It’s been three years since Google and security firm ADT to develop products integrated with Nest, and we are finally seeing the fruits of this collaboration. ADT has just announced a under the ADT Self Setup umbrella, and each of these products boasts deep integration with the Google Nest platform.
The ADT Self Setup system includes components from both companies. On the ADT side, they just announced a slew of compatible products such as door and window sensors, standalone motion sensors, smoke detectors, temperature sensors, flood sensors, and a keypad to perform settings. Additionally, ADT will soon be offering a key fob remote for even more control options.
All of these products connect through a centralized hub with an integrated keypad, siren and full battery backup in the event of a power outage. Each of the above components offers full integration with nearly all Google Nest devices, including the battery-powered Nest Doorbell, Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest WiFi Router, and various indoor and outdoor cameras. Smart displays like the are also supported.
What does this mean exactly? You can make adjustments to Nest devices through the ADT+ app, simplifying your setup, and you’ll receive specialized notifications from Nest cameras and doorbells whenever they detect activity. These notifications will even notify you of the type of activity, such as someone searching or a neighborhood dog sniffing your porch.
Customers can also use the app to create unique routines and automations that combine features from Nest and ADT security products. According to ADT, these routines will be useful for setting doors to lock on a schedule and lights to turn on or off, among other functions.
Users can receive more benefits by upgrading to ADT’s Smart Watch System, priced at $25 per month. The subscription gives you video verification, in which ADT representatives analyze footage when an alarm is triggered, and 24/7 monitoring. We contacted ADT and they said the products can be used without a paid monitoring plan, although not all features are available. As such, the company “strongly recommends that customers subscribe in order to get the best protection and experience from their system.”
In the meantime, the system is available for purchase starting today. A basic package including only the control hub costs $180, while a starter package including the hub, a Nest doorbell and several associated sensors costs $480. Finally, a $580 ultra-premium plan comes with everything mentioned above, plus a second-gen Nest Hub.