What do I do with my old ADT equipment?

When we spoke with an agent from ADT, they said that once the contract is up, they will not take their equipment back—so you can either leave it in the home or throw it out.

Can you use an old ADT system without monitoring?

Will ADT Cameras Work Without Monitoring? Unfortunately, ADT cameras won’t work without ADT’s professional monitoring service. These cameras record footage on the cloud, and without a serviceable contract between yourself and ADT, the Pulse and Control apps are inaccessible.

What do I do with my ADT equipment after I cancel?

Equipment Ownership

At the termination of your contract, ADT has the right to remove, disable or abandon any of the equipment they own. Typically, they’ll simply leave the equipment on the house, and you (or a new owner, if you sell) can re-activate service at any time.

How do I get rid of ADT?

Yes, you can cancel your ADT contract anytime by calling customer service at 800-238-2727. Whether you pay penalties or not depends on how many months you have left on your contract.

How do I return ADT equipment?

Please call 888-723-8894 within seven (7) days of termination to receive a Return Material Authorization (RMA) number. After we issue an RMA, you must send back to us such leased System equipment as we may instruct you when issuing the RMA (the “Required Equipment”).

Can I reuse my ADT equipment?

It’s important to understand that you can switch home security companies. In most cases, ADT equipment can be used by other alarm companies, including Security Alarm. Let us help you save money by utilizing as much of your existing equipment as possible!

Will my ADT alarm still work if cancel service?

With ADT, you will own your equipment after cancellation. You can transfer the equipment to another alarm company for monitoring. Or you can go with a new company that will supply new equipment.

Can I still use my ADT cameras without service?

You cannot use an ADT camera without service. You will need to have an ADT monitoring plan and the Pulse application to use any ADT camera to its full functionality.

How do I use ADT alarm without service?

It depends on your definition of “self monitor”. If you are asking if you can use an ADT without monitoring, the answer is yes. As long as you don’t owe ADT for any signed contract, you should be able to cancel the monitoring service and then just use it as a local non-monitored system.

How can I lower my ADT bill?


  1. Never pay full price with ADT. They are always willing to work with you and get you a deal.
  2. Analyze the competition.
  3. Threaten to cancel instead of asking for a lower price.
  4. Think about your contract period.
  5. This tip applies to ALL alarm companies.

Can I move my ADT system?

Moving ADT Service

Taking ADT with you when you move is easy, whether you need new equipment installed or you have an existing system to reactivate. And we always have special mover’s offers.

How long is a contract with ADT?

ADT’s standard contract is 36 months (24 months in California). Before signing up for a plan, be sure you can sustain the monthly payments for that length of time. Otherwise, if you run into financial issues and need to cancel, you’ll still owe a cancellation fee.

How do I remove ADT from wall?

How to Replace Your ADT DSC Impassa Door

Can I return ADT blue?

Customer must return both purchased equipment and leased equipment, along with any and/or all promotional items within 60 days to receive a refund. 7. Return Policy and Non-Returned Equipment Fee.

Does ADT have a money back guarantee?

If for whatever reason you are not satisfied with your installation or service within the first six months of your contract, the ADT Money Back Service Guarantee will allow you a full refund of any installation charges and monitoring fees if ADT is unable to resolve the issue. (Certain restrictions may apply).

Does ADT report to credit bureau?

ADT reports accounts to the credit bureau. Your account status with ADT could positively or negatively impact your credit report. ADT also checks your credit report when you sign up for services with them. Your credit score could determine what you will pay for services.

Can someone else monitor my ADT system?

The short answer is yes. However there are instances when the answer can be no. For example, if you are under a contract with ADT you would not be able to have another company monitor your ADT alarm system. But once you have satisfied the terms of that contract you can then switch alarm monitoring companies.

How much does it cost to reactivate ADT?

ADT Existing Customer Reactivation Offer

*Requires up to 60-month monitoring contract with a minimum charge of $14.99/mo.

How do I permanently turn off my ADT alarm?

You can turn off or power down your home alarm system by disconnecting its backup battery and then unplugging the transformer for the device from the wall outlet. You can confirm that the panel has been powered down by checking its touchscreen or keypad and making sure that it is blank.

Does ADT record everything?

All ADT cameras offer continuous, 24/7 recording with the ability to check in on your feed at any time. The device will record at all times but will only send an alert to your phone or security system if there is an alert, such as motion detection or a loud noise.

Can ADT cameras be hacked?

If someone has hacked your security cameras, they will say the word “hacked” as the name for each camera as shown in the image above. This vulnerability is only present in ADT cameras that have a certain type of DVR. ADT Pulse Cameras are not capable of being hacked like these DVRs can.

Can I use other cameras with ADT?

You can add cameras through the ADT Control platform yourself as long as you already have an existing camera. Click here for more information on adding cameras, and here to purchase compatible cameras from our online store.

How do I get my old ADT alarm to stop beeping?

An ADT Alarm System’s low battery beeping can be silenced by pressing the “OFF” button or “#” button on your keypad. Depending on which version of the alarm system you have, pressing either of these buttons will silence beeping coming from your device.

Why did my ADT bill go up?

ADT recently increased prices as they do periodically. If you would like to attempt to get out of the service for free or avoid the small increases give them a call at their help number.

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