ADT+ Self-Setup App Featuring Google Nest Debuts

ADT+ app and DIY self-setup solution represent ‘next generation’ of smar home solutions from ADT, including unification with Google Nest devices.

ADT+ Self-Setup App Featuring Google Nest Debuts

The new ADT+ app allows self-setup for DIY customers and seamlessly integrating multiple smart devices, such as the ADT Base shown here, with professional monitoring and proactive mobile alert capabilities.

ADT introduced the ADT+ app at CES 2023 as part of a new fully integrated product ecosystem. ADT customers will now be able to access and control their ADT devices, including a base, keypad, motion sensors, door and window sensors, smart bulbs, smart locks and smoke/carbon monoxide detectors, as well as compatible Google Nest Cams, Doorbell and Thermostats, through an intuitive app experience.

The new ADT+ app allows self-setup for DIY customers and seamlessly integrating multiple smart devices with professional monitoring and proactive mobile alert capabilities. In addition to the new app, which will be available beginning in February, there will be a new line of ADT home security products to be released later this year.

“This is a pivotal moment for ADT. Through this new ecosystem, we’re providing greater peace of mind for our consumers wherever they are,” said Raya Sevilla, ADT Chief Technology Officer. “Consumer expectations and definitions of safety have evolved to include connection, proactive prevention, mobile, vehicle and energy. So we engineered the new ADT+ app with them in mind — leveraging extensive customer research to intimately understand their needs and expectations from a new home-automation system.”

ADT+ represents the company’s next-generation smart home security system, providing modernized convenience that consumers desire by unifying security, life safety, smart home and analytics in one application. According to the company, the application is future-proofed to adapt and evolve in tandem with the ever-changing security and smart home needs of today’s consumer.

In addition to being backed by ADT SMART Monitoring, key benefits of the new app include:

  • DIY flexibility at the forefront of the design. This is to ensure the process of installation is highly intuitive for the growing number of DIYers who are outfitting their homes.
  • The convenience and ease of one solution for the whole home. Consumers can access their ADT devices, as well as their Google Nest Cams, Doorbell and Thermostats, all in one place, with a home security snapshot.
  • Real-time monitoring. Get intelligent alerts, including notifications whenever an important activity is detected on Nest cameras. The notification will include a description of the object — such as a person, pet or vehicle — or activity detected.
  • Ability to create routines and automation with ADT devices, like setting lights to turn on and off and doors to lock on a set schedule.

The ADT+ app will launch first to the company’s self-setup customers, who prefer the freedom of installing and customizing their own devices, in February. They will be able to activate the products and set up compatible Google Nest Cams within minutes. They can simply download the app and follow the on-screen instructions to activate their base and sensors, as well as add Google Nest devices.

It will be introduced for professional installation customers later in 2023.


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Jason Knott is Chief Content Officer for Emerald Expositions Connected Brands. Jason has covered low-voltage electronics as an editor since 1990, serving as editor and publisher of Security Sales & Integration. He joined CE Pro in 2000 and serves as Editor-in-Chief of that brand. He served as chairman of the Security Industry Association’s Education Committee from 2000-2004 and sat on the board of that association from 1998-2002. He is also a former board member of the Alarm Industry Research and Educational Foundation. He has been a member of the CEDIA Business Working Group since 2010. Jason graduated from the University of Southern California. Have a suggestion or a topic you want to read more about? Email Jason at

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