Review Of ADT Cameras: Prices, Installation, Pros, Cons & More

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ADT Camera on table inside (text in image: ADT Camera Review)After you have your ADT security system installed, you may be interested in adding another camera or two to your system setup. Don’t worry, this doesn’t require a visit from a professional installer. We’ve got instructions on how to install the camera yourself as well as other detailed information regarding the specs of this device.

This article focuses on ADT’s indoor camera. Click here to read about ADT outdoor cameras and stay tuned for our article covering doorbell cameras. If you don’t have ADT service yet, you can sign up here with one of our recommended providers.

ADT security systems are sold through authorized resellers*. This means the company you use to get your ADT system could be different than someone who lives in the neighboring county. Therefore, your costs and customer service will vary, even when the equipment, contracts and general installation tend to be similar.

*Our ADT links take you to Protect Your Home, which is an authorized reseller for ADT.

ADT Pulse Indoor CameraArticle Overview

Pros

Cons

  • Infrared night vision
  • Sends notifications when motion is detected
  • Watch live and stored video
  • Capture clips of events
  • Motion detection and night vision up to 25 feet
  • 720p video quality (not 1080p)
  • Requires AC power

Price

Technical Specifications

  • Dimensions: 2.56″H x 2.56″W x 1.34″D
  • Operating Temperature: 32°F to 104°F
  • Weight: 0.34 lbs
  • Video Quality: 720p
  • Field Of View: 128.6°
  • Lifetime equipment warranty through the Quality Service Plan

Installation

If you already have ADT, you can add this camera to your system without a professional. If you don’t, sign up with one of our recommended providers.

  1. Attach the camera stand to the camera.
  2. Connect the power adapter to the camera and power up.
    1. The Power LED will turn on briefly and then start blinking. It will continue to blink for about 1 minute, and then the Power LED will remain on.
  3. Connect the camera to the internet.
    1. Wired: Connect a USB to ethernet adapter (not included) to the USB port of the camera. Then use an ethernet cable (not included) to connect to the control panel.
    2. Wireless: Launch an internet browser and log in to the Pulse portal. Select the Systems tab and click Manage Devices. Click Cameras -> Add Using WPS button at the bottom of the screen. Enter the PIN (located on the camera) in the WPS PIN field. Make sure the camera is powered on and click Continue. A screen appears. Press and hold the WPS/RESET button on the camera for 5 seconds. (Be sure to complete the WPS connection within 2 minutes, or it will time out.) The Network/WPS LED flashes amber as it attempts to connect to the camera.
  4. Power LED should be on by now, and the Network/WPS LED should be solid green.
  5. Enroll the camera in ADT Pulse (page 9 here)
  6. Mount the camera near a power source.

Here’s a link to the quick installation guide for the ADT Pulse camera and here’s a short video showing everything we’ve laid out above.

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If you aren’t an ADT customer yet and were wanting to learn more about its camera, we hope we helped you become more informed. You can learn more about ADT’s home security features in our comprehensive review to see if their services meet your needs. We discuss pricing details, equipment options, customer feedback and more.

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About The Author:

Kimberly received her Bachelor of Arts in multimedia journalism from Simpson College. Her natural curiosity helps her research as she seeks the truth when learning about, comparing and personally testing products and services.

Kimberly has been writing about security and safety since 2013, covering subjects such as home security and automation, identity theft protection, home warranties, medical alert systems and more. In 2018, she had her first child, and that opened up a whole new avenue of security experience with baby gear. She wanted to purchase the safest items for her family.

Security is a passion of hers, and she knows it isn’t a one size fits all category. With every piece she writes, her goal is to help our readers find the best fit for their unique needs.

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