Last September, an ADT representative came to our home for a security system demonstration, as usual with prospective clients.
He punched *** (about 1 inch diameter, picture attached) into our wall without asking for authorization to do so, mentioning that the law requires ADT to perform this operation with all prospective clients to ensure that sufficient cellular signal is available. He then installed an ADT control system onto our wall.
We ended up not buying the system because, after this demonstration, we were offered the service at a price higher than what we had agreed upon in a previous phone call (unacceptable marketing technique). After insisting for a while on the features of the ADT system and reminding us multiple times about theft dangers, the representative removed the system and left promising that our wall hole would have been taken care of.
We were given an email address and a phone number. We engaged to request a refund but still haven't received the money after almost a year. We provided a quote from our handyman ($50) to repair the hole and then, upon a request we received via paper mail, we provided a quote from a "licensed professional" as requested in the letter ($680, because licensed professionals in our area often require a minimum payment). Needless to say that we spent plenty of our busy time preparing these quotes.
After sending this last quote, I waited several weeks for more calls, emails, or paper letters. After weeks of silence from ADT, I started calling multiple times again, and when I finally got in touch with a helpful representative I learned that our request had been rejected, but no evidence was available about the cause of this rejection. Moreover, it sounded like our files were not easily accessible anymore. I sent an additional email attaching previous communication to ask for an update of our case but did not hear back. At this point, I spent plenty of my time with emails and calls and still have *** in my wall that needs to be fixed. I am definitely a "pissed consumer". I hope I will receive an answer here and will be able to follow up with a positive comment on resolution of this issue.
Product or Service Mentioned: Adt Sales Representative.
Reason of review: Poor customer service.
Monetary Loss: $1000.
Preferred solution: Compensation of hole repair as a minimum ($50-680) and of lost time.
ADT Pros: Good technology.
ADT Cons: Support to compensate for damage.