ADT Pulse

Manage and control your home security system and smart devices from one place with the ADT Pulse mobile app.

ADT Pulse

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.


Top 3 Features ADT Pulse Has to Offer

Remote Arming & Disarming

At the tip of your finger, you can arm or disarm your ADT security system. Just open the ADT Pulse mobile app, view the status of your system, and tap it to change it.

Remote access to smart devices

Want to make sure someone locked the front door before leaving? Or your lights are turned on before arriving home? Simply open the ADT Pulse mobile app, and touch the tile of the smart device you want to manage.

Voice Control

ADT, Alexa, and Google Assistant play nicely together. Issue voice commands for your Alexa or Google Assistant smart speaker to perform tasks for you. This is especially handy while commuting.

What Are Some Ways I Can Use the ADT Pulse Mobile App?

There are a number of different ways you can use the ADT Pulse mobile app. Here’s a short list of things that you can expect with Pulse:


  • Remotely arm/disarm your home security system
  • Check motion sensors
  • View alerts
  • View live video feed for multiple cameras
  • Turn off & on smart lights
  • Lock or unlock smart door lock
  • Adjust smart thermostat
  • Open/close garage door

Devices That Work With the ADT Pulse Mobile App

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.

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Written by your home security specialist

Jalesa Campbell