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ADT Video Surveillance and ADT Cameras

Many people want ADT surveillance cameras along with their alarm system. With ADT Pulse/Command it is easier than ever to add cameras so you can see what is going on at the home or business.

There are three options to consider when adding cameras. 

  1. The first is a wired camera system. They have a one time installation cost and no monthly fee increase. These have a recorder with a harddrive.
  2. The second is where there is no recorder and the recordings are sent to the cloud (ADT Pulse, ADT Command or Alarm.com).
  3. Lastly, a wifi camera that is not connected to any monitored alarm service.

 

Indoor and Outdoor Cameras Overview


Call us today at 1-800-871-2119 or send us an email from the contact us page and we will help you decide which is best for you.

The wired camera options are either HD-TVI or IP Cameras. (There used to be analog cameras, which are just about all discontinued,  but they are being replaced with HD-TVI Cameras). Wired camera systems usually record around a month of video on a hard drive and you can access them over the internet on a smartphone or a computer when away from the home or business most of the time.

The cloud options with the wireless ADT Pulse WIFI cameras start at $199. This is a cost effective solution because there is usually low installation cost if any and there is not a recorder onsite.

You need to plan on an upload speed of around 256Kbs-o.5Mbps per camera. If your upload speed is 2 Mps than you will be able to handle 4 ADT Pulse cameras without any issues. You can check your speed at www.speedtest.com. ADT only has up to 1MP available where 2MP and 4MP are available with HD-TVI and IP Cameras.

ADT Command Cameras:

Pros: You can have up to 8 wireless cameras added to your ADT Command system. These cameras can record 6000 30-second clips monthly when there is motion or another trigger to the cloud. You can view live video to check on your home or business. There are indoor and outdoor cameras available. For more cameras you can add up to 8 expansions packs which adds 4 cameras per pack. This uses a command rate of 63.99/mo. In comparison to the ADT Pulse, they don’t need a 5 minute break in between recordings and they have better image quality.

Cons: You still have a limited number of clips based on your monitoring package. While you still have the option to add more clips per month, you still do not have a constant recording at all times like an NVR.

ADT Command Indoor HD Camera RC8326
ADT Command Indoor HD Camera RC8326

This is an indoor day/night camera with 1080p HD resolution. Furthermore, this is an improved version of the RC8325. The improvements are a wider angle camera lens, better color during low-light conditions, a Micro SD card slot, and video analytics to reduce false motion events. Purchase here.

ADT Command OC835-ADT Outdoor Night HD Camera
ADT Command OC835-ADT Outdoor Night HD Camera

The ADT Command OC835-ADT Outdoor Night HD Camera is perfect if you want to see your driveway or backyard from your ADT Control app. It is a weatherproof, infrared, wifi camera much like the OC810, but this one will have 720P HD Quality Video!  Purchase here.

ADT Command Dome Camera MDC835
ADT Command Dome Camera MDC835

The ADT Command Dome Camera MDC835 is a WiFi Camera like the other ADT Command Cameras and does 720P video. Easily add this Outdoor HD Mini Dome Camera to your ADT Command system if you have less than 10 cameras and if you have at least one camera already. Purchase here.

ADT PULSE CAMERAS

Pros: They record on the cloud. They can record 30 second clips if there is motion or an alarm event/trigger. ADT will store unlimited 30 second clips for a month. Easy to install. Low cost. You can have up to 8-10 for the same ADT Pulse rate of $59.99/mo.

Cons: If you want to have longer clips than 30 seconds you will not be able to unless you get a wired system like one of the ones below.  Also, if you are not ok with at least a 5 minute downtime between clips than you may also want to have an HD-TVI or IP Camera system.

ADT Pulse HD RC8326 Indoor Wireless Camera $199/each
ADT Pulse HD RC8326 Indoor Wireless Camera $199/each

The RC8326-ADT is the new High Definition ADT Pulse Indoor Infrared Camera. It uses Wi-Fi but needs to be connected to power. Clear 720P HD picture. This latest revision has a wider angle lens than the previous models, better color during low-light conditions, and better video analytics to reduce false motion events. Order here.

