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A few years ago, the town that I live in was considered one of the safest cities in the country, at one point being declared the safest. Times have changed. Some people just don’t feel quite as safe now. Home security is a big concern. People like myself want to feel safe and are trying to be smarter about our homes.
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The Samsung + ADT Smart Home Security Kit is a quick and easy way to make your home more secure through the use of smart technology. I received one of the Samsung + ADT Smart Home Security Kits during the week of Thanksgiving. With the holidays and birthdays on our mind, the Security Kit was put on the back burner. Then, this past week as I was starting to prepare the living room for the holiay I found the box right where I’d stashed it. I panicked a little. I wanted to get the Security Kit installed, but was afraid it was going to turn into a big thing. Fortunately, that wasn’t the case.
The ADT Home Security Starter Kit comes with the ADT Security Hub, an ADT Motion Detector and 2 ADT Door and Window detectors. Installation proved to be far simpler than I could have even hoped it would be.
The first step in instllation is setting up the ADT Security Hub. You can set it up on a wall or tabletop, we chose the latter as we had no wall space near a power outlet that we could use. The ADT Security Hub features a bright and clear 7-inch touchscreen control panel, built-in siren, dual encryption wirless technology and battery and data cellular backup.
I plugged in the Hub and connected it to our wifi network. I then downloaded the SmartThings app onto my cell phone. The free app is available on Google Play and iTunes.. First step complete in under 10 minutes.
The next step was to set up the Motion Detector. I chose the location where I wanted to place the Motion Detector. It was easy to tell when the Motion Detector picked up our movements and adjust it accordingly. I then added the Motion Detector to the SmartThings app on my phone. Second step complete in under 5 minutes.
The third step was to install the ADT Window and Door Detectors. These can be installed on both regular doors and sliding glass doors, as well as windows. You determine where you want to place them by thinking about what might be the most likely way an intruder would enter your house. Then you add those to the SmartThings app on your phone. You can purchase additional ADT Window and Door Detectors if you choose.
At this point your Home Security System is ready to use. In the case of an event that sets any of the sensors, notifications go to the base station and any cell phones you have connected. You can also choose to set up ADT Home Monitoring, which is a completely optional service. The optional Home Monitoring Service incurs a monthly fee payable to ADT. The Home Monitoring Service you receive is the same trusted service that you may have already heard of or used. There is no obligation to have the Home Monitoring Service and no long term contract you’ll be locked into.
Door and motion detectors aren’t the only things that the Samsung + ADT Home Security System can detect and alert for. There are many other things that can connect to the system that will empower you and make your home more secure. What kind of things? Smart Things. You can actually use the Samsung + ADT Smart Home Security Kit to help turn your home into a “smart home”. A smart home is one that uses technology to handle some automation features. There are many different Smart Things devices, including video doorbells, outdoor cameras, home lighting, thermostats, door locks and more. Once you connect a Smart Things capable device you add it to your cell phone just like you added the ADT Motion Detector and Window and Door Detectors.
I will be sharing more of my thoughts about the system as well as the ADT Home Security Extender Pack in another post, but for today I wanted to share how our installation went with you.
Installation was very simple. I love hearing the system let me know that a door is open when it shouldn’t be. I really like that the system is powerful enough to let me tie a lot of things together. I already had a video doorbell and outdoor cameras. The Samsung + ADT Home Security System empowers me to tie everything together and get convenient notifications right on my phone or at the centralized Hub in our house. I can add additional users if I choose, such as other family members. The system offers notifications and an activity log on activities. Optional ADT Home Monitoring provides peace of mind that help is always closeby.
Ready to get started with the Samsung + ADT Smart Home Security Kits? You can purchase or learn more about the Samsung + ADT Home Security System at Best Buy. This is the perfect time of year to gift yourself or someone you love with the gift of peace of mind. In fact, right now you can save $50 with the purchase of the ADT Security Starter Pack plus get free Geek Squad set up!