Wired Doorbell Camera - Master Guide

Functionality

The Slimline Doorbell Camera is a 720p camera and comes equipped with a built-in motion sensor, two-way audio, infrared night vision and the ability to record and use on-demand video. 

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Specifications

Manufacturer/Model Number: Alarm.com Slim Line Doorbell Camera/ADC-VDB105 or ADC-VDB106

Dimensions: 1.1" x 1.4" x 4.8"

Resolution: 720p

Field of View: 180°

Night Vision Range: ~8'

Video Motion Detection: Detects up to 8'

Operating Temperature Range: -40°F to 150°F

Power Source: 10-30 VAC, 10 VA or 12 VDC 0.5 to 1.0 A (Hardwired into existing Doorbell wiring)

Wireless Communication Requirements: 2.4 or 5 Ghz network, at least 2 Mbps upload speed per camera. Test your internet speed here.

 

Pre-Installation Requirements

  • Existing doorbell wiring must be in place to install​​ and power the doorbell.
  • A mechanical doorbell is needed, or a Digital Doorbell Adaptor can be purchased if the existing doorbell is not mechanical.
  • Power drill for installation.

 

Basic Setup Parameters

  1. Power off the front portion of the house 
  2. Remove the old doorbell (usually mounted with a screw on the top & bottom) and keep the wiring coming from the wall exposed.
  3. Dry mount the mounting plate to line up holes. Drill if necessary with a masonry drill bit, then screw the mounting plate into place.
  4. Ensure the mounting plate is secure and will not move
  5. Connect both existing wires to the screws on the mounting plate. Ensure they are tightly secured under the screws. Polarity is not important.
  6. Ensure the wires are not crossing over, and are parallel. Feed the wires in the back until the wires are straight. 
  7.  Mount the doorbell onto the mounting bracket, and screw in the set screw on the bottom. Ensure a tight fit, and power on the front portion of the house. The camera should power on.
  8. Allow ~10+ minutes for the camera to charge and boot up. The LED will flash Red/Green when ready to start the in-app setup. 
  9. Proceed to the "Add devices" menu in the Frontpoint app and select "Doorbell Camera".
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