How to Remove ADT Motion Sensor From Wall?

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Written By Dinu Sri

Dr. H. T. D. S. Madusanka is an electronic enthusiastic, involved in research and development.

In this post, we’re going to talk about how to remove the ADT motion sensor from the wall. We’re also going to talk about the purpose of the ADT motion sensor and its features.

If you’re interested in this stuff, skip to the step-by-step process.

What is the purpose of ADT Motion Sensor?

Well, this one isn’t really a brain teaser, is it? Of course not. The reason is its purpose is the same as all the other motion sensors.

So go ahead and take a guess… Alright, time’s up. What did you think? Did you think, “I don’t know what a motion sensor is supposed to do, just give it to me straight.” If that’s the case, then you’re wrong. Because that’s not how motion sensors work 🙂

If you thought their purpose is to make the environment safer by detecting motions, then you’re %100 right.

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Alright, now let’s talk about what makes the ADT motion sensor different. Well, to explain what makes the ADT motion sensor different, we’re going to share with you its features.

Wide range

What does a wide range mean? Does it mean that the sensor is incredibly wide, therefore it takes a lot of space and not everyone can use it, because not everyone has a huge free space.

We think it’s probably not that. So what does it mean? It means that the ADT motion sensor can cover a vast area. Its range is 35’ x 40’.

What’s the advantage of this feature? Well, the benefit of this feature is that you won’t have to buy a huge number of sensors to cover all the areas of your home.

Actually, most of us will only need 1 to 2 motion sensors at most. Of course, there are going to be some exceptions, such as mega rich people with huge mansions.

Since they are so rich, we believe they can easily afford more sensors. Alright, it’s going to cover a huge area but what type of benefits does it provide?

24/7 monitoring

As you can tell by reading the heading, this feature is about keeping an eye 24/7. Now, you might not be very happy to read this.

You might be thinking, what kind of a benefit is this? I have to keep an eye on the device 24/7? Well, this would truly suck but it’s not what we meant.

What we meant was, there is a team of specialists that is available 24/7. They are at their office and looking for the signs of trouble.

Let’s put it this way. If your device senses a triggering motion, it’ll send a signal to the team. If the team doesn’t hear anything from you, within a few seconds they will contact you. If they can’t contact you they’ll try contacting the emergency contacts you listed and then they’ll contact the authorities.

This feature is amazing, because even if for some reason you can’t contact the team or even if you’re not aware of the problem, necessary steps will be taken to solve the problem at hand.

Automatic lights

Let’s say a burglar is trying to enter your house. The sensor will sense their presence, and turn the lights on. This is good for multiple reasons.

It’ll make you or even people in your neighbourhood aware that something fishy might be going on. Therefore, you can prepare in advance.

While what we’ve stated above is good, there is more to the picture. If a burglar is trying to enter your house and all of a sudden the lights turn on, he/she will probably shit their pants.

Because they are scared so much, they most likely won’t even try to enter the house.

Cloud video backup

If the thief is able to steal the stuff and manage to get away with it, what can you do then? It doesn’t matter if the team contacts the authorities or you or even your neighbour is aware.

They’ve got what they were looking for and there is a good chance that you won’t be able to find them. Basically, your loss and their win, right?

No, wrong! The reason is the motion sensor captures videos as well. Also, not only it records the video, but it automatically backs up the video to the cloud.


In the last section, we discussed that even if the thief manages to get away with your stuff, there is a pretty good chance they’ll get caught.

But here is the thing, who says it has to be the case. You can get alerts on your phone whenever the motion sensor detects something fishy. So even if you are away from your home, all you’ve got to do is report a robbery in progress and the cops will be at your house within minutes.

How to Remove ADT Motion Sensor From Wall?

Now, let’s talk about the step-by-step process for removing the ADT motion sensor from the wall. It’s actually incredibly simple.

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Step 1: Grab a flat screwdriver and unscrew the bottom screw of the motion sensor.

Step 2: Remove the cover of the sensor.

Step 3: Now, take out the battery. Be sure to be gentle when taking the battery out.

Step 4: There will be a slot underneath and it’ll be at the middle section. Now again, take the screwdriver and press it lightly into the slot and hold.

Step 5: While you’re holding the slot, gently push the motion sensor downwards until it comes off the bracket.

That’s it! You’ve successfully removed the ADT motion sensor (how to remove ADT door sensor) from the wall.

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