What to Do If ADT Cameras Were Hacked

What to Do If ADT Cameras Were Hacked

What to Do If ADT Cameras Were Hacked

If you’re wondering what to do if your ADT cameras are hacked, you’ve come to the right spot!

With news stories of credit reporting agencies being breached and other sensitive information being compromised, being more vigilant about protecting yourself and your security is becoming more and more important.

Let’s talk about what to do if someone has your security cameras, and how you can tell. Also, we may just have a bonus section about this you can do to help prevent your cameras from being hacked.

Let’s get to it.

Here’s What to Do If Your ADT Cameras Have Been Hacked

If someone has hacked your security cameras, they will say the word “hacked” as the name for each camera as shown in the image above. This vulnerability is only present in ADT cameras that have a certain type of DVR. ADT Pulse Cameras are not capable of being hacked like these DVRs can.

If something has hacked it, here’s what you need to do:

Update your firmware. That simple. 

Doing this can help fix your problem and help correct your security’s vulnerability. To make sure you have the most up-to-date firmware, we recommend contacting ADT.

Has Someone Hacked Your ADT Cameras?

Knowing that your security cameras have been compromised is, of course, crucial.

One way you will know is they will actually say “Hacked.”

Other ways to know if your cameras have been hacked include:

  • Strange noises coming from your camera
  • Your camera is moving and rotating abnormally
  • Your LED light is on but you didn’t turn it on

Bonus: Help Prevent Hacking

There are a couple things you can do to help keep your cameras from being hacked.

  1. First things first, make sure that you secure your wireless network.
  2. Use your security cameras administrative tools to enable encryption. (Click here to learn more about encryption and top encrypted technology)

Be Vigilant

Security cameras can be a huge asset to your home security system, allowing you to record activity and even check in for live feed with technology like ADT Pulse from the palm of your hand.

But you’ll want to be vigilant in regularly checking up on your security system!

  • Anthony DeMagistris
    Posted at 17:05h, 16 May Reply

    My ADT system is not working. I think my x wife could have hacked into the system,

    • admin2
      Posted at 09:12h, 17 May Reply

      You should contact ADT and have them test your system or contact us and give us more information so we can know how to help you.

  • Gayle
    Posted at 12:10h, 20 July Reply

    My ADT pulse is being hacked. The hackers can make my cameras go off line at their will. What can I do besides securing my WiFi because that didn’t work.

    • admin2
      Posted at 08:05h, 22 July Reply

      The ADT Pulse Cameras are on a private wifi network that is secure. Unless someone is interfering with your internet or that private network. But not sure how anyone could actually mess with it. You might want to consider adding a local IP camera system that is recorded locally and all wired. It is much harder to interfere with and can record longer clips.

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