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How To Connect ADT Camera To New Wi-Fi

If you’ve changed your Wi-Fi network or need to reconnect your ADT security camera to a new Wi-Fi, follow these steps to set up the connection. The process may vary slightly depending on the ADT camera model, so consult your user manual for specific instructions.

1. Prepare Your New Wi-Fi Network

Before connecting your ADT camera to a new Wi-Fi network, ensure that your new network is set up and functioning correctly. Ensure your Wi-Fi router is powered on and you have the network name (SSID) and password handy.

2. Reset Your ADT Camera

To connect your ADT camera to a new Wi-Fi network, you’ll need to reset it to its factory settings. Resetting the camera will erase any previous settings, allowing you to configure it for the new network.

  • For indoor cameras: Locate the reset button on the back, usually found on the bottom. Press and hold the button for 10-15 seconds until the camera’s LED light begins flashing.
  • For outdoor cameras: Disconnect the power cable, wait a few seconds, and reconnect the power. Locate the reset button and hold it for 10-15 seconds.

Wait for the camera to reboot and enter setup mode, indicated by a flashing LED light or a voice prompt.

3. Open The ADT App

Open the ADT app on your smartphone and sign in to your account. If you don’t have the app installed, download it from the App Store or Google Play Store and create an account.

4. Add The Camera To The ADT App

Once signed in, tap the “Add Device” button or the “+” icon, depending on your app version. Select your camera model from the list and follow the on-screen instructions to add the camera.

5. Connect The Camera To The New Wi-Fi Network

During the setup process in the ADT app, you’ll be prompted to select a Wi-Fi network. Choose your new Wi-Fi network and enter the password when prompted. The app will configure the camera to connect to the new network. 

Wait for the camera to establish a connection with your new Wi-Fi network. This may take a few minutes, and you should see a confirmation message or a solid LED light on the camera once the connection is successful.

6. Verify The Camera Connection

After connecting your ADT camera to the new Wi-Fi network, test the camera feed in the ADT app to ensure it’s functioning correctly. Verify that you can view live footage and that the camera is responsive to commands from the app. 

Once you have verified that the camera is working correctly, you can adjust the camera’s settings to suit your needs. This includes setting the motion detection zones, setting the recording schedule, setting up alerts, and more. If it doesn’t work, you may check our article on what you need to do if your ADT doorbell camera is not working.

You can also configure the camera to work with other home automation devices, such as smart lights and door locks, to enhance your home security further. With all these settings in place, you can rest assured your ADT camera is now connected to the new Wi-Fi network and will be able to keep your home safe.

Notes On How To Connect ADT Camera To New Wi-Fi

Connecting your ADT camera to a new Wi-Fi network involves resetting the camera, adding it to the ADT app, and configuring it to connect to the new network. Always ensure your new Wi-Fi network is functioning correctly before connecting your camera. If you encounter any issues during the process, consult your camera’s user manual or contact ADT customer support for assistance.

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