October 01, 2021
Spooky season is here, and in this blog, we’ll share a few tips to help you get the most out of your security system and cameras during Halloween. We also have an important update about your Blue by ADT account and talk about how we can honor first responders during National First Responders Day.
Boo! by ADT
While we haven’t quite been able to develop the technology to help protect you from ghosts, ghoulies and all things supernatural yet, your Blue system and cameras can make your life a little bit easier this Halloween. Whether you’re out trick-or-treating with the kiddos, or at home on candy duty, your Blue by ADT app can help you stay in the loop—and in control—of everything happening at home.
- Get notified whenever kids are approaching your home with your doorbell or outdoor camera’s motion detection feature. Plus, their crystal-clear HD video will make every costume look extra spooky.
- Say “boo!” to trick-or-treaters using 2-way talk, or let them know how much candy they can take from the bowl.
- Check in while you’re out with the kiddos. Stream footage from your cameras, check your security system’s status or just chime in and say “hi” to the fam and enjoy more peace of mind knowing everything is okay at home.
- Set the mood with smart lights and control them right from your phone. And when you’re out of candy, use the app to turn them off and let passing trick-or-treaters know.
Important Blue account security update
Multi-factor authentication (MFA) will soon be required to log in to your Blue by ADT account. We want you to be secure in every way, and that includes offering more ways to protect your Blue by ADT account information.
This additional layer of protection helps keep your account information safe. MFA creates multiple layers of security to help verify a user’s identity which can be done via email, SMS and voice methods.
If you haven’t done it already, here’s how to begin setup:
- You can set up MFA now by logging into the Blue by ADT app, going to Menu > My Profile > Multi-Factor Authentication.
- Select your preferred verification method and follow the in-app instructions to complete the setup.
Thank you, first responders
We’re grateful to first responders for their service every single day, and there’s no better time to make that known than during National First Responders Day on October 28th. Whether they’re responding to calls for help, rushing headfirst into burning buildings or treating patients in the small confines of a speeding ambulance, first responders and dispatchers work 24/7 to make our communities safer, and they deserve our thanks.
If you have a first responder in your life, or if you’ve ever had one come to your rescue, be sure to reach out and thank them. Remember that some first responders are volunteers, and may be sacrificing their time off from other jobs. Even a small reminder that their dedication doesn’t go unnoticed could go a long way.
If you’d like to help support first responders on a regular basis, think about volunteering at a local nonprofit. Many communities have support programs that help improve services to first responders.