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See What Smart Devices Work with ADT Home Security

Our buying guide will assist you in finding and buying any smart device that is compatible with ADT Home Security. You can even see if your smart devices will work with ADT.

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If you are in the market to get a smart home security system with professional monitoring and installation, then you probably experienced the difficulties of discovering exactly what smart devices work with the system online. Most smart home security systems want you to call them and speak with a representative who will try to sell or upsell products and new services. At GearBrain, we have a platform that will help you see what smart devices come with a smart home security system and which ones can be added that are not made by the manufacturer. Our platform does not require you to speak with someone; it is free. You can check if your existing smart devices would work with the security system or buy new devices that are compatible but not sold by the security company. For this article, we will help you learn what smart devices are compatible with ADT Home Security System, one of the leading professionally installed and monitored smart home security systems.

Smart Security Cameras Compatible with ADT

A photo of Google Nest Cam Battery Powered Security Camera Installed on a homeGoogle Nest Cam Security camera works inside and out.GearBrain

Back in 2020, Google made a significant investment into ADT, and as a result, all Google Nest Security Cameras now work with ADT's home security system. If you have a Google Outdoor Nest Cam, Google Indoor Nest Cam, or the new Google Outdoor Nest Cam with Floodlight, you can easily add them to an ADT home security system. Or if you currently have an ADT system and need cameras, these smart security cameras are your only choice of security cameras to get.

Are these Google Nest cameras any good? Yes, they are good, and we know because we tested them in a real home, not a lab. Here is a brief description of each Nest Cam:

  • Google Outdoor Nest Cam is a smart outdoor security camera that you can use either inside or out. It comes with 1080p video quality, night vision, and HDR, which can help you see in the bright sunlight or middle of the night. Its battery powered and works on a Wi-Fi connection. Here is a link to our review for more in-depth information.
  • Google Indoor Nest Cam is the second generation of Nest's popular Nest Cam. This smart security camera is an indoor wired-powered security camera with 1080p HD video resolution, night vision, and HDR. It has a 2-megapixel color sensor, a 135-degree diagonal field of view (FOV), 6x digital zoom, and a 16:9 aspect ratio. The Nest Cam can see objects 15 feet away (or 4.6 meters) for night vision using two high-power 850 nm infrared LEDs. It also has a high-quality speaker and microphone for 2-way communication with noise cancellation. Learn more by visiting our review of Indoor Nest Cam (Gen 2).
  • Google Nest Cam with Floodlight is the company's answer to Ring's popular Floodlight Cam. This outdoor floodlight camera combines Google Outdoor Nest Cam and smart floodlights. The camera features 1080p HD video with HDR, night vision, two-way communication, 180-degree motion detection, and a 130-degree field of view. It has two lights with adjustable brightness and 2400 lumens maximum brightness.
Before the addition to Google Nest Cams, ADT did offer its security cameras. If you have one of those cameras, they will work with your ADT system. Click on the link below for our complete list of smart security cameras compatible with ADT. You can also buy Google Nest Cams at Best Buy, Walmart, or any major retailer.

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Smart Locks Compatible with ADT Home Security System

A photo of Yale Assure Lock 2, front and back on a countertopYale Assure Lock 2 with Wi-Fi and TouchscreenGearBrain

​A smart lock is essential to connect to your smart home security system. Having the smart locks integrated with your security system will allow you to lock and unlock your locks when you arm or disarm your system. And with sound security systems, you can open your smart locks from your home security app. For ADT, the smart lock that will work with this system is any smart lock that works on a Z-Wave wireless connection.

When we checked our platform to see which Z-Wave locks work with ADT, there were over 100 smart locks for you. Click the link below to see which smart locks are compatible with ADT. This includes smart locks from companies like Yale Home, August, Schlage, Kwikset, etc. And if you sign in to our platform, you can use our advanced search feature. This allows you to narrow your searches, such as looking for smart locks based on designs, color, finish, and more.

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Video Doorbells That Work with ADT

Photo of Google Nest Doorbell installed on a home.Google Nest Doorbell installed.GearBrain

Another friendly smart security device to add to a smart home security system is a smart video doorbell. For ADT, there is one video doorbell that the company recommends, and it's Google Nest Doorbell. The company used to have its smart video doorbell, ADT Doorbell Camera, but since Google is now integrated into the ADT system, this is the video doorbell you can add; if you have a Google Nest Doorbell, know you will be able to use it with the ADT system if you decide to sign up.

