Thinking of switching from ADT to Safemart alarm intrusion monitoring company? As of May 2013, SafeMart's "draw you in" offer of $19.99/month requires one to first purchase the needed equipment for $279, plus another $39 for the mandatory upgrade to "Simon XTi" hardware.
Moreover, they do not work with preexisting equipment from companies such as ADT, despite their agressive campaign (including videos) against ADT.
While SafeMart boasts a "no contract" disclaimer, what other competitors will work with safemart's equipment, once someone decides to leave safemart?!
Further research appears to reveal that safemart is a mere middle-man. For example, the hardware is not their (eg: "crash & smash" PR nonesense is from www.alarm.com/MarketingLibraryFiles/flyers-CrashAndSmash.pdf) and their monitoring services are actually provided by http://cmsn.com/command/
In my opinion, there doesn't appear to be any major differences in the end solution, in comparison with big players such as ADT, if you take into consideration the aforementioned up-front costs that safemart requires in order to lock in the cheap $19.99/month rate. For example: 19.99 x 12 months = $239.88. Adding in the original up-front hardware cost of $279 + $39 + 49 activation feed, your first year with safemart will cost you a whopping $606.88. Compare that to ADT whose typical monthly cost for a monitored system with a maximum quantity of door/window sensors and motion detectors plus a smoke sensor is $35/month ... which is $420/year.
My point is simply: Don't fall for the "new customer" traps that safemart and other companies use to lure you in. Proof, again, is their "specials" page as of today which lists service plans ranging from $20 - $50 per month. This is despite their video campaign against ADT where, in the video, they show a calculator adding up $35 for every month ... when their services exceed that amount.
Review about: Safemart Wireless Intrusion Protection System.