The offering is the latest development in ADT and Google’s partnership, which was described as a “far reaching” and “long-term commitment by both companies that is built to last.”
The companies revealed their new relationship last August, which will eventually see Google fully integrate its hardware and services with ADT’s DIY and professionally installed smart home security solutions. As part of the partnership, Google also acquired 6.6% ownership in ADT.
Originally slated for mid-2022, ADT announced in November that it will accelerate the release of its new ADT + Google do-it-for-me professionally installed system to the second half of 2021. The new platform will feature co-branding with Google, integrated Google Maps products, Nest cameras and thermostats, and Google video analytics.
ADT — Google Integration
Customers with ADT Command & Control and Blue by ADT smart home security systems can now control their systems via voice when using compatible Google Nest products. Voice control can be used for system arming and disarming, connected lights, locks, ADT thermostats and system status queries. For example, saying “Hey Google, disarm my security system,” instead using an app or panel to disarm.
The integration also enables control of ADT-compatible smart devices through touch control using the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max. ADT professional installation of these Google Nest devices is included when purchased through ADT or select ADT Authorized Dealers, according to the company.
Nest Mini devices may also now be purchased through Blue by ADT (DIY) smart home security.
Click here to see what experts from the security industry had to say about the ADT-Google partnership when it was announced last year.
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