ADT Updates Its Most Popular Home Security Package

Emily Ferron
Updated Mar 9, 2020
3 min read
A refreshed Command digital panel, the all-new ADT mobile app and an improved video doorbell are now available to ADT customers.

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ADT recently announced FlexFi, a program that lets you customize your system, cost and contract-length. This page may not reflect Flex-Fi changes yet.

Home security companies must continually evolve in order to remain at the forefront of safety and technology. ADT, a leading provider for over 140 years, is no exception. The company recently revealed the latest updates to the ADT Control Package, its popular all-inclusive home security suite. A refreshed Command digital panel, the all-new ADT mobile app and an improved video doorbell are now available to ADT customers.

What is ADT Control?

ADT Control is one of ADT’s three all-inclusive home security packages. It’s one of the reputable company’s more popular offerings because of the robust way it combines the staples of its Traditional package with smart home automation features.

What are the new ADT Control features?

Command panel: This 7-inch wireless touchscreen digital Command panel is your security system’s “home base” whenever you’re in the building. Newly wireless, it’s now easier than ever to install and integrate with your array of smart security devices. The panel has battery backup with dual path broadband and LTE cellular communications to prevent disruptions in connectivity, as well as two-way encryption RF (radio frequency) sensor technology to reduce the potential for the system and any integrated smart home devices to be hacked.


Video doorbell: The updated weatherproof, high-definition video doorbell provides even more front door security than previous versions. The latest device has improved accuracy thanks to object detection technology, which works with other motion data to prevent reporting false events. It boasts superior video quality including de-warping features and wide-angle views.

ADT mobile app: This all-new ADT app for iOS and Android is your key to accessing your system wherever life may take you. Remotely arm and disarm your system, view feeds from your surveillance devices, set custom alerts, interact with your home automation devices and more. The new mobile app replaces ADT Pulse® for new customers.  

Benefits of the ADT Control home security suite:

The new ADT Control package bundle includes a few key updates:

  • 24/7 monitoring by security professionals that will notify you and/or emergency services in the event of a breach or disaster
  • Burglary detection
  • Fire, flood and carbon monoxide detection
  • Ability to arm and disarm your system remotely
  • Integration with smart home and home automation devices, including communication with Amazon Alexa
  • Custom alerts, schedules and automation options through the ADT mobile app.


I already have ADT. Do I need to upgrade?

If you’re already protected by ADT, there’s no need to upgrade, especially if you are happy with your current devices and you’re already using ADT Pulse to access and control your system remotely.

On the other hand, if you’re considering getting an ADT package, there’s never been a better time to opt in. Request a quote through ADT for pricing based on a thorough assessment of your home security needs. Make sure to check the ADT website or call ADT directly to see if there are any current promotions.

On today’s home security market, ADT represents a strong combination of classic and cutting edge. Its packages combine time-tested professionally monitored home security systems with forward-thinking optimization features like home automation integration. The end result? A home that is not only secure, but an immersive smart home experience. Your security system, lighting, thermostat, appliances and even your door locks can adapt and respond to your needs and preferences.

For more about your options when it comes to complete home security systems, read more on our best home security systems page. Compare and contrast the features of leading service and device providers, and achieve optimum peace of mind knowing that you’ve made the best decision for your home and family.

Written by your home security expert

Emily Ferron

Emily is an experienced writer passionate about covering topics at the intersection of tech, health, safety and humanity.

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