The current market is saturated with wireless cameras. If you’re looking to upgrade a current ADT home security system or considering having one installed in your home, you might be wondering if ADT has wireless cameras.
Not only does ADT have wireless cameras, but they also support a large base of third-party wireless cameras and DIY options through Blue by ADT. ADT also has various types of wireless cameras, including indoor and outdoor cameras, video doorbells, battery-operated cameras, and plug-ins.
ADT offers three separate packages: basic, basic wireless, and ADT Pulse. Of the three, ADT Pulse allows wireless camera integration via ADT cameras, third-party cameras, supported cameras, or Blue by ADT.
ADT Wireless Camera Security Systems
ADT has been around since 1874, and through the preceding decades—from the original telegram to modern, wireless technology—ADT has thrived. Wireless cameras and smart-home innovations are a natural partnership with a company that places value in innovation, quality, and technology.
ADT built a conglomeration of authorized retailers and installers who all provide Pulse-supported wireless camera security systems. Whether you choose to DIY with Blue by ADT or utilize Safestreets, Zion Security, Front Point Security, or any other authorized ADT provider, wireless camera systems are available.
With a massive Google investment in mid-2020, ADT is steadily cornering the market on smart-home and wireless security products. Adding Google Nest to ADT’s lineup brings multiple smart-home innovations—including Nest’s wireless camera devices—to ADT Pulse.
ADT Wireless Cameras
ADT comes with its own set of wireless security cameras that can be installed with your premium package. The standard package includes cameras with 720p resolution. For those who prefer high-quality resolution, there is also a Pro lineup of similar cameras that have 1080p resolution:
- ADT Video Doorbell Camera: De-warping, 180-degree viewing, and 720p resolution. There is also the possibility that the installer will have to hardwire the camera into your doorbell, depending on your home’s setup
- ADT Pro HD Indoor Security Camera: 1080p with an infrared, 180-degree view, and two-way audio
- ADT Pro HD Outdoor Security Camera: 1080p with an infrared, 180-degree view, two-way audio, and weather-resilient
ADT’s wireless cameras are motion-sensitive and send alerts directly to your phone via the ADT Control app. These cameras are available in 720p resolution and 1080p resolution, except for the doorbell camera. Regardless of resolution, they effectively detect motion, live-recording, live-streaming, infrared, and have a wide view.
Blue by ADT Wireless Cameras
ADT wireless cameras are not the only options out there. In 2019, ADT purchased Lifeshield and, together, created Blue by ADT. Blue by ADT sells its own DIY lineup of security cameras. By placing your ADT Command station in “learn mode,” you can add Blue devices to your ADT security network:
- Blue Wireless Outdoor Camera: 1080p resolution, 130-degree view, facial recognition technology, two-way audio, and noise cancellation.
- Blue Wireless Indoor Camera: All the same features as the outdoor camera with the addition of a fire alarm.
- Blue Wireless Doorbell Camera: With two-way audio, facial recognition, and night vision, this is one of the better doorbell cameras in the marketplace. Unlike ADT’s doorbell, the Blue by ADT has a 1080p HD resolution.
Blue by ADT was designed for the DIY crowd, and their devices can be used with ADT. Like Ring cameras, Blue cameras can be used individually, as each device has its own built-in alarms and alerts.
Third-Party Wireless Cameras
ADT Pulse operates using a Z-wave protocol—a mesh network using radio frequency—that was practically designed for home security and smart home networks. Many wireless cameras with Z-wave are compatible with ADT Pulse:
- Nest Indoor Security Camera: In August of 2020, Google invested $450 million in ADT, bringing its network of wireless security cameras (Nest) into the ADT Pulse fold.
- GE 45256 Wireless Indoor/Outdoor Camera: Night vision, 450’ range, indoor or outdoor use.
- Sky Bell Slimline Doorbell Camera: 180-degree view, night vision, motion sensor, and two-way audio.
- Alarm.com Outdoor Bullet Camera (Long Range): 1080p HD resolution, long-range viewing, and a weather resistance IP67 rating.
- 2.1 Outdoor Wireless IP Camera: Although it has a shorter range than the bullet camera, it has an excellent low-light resolution, IP66 weather resistance, and 1080p HD.
That’s just a small list of the security cameras available that ADT Pulse supports. General Electric, Alarm.com, Honeywell, Google Nest, Kwikset, Leviton, and Blue by ADT all offer an expanding line of wireless cameras, home security, and smart-home products that are easily added and compatible with ADT software.
Despite some products—even Z-wave compatible devices—lacking compatibility with ADT Pulse, ADT has obtained a quality lineup of wireless cameras through its various acquisitions and expansions.
Although ADT has its own original wireless cameras, there are plenty of alternatives available for DIY security projects and for those who appreciate a crowded list of alternatives for their security setup.