ADT Security Pro - Home Security Blog

ADT Command and Control Are Getting Fantastic Reviews

Posted by Greg Barker on Thu,Apr 25,2019 @ 02:09 PM

Security Pro Group President, David Loetz Sr, just got back from the ISC Show 2019 in Las Vegas. It was great to hear his review about ADT Command and Control. He said, "...that ADT, with the new ADT Command panel and had the most innovative products and cutting-edge security technology at the entire show." Keep in mind, products from around the world are presented at this show to security professionals and integrators from around the country. 

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Tags: Home Security Equipment, Smart Home Automation, ADT Command and Control

ADT Command is Your Best Smart Home Security System

Posted by Greg Barker on Tue,Apr 23,2019 @ 11:53 AM

ADT Command Platform is the New Smart Home 

When it comes to smart home security, ADT Command has set the new bar for a single integrated platform that controls all your home security devices, life safety, video products and home automation. This is a complete and comprehensive solution to all your smart home needs. It is also professionally installed and ready for your mobile devices with ADT Control App. Imagine, all your smart home needs on one App. NICE!

Below is an update on what security and life safety devices are now available and what is coming down the road. This product information came from Honeywell Home - Resideo. This list does not include the security video products or home automation devices now available. 


ADT Command Full Line of Products


  • Single platform: Learn One, Know All
  • Modular design factory or field installable devices
  • Common Security, Life Safety, and Lifestyle peripherals and accessories across the platform (1- way RF and HW to RF converter modules available)
  • Secure, encrypted 2-way sensors with over the air firmware upgrade capability
  • Dual path communications: LTE Cellular (AT&T and Verizon options) + IP / Ethernet
  • Remote diagnostics, local and remote programming, over the air system update and upgrade capable
  • UL Residential Burg and Fire, UL Commercial Burg
  • Multi-partition support
  • Security + Smart Home Ready: Full ecosystem of Video, Voice and Mobile solutions



ADT Command - Key Features and Benefits

  • Exclusive ADT design language and proprietary panel

  • Common User Interfaces for ease of End User use

  • Embedded End User “how to” videos in multiple languages

  • Built-in Amazon Alexa

  • End user replaceable cell radios

  • Provide comfort and reassurance to homeowners with two-way voice verification

    Simplified Maintenance of ADT Command Devices

    • Remote configuration changes and future enhancements

    • End user replaceable batteries

    • Battery status of all devices to know which to replace

    • System health information, battery life, signal strength


ADT Command Touchpads and Touchscreen


ADT 7" Wireless Touchscreen with Optional Mounting


Basic Configuration

  • Integrated “Kickstand”
  • Power cord with molded plug (micro USB) into touchscreen charging port 












Optional Wall Mount

  • Wall Plate for Power
  • LED indicator when touchscreen is removed
  • Power Supply with terminals
  • Installer supplies standard 2-conductor in-wall cable









Optional Docking Charging Station

  • Desk stand charging station
  • Uses power cord supplied with "Basic configuration"
  • LED indicator when touchscreen is charging





ADT SiX Sensors with Two-way Encrypted Wireless Peripherals


Currently Available Six Sensors

  • Door/Window Contact SIXCTA
  • Motion Detector - SIXPIRA
  • Glassbreak Detector - SIXGBA
  • Keyfob - SIXFOBA
  • Shock Sensor - SIXSHOCKA
  • Indoor Siren - SIXSIRENA
  • Combo Smoke, CO, Heat Detector - SIXCOMBOA
  • Smoke Detector - SIXSMOKEA
  • Wired to Wireless Convertor - SIXC2WA



Coming on May 14 - Now Approved by ADT


  • Panic Button (2-button) - SIXPANICA
  • Medical Emergency (1-button) -SIXMEDICALA
  • Outdoor Siren - SIXSIREN-ODA
  • Flood Detector - SIXFLOODA
  • Temperature Sensor - SIXTEMPA





What's next for ADT Command? Command Release 2

These updates and releases are expected to happen in June/July

  • 5” AIO Panel
  • New ADT User Interface
  • Updated Chime Feature
  • Enhanced Installation Experience - Shorter Installation Time

 Additional Enhancements

  • Improved 2-way Voice Operation
  • 7” Touchscreen adds Alexa and 2-Way Voice Support
  • Updated Panel Battery Test
  • Additional 1-way Wireless Devices Supported on the ADTCONVERT Module


The good stuff... just keeps getting better. I was fortunate to recently visit the ADT Technology Lab in Florida and the engineers are very excited about the performance of these ADT Command devices. Thousands of these ADT Command and Control systems have been installed and it is going very smoothly for a nationwide launch of a new product line. It is actually amazing how few problems ADT has had with this new platform. This has been one of the most successful launches of a new security platform ADT has ever experienced. And you can be very excited about how reliable.... and robust your ADT smart home security options are for your home and family. The future is now!

The above product information was provide by Honeywell Home - Resideo. They provide all the security and life safety devices for ADT Command. ADT security video options and home automation products are provided by other manufacturers . 



For more information or to get a quote for ADT Command Security Platform...

