ADT dominates the industry because it’s the oldest security corporation on the block. While it has over a century of experience with security equipment, its high device and monitoring expenditures are a relic of another time.

The company has a good selection of ADT Command equipment, and its ADT Control app is easy to use, but the high costs might turn some folks away. We likewise like its compatibility with home automation devices.

We’ll teach you about ADT equipment, what it expenses, and what it works with. For information about ADT’s professional monitoring, customer services, and installing, brain over to our full ADT review.

About ADT equipment prices

It isn’t easy to find pricing figures for ADT equipment because it applies merchants instead of selling equipment directly to customers. We don’t have complete equipment pricing in this article, but we included the information we have. When you speak with a salesperson, always asking questions a full breakdown of the equipment costs and how they affect your monthly monitoring fee.

ADT-compatible equipment in this list

Base equipmentAdd-onsThird-party machines

ADT Equipment Guide

Base ADT equipment

Each ADT plan comes with a home security starter kit with a touchscreen control panel and different numbers of contact and motion sensors.

You’ll get the most out of the ADT touchscreen panel with a cellular linkage and mobile compatibility. It connects with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant *, so you can control it with your voice to arm, disarm( Alexa merely ), or make adjustments in the sensors or your smart-alecky equipment.

The panel is multilingual and connects to your other smart home machines. We also like the 12 -hour battery backup that kickings in when the power goes out, keeping your home safe during storms or other power outages.


Command panel

Motion sensor

Door and window sensor

ADT Command Control Panel

adt motion sensor

adt window and door sensor

Control system and decideds, Communicate with monitoring center, Arm/ disarm system, Backup battery

Detect motion using infrared light

Detect when entrances or windows open and close

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ADT’s equipment warranty

All SafeStreets schemes include ADT’s widened warranty–or Quality Service Plan–which covers your equipment as long as you’re a customer.

ADT add-ons

Depending on the scheme you have selected, you’ll have access to add-ons like various sensors, an ADT camera, video bell, smart thermostat, smart-alecky locks, and lighting.



Glass break sensor

Shock sensor

Smoke detector

Carbon monoxide detector

Smoke and CO detector

Remote thermostat

Remote light module

Smart lock

Garage door controller

Key fob

Flood detector



ADT Command Glass Break Sensor

ADT Command Shock Sensor

ADT Command Smoke Detector

ADT Command Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector

ADT Command Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detector

ADT Command Thermostat

ADT SafeStreets Remote Light Module

ADT Kwikset Door Lock

ADT Garage Door Controller

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ADT Command Water Leak Sensor

ADT Command Siren

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Detect window smashing

Detect when entrances or windows open and close

Detect smoke

Detect hazardous CO buildup

Detect smoke and CO buildup

Adjust heating and cooling

Control lamps

Lock and unlock doorways

Controls garage entrance opener

Arm and disarm system

Place leaks and inundating

Sounds audible alarm

Arm and disarm system

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If you’re familiar with home security expenditures, you know most of these costs are astronomical compared to the competition. ADT’s median equipment price is around $ 174 — over three times the $50 industry median price. Even though ADT’s equipment is reliable and easy to use, its prices seem as steep as a cliff.

Security cameras

ADT likewise sells security cameras and a video buzzer. Overall, these cameras have a lower 720 p resolution than most challengers, so we don’t recommend them unless you’re already an ADT customer. You’ll have more success with a stand-alone camera brand like Arlo, Ring, or Nest.

ADT’s top two monitoring programs offer video monitoring with ADT security cameras, and you can watch your home live or check recordings in the backlog.

When the system’s sensors or cameras see motion, you’ll get a notification so you can tune in and consider what the camera ascertains. This style, you can tell if it’s just your pooch prowling around the house or a real emergency.

Learn more in our ADT security camera guidebook.

Third-party smart home machines that work with ADT

Provided you pay for ADT’s most expensive monitoring service ($ 62.99 per month ), it’s compatible with plenty of smart-alecky home machines that help your alarm system move beyond its security roots. Plus, you can control the devices in one place from the ADT Control app.

Amazon Alexa

Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen)

Amazon Echo Dot( 4th Gen)

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Amazon Alexa is the most popular voice assistant and smart-alecky home platform on the market–and conveniently, you can use it to control your ADT system. Aside from enabling compatibility to hundreds of smart home devices, Alexa likewise allows you to control various ADT equipment like your security system, thermostats, smart locks, and lights applying vocal commands.

The best feature of ADT’s Alexa controls is that you can disarm your system applying a spoken code. This trumps Google Assistant, which simply arms information systems. Disarming by voice adds extra convenience and builds for one less thing you need to control with an app.

Google Assistant

Google Nest Audio

Google Nest Audio

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Google Assistant is Alexa’s main rival for voice controlling your ADT system. It supports most of the same features except the ability to disarm your system use a talk PIN code. You can find Google Assistant on most Android smartphones( there’s an iOS app too) as well as on a variety of smart speakers and smart-alecky devices.


Sonos One (Gen 2)

Sonos One( 2nd Gen)

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By linking your Sonos speakers to the ADT Control app, you gain the ability to create scenes that play music while controlling other smart home devices, perfect for a party with fam. The Sonos integration mostly simmers down to controlling playback and preferring playlists, so you still need the Sonos app to create new playlists and adjust settings.

Because Sonos smart speakers–like the Sonos One–also have Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant voice controls, you can expect to control your ADT system from your smart-alecky speaker.


While most smart home platforms use your Wi-Fi network, Z-Wave applies a different engineering specifically for smart home security machines like smoke detectors, door sensors, smart-alecky plugs, and smart-alecky locks. The charm of Z-Wave machines is that they work with many security systems like Vivint, Frontpoint, and Abode.

This means you can switch Z-Wave devices you already own to a new system to save a little cash. Your ADT specialist installer needs to set the system into “learn mode” for you to add these devices, so they’re not something you can add on your own like Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant.

What happened to ADT Pulse?

ADT Pulse was the previous version of smart home and mobile app controls for ADT, but the company phased it out in 2020 to make way for its successor: ADT Command and Control. While ADT Pulse was both the equipment and a mobile app, ADT Command includes all ADT equipment. ADT Control is the new mobile app.

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