Samsung and ADT announced a joint security and home automation home system today — the Samsung SmartThings ADT home security system. The system aims to provide users with the benefits of Samsung’s intelligent connectivity features and ADT’s professional monitoring.
The base of the new system is the ADT Home Security Starter Kit. That kit — which retails for $550 — includes a Security Hub, two Door and Window Detectors and a Motion Detector. The ADT Security Hub has a built-in touchscreen panel that can also be used as a SmartThings hub, allowing for control and monitoring of “hundreds of third party smart devices,” the press release notes.
Samsung and ADT’s system is DIY, and does not require professional installation. Additional sensors can also be added to expand the system. The ADT Home Safety Expansion Pack will add fire, carbon monoxide, and water detection to the system for $200.
One of the more notable features of the system is the ability for users to add professional ADT monitoring with no long-term contracts. Users can opt for a $15/month package which monitors for smoke, fire, carbon monoxide, and water leaks, or a $25/month home security package for 24/7 intrusion monitoring and panic alerts. Of course, both packages are also offered together as the ADT Total Security Bundle, which costs $35/month.
It’s worth noting that ADT professional monthly monitoring is optional. Customers may use this system as a self-contained security system with active alarms, and alerts sent to their smartphones. ADT will not be notified if the system is used in this way, and no extra monthly costs are required.
The Samsung SmartThings ADT home security system is currently available for preorder. It will be available online and at Best Buy on Oct. 29. For more information on the system, check out the SmartThings/ADT website.
If you want a better idea of what ADT already offers, check out our ADT Security System Review.