ADT Interactive

FAQs

ADT Interactive - An Introduction

ADT Interactive: Getting Started

1. Log in to your ADT Interactive account through the customer web portal.
Access the Customer Web Portal using a web browser on your PC, phone or tablet with an active internet connection.
Click the link below to be re-directed to the ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal.

ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal

2. You will be directed to the Home Screen.
From this page the user is able to configure and control all aspects of the account.
The Main Menu is used to navigate through the ADT interactive Features.

3. Set up New User Codes
Create Authorised Users to give access to your home/property.

4. Set Up Notifications
After you have created new users, assign them to receive Notifications.

Refer to Users and Notifications FAQs on the Self Help Desk to learn more about setting up User Codes and Notifications.

ADT Interactive: Web Portal Menu Summary

Home 
The Home Page displays an overview of the alarm system. Users are able to:

  1. View recent alarms.
  2. Check current alerts/issues.
  3. Preview alarm event history.
  4. Arm/Disarm remotely.

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ADT Interactive - Home Page Summary

The Home Page displays an overview of the alarm system using widget cards.Users are able to:

  1. View Recent Alarms.
  2. Check Current Alerts and Issues.
  3. Preview Alarm Event History/Activity.
  4. Arm and Disarm Remotely.

View Current Status of the Alarm Panel and Sensors

Alarms and Issues will be displayed at the top of the home page.

Sensors Widget Card

Displays the current status of the sensor.

  • OK – No found issues.
  • Open – Only applies to Doors/Windows. Will display open if Door/Window sensor is currently open.
  • Activated – Only applies to motion sensors. Will display Activated if motion has been detected within the last 60 minutes.
  • Idle – Only applies to motion sensors. Will display Idle if no motion has been detected within the last 60 minutes.
  • Alarm! – Sensor has been tripped and activated the alarm. (Hard Wired smoke sensors need to be disarmed TWICE in order to reset)
  • Bypassed – Any sensor bypassed is not “active” and will not trigger an alarm even if armed.
    • Any Door/Window that was open during arming will be bypassed.
    • User can directly bypass a sensor via control panel after it has been armed.
    • To unbypass, close the sensor and re-arm the system.
  • Low Battery – Sensor is reporting a low battery.
  • Tampering/Malfunction – Sensor has lost contact with the panel or the sensor has been tampered with.
  • N/A– Sensor state is unknown. If persists for more than a few hours, arrange service.

View the Sensor Page Summary FAQ on the Self Help Desk for more information.

Security Widget Card

Displays whether the system is currently armed or disarmed. You are able to remotely arm or disarm the system by clicking the shield icon.

Recent Activity Widget Card

Details recent events reported by the system.

ADT - Interactive - Sensor Page Summary

Sensor Devices Page allows you to view the name, status and type of each sensor on the system.

1.Log in to your ADT Interactive account through the customer web portal.
Acess the Customer Web Portal using a web browser on your PC, phone or tablet with an active internet connection.
Click the link below to be re-directed to the ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal

ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal

2. Click  Settings

3. Select  Devices

4. Select Devices again

Describes the sensor and it’s location. This name will be displayed on the Website and Notifications.

Sensor Name

Describes the sensor and it’s location. This name will be displayed on the Website and Notifications.

Sensor Type

Indicates the type of sensor e.g. Motion, Reed or Panic Button.

Sensor Status

Displays the current status of the sensor.

  • OK – No found issues.
  • Open – Only applies to Doors/Windows. Will display open if Door/Window sensor is currently open.
  • Activated – Only applies to motion sensors. Will display Activated if motion has been detected within the last 60 minutes.
  • Idle – Only applies to motion sensors. Will display Idle if no motion has been detected within the last 60 minutes.
  • Alarm! – Sensor has been tripped and activated the alarm. (Hard Wired smoke sensors need to be disarmed TWICE in order to reset)
  • Bypassed – Any sensor bypassed is not “active” and will not trigger an alarm even if armed.
    • Any Door/Window that was open during arming will be bypassed.
    • User can directly bypass a sensor via control panel after it has been armed.
    • To unbypass, close the sensor and re-arm the system.
  • Low Battery – Sensor is reporting a low battery.
  • Tampering/Malfunction – Sensor has lost contact with the panel or the sensor has been tampered with.
  • N/A– Sensor state is unknown. If persists for more than a few hours, arrange service.

