Google and ADT integrate DIY smart security setups with Nest devices
After Google invested $450 million in ADT in 2020, the two companies have finally integrated their offerings. ADT’s Self Setup system can now integrate with Google Nest devices, including indoor and outdoor cameras and a video doorbell, providing customers with a complete software security integration for a DIY product. You can control ADT’s sensors and Google’s cameras directly in the Google Home app, on a Google Nest Hub, or through ADT’s app. ADT SMART Monitoring can professionally monitor the system for $24.99 per month, including the option to enable video verification.
Comparison with competitors
ADT’s Self Setup system is priced competitively with offerings from Ring and SimpliSafe, whose hardware packages start at $200 without a video doorbell. Professional monitoring costs $20 and $28 per month, respectively. However, the hardware is the same as what ADT sold with its ill-fated first DIY home security system, Blue by ADT.
ADT’s Self Setup package
The ADT Self Setup system 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. Through ADT’s website, 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.
Smart home automation
According to a video from ADT, customers can use the ADT sensors to trigger intelligent home automation 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 unclear if customers can integrate any existing Nest gear they have into ADT’s system.