968.  ADS is ranked as the 24th best electronic security company in the United States.  It has an A+ ranking from the Better Business Bureau and is UL listed, FM approved, and is backed by a Five Diamond certified central monitoring station.  ADS monitoring and custom service is available 365 days a year for troubleshooting and system maintenance.  Additionally, the company offers annual alarm testing and inspection as part of your service.

ADS Reviews


Customer reviews for ADS equipment and services are hard to come by online.  There are some reviews from IL-based customers who have had positive experiences with ADS.  They cite patient and informative sales representatives that are attentive to your needs, and the installers make sure everything is set up properly and that you are familiar with your system before leaving your home.  Additionally, there are some reviews from employees who have worked with the company.  They mostly say that the working experience was positive and educational and that the family-based company was tight-knit and growing rapidly.  ADS customers can enjoy a comprehensive service plan that includes battery replacement for alarm panels and wireless sensors, same-day repair 24/7/365 including weekends and holidays and replacement coverage for equipment failure.  Additionally, the included annual testing includes inspection of panels, sensors, cameras, batteries, communication to the CMS, and other components.

ADS Equipment

ADS works with every individual home or business to create a security system that’s custom tailored to their space and needs.  ADS does not sell any plug and play equipment, meaning that an appointment with an experienced installer is needed to set-up and inspect your system.  ADS equipment includes a touchscreen keypad control panel, two door sensors, a motion detector, and smart phone accessibility.  ADS also offers more advanced video surveillance systems and sensors, light/temperature control, fire/heat protection systems, medical emergency assistance, and other more extensive home safety features.Commercial customers can also opt for overhead door connects, hold up buttons, sirens, outside strobes, AES radio, electromagnetic locks, and other more advanced features to keep commercial and industrial properties protected.

ADS Home Security Packages

adsalarmpsADS has several home security package options that are custom tailored to meet your specific property’s needs and your individual preferences.  Advertised on the ADS website is the ADS Security Pro Package that includes: a state-of-the-art touchscreen keypad, two door sensors, one motion sensor, smartphone access, and the choice of a third door sensor or wireless remote; this in addition to the included service and repair coverage.  Monitoring service requires a 5-year agreement at a cost of $39.95/month.  The ADS Security Pro Package including installation starts at $299; remote video monitoring requires the purchase of additional equipment.  Residential customers can also choose to install additional equipment for flood detection, fire safety, medical alerts, locksmith services, and full home automation.

ADS Details

ADS is affiliated with over 15 Illinois Chamber of Commerce locations, nearly a dozen industry associations, 5 first responders associations, and is approved by Factory Mutual and Underwriters Laboratories.  ABS has an A+ rating with the BBB, but they are not officially affiliated with the Bureau at their own decision not to pursue accreditation.  However, ADS has been in business long enough to have garnered a reputation of reliability and customer satisfaction.

How to Contact ADS

Website: http://www.adsalarm.com/

Phone: 630.844.6300