ADT and Home Automation Security - dummies

ADT and Home Automation Security

By Dwight Spivey

ADT has been in the security business for more than a century. You don’t stick around that long unless you’re good at what you do, and ADT is among the best when it comes to home security. As a forward-thinking company, ADT has made the move into home automation as well, blending the convenience of home automation with top-notch home security.

ADT’s Pulse system combines security and automation into one package. ADT provides the following features:

  • Monitors your Pulse system 24/7.

  • Sends alerts to your smartphone or tablet.

  • Enables you to control your home’s lights and thermostats.

  • Allows you to remotely arm and disarm the system.

  • Uses Z-Wave technology, so it may be compatible with your existing home automation devices.

  • Utilizes a wall-mounted touchscreen for easy control in your home.

  • The Pulse web portal allows you to access your system from any web browser on any computer, so long as you have Internet access.

  • Pulse Voice allows you to speak commands to your security system, such as “Arm the security system” or “Unlock the front door.”

  • View live camera feeds from your computer or smart device.

  • Use the Pulse app on your iOS or Android smartphone or tablet to remotely control and adjust settings for your system.

    [Credit: Image courtesy of ADT Security Systems.]
    Credit: Image courtesy of ADT Security Systems.

Of course, ADT charges a monthly fee to monitor your home. If that’s not something that puts you off, however, then ADT Pulse is well worth looking into.