What Is ADT’s 2-way Voice and How Does it Work?

Like the name implies, ADT’s 2-Way Voice features work something like an intercom, but it’s much more powerful. In fact, it could help save a life. When your home’s alarm or a panic button is activated, two-way hands-free communication with the ADT monitoring center begins.

You and an ADT professional will communicate through a speaker and microphone that are built in to your alarm panel. There’s no need to find a phone. The ADT professional can hear exactly what is taking place in your home, determine your emergency and send the appropriate help. For example, if an intruder breaks into your home and you’re attacked, getting to a phone may be impossible. But the dispatcher will hear and record the incident and get law enforcement on the way to help you immediately. Likewise, the ADT dispatcher can hear when a burglar is rummaging through your home and notify police immediately.

SafeWise believes ADT’s monitored hands-free, two-way communication system offers a number of benefits.

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ADT monitored 2-Way Voice is especially useful during attacks and break-ins, but people with medical conditions, the elderly, and children will find the feature easy to use and comforting.

If you’re a parent of young children or you’re caring for an elderly relative, ADT monitored 2-Way Voice offers you the reassurance that your loved ones can activate the feature whenever they need it, and get help immediately, even when you’re not available.

Another advantage of ADT monitored 2-Way Voice is that it helps enable the ADT dispatcher to determine the nature of your emergency quickly. He or she is armed with the critical information the authorities need, resulting in faster emergency response times for priority calls. SafeWise believes this is a particularly important benefit because when an emergency takes place or an accident happens, every second counts. And when you’ve activated the alarm by mistake, you’ll appreciate ADT’s monitored 2-Way Voice enables the dispatcher to quickly confirm the false alarm. You’ll be spared the hefty fines associated with false alarms, and forgo the hassle and embarrassment of law enforcement rushing to your home.

And you’ll be glad to know that don’t need to worry about your privacy. The ADT dispatcher can only hear what’s happening in your home when your home’s alarm has been automatically activated due to a break-in or other emergency or when you manually activate it.

SafeWise recommends ADT monitored 2-Way Voice because it gets you the help you need fast, even if you can’t get to a phone. If you’d like to learn more about ADT monitored 2-Way Voice, or other monitored services ADT offers, please visit the comprehensive SafeWise ADT monitoring page. If you’d prefer to consult with a SafeWise security specialist, please call 1-855-528-1786.

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