I hoped to use ADT Tools 2 to make my new ADT SmartThings hub play nice with my devices I’m bringing over from Iris. After a couple of days of missteps, I finally was ready to download ADT Tools 2 and found the below instructions. That’s when it dawned on me that I’m totally dazed and confused. I thought it would be as simple as downloading an app on my phone. I have no idea how to link my IDE account or how to publish an app. . . I don’t even know what that means.
I appreciate the folks here who have tried to help but this is becoming too demanding. My wife will confirm that I have enough hobbies and this can’t become a new one.
I was hoping the ADT SmartThings hub would:
- Send a text and activate Utilitech siren if any ADT branded door, window, or motion sensor tripped (without paid monitoring).
- Send a text if my Utilitech water leak detector, First Alert smoke/CO detectors, or Iris motion sensors tripped.
- Allow me to control various plugs and switches.
Is this possible, or a least partially possible, without having to learn a new language and without paying for monitoring?
How do you get ADT Tools
You can get ADT Tools two ways.
You can link your Smartthings IDE Account to:
Owner: Mavrrick Name: ADT-Tools-2 Branch: master
Donwload the ADT Tools 2 Parent app and publish to your IDE account. Download the remaining child apps to your IDE.(You do not need to publish them) Download the ADT Tools Button device handler.
The child apps are, “ADT Alert Action”, “ADT Home-Life Alert Action”.
You can also go to  and install the parent app and the 2 child apps