Alarm.com ADC-V720W - Outdoor POE & WIFI Camera with Night Vision Reviews
Submitted on 12/19/2019 Alarm Grid
The Alarm.com ADC-V720W is a discontinued outdoor security camera for use with the Alarm.com platform. It was quite innovative for its time, as it offered 720P recording capabilities, PoE and WIFI connectivity options, and IR night vision, all jammed into a compact, weather-resistant design. And if you happen to come across one of these cameras today, it can certainly be activated for use with Alarm.com. While there are definitely better camera options available today, the ADC-V720W was excellent back when it hit the scene. We give it a 5 Star rating.
There are several things to like about the Alarm.com ADC-V720W. Its compact design is pretty neat, and many users are surprised at just how small this mini bullet camera is. The device measures 6.1 inches long, and it is 2.4 inches thick. It only weighs 1.8 pounds. Having both PoE and WIFI connectivity options is great. If you can run an ethernet cable from an IP router that supports PoE, then you will cover both power and network requirements. If you prefer to use WIFI connectivity, then you can connect an AC power adapter to the camera instead. By using this camera, you can check its live feed from the Alarm.com website or mobile app at any time. The camera offers great night vision of up to 39 feet in the dark.
It is important to understand that there are some downsides to the ADC-V720W. The most glaring weakness is that it is discontinued and can no longer be purchased new. The camera is not compatible with Alarm.com Video Analytics, which were released after this camera. You will be disappointed if you get an ADC-V720W and expect it to work with the robust and powerful features presented by Alarm.com Video Analytics. The camera is only 720P, which while this is fine for most users, it isn't as nice as the newer cameras that offer 1080p and High Dynamic Range. The ADC-V720W has a fairly narrow field of view at just 77 degrees horizontal.
The ADC-V720W was very nice when it was first released. And if you already have one, it should continue to work great. But users looking for a new camera have better options. Still, we give the ADC-V720W 5 Stars.
Good: Compact Design, Weather Resistant, PoE & WIFI, View from ADC Website or App, IR Night Vision
Bad: Discontinued, Not Compatible w/ ADC Video Analytics, 720P Recording Quality, Narrow Field of View
Bottom Line: 5 Stars