ADT Pulse HD OC835 Outdoor Wireless Camera $249/each
ADT Pulse HD OC835 Outdoor Wireless Camera $249/each

The OC835-ADT is the new High Definition ADT Pulse Outdoor Infrared Camera. It uses Wi-Fi but needs to be connected to power. Clear 720P HD picture. You can install yourself but you need to add wire also. Order pulse here

ADT Pulse HD MDC835 Outdoor Wireless Dome Camera $249/each
ADT Pulse HD MDC835 Outdoor Wireless Dome Camera $249/each

The MDC835 is the new High Definition ADT Pulse Outdoor Infrared Camera. It uses Wi-Fi but needs to be connected to power. Clear 720P HD picture. It is much like its sister camera the OC835 just in a dome form. If you want to install one make sure you already have ADT Pulse with video and then just grab some wire that you will need. Order pulse here

IP CAMERA SYSTEM

Pros: These record high definition up to 12MP (1080P and 4K). The best picture quality available on the market today is from IP Cameras. You are more likely to record the detail needed to identify a license plate or personal features and help with prosecution.

Cons: They need to be wired. There are some wireless options, but they are not usually used. The cost has come down quite a bit but it can be prohibitive. (a 4 camera package is around $2500 installed) There is sometimes a small lag in viewing since it takes a while to process these large video files and display them. The wire runs can be more difficult if they are 150-300ft away. If they are more than 300ft away you would need to have a POE switch in the middle, use a bridge or use HD-TVI.

IP Bullet Camera
IP Bullet Camera

These cameras are the easiest to install and they come in white and sometimes gray. They have a 2.8mm fixed lens (81.2° angle). They also come in 4MP, 6MP, and 8MP(4K) resolutions. They can see in the dark up to around 90 ft. They are usually around $299 each and you can buy one here.

IP Dome Camera
IP Dome Camera

These are a little more low profile and they come in white only usually. I{ Dome Cameras can be especially helpful if you think someone could reach and mess with the camera. Usually they are mounted under a ceiling or horizontal surface. They also can see in the dark and come in 4MP, 6MP, or 8MP (4K). They are usually around $299 each and more information can be found here on them.

Network Video Recorder
Network Video Recorder

All of your wired IP Cameras need to connect back to an NVR. It provides the power over ethernet to your cameras and also has a hard drive to record. You can get an NVR that has a capacity of 4, 8, 16, or 32, 64, or even 128 IP Cameras. Look here for more information.

HD-TVI CAMERA SYSTEM

Pros: These record high definition up to 3MP (1080P). These are great if you have existing wiring from analog cameras and you want the best quality without having to re-wire. They can also be ran much further away on a single wire than IP Cameras.  They are also very low cost. They are better for wire runs longer than 300ft. They usually have less lag than an IP Camera.

Cons: They cannot reach as high definition as IP Cameras but pretty darn close.

HD-TVI Bullet Camera
HD-TVI Bullet Camera

These cameras are the easiest to install and they come in white and gray. They have a 4mm fixed lens. They also come in 1MP-4MP resolutions. It has IR Leds so it can see in the dark up to around 90 ft. They start at $178 and you can buy them directly here.

HD-TVI Dome Camera
HD-TVI Dome Camera

These are a little more low profile and they come in white only. They also have IR LEDS and come in 1MP-4MP variety. They start at $178 and more information can be found here on them.

Digital Video Recorder
Digital Video Recorder

All of your wired HD-TVI Cameras need to connect back to this DVR. You connect your cameras via RG59 Coax cable and also has a hard drive to record the video. The HD-TVI Cameras are powered separately from a power supply. You can get an DVR that has a capacity of 4, 8, 16, or 32 HD-TVI Cameras. Look here for more information.

WIFI CAMERA WITH NO MONTHLY FEE OR NVR

Pros: You do not need a security system or a DVR to add one of these. Inexpensive and low cost. You can speak into the home/business with these.

Cons: The recording is to an SD Card, if you want to have several cameras you cannot view them all at the same time.

Wireless IP Camera $149 with no monthly fee
This little Indoor WiFi Camera can do 1080P Video and 2-way audio without any monthly fee. Just set it up with your smartphone using the app called HDIPC360. You can then connect to the camera from your smartphone anytime and see and hear what is going on. If you want to record and playback the recordings you just insert a micro SD card into the top of it. Buy here for $150

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