There are many options for wireless video security now a days. If you do not know the options you may purchase a system you regret.
What is ADT Pulse and ADT Wireless Video Security?
ADT Pulse is the the service offered by ADT Security that allows you to be in control of your home wherever you are. As long as you have internet access on a device you can arm and disarm your home security system using ADT Pulse.
You can View Your cameras, adjust thermostat and even turn your appliances on or off remotely.
Peace of mind comes from knowing there are cameras strategically placed inside and outside your home. You can watch video from any room in the house on any connected TV or dedicated monitor. When you’re on-the-go, keep an eye on your home with secure real-time video using any web-enabled computer, smart phone, or iPad with ADT Pulse® Interactive Solutions. Check in on your home video surveillance from anywhere, anytime. You will have the ability to see there when you can’t be there.
- Check on your children, babysitter, elderly parent or pets.
- Protects your privacy by using advanced technology and security features.
- Record up to 30 seconds of a triggered event. Saves up to 30 days of continuous activity with a DVR.
- Receive email alerts at the first sign of trouble.
Are ADT Cameras Any Good?
ADT Pulse supports three camera options including two versions of the Wireless Bookshelf Indoor Camera and the Wireless Outdoor Camera. These are the only models supported by ADT Pulse. While you can certainly try other Z-Wave devices with ADT Pulse, ADT Pulse does not warrant their ability nor will they provide support.
The first camera is OEM’d under the name RC8021-ADT. It is an indoor camera without night vision that records at a max resolution of 640×480. It cannot pan, tilt, or zoom. It is extremely basic.
The ADT Pulse iCamera is the second indoor option and slightly more advanced than the RC8021-ADT. The iCamera has 12 infrared LEDs that make low light visibility possible. It can be used wired or wirelessly but does require constant connection to a power source. Unfortunantly, it offers a mere 60 degree viewing angle and records at 640×480 tops.
While ADT does not currently sell or support outdoor motion detectors they do have one outdoor camera option. The outdoor camera is called the OC810-ADT. It is equipped with night vision and has an integrated microcomputer. It can display live streaming video to your computer or smartphone. The outdoor camera requires a power source and a wireless connection. If you are worried about your wireless signal being strong enough outside you can purchase a range extender. ADT does approve and support a wireless range extender that can be purchased with the cameras.
How Secure Are The Cameras?
ADT uses WPA2 encryption. They also use a secure login process to authenticate users. If you want to view the cameras on your PC, you will need to access the secure ADT Pulse website. ADT also notes that their monitoring center agents cannot view your footage or saved clips.
ADT Pulse customers with the Pulse Premier package will gain access to secure video storage. The storage is unlimited over a 30 day rolling period. Older footage is automatically deleted after 30 days as new footage is recorded and stored in the cloud.
Add an Extra Layer of Home Security With ADT Wireless Video Security
Receive alerts and custom notifications
Do you ever worry that something might happen at home while you’re away? This smart solution sends custom notifications about system activity by email or text message to your smartphone, tablet and/or computer. For example, know exactly when the kids arrived home safely. Log in to your ADT wireless video security portal to check activity, record video or take screen shots with your device.
Monitored ADT Wireless Video Home Security Can Be Yours Today
How important is the safety of your family and the security of your property? If you’re like most people, these are some of the things you value most. So why leave your home’s security to chance? With a monitored ADT wireless video security system you can be safer from dangers like burglary and fire and get emergency assistance when you need it most.