Activity Monitoring

f enabled, you are able to see which doors or windows are opened and closed and when sensors have detected activity even when not armed.
Click the checkbox of the sensor  under Activity Monitoring to enable.

Sensor NameStatusTypeActivity Monitoring
1Pir KitchenOk (Activated)Motion
2Reed Front DoorOk (Closed)Door/Window
3Pir BedroomOk (Activated)Motion

All sensors have Active Monitoring enabled.

Arming & Disarming - Arming The System

1. Log in to your ADT Interactive account through the customer web portal.
Acess the Customer Web Portal Using a web browser on your PC. phone or tablet with an active internet connection.
Click the link below to be re-directed to the ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal.

ADT Interactive Web Portal

2. Select Home from the menu.

3. Click the Shield Icon on the Security Widget Card which displays current panel status.

4. Click STAY to arm the system to stay mode, or AWAY to arm the system to away mode.

  • Armed Away – Sets both contact sensors and motion sensor into an alarm state
  • Armed Stay – Only sets contact sensors to an alarm state

Note: Systems with bypass capabilities will show a Bypass Sensors checkbox that, when checked, will not arm secured sensors.

Arming & Disarming - Disarming The System

1.Log in to your ADT Interactive account through the customer web portal.
Access the Customer Web Portal using a web browser on your PC, phone or tablet with an active internet connection.
Click the link below to be re-directed to the ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal.

ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal

2. Select Home from the menu.

3. Click the Shield Icon on the Security Widget Card which displays current panel status.

4. Click Disarm.

Event History - Export The System Activity History

1.Log in to your ADT Interactive account through the customer web portal.
Access the Customer Web Portal using a web browser on your PC, phone or tablet with an active internet connection.
Click the link below to be re-directed to the ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal.

ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal

2. Click Activity.

3. Scroll down and click Export to Excel at the bottom of the page.

This feature is only available on the Customer Web Portal.
You are unable to export alarm activity as an excel document on the ADT Interactive app.

Event History - View The System Activity History

Viewing System Activity History through:

Customer Web Portal  via Web Browser
ADT Interactive App  on Smartphone Device

Geo-Services - Adding Geo-Devices

3. Enter Username and Password to login.

4. Click the Menu Icon  

5. Select Geo-Services.

6. Flip Toggle Switch  to turn Geo-Services on.

Geo-Features and Geo-Fences can be set up once Geo-Services are enabled.

Geo-Devices cannot be added on the Customer Web Portal.
Add a Geo-Device by enabling Geo-Services on the mobile device.

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1. Enable Location  on your mobile phone.
  Apple Devices – Settings > Privacy > Location Services
  Android Devices – Settings > Connections > Location
Note: This may differ depending on the software version installed on your phone.

2. Launch the ADT Interactive Phone App.
Enter Username and Password to log in.
If you currently do not have the app downloaded on your smartphone, click the Download link below.

Geo-Services - Geo-Fences

What is a Geo-Fence?

A Geo-Fence is an established perimeter which will trigger location based alerts based on the location of your Geo-Devices.

You are able to Add, Edit and Delete Geo-Fences. The area around the installation address of the alarm system is the Default Geo-Fence.

Add/Edit/Delete a Geo-Fence

  1. Log in to your ADT Interactive account through the customer web portal.
    Access the Customer Web Portal using a web browser on your PC, phone or tablet with an active internet connection.b>Click the link below to be re-directed to the ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal.
ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal

2. Click Settings.

3. Select Geo-Services.

From the Geo-Services Page, you can Add, Edit or Delete Geo-Fences.

Add a Geo-Fence

  1. Click Add a Fence.
  2. Add Geo-Fence Location: Click and Drag the Drop-down Pin  on the map or enter a new address in the Move fence location to: field.
  3. Enter Geo-Fence Name: Enter the name of the Geo-Fence in Fence Name: field.
  4. Set Fence Radius: Click and Drag boundary markers OR manually enter a value in the Radius field.
  5. Click Save.

Edit a Geo-Fence

  1. Click the Fence Name or the Drop-down Pin of the Fence to edit.
  2. Change Geo-Fence Location: Click and Drag the Drop-down Pin on the map or enter a new address in the Move fence location to: field.
  3. Change Geo-Fence Name: Change the name of the Geo-Fence in Fence Name: field.
  4. Edit Fence Radius: Click and Drag boundary markers OR manually enter a value in the Radius field.

