Looking to integrate your smart locks with the ADT security system? That’s the way to go, as it helps strengthen your home security.
However, ADT doesn’t work with all smart locks, so you need to get locks compatible with the ADT system.
So what smart locks work with ADT? As of now, ADT only works with Kwikset smart locks.
Here are the top 3 Kwikset smart locks that work with ADT:
- Kwikset SmartCode914 Deadbolt
- Kwikset SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Deadbolt
- Kwikset 919 Premis Contemporary Smart Lock
Read on to learn about the features of each lock and how to connect to ADT.
Best Smart Locks that Work with ADT
1. Kwikset SmartCode 914 Deadbolt
As mentioned, ADT mainly works with Kwikset smart locks, and this is one of the top models that work best with ADT.
Kwikset SmartCode 914 Deadbolt is a Z-Wave-based lock, and this aids its connection to ADT—as ADT also uses Z-Wave for connectivity.
Connecting this lock to ADT enables you to monitor your door locks remotely, lock and unlock, program access codes, and more—via ADT’s mobile app on your phone. The app is available for iOS and Android devices.
Besides, this lock comes equipped with other unique features you may like. Let’s take a closer look:
Key Features of Kwikset SmartCode 914 Deadbolt
Access Codes Entry
This lock allows users to create up to 30 access codes—for locking and unlocking. You can share codes with your family, friends, guests, etc.
With the ADT system, you can monitor any access codes used and as well delete the code if you sense any potential security breach.
It comes with a backlit keypad that makes it possible to enter your codes at night—without fumbling around. A tap on the keypad automatically turns on the backlight.
Works with Alexa
The lock also supports voice control via Alexa. So you can lock and unlock your door via voice commands and also check your door status through the Alexa app.
Kwikset 914 allows you to set your door to lock automatically after leaving it unlocked for about 30 seconds. That way, even when you forget to lock your door, the lock takes care of it and ensures your safety.
Though you don’t want to trade style with security, you may still like the idea of having a lock that matches your door designs. And this lock offers you both—security and style.
It has a compact and sleek design and comes with a tamper-resistant cover. The smart lock also comes in different colors, so you won’t have a problem choosing the one that appeals to you.
2. Kwikset SmartCode 916 Touchscreen Deadbolt
This is another Kwikset smart lock model that works well with the ADT security system. The lock connects to ADT via Z-Wave technology.
As mentioned, ADT also uses Z-Wave as its communication protocol, the reason the integration is straightforward.
So if you already have the Kwikset SmartCode 916 installed, you can connect it to ADT for enhanced security. Of course, you can control it remotely via ADT’s app on your smartphone.
The lock has other features that make it the ideal candidate for your front doors. Here’s a closer look:
Key Features of Kwikset Smartcode 916 Touchscreen Deadbolt
Though it offers keyless entry, the lock comes with a keyhole that makes it open to lock picking and bumping. But you won’t have to worry about that, as it also features the SmartKey Security that protects against lock picking, bumping, drilling, and the like.
Like Kwikset 914, this model has the auto-lock feature. So no worries about forgetting to lock your door. The lock takes care of that, so long as the feature is enabled.
Your door will always lock automatically after 30 seconds or so.
Installation is straightforward. All you need to get the lock up and running is a screwdriver—though you may have to drill holes if installing on a new door without holes.
More so, the lock comes with a user guide and the installation instructions are easy-to-follow—if DIY is your thing.
Just like the Kwikset 914 model, the sleek and modern design of the lock is something to look forward to. It is designed to fit in with any existing décor.
Without access codes, you can ditch mechanical keys and mainly enter your home via access codes.
Besides, connecting to ADT allows you to unlock your doors remotely via the ADT app on your phone. The lock also supports Alexa’s voice assistant; so you can unlock it via voice commands.
3. Kwikset 919 Premis Contemporary Smart Lock
For the most part, Kwikset Premis is known as an Apple Homekit enabled lock. That is, it mainly works with Apple Homekit for remote access, voice control, etc. But it’s also compatible with the ADT security system.
