As of 2015, some benefits of the ADT home security system, formerly Brinks Home Security, include remote security, energy efficiency and home automation advantages such as the ability to enable and disable the home's security system from a remote location and the ability to schedule lights and thermostats. The exact benefits of an ADT home security system depend on the type of home security system package a consumer picks.
Customers can take advantage of ADT's 24-hour monitoring system that watches for burglary, substantial levels of carbon monoxide and fire instances daily at every hour. In the event an issue occurs, the home security system informs ADT for problem diagnosis and issue resolution. ADT's home automation allows customers to customize settings to control the lights, video and climate within their homes. The energy efficiency system enables customers to manage their lifestyles with the ADT Pulse system and schedule small appliances to limit wasting energy. ADT customers can also schedule repetitive events such as unlocking the door. Customers can also customize other entertainment parts to work with the system for a personalized experience.
TYCO International purchased Brinks Home Security System in 2010 and combined it with its home security subsidiary ADT Home Security.