ADT’s latest DIY security system integrates with Google Nest products
While ADT has offered Google’s smart home devices as part of its professionally-installed packages since shortly after the investment, this integration is the first time the two companies have offered a complete security software for a DIY product. Now ADT’s sensors and Google’s cameras can be controlled directly in the Google Home app or on a Google Nest Hub, as well as through ADT’s app. Plus, you can arm and disarm the system using a Nest hub. ADT Self Setup can be professionally monitored with ADT SMART Monitoring for $24.99 a month, which includes the option to enable video verification (this can help with faster responses from emergency services).
ADT Self Setup is competitive with offerings from Ring and SimpliSafe, whose hardware packages start at $200 without a video doorbell. Professional monitoring costs $20 and $28 a month, respectively (SimpliSafe includes video verification, Ring does not).
ADT’s Self Setup includes door and window sensors, motion sensors, flood and temperature sensors, and a keychain remote for disarming the system. It also requires an ADT smart hub, which includes a keypad and acts as the brains for the sensors. Customers can purchase the system packaged with Nest products, including the Nest Doorbell (battery, not wired), Nest Cam indoor and outdoor, and both of Nest’s thermostats, through ADT’s website.
According to a video from ADT, you can use the ADT sensors to trigger smart home automations in Google Home, including turning lights on or off when the motion sensor detects motion. It is also possible to arm and disarm the system from a Nest Hub. It’s not clear if you can integrate any existing Nest gear you have into ADT’s system. We’ve reached out to ADT for more information.