How to Connect an ADT Home Alarm to the Wireless Internet

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Connecting your ADT home alarm to your wireless Internet allows you to keep better track of the alarm.

Your ADT home alarm is specifically designed to protect your home and your family from burglary. ADT alarms usually omit a high pitched noise when someone tries to break the barrier, and the alarms typically connect via the telephone to the police station. However, you can also connect your ADT alarm to your wireless Internet connection, providing faster response and more information should your alarm be activated.

Step 1

Have an ADT alarm with wireless capabilities installed in your home by a professional. Older models cannot connect to the Internet.

Step 2

Turn on your ADT alarm and set the preferences on the alarm's menu screen for when it should be activated and how to turn it off. Your professional will walk you through these steps to ensure it is set up properly. After it is installed, the professional will give you the website where you can check your ADT alarm. He will also instruct you on how to set a user name and password. Each local alarm company using ADT products will have their own website to monitor the alarms.

Step 3

Turn on your computer and log in to the specific website that your ADT professional gave you. This is not a general ADT site, but a site specific to your alarm company. They monitor your alarm for you, and alert the local police if it goes off.

Tip

Install a camera to the alarm if you wish to have a camera that you can also view at the same site. Your professional will guide you through this, as each type of alarm and camera works differently.

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Missy J. Talbot

Missy Talbot started writing professionally in 2000. She has been published in "Grass Roots" magazine, "LifeTimes" magazine and on the websites TeacherWeb and The Teacher's Corner. Talbot holds a Bachelor of Arts in English, a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing and a Master of Arts in publishing. She is working on a Ph.D. in journalism.