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    Alder Security offers home security systems for people wanting basic coverage. They are also known for their fast response times. The basic package offered by Alder is affordable and has a good line of equipment. Alder bills itself as a simple home solution that doesn’t go over the top in terms of the latest and most technologically involved equipment.

    BOTTOM LINE

    Alder Security offers affordable basic plans for medical emergencies and break-ins. Their cancellation process could be better, but we like that they have fast response times as well as DIY and professional installation options.

    PROS

    • Fast response time
    • Available for bad or no credit
    • Professional and DIY installation options

    CONS

    • Difficult cancellation process

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      How does Alder Security work?

      Alder Security has a minimum three-year contract, and you can opt for either DIY or professional installation. Alder Security also has an app that allows you to control and monitor your system. If needed, Alder can provide a Medical Alert Pendant — a small device integrated with your Alder Security System that, when pushed, will alert emergency services for help. If you are worried about the speed in which help arrives, Alder has been known to have an average response time of 3.4 seconds or less. We should note that some Alder security reviews mention the difficulty of canceling Alder home protection.

      Alder Security prices

      The cheapest Alder alarm system starts at $34.99 a month, and Alder Security requires no credit check. Alder offers a price lock guarantee during the lifetime of your contract, so your rate won’t increase for 3 years (36 months). Equipment pricing is not available directly on Alder’s website, but you can fill out a short form online to receive a quote for equipment from Alder Security.

      Alder Security equipment

      An Alder Security system setup is an uncomplicated, three-step process. Although they don't supply a lot of extraneous equipment or home automation options, they do offer security cameras for both indoors and outdoors as well as Amazon Echo compatibility. If you're looking for something simple, Alder might be the right choice. The equipment offered by Alder Security includes:

      alder security touchscreen panel
      Touchscreen Panel
      alder security fire detector
      Fire detector
      alder security key remote
      Key remote
      alder security indoor and outdoor cameras
      Indoor and outdoor cameras
      alder security medical button
      Medical button
      alder security door and window sensors
      Door and window sensors

      Other equipment from Alder includes:

      • Smart door locks
      • Doorbell security cameras
      • Glass break sensor
      • Flood sensors

      Alder Security installation

      Although Alder Security has a professional installation option, they also have a simple DIY option that should take no more than 10 minutes to complete. To set up the system yourself, all you have to do is plug in and program the touch panel, place the sensors in the correct location, put the Alder sign in your lawn and download the Alder Security app. If there are any issues, Alder support is available 24/7.

      Do we recommend Alder Security?

      We believe Alder security systems are a good choice because they are known for their simplicity and excellent response times. Their Medical Alert Pendant is another solid reason to consider Alder home security. Just make sure you are comfortable with their pricing and equipment, as canceling may be problematic.

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      Rated with 1 star
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      Original review: July 30, 2019

      Stuck with a bad contract. Alarm hasn't been activated since Hurricane Harvey. The alert to my email says "low battery" and the alarm isn't hooked up at all. Customer service very poor. Never try to get results over the phone.

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        Alder Security author review by Ben Mannes

        Alder Security sells basic home security packages starting at $34.99 a month. Response times are quick and include responses for break-ins and medical emergencies.

        • Security equipment: Home security packages include a touchscreen control panel, outdoor cameras, indoor cameras, door and window sensors, glass-break and motion detectors, fire detectors, a wireless key remote and an emergency alert pendant. Additional equipment is available for purchase.

        • Security features: The Alder home security app lets you control your system from anywhere with your phone or mobile device. Alder’s “Life Safety” products include smoke, CO, flood and freeze detection as well as a medical alert pendant ideal for older users.

        • Monitoring services: Alder’s 24/7 monitoring center averages three-second response rates.

        • Installation: Alder wireless security systems are easy to install yourself. DIY installation takes less than 30 minutes.

        • Trial period: Home security packages come with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

        by Ben Mannes Home and Personal Security Expert

        Ben Mannes is a noted subject matter expert in public safety, exam integrity and investigations. He began his work in public safety in 1994 and has a Master’s Degree in Organizational Leadership and a Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from California Coast University. He is both a Certified Exam Security Professional and Certified Protection Professional.

        Alder Security Company Information

        Company Name:
        Alder Security
        Website:
        www.alder.com