How good is the Google Nest Doorbell? We have tested Google's most recent smart video doorbell and like how it performed. You can get either a wired or battery-powered smart video doorbell version. It has a 1.3-megapixel color sensor, a PIR (Passive Infrared) motion sensor, 6x digital zoom capabilities, and a 145-degree field of view (FOV). But what makes this doorbell different from other smart video doorbells is its 3:4 aspect ratio. The 3:4 ratio is unique and not necessarily found in smart video doorbells. This ratio provides a full head-to-toe view versus a wide-angle view. You can learn more about additional features by visiting our full review here. You can also buy Google Nest Doorbell on Amazon, Best Buy, Google, Walmart, The Home Depot, and other major consumer electronics stores. Its MSRP is $179.99, and it comes in different colors.

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Smart Thermostats Compatible with ADT

Nest Learning ThermostatThe Nest Learning Thermostat is priced at $250Google

​If you currently have a Google Nest Pro Learning Thermostat (3rd Gen) or Google - Nest Thermostat - Programmable Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat and looking to get an ADT system, you are in luck. Your Nest smart thermostats are compatible. Click the link below to see the 21 smart thermostats that can connect with the ADT system. This means you can control your Nest thermostat using the ADT app.

Smart Thermostats That Work with ADT

Smart Speakers and Displays That Work with ADT

A google assistant smart display showing live video from Google Nest Cam at night time.Use Google Assistant smart displays to view live video from your Google Nest Cam day or night.GearBrain

You can connect with your ADT home security system if you have a Google Assistant or Amazon Alexa-enabled device. However, each voice platform offers different controls for you to use when controlling your ADT system. For instance, if you have Google Assistant smart speakers or displays, you can use voice commands to check on the status of your ADT system. You can arm or disarm the system and use voice commands to control your smart lights, locks, and thermostat. And if you have a Google Assistant-enabled smart display, you can see live video from any Google Nest Cam or video doorbell. But you will not get this feature without an Alexa-enabled smart display. You can only use voice commands with your ADT system. Something to think about if you are planning on getting an ADT system and have Amazon Alexa smart displays, which you want to view videos from your smart security cameras and doorbells.

We tested the Nest Hub (2nd Gen) and Nest Hub Max. You can learn more about each by checking out our review for these smart speaker displays.

Below, we have compiled a list of the 90 smart speakers and displays compatible with ADT.

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In addition to the smart devices listed above, we are researching a few categories of smart devices to see how they integrate with ADT. As you know, smart televisions now have Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa built-in. In essence, these smart TVs can act as a second hub in your home, and we want to help you find the ones that will work with ADT. Be on the lookout for our update in the coming days.

In the interim, know ADT does offer a few more smart devices to connect to your ADT system. If you want good WiFi, Google Nest Wi-Fi is compatible and can provide a superior wireless connection for your smart devices. And if you want smart lights, ADT offers its own smart light bulbs to connect to your system. The other smart devices that work with your ADT system fall under the ADT brand. These include smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, flood sensors, and new health devices, like ADT Emergency 2-Button Panic. Each of these can easily be added to your system when you sign up. If you currently own leak detectors or smoke/CO2 sensors, sorry, you cannot connect them to your ADT system.

Overall, you can build a robust smart home now that ADT works with Google Nest smart devices. You need to decide how best to control your new smart home being secured by ADT. You can use the Google Home app to control your ADT system or the ADT app to set up your alerts, notifications, and schedules and then use voice commands with Google Assistant-enabled devices to run your smart home.

And if, for some reason, you need help finding a smart device that you want to see if it works with ADT or need help answering a question regarding any smart device, know GearBrain is here to help you answer these questions and more. On each product page, there is a FAQ tab. If you click the FAQ tab, you can ask us any question about that product, and within 24 hours, our editors and the tech community will provide you with an answer. This includes searching for a product. We will find the product or let you know if it does or doesn't exist within 24 hours. Let us know if we don't provide a result of your search.

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