Blue by ADT

ADT’s new DIY home security solution offers affordable, easy to use security equipment to help keep your family safe.

What Sets Blue by ADT Security Apart?

For decades, customers have trusted ADT’s equipment and services for extra home security and safety. Their home security systems require professional monitoring, installation and long-term contracts. Blue by ADT gives families flexible and affordable DIY security solutions. The new DIY brand will replace LifeShield, previously acquired by ADT, and offer smart home security at a competitive cost to Ring and Google Nest.

Blue by ADT products and services focus on privacy with encrypted networks to protect your personal and home data. The new DIY provider offers smart cameras, ADT professional monitoring and 24 hours of free cloud storage for easy home monitoring from anywhere.

What we like

  • Smart home compatibility

  • 7-Day Practice Period

  • 24/7 professional monitoring available

What we don’t like

  • Limited Blue by ADT equipment

  • No smart home add-ons

  • Cloud storage costs extra

Blue by ADT Equipment & Features

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Top 3 Blue by ADT Features

DIY Installation

Cut the cost of installation fees with DIY security that’s easy to set-up. You’ll be able to reinstall it yourself for ease and convenience if you move.

No Contracts

You’ll have the flexibility to start and cancel month-to-month monitoring plans anytime without contract termination fees and gimmicks.

Smart Home Security

Connect and control your Blue by ADT equipment using your smartphone, voice assistants like Amazon Alexa and other Z-wave smart home devices.

Blue by ADT Monitoring Plans

You can self-monitor your home security and equipment for free with Blue by ADT. You’ll get instant alerts over Wi-Fi if your cameras detect motion and playback up to 24 hours clips using cloud storage. 

Month-to-month 24/7 professional monitoring is also available for $19.99/mo.. Blue by ADT uses three ADT-owned monitoring centers to respond to your equipment’s alerts and alert responders to your home if needed. You’ll still be able to set up custom mobile alerts for your home. Professional monitoring comes with 30 days of cloud video storage. If you’d like to try it the first month is free.

Blue by ADT Video Storage

Blue by ADT cameras are motion-triggered to record live activity and send mobile alerts with live video previews. To keep and playback footage you’ll need reliable and secure storage. Blue by ADT works on an encrypted network to secure your camera footage from hackers.

Both security cameras support up to 24 hours of cloud video storage and include an SD card slot. You can get 60 days of cloud storage for $2.99/mo. per camera or $12.99/mo. for unlimited smart cameras. Professional monitoring includes 30 days of storage for $19.99/mo..

Blue by ADT Installation

Blue by ADT DIY security equipment is easy to set-up without expensive installation fees. The indoor and outdoor cameras use standard AC outlets or a rechargeable battery. And, their new DIY video doorbell camera is easy to install using your existing standard doorbell wiring during set-up. If you’re looking for professional installation, Blue by ADT doesn’t offer it yet, but they do have articles and customer support can be reached via email or phone.

Blue by ADT Mobile App

GettyImages-1129377185-minMonitor your home’s security, see live footage and manage equipment settings using your smartphone. You’ll also be able to see your area’s local crime map and receive customer support on the go. Customers can arm and disarm their system, use two-way talk and receive detailed mobile notifications to always stay in the know. For LifeShield customers, the Blue by ADT app will replace the LifeShield app.

How Does Blue by ADT Monitoring Work?

Blue by ADT monitoring helps protect your home by responding to both safety and security alerts. Professional monitoring includes 24/7 burglary, and environmental such as fire, flood and carbon monoxide. ADT monitoring specialists will also respond to emergency alarms and alert responders for your safety. 

24/7 monitoring specialists use four ways to alert you from your sensor-triggered equipment. They send Wi-Fi and cellular alerts, text messages and call landline phones. Blue by ADT uses three connected monitoring centers to help protect your home. ADT professional monitoring starts at $19.99/mo. and the first month is free.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Blue by ADT Home Security

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Does Blue by ADT work with hardwired ADT equipment?

No, Blue by ADT equipment does not work with traditional, hardwired ADT equipment. But, you can add these cameras and control them separately from your ADT-monitored system.

Does Blue by ADT work with other home security companies?

Blue by ADT equipment and services only work with LifeShield systems.

What is Blue by ADT’s return policy?

Blue by ADT does not provide a return policy at this time. It’s best to speak to a representative.

Does Blue by ADT have a trial period?

Blue by ADT offers a 7-day Practice period to help you adjust to your security equipment. During this period, ADT monitoring specialists won’t respond to false alarms or notify responders unless it’s an emergency. 


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Dashia Starr

Dashia researches and writes on all things home automation and security. She focuses on the latest news, products, and providers to share only the best with you.