ADT likes to keep us all on our toes. In 2020, ADT launched the Control app. This is the next generation of ADT’s smart home security suite.
New customers will use the ADT Control app instead of ADT Pulse. But the millions of ADT Pulse customers that already use Pulse can keep using it without needing to upgrade or switch.
The biggest difference between Control and Pulse is your in-home security system controls. ADT Control uses one touchscreen panel that lets you access both smart home and security equipment.
With ADT Pulse, you have to use the app or the web portal to control your smart home functions—you can’t do it on your security system control panel.
The bottom line: We’re excited about ADT Control because it lets you control everything from one, seamless app—no more toggling between multiple apps. It also works with ADT’s swanky new equipment.
But if you currently use ADT Pulse, we don’t think the cost of upgrading to an entirely new security system is worth it—unless you’re also looking for new and improved security or smart home components.