Delete a Geo-Fence

  1. Click the Fence Name or the Drop-down Pin of the Fence.
  2. Click the Delete Icon.  

This feature is only available on the Customer Web Portal.
You are unable to add, edit or delete Geo-Fences on the ADT Interactive app.

Logins - Change A Password

1. Log in to your ADT Interactive account through the customer web portal.
Access the Customer Web Portal using a web browser on your PC, phone or tablet with an active internet connection.
Click the link below to be re-directed to the ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal.

ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal

2. Click on Settings.

3. Select Login Information.

4. Click Password.

5. Current Password field – Enter the current password

6. New Password field – Enter the new password

7. Verify Password Field – Enter the new password again

8. Select Update.

This feature is only available on the Customer Web Portal.
You are unable to access Login Information on the ADT Interactive app.

Logins - Change An Email Address

1. Log in to your ADT Interactive account through the customer web portal.
Access the Customer Web Portal using a web browser on your PC, phone or tablet with an active internet connection.
Click the link below to be re-directed to the ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal.

ADT Interactive Web portal

2. Click on Settings.
3. Select Login Information.
4. Select Email Address.
5Email Address field – Enter the new email address
6. Click Update.

This feature is only available on the Customer Web Portal.
You are unable to access Login Information on the ADT Interactive app.

Logins - Create A New Login

1. Log in to your ADT Interactive account through the customer web portal.
Access the Customer Web Portal using a web browser on your PC, phone or tablet with an active internet connection.
Click the link below to be re-directed to the ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal.

ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal

2. Click Users.
3. 
Select Manage Logins.
4. 
Click Add a Login.
5. 
Email Address field – Enter the new user’s email address
6. 
Login Name field – Enter the new user’s desired login name
7. Language Preference – Select the new user’s language preference using the Language Preference dropdown menu.
8. Click Save.

This feature is only available on the Customer Web Portal.
You are unable to access Users on the ADT Interactive app.

Logins - Enable Two-Factor Authentication

2. Click on Settings.
3. Click on Login Information.
4. Select Two Factor Authentication.
5. Click the Two Factor Authentication Toggle Switch  

This feature is only available on the Customer Web Portal.
You are unable to access Login Information on the ADT Interactive app.

Two-Factor Authentication provides an additional layer of security to your account by requiring user confirmation when the account is accessed from a new device.

To enable Two-Factor Authentication:

1. Log in to your ADT Interactive account through the customer web portal.

Access the Customer Web Portal using a web browser on your PC, phone or tablet with an active internet connection.
Click the link below to be re-directed to the ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal.

Notifications - Create Or Edit An Alarm Notification

Create/Edit Notifications through:

Customer Web Portal via Web Browser
ADT Interactive App via Smartphone Device

Notifications - Create Or Edit Sensor Activity Notifications

Set up Sensor Activity Notifications through:

Customer Web Portal via Web Browser
ADT Interactive App via Smartphone Device

Notifications - Deleting Notifications

Deleting Notifications through:

Customer Web Portal via Web Browser
ADT Interactive App via Smartphone Device

Submit A Support Ticket

Submit a Support Ticket through:

Customer Web Portal via Web Browser
ADT Interactive App via Smartphone Device

Trouble Conditions - Alarm In Memory

A trouble condition which advises that there was a previous alarm in the panel memory and has not yet cleared from the ADT Interactive servers.

How do you resolve an Alarm in Memory trouble condition?

This can only be resolved through the ADT Interactive Customer Portal.

1. Log in to your ADT Interactive account through the customer web portal.
Access the Customer Web Portal using a web browser on your PC, phone or tablet with an active internet connection.
Click the link below to be re-directed to the ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal.

ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal

2. Select the Click Here to clear this message link on the Alarm In Memory issue display.

Trouble Conditions - Device Low Battery

What does Device Low Battery mean?

A trouble condition which advises that a device is currently reporting a low battery status.

How do you resolve Low Battery Conditions?

Replace the battery of the device.

Note: A low battery condition for devices that are also powered by AC mains power could indicate that AC power could no longer be functioning correctly.

Trouble Conditions - Geo-Services Device In Malfunction

1. Launch the ADT Interactive Phone App With the device in malfunction.
Enter Username and Password to log in.
If you currently do not have the app downloaded on your smartphone, click the Download link below.

