The ADT Corporation, a provider of security and automation solutions for homes and businesses and ranked No. 1 on the SDM 100, announced a partnership with Nest Labs.
ADT Pulse customers can now control their Nest Learning Thermostat from ADT’s updated mobile app for Pulse. In addition, customers in Atlanta, Chicago, Denver and Miami may be eligible to receive a Nest Thermostat when they sign up for select Pulse service plans. This program is expected to roll out nationwide by the end of the year. 
“The integration with Nest is an important milestone for ADT as we continue to expand our ecosystem,” said ADT chief innovation officer Arthur Orduña. “Giving our customers the security and monitoring they need to protect their most important assets, along with the smart home and automation technologies they desire, is a critical part of the new Smart Security category that we are defining for the North American market.” 
According to a press release, ADT recently developed an application program interface architecture to accelerate the integration of innovative products with ADT’s Pulse offering. 
Ben Bixby, head of energy and enterprise programs, Nest, said, “By working together, we are making it possible for ADT customers to conveniently manage their comfort — and home security — from one app.” 
ADT also unveiled its new Pulse mobile experience, which is available for free by downloading ADT’s updated mobile app through the Apple App Store or Google Play. The new mobile experience is designed specifically with the modern consumer in mind. ADT’s changes to the Pulse app help power ADT’s open API strategy for further integration with third-party solutions, such as Nest, and to equip consumers with a smart and secure home platform that will evolve to meet their changing needs. Available for iPhone/iPads with iOS 7.0 and above and Android phones/tablets 4.0 and above, the interface includes the following new features, among others:
  • Integration with Nest: Equips users with the ability to control their Nest Learning Thermostat directly from the new Pulse mobile app. ADT customers who already have a Nest Thermostat can also link their device to ADT Pulse by updating to the new mobile app.
  • Always-On Dashboard: Provides current activity within a user’s home and business, as well as the ability to take control of what is happening next via automation tools.
  • Customized Visual Experience: Because the Pulse platform serves both ADT residential and business customers, the app provides a different visual experience based on the needs of each specific demographic.
  • Voice Commands: The app also includes the voice control features of ADT’s prior mobile app, PulseVoice.
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