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Tags: Home Security Equipment, Smart Home Automation, ADT Command and Control

Add the new Monitored Smoke / CO Detector to you FREE ADT Security System

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Fri,May 05,2017 @ 05:22 PM

Adding a monitored smoke and CO detector to your FREE ADT Alarm system provides Safety you can see and hear!

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ADT Smoke Detector: Is it Something You Need?

Posted by Greg Barker on Mon,Apr 24,2017 @ 07:04 PM

When we bring up the subject of monitored fire protection with ADT, customers often ask what the difference is between the ones they already have and an ADT Smoke Detector. No one wants to spend money on something they already have. However, there are considerable differences between ADT Monitored Smoke Detectors and the ones many people buy from a local home improvement store. 

Every second counts when protecting your family from a fire and ADT Smoke Detectors are an important part to protecting your home, family and pets. In an article titled Fire Alarm Will Stop Catastrophic Devastation of Your Family, it explains how three decades ago, you had 17 minutes to get out in a home fire... now with modern homes, you have three to four minutes. WOW... What's Changed?

Let's see what makes a smoke detector from ADT different.

Main Differences:

1. ADT Smoke Detectors are photoelectric detectors compared to ionized smoke detectors installed in 90% of American homes. Photoelectric detectors are far superior at detecting smoldering smoke that often happens when a fire is staring. Often photoelectric smoke detectors detect fires before the flames actually ignite and save precious time. They also have a rise of heat that helps quickly detect a fire if the flames ignite and begin to create a rise of temperature. 
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Fire Alarm Will Stop Catastrophic Devastation of Your Family

Posted by Greg Barker on Mon,Oct 10,2016 @ 05:13 PM

This last week, I read the article in Angie's List Magazine about FAST FIRES. It impacted the way I think about home fire safety for my own family and your family. The article was written by Paul F. P. Pogue and titled Material Menace. It is about how three decades ago, you had 17 minutes to get out in a home fire... now with modern homes, you have three to four minutes. WOW... What's Changed?

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Safeguard Your Family with These Essential Security Equipment Options

Posted by Greg Barker on Tue,Sep 20,2016 @ 08:35 AM

With most security companies today, you start with a free equipment package and an installation cost of between $99 - $299 depending upon what kind of system you are getting installed. These packages come with a keypad, some free door sensors, a motion sensor and a key-chain remote.

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How to Activate Your Bay Alarm, Brinks, Broadview or Protection One Home Security Alarm

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Tue,May 03,2016 @ 09:34 AM

You might not realize Brinks and Broadview  are now a part of ADT. So if you call them, you'll be directed back to us.

As for other companies like Bay Alarm and a zillion smaller companies, It's a common misconception that to utilize your home's existing alarm system you are required to call the company that installed it. Even if you don't like them... it's that or purchase a whole new system and not take advantage of the existing equipment! Luckily that is not the case. Here at

California Security Pro, many of our installers have been installing home security systems for over a decade. They've seen most of what's out there and have the skills to provide you with a great system, utilizing the parts of your system that are still functional.

Click to scheduling your FREE Home Security review. It gives you the opportunity to have a professional look at your existing system for free and give you options. You'll find out consultants honest, straight forward and not pushy, their job is to educate you and help you make the best decision, even if it's not us.

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Tags: Business Security Systems, Home Security Equipment

The ADT Pulse Thermostat vs. The Nest Learning Thermostat

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Wed,Feb 10,2016 @ 01:32 PM

Having a smart thermostat is convenience at its best! You can control them remotely and monitor energy usage which ultimately not only provides comfort, but the option to save money by understanding exactly when and how you are using the air conditioner and heater unit. ADT Pulse now offers 2 options in thermostats to use with your Pulse home automation. 

One fancy use for a smart thermostat is interrupting your pre-set programming. You might not warm the home until 4pm on weekdays, you know, when it's empty. Then BAM! Like a starving vulture, sickness furiously attacks you; and of course, it happens just as you arrive at work. In view of the multiple ways this has debacled your work week, at the very minimum you want a warm and cozy home to return to so you can slump around the kitchen long enough to boil soup and retreat to bed. With either thermostat, you can whip out your app and raise the thermostat before arriving. When you're sick, the tiny comforts matter!

So you might ask, "How do I pick one over the other?"

Glad you asked! Here is a why one thermostat will or won't be the one that makes you shout, "It's the best thing since the Wheel."

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Tags: ADT Pulse Equipment and Packages, Home Security Equipment

What Does Home Security Equipment do For You?

Posted by Taniqua Pino on Fri,Nov 06,2015 @ 09:39 AM

 There are many blogs out there to explain the technical aspect of each piece of home security equipment. If you click that link, you can even find one of mine that lists each piece of equipment and exactly what duty it performs within the security system. Now don't get me wrong, it is important to know what things are made for. How else would we tell our kids not to use things for uses they 'were not' made for? But what you really want to know is, "What will it do for me?" So here is that question answered. Beyond telling you that a door sensor protects your door, here is why that matters to you and your loved ones. 

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Tags: ADT Pulse Equipment and Packages, Home Security Equipment