Download

2. Click the Menu Icon   
3. 
Select Geo-Services.
4. Flip Toggle Switch  to turn Geo-Services off.
5. Click the Menu Icon again   
6. 
Scroll down and Click Log Out to log off ADT Interactive.
7. Log in to ADT Interactive account through the Customer Web Portal
Access the Customer Web Portal using a web browser on your PC, phone or tablet with an active internet connection.
Click the link at the bottom of the FAQ to be re-directed to the ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal.
8. 
Click Settings.
9. Select Geo-Services.
10. If the malfunctioning device is listed under Geo-Devices – Select the device and remove it by clicking it’s delete icon.
11. While staying logged into the Customer Web Portal – Log in to the ADT Interactive Phone App once again on the same device.
12. Click the Menu Icon   
13. Select Geo-Services.
14.  Flip Toggle Switch  to turn Geo-Services on
15. Refresh the Geo-Services page on the ADT Customer Portal Website (Log In again if necessary)
16. Ensure the device is listed again under Geo-Devices.

Disable Malfunction Reporting from Geo-Devices (Android Devices Only)

  1. Log in to ADT Interactive account through the Customer Web Portal.
    Access the Customer Web Portal using a web browser on your PC, phone or tablet with an active internet connection.
    Click the link at the bottom of the FAQ to be re-directed to the ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal.
  2. Click Settings.
  3. Select Geo-Services.
  4. Select the Device to be edited.
  5. Click the checkbox to uncheck Report Malfunction if Device fails to check in for 24 hours.
  6. Click Save.

Note: Malfunction Reporting can only be disabled for Android Devices.

ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal

Trouble Conditions - Sensor Bypassed mean ?

What does Sensor Bypassed mean?

A sensor is not actively monitored by the system due to it being in a not ready state upon arming.

How to resolve Sensor Bypasses

Disarm the system and re-arm it while all sensors are in a ready state.

Note: Sensors are bypassed differently depending on what type of panel it is. Refer to the panel’s user manual for instructions how to bypass.

Trouble Conditions - Sensor Malfunctions

What is a Sensor Malfunction?

A Security Sensor that is having difficulty communicating with the alarm panel.

How do you resolve a Sensor Malfunction?

  1. Re-locate the sensor closer to the alarm panel.
  2. Ensure the Panel and the sensor are not separated by metal.
  3. Rotate the sensor 90 degrees or move it to a different wall if it is a motion sensor.
  4. Replace the sensor’s batteries.

Trouble Conditions - Sensor Tampers

What does Sensor Tamper mean?

A sensor is reporting a tamper condition. This could possibly mean that the tamper switch has been released.

How to resolve Sensor Tampers

Ensure the tamper switch is secured for the device.
Test your alarm system to make sure it is reporting correctly.

Users - Create A New User Code

1. Log in to your ADT Interactive account through the customer web portal.
Access the Customer Web Portal using a web browser on your PC, phone or tablet with an active internet connection.
Click the link below to be re-directed to the ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal.

ADT Interactive Customer Portal

2. Select Users
3. Find the User to be deleted and click on their Delete icon
4. To only remove access from an existing user, find the Access Icon  under Access Control and select which Access Point to remove.
5. Click Save.

This feature is only available on the Customer Web Portal.
You are unable to access Users on the ADT Interactive app.

Users - Delete A User Code

1. Log in to your ADT Interactive account through the customer web portal.
Access the Customer Web Portal using a web browser on your PC, phone or tablet with an active internet connection.
Click the link below to be re-directed to the ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal.

ADT Interactive Customer Portal

2. Select Users
3. Find the User to be deleted and click on their Delete icon
4. To only remove access from an existing user, find the Access Icon  under Access Control and select which Access Point to remove.
5. Click Save.

This feature is only available on the Customer Web Portal.
You are unable to access Users on the ADT Interactive app.

Video - Change A Camera's Video Motion Detection Settings

Video Motion Detection (VMD) – Trigger recordings based on any detected motion by the cameras. The camera identifies motion by measuring how the video’s pixels change from one moment to the next. There are no PIR motion detectors built into the camera. However, when VMD is set up correctly, it can be an effective way to capture activity and generate notifications for the customer.

1. Log in to your ADT Interactive account through the customer web portal.
Access the Customer Web Portal using a web browser on your PC, phone or tablet with an active internet connection.
Click the link below to be re-directed to the ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal.

ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal

2. Click  Video.
3. Click Settings.
4. Select the video device to be edited from the Video Device dropdown menu.
5. Click Video Motion Detection.
6. For each Video Motion Detection (VMD) window:

  1. Draw a new VMD Window – Click and drag on the Live View image.
  2. Use the Sensitivity Drop-down Menu to select the motion sensitivity for the VMD Window.
    Note: A high sensitivity will allow more motion to be detected by the camera and more clips to be recorded.
  3. Use the Target Size dropdown menu to select the Motion Target Size.
    Note: Target size reflects the percentage of the VMD window that must detect motion for a clip to be recorded.
    A smaller target size will require less motion to trigger a recording, resulting in more recorded clips.

7. Click Save.

This feature is only available on the Customer Web Portal.
You are unable to change Video Motion Detection settings on the ADT Interactive app.

Video - Change A Video Device Name

1. Log in to your ADT Interactive account through the customer web portal.
Access the Customer Web Portal using a web browser on your PC, phone or tablet with an active internet connection.
Click the link below to be re-directed to the ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal.

ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal

2. Click  Video.
3. Click Settings.
4. Select the video device to be edited from the Video Device dropdown menu.
5. Click Video Device Info.
6. Video Device Name field – enter the new device name.
7. Click Save.

This feature is only available on the Customer Web Portal.
You are unable to change a video device name on the ADT Interactive app.

Video - Create Or Edit A Video Motion Detection Recording Schedule

1. Log in to your ADT Interactive account through the customer web portal.
Access the Customer Web Portal using a web browser on your PC, phone or tablet with an active internet connection.
Click the link below to be re-directed to the ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal.

ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal

2. Click  Video.
3. Select Recording Schedules.
4. Click +Add Schedule.
5. Click Video Motion Detection.
6.  Ensure Toggle Switch is on to turn on the Recording Schedule.
7. Name the new recording schedule.
8. Use the Select a Camera drop down menu to select which camera will record a clip when motion is detected.
9. Configure the time frame for the rule to be active.
Select One Option using the Radio Buttons: At All Times
 Only During The Following Times – Select Day(s) and Times
10. Use the Minimum delay between camera-triggered clip uploads dropdown menu to limit the number of clips recorded.
11. Use the At home settings to not record when the system is Disarmed or Armed Stay.
12. To choose Video Clip Recipients, click +Add Recipients.
13. Click the entries in the Address book that are to be notified, or click the +New button to add a new Address Book contacts.
14. Click Close and Save.

Video - Take An Image Sensor Image (Peek-In)

To request a Peek-In:

  1. Log in to your ADT Interactive account through the customer web portal.
    Access the Customer Web Portal using a web browser on your PC, phone or tablet with an active internet connection.
    Click the link below to be re-directed to the ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal.
  2. Click the Camera Icon on the Image Sensor card.
  3. Click either the Peek-In Next Motion Icon or the Peek-In Now Icon next to the desired Image Sensor.
  4. The image will be uploaded to the gallery and sent to any Peek-In notification recipients.

To configure Peek-In recipients:

  1. Log in to your ADT Interactive account through the customer web portal.
    Access the Customer Web Portal using a web browser on your PC, phone or tablet with an active internet connection.
    Click the link below to be re-directed to the ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal.
  2. Click Automation.
  3. Click the  Edit icon for Peek-Ins & Manual Image Uploads.
  4. Click the +Add Recipient button to choose notification recipients.
  5. Click the entries in the Address book that are to be notified, or click the +New button to add a new Address Book contact.
  6. Click Close and then Save.
ADT Interactive Customer Web Portal

View Saved Video on :

Customer Web Portal via Web Browser
ADT Interactive App via Smartphone Device

DOWNLOADS

First Time User Experience - Website
New Customer Website Guide
Quick Start Guide 2017
Indoor Camera & Data Features List
Indoor Camera Installation Guide
Indoor Camera Troubleshooting Guide
Outdoor Camera Data & Features List
Outdoor Camera Installation Guide
Outdoor Camera Troubleshooting Guide

VIDEOS

Adding Geo-Fences

Arming The System

Change a Password

Change an Email Address

Change Camera Video Motion Detection

Change Video Device name

Create a New User

Create Edit Video Motion Detection Schedule

Create New Notifications

Create Sensor Activity Notification

Deleting a Notification

Deleting a User

Deleting a Geo-Fence

Disarming The System

Export Event History to Excel

Home Page Summary

Sensor Page Summary

Submit a Support Ticket

View and Filter System Activity History

View Saved Videos