How to Control My ADT Alarm System Using My Phone

Alarm systems may deter robbers.
Alarm systems may deter robbers. (Image: Design Pics/Valueline/Getty Images)

ADT offers home security systems such as alarms, motion sensors and video monitoring. It offers customers the option to control their alarm system from a mobile phone using the company's ADT Pulse system. At its most basic, the application lets you arm and disarm the system remotely and receive alerts if the system is triggered. Other packages allow you to control the climate inside your home, the lighting, and view live video feeds right from the phone.

Things You'll Need

  • ADT home security system
  • Smartphone

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Fill out the "existing customer" form on the ADT website available in the References section of this article. ADT will contact you to review the existing system and compatibility with your current system and phone.

Visit the Apps store for your smartphone. For example ADT offers the mobile "ADT Pulse" control system for iPhones, Blackberrys and Android powered devices.

Download the ADT Pulse app from the store and follow the on screen instructions to log into your ADT account.

Launch the ADT Pulse app on your phone. Navigate to the control option you want to initiate such as "Arm," "Disarm," "View Cameras," "Change Alerts,"Lighting and Climate," or one of the other features. Note that certain ADT Pulse plans come with varied features with the "Premier" service allowing multiple live camera feeds and thermostat controls.


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