How Fire & Smoke Monitoring Works

Fire Alarm Response
1. Fire Alarm Response

If a sensor in your home is triggered we’ll respond immediately.

24/7 Fire Alarm & Smoke Monitoring
2. 24/7 Fire Alarm &
Smoke Monitoring

Our nationwide monitoring centers provide you with fast response around the clock.

Fast Assistance
3. Fast Assistance

We can contact and dispatch emergency response services if your home or family are in danger.

Tell Your Home What You Need Before You Know You Need It.

Triggered Automations let you tell ADT Pulse® what to do if something happens, even if you’re not in a position to react.

If My Sensor Detects Fire:

  • Unlock doors – for easy exiting and fire department access

  • Turn off A/C – to slow circulation of smoke

Help Protect Your
Home and Family

Get 24/7 Monitoring Starting at Just


^With 36-month monitoring contract. Excludes QSP. Early termination and installation fees apply. Excludes taxes & fees. Applies to traditional services only. Certain markets excluded. See terms and pricing here.

Why Our Customers
Choose ADT Fire Monitoring

“One of the firemen the night of the fire said, 'Do you know how lucky you were tonight?'. But I like to look at it as, we weren't lucky we were protected (by ADT).”

– Amy Steffens, Indianpolis

Fire Alarm & Smoke Detector Products

Battery Backup

Power Supply & Battery Backup

In case of power outage, this backup provides power to the system and an extra high-capacity battery.

Fire & Smoke Detector

Fire & Smoke Detector

Sophisticated smoke and heat detector that enables a trained ADT professional to notify the fire department of a possible fire at your home, whether you are there or not.

Frequently Asked Questions

How does my ADT alarm system work?

The alarm system may be armed in the “Away” or “Stay” mode. Once the system is activated, each monitored zone has the ability to recognize a violation. Once a zone has been violated, the alarm system then dials ADT and transmits the message through a telephone line. Once the signal is received, the alarm system will wait to send another message if another zone is tripped. Entering the code and turning off the system will end this process.

If I lose power, will my wireless security system still work?

Yes. In case of a power loss, the back-up battery will activate to maintain your intruder alarm protection for several hours. In the event your battery is low, a low-battery signal will be sent to your ADT Monitoring Center so you can be notified.

What happens when I press the panic or fire alarm buttons on the wireless security system touchpad?

If you hold down the panic or fire alarm buttons on the burglar alarm touchpad for 1 to 3 seconds, an alarm is transmitted to the ADT Monitoring Center, and emergency services are dispatched immediately. An alarm received in this manner cannot be canceled.

Customers Tell Their Stories

The ADT LifeSaver Program recognizes outstanding ADT professionals who helped save a customer’s life.

The Hailey Family
Veteran Chris Sacra
Julie’s Sting