One of the coolest things that Blue offers is the option to buy its security cameras without a full security system.
I especially love this option because, depending on the size of your home or your primary security concerns, one solid security camera may be all you need to feel safe.
My tiny apartment doesn’t need more than an indoor security camera to keep an eye on everything that matters to me. And a lone camera is perfect to greet the kids when they get home from school or chat with the delivery folks when they drop off a package.
If you like the idea of extra security but don’t think you need a full-blown system, Blue by ADT’s stand-alone camera options are an ideal solution. But first, a warning: Blue’s cameras aren’t the cheapest ones out there (or the cutest), but they do come with the added heft of ADT’s name and reputation.
Get full control over your Blue by ADT security system and cameras with this free mobile app that’s available to every ADT Blue customer. The Blue by ADT app is where you can add and remove smart home devices and control your connected gadgets.
Other security systems (including ADT’s professionally installed systems) force you to upgrade if you want remote access to your system via an app. We were delighted to see Blue by ADT throw out that practice.
Whether or not you add 24/7 monitoring to your Blue security system, you can take full advantage of everything the mobile app has to offer.
- Remote arm and disarm
- Live video streaming
- Saved media archive
- Push notifications
- Two-way talk (with compatible equipment)
- Smart home controls
- Area crime map
But, as with any new venture, users have reported a slew of glitches and bugs in the app.
Some folks keep getting logged out of the app, so every time they want to check in on their house or get an alert, they’re required to log in. Those few seconds can make a difference when you’re talking about the security of your home.
Other issues include lots of freezing and a buggy user interface that covers up the buttons you need to use the app. An update was released on April 6 that aims to address a lot of these issues.
We definitely like the claims about what you can do in the app. The next step will be more positive reports that those features actually work consistently.