It looks like security company ADT is about to launch a more suitable successor to Nest Secure than the half-assed ADT Self Setup system it launched last year. The new system, called ADT Smart Home Security, features more polished sensor hardware, a sleeker base station with a backlit keypad (like Nest Guard), and door and window sensors that can be disabled using a button on the device (like Nest Detects). ). This was a useful feature of the Nest system to easily disarm it when your dog needed to pee at 2am
The company has not announced this system, so there are no pricing details or release date, but The edge received advice that links to hidden support pages on their website which contains all the hardware details. Based on these, we can deduce the following about the new system:
Google discontinued its Nest Secure system shortly after and ADT soon shut down its DIY system, Blue. A couple of years later, ADT began incorporating Google Nest cameras into its professionally installed security systems and launched a new DIY system with Google Nest integration.
The Nest Secure’s selling point was its high-quality hardware and easy setup and use. Along with the push-to-disarm feature, the Nest Detect sensors acted as motion and contact sensors, meaning fewer little white devices cluttering your home.
Since the demise of Nest Secure, other interesting options have emerged. Both Arlo and Ecobee have security systems that use a combined motion/contact sensor, but neither has a push-to-disarm option, something ADT appears to be about to launch.
However, it doesn’t look like the new ADT system will have an NFC tag option for disarming, which was another interesting Nest Secure feature. Arlo will add that option to its system later this year.
Here’s a look at what we know about the new ADT hardware that will be part of the system:
Overall, the industrial design here seems better than anything from ADT. Existing professional installation system devices. and those for their Autoconfiguration system. While it’s not as attractive as most Nest hardware, it definitely shows Google/Nest influences. Once it is fully launched, it will be necessary to determine how well the technology works and how it integrates with Google Nest and Google Home products.
We reached out to ADT for confirmation on the new system, but have not heard back at the time of publication.