ADT announced that it will update the ADT+ app later this year to include additional Google Nest integration. Beginning in February, you can use the ADT+ app to activate and set up select Google Nest devices, then use the app to check camera feeds and raise the temperature on your Nest thermostat. ADT also teased that the new ADT+ app will serve as the basis for “ADT’s line of home security products” to be released later this year.
“This makes the process more convenient for our customers, rather than having to go to ADT to keep you safe, arm and disarm, and then go to Google Home to watch your video,” said Raya Sevilla, CTO of ADT, during video call time. with Gizmodo.
The partnership between ADT and Google is not new. The two companies teamed up a few years ago to promote their brands in their respective circles. Previously, Google offered professional monitoring through nest guard security system – with one of ADT’s competitors, Brinks Home Security – but security services and devices were quite expensive compared to other offerings on the market.
Despite the busy landscape, ADT has tried its hand at smart safety branding. There is currently ADT’s Blue, which is an improvement on its old LifeShield brand, although the cameras still lack the Google Nest’s AI intelligence. The company also offers smart home automation through ADT Pulse, which works with third parties like Amazon Alexa.
Google Home App good for controlling light bulbs and checking from cameras (although it’s just about get better once the new layout is out of beta). But if you have professional monitoring with a service like ADT, it can be a fragmented experience. Imagine your alarm goes off and you can’t instantly see the security camera footage accompanying it without switching to another app. The new ADT+ app will at least remove that extra step as you worry about what’s going on at home.
ADT+ integration with Google Nest cameras also provides another smart security option. And for people already deeply immersed in the Google ecosystem, you’ll find it easier to consider ADT for professional monitoring services compared to other home control apps without it.