So if you already have the Kwikset Premis installed, or looking to get one—you can connect it to your ADT system—if you want
Premis is a sleek, modern touchscreen deadbolt with several outstanding features. Let’s look at some of its key features.
Key Features of Kwikset 919 Premis Contemporary Smart Lock
You can create and assign up to 30 user codes and specify for how long you want them to access your home. That is, you can set the duration for the codes created—they automatically become invalid afterward.
So the lock allows you to set/assign permanent or temporary access codes to guests, family, or contractors.
When integrated with ADT, you will also be notified when each code is used to access your home.
This feature gives you a hint on whose user code was last used to enter your home and at what time. You can check your lock’s activity via Siri.
Compatible with Siri
Although not compatible with Alexa or Google Voice Assistant, the smart lock pairs well with Siri. Not sure if you lock your front door? You can communicate with Siri to know the status of your door lock.
Burglars can guess one’s access codes through fingerprints on the touchscreen. But you won’t have to worry about that, as the Kwikset Premis features a SecureScreen Technology.
This technology provides extra security by preventing fingerprint and code detection on the touchscreen surface.
This feature automatically locks your door after 30 seconds over the last unlocking time. That gives you peace of mind—even if you forget to lock your door.
After 3 incorrect consecutive codes are entered on the lock’s keypad, it immediately sounds an alarm on your phone to notify you.
ANSI/BHMA Grade 2 Certified
Premis is a Grade 2 lock as rated by ANSI/BHMA. This is the highest security rating for residential locks.
Premis is a stylish lock that may blend well with most door designs. It features a sleek minimalist design and comes in two different colors—satin nickel and matte black finish. So you can always choose the one that best matches your home décor.
What is ADT and How Does It Work with Smart Locks?
The system works with security cameras, smoke detectors, smart locks, etc. Users are offered security services based on the plan they choose. That is, you may have to subscribe to a higher package to enjoy all security features.
For smart locks integration, you want to subscribe to a package that covers mobile app remote access to allow you to monitor and control your door locks remotely. ADT ‘Secure’ and ‘Complete’ Package both have mobile app remote access—so any of them works fine.
So in short, ADT works with smart locks to help secure front doors. Since locks may give in to forced entry attacks, the ADT system immediately alerts you when it senses any forced entry attempt.
In fact, you can see who is at your door through the ADT mobile app and then call the security agencies—if required.
Does ADT make smart locks?
The quick answer is no. ADT doesn’t make smart locks but partnered with Kwikset to have their locks work with the ADT system.
So ‘ADT smart locks’ are actually produced by Kwikset even though ADT may brand them as — ‘ADT smart locks’. Perhaps that’s part of the partnership deal with Kwikset.
If my ADT smart lock stops working, can I call ADT to fix it?
If the problem involves connecting the lock to the ADT system and the like, you can call ADT to fix it.
However, other problems not connected to ADT may require the services of a locksmith or troubleshooting the lock—using its user manual.
What ADT package is the best for smart locks integration?
Apart from the ‘Secure’ package, ‘Smart’ and ‘Complete’ packages both support mobile app remote access, so they work fine with smart locks integration/remote access.
However, the ‘Smart’ package doesn’t support video surveillance and stored video clips, meaning you can’t see who is at your door or watch the video later.
So the ‘Complete’ package is, therefore, the best for smart locks integration.
How much does ADT smart lock cost?
ADT smart locks (Kwikset SmartCode 914 and 916) cost anywhere between $150 to $300. Prices may vary—depending on the seller and other market factors.
Note: cost of the smart locks doesn’t include ADT’s subscription fee.
Keep in mind, integrating your smart locks with ADT requires some processes. So be sure to do them correctly to get the best out of the security system.
You may want to have ADT set up everything for you if you’re not sure of doing them correctly.
More so, ensure your password on the ADT system is unique to prevent third-party interference. You should also avoid connecting to public Wi-Fi, as cyber thieves may steal your information—which puts your home at risk.