Using ADT Equipment Without a Monitoring PlanADT is one of the most well-known and widely used home security companies in the United States. While you may assume that you need a monitoring plan to use ADT equipment, this is not the case. You can still use ADT cameras without a monitoring plan, and even without the ADT Self Setup security system. This means that users have the option to simply purchase the cameras they need and set them up as a standalone security solution without the added monthly cost of monitoring.
ADT Self Setup Cameras: A Standalone OptionThe ADT Self Setup cameras, the Indoor Camera and Wireless Outdoor Camera, are standalone options that do not require any additional equipment to function. They can be connected to your home’s Wi-Fi network and controlled through the ADT app, which can be downloaded on your smartphone or tablet. This means that you can still use ADT cameras for surveillance and security without a monitoring plan.
Storing Video Footage on ADT CamerasOne of the most significant aspects of video surveillance is the ability to store footage. ADT cameras have built-in storage that allows videos to be stored on the device itself. The amount of storage included varies depending on the type of camera, but users can also purchase additional storage if needed.
- The Indoor Camera has up to 32GB of storage
- The Wireless Outdoor Camera has up to 64GB of storage
Using MicroSD Cards with Indoor CamerasFor users who want additional storage for their Indoor Camera, a microSD card can be inserted, providing up to 64GB of additional storage. The camera will automatically record and save video footage to the microSD card, which can be accessed remotely through the ADT app.
Wireless Outdoor Cameras and StorageThe Wireless Outdoor Camera is weather-resistant and designed for outdoor use. It includes up to 64GB of storage and has the same capabilities as the Indoor Camera for storing video footage. However, it does not have the option to insert a microSD card for additional storage.
Comparing ADT Monitoring Plans and Standalone EquipmentWhile monitoring plans offer the added benefit of professional monitoring and quick response to emergencies, standalone ADT equipment can still provide a significant level of security and surveillance. By using ADT cameras without a monitoring plan, users can save on monthly costs and still have the ability to monitor their home remotely.
- Monitoring plans start at $36.99 per month
- Standalone equipment starts at $199.99 per camera