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Are ADT cameras wireless?

If you are having a full ADT system installed, including cameras, you may be wondering whether the cameras are going to be wireless. Let’s take a look at the question ‘are ADT cameras wireless?’, shall we?

So, are ADT cameras wireless? Most of the ADT cameras available today are wireless. But if you are not sure then check for the cables going into the cameras. If there is only one cable going into your ADT camera, then it’s wireless.

Are ADT Cameras Wireless?

To be honest, this is isn’t a simple question to answer. This is because the real answer is ‘it depends’.

In the past, ADT favored more secure wired systems. In fact, many of the older systems that you find installed by ADT will be completely wired into the system.

As wireless technology changed, however, ADT started to change things up a little bit.

The company started to realize just how convenient wireless technology can be. This means that many of the more recent systems will utilize wireless technology in some way.

Perhaps the easiest way to tell whether your ADT camera is wireless is by checking if there a cable going into the camera. Chances are that there will be at least one cable going in. This is because some ADT cameras need to be plugged into a power supply.

However, if the only power supply is the only cable going into the camera, it is still regarded as a wireless camera system.

If there is no power supply and no other cable, chances are that there is a battery inside of the camera.

If there is no cable connecting the ADT camera to the rest of the security system, then it is a wireless camera.

In some cases, you may also find that the ADT camera appears when you search for a Wi-Fi connection on your phone, tablet, or computer.

While you probably won’t be able to connect to the ADT wireless camera, if it appears there, it is virtually guaranteed to be a wireless camera.

How do Wireless ADT Cameras Connect to the Security System?

Wireless ADT cameras connect via Wi-Fi, much as your computer or cellphone connects to your router wirelessly. In fact, the technology is pretty much the same.

There will be various protections in place to ensure that somebody can’t just connect up to the ADT cameras and control the video signal, in fact, it would be pretty hard for you to do that.

When the ADT system is installed, the camera will be paired up with the home hub of the alarm system.

You will then be able to access the cameras through the ADT app or however else your system allows you to access the cameras. It is a pretty simple system.

Can ADT systems be upgraded to Wireless Cameras?


ADT make it dreadfully simple for you to upgrade your system to a wireless camera system.

You may need to purchase some additional equipment e.g. a wireless hub for the cameras to connect to.

However, some of the systems can even connect up to your standard router.

If you contact ADT, they will be more than happy to provide you with advice on getting wireless cameras installed on your property.

In fact, this is something that you will be able to do yourself. All you need to do is purchase the cameras from ADT and it should be simple.

It is very similar to connecting up a normal wireless connection to your phone.

Remember, there are a variety of reasons why you may wish to upgrade your system. Most people find that wireless cameras tend to be a bit more versatile than wired-in cameras.

They also tend to be a bit more secure and, with some systems, the feed can be accessed wherever you are.

Can you move ADT Wireless Cameras?

In most cases, there shouldn’t really be any issues moving your ADT wireless cameras around the property.

Chances are, you won’t even need to connect them up to the home hub for your system either. Just switch them back on after you have moved them and everything should be fine.

The only time that you are going to run into any issues is if you are moving the ADT wireless camera to a location that is not in range of the wireless hub e.g. if you are moving the camera several meters, or if the camera signal now needs to get through multiple thick walls, or if the camera is located close to a lot of metal or other things that can interrupt wireless signals.

If you do plan on moving your wireless camera system, then make sure that you test things after you have them. It will ensure that everything is working perfectly.


In recent years, the vast majority of cameras sold by ADT are wireless cameras.

If you are unsure whether your system is wireless, then make sure that you check the cameras you have installed.

If there are no cables other than the power cables, then you have a wireless system. 


  • Jason

    Jason is an expert writer and is passionate about Smart Homes and Home Improvements writing as well as lifestyle and Lawn Care. He spent the past twelve years living in Hawaii, where he worked closely alongside event planners and resort owners to perfect his knowledge of luxury products and aesthetics. He discovered his passion for DIY projects and home improvement there. Currently, he lives in Washington D.C with his family and 2 pets.

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