What is ADT Pulse?
ADT Pulse is like the heartbeat that brings together your ADT security system and smart home devices, all in one mobile app. Currently, ADT refers to the Pulse app as the ADT mobile app but they are one in the same.
From a high-level view, the ADT Pulse app allows you to manage your home security system and smart devices from your phone. You’ll also receive notifications and can even customize the app’s dashboard.
In order to use Pulse, you must already have a Pulse-compatible system installed in your home. ADT can run a service check to verify your system is Pulse-Compatible. If your system is not compatible, you can upgrade to ADT’s Command technology.
Devices That Work With the ADT Pulse Mobile App
ADT Video Doorbell
The ADT Video Doorbell connects to your home via wireless to offer real-time footage outside of your home. The doorbell is perfect for outdoors with weather resistance and multiple brackets for easy mounting to any home. Enjoy two-way audio with noise cancellation and clear 720p HD video to see and speak with visitors clearly.
ADT Indoor Security Camera
Keep tabs on what’s happening in your home with indoor security cameras. Designed with 720p HD video, these cameras offer clear vision in the daytime and in dark and low-light conditions. You can check in on your kids and pets, and you can even view live video with your mobile device from wherever you are through the ADT mobile app. Whenever there’s activity in your home, you can also get motion-triggered alerts and video. If you’re not sure where your indoor security camera should be placed in your home, a professional technician will help you find the best location.
Smart Light Bulbs
The Smart Light Bulb connects to a smart home Z-wave hub. It shines 750 lumens up to 150 feet of view. Connect ADT’s smart lights using the ADT mobile app to dim, set an automatic schedule and turn off lights using the mobile app. Get a full ADT monitored system to connect your smart light bulb and other ADT monitored home security gadgets for a smart, safe home.
ADT Smart Lock
With a smart lock, you’ll be able to lock and unlock your door remotely by mobile app. Keyless entry also allows you to create unique PINs for family members, friends or anyone who needs access to your home. That way you won’t have to leave a key under the mat.
ADT Garage Door Controller
The ADT Garage Door Controller keeps your family and home safe with mobile alerts whenever your garage door is opened or closed. You can also open or close it yourself through the ADT mobile app. Connect your Garage Door Controller to your ADT security system for professional monitoring and instant alerts.
The Smart Thermostat makes it easy to control the temperature in your home. Simply use your smartphone to automatically adjust and schedule each room’s temperature using the ADT app. The thermostat includes a built-in backlight to easily read the temperature in the dark. ADT’s Smart Thermostat requires professional installation for a seamless set-up with your existing HVAC system.
Frequently Asked Questions about ADT Pulse
Does the ADT Pulse mobile app cost anything to use?
No, the app is free.
Do I need to buy an ADT home security system to be able to use Pulse?
Yes, you’ll need to purchase either the ADT Control Package or the ADT Video Package to use the Pulse mobile app.
Does the ADT Pulse mobile app work with any non-ADT smart devices?
Yes, ADT Pulse works with Z-Wave devices, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Google Nest, and Kwikset Smart Locks.
Can I watch video on the ADT Pulse app?
Yes, you can watch live streaming video on the ADT Pulse app. If you have an ADT camera, on the app’s dashboard, you’ll be able to expand the view and watch live video as well as record or take snapshots.