Yes, at this time, you will need to hardwire the doorbell to the existing wires at your home.
ADT Pulse FAQs
When the doorbell is installed, you will have two automations already included – Pulse will capture a clip when there is doorbell motion or when the doorbell button is pressed. As always, you can add additional automations and alerts since the doorbell is considered a camera as part of the Pulse experience. For instance, you may choose to set up an alert from the web portal when your doorbell detects motion through the web portal.
In the event of an extended power loss (1.5 hours or more), the device must recharge its internal battery before it can be connected.
- For a digital chime, the ADT Doorbell will be sufficiently recharged to reconnect after 10 hours. The battery will be fully recharged in about 21 hours.
- For an analog chime, the ADT Doorbell will be sufficiently recharged to reconnect after 3.5 hours. The battery will be fully recharged in 7 hours.
- The doorbell can be charged in about 45 min if removed from the bracket and charged via USB.
As part of the Pulse integration, you can change the state of your linked devices and security system when you see someone at the door. For instance, you can lock the door and arm the system if you see someone suspicious at the front door right through the Pulse app. Additionally, you can unlock the door and disarm the system if you want to allow your dog walker in. You can also navigate to the doorbell and start a conversation with the person at the door through live view.
After the device is installed, open the device drawer within the Pulse app and you will be prompted to add connected devices. Simply click “Link Devices”. The list of available devices will then be displayed. You can select up to six devices to link to the ADT Doorbell. Selecting the device will automatically link it to the doorbell and save the change. When you are finished, you can tap the "<" icon in the header of the Video Doorbell Settings screen to exit the screen and return to the doorbell live feed screen.