The ADT SafeWatch Pro 3000 is not produced or manufactured by ADT. This panel is actually a Honeywell Vista 20p wired security system. This is fantastic news for end users who have this system because there are so many options for upgrading to alarm monitoring, remote control using smart devices, home automation, IP cameras, text/email notifications and easy DIY installations/monitoring.
If you have been researching about alarm monitoring you may be wondering if your Safewatch pro 3000 systems can use Alarm.com interactive monitoring services? Well, the answer to your question is yes! You must have a panel made from 2005+ which can be verified by looking on the Safewatch pro 3000 EPROM chip.
Alarm.com has created the SEM or system enhancement module. The SEM is an alarm.com cellular communicator that can be directly installed into the 3000 system without having to replace the EPROM chip. One of the best features of the SEM is that it makes obtaining z-wave home automation much easier. The system enhancement module has the z-wave radio built directly in the plastic enclosure making DIY installation very easy. Another benefit of the SEM module is that it has an option for an LTE communicator. LTE stands for "long-term evolution" which basically means they expect the customer to get more years out of the communicator and expect a bit better performance.
The Alarm.com SEM module at this time can't utilize the image sensor option yet.
Once installed to your ADT Safewatch pro 3000 system you can choose between alarm.com professional alarm monitoring services or DIY alarm monitoring options.
Alarm.com Professional Monitoring Plans
Alarm.com DIY Monitoring Plans
Learn how to install the Alarm.com SEM into a Safewatch pro 3000 system
If you are still interested in going with Honeywell Total connect 2.0 interactive monitoring services instead of Alarm.com services you can upgrade to a Honeywell internet, cellular or dual-path alarm communicator ending in -TC2 you can upgrade the panels firmware by swapping the EPROM chip allowing for usage of all Honeywell features Including Total connect 2.0 services. I will go over all of the options for monitoring listed below.
1) Your options will be to opt in for Honeywell DIY or Honeywell professional cellular interactive alarm monitoring services. This option will have an additional option which is quite handy in some applications. Here you can get the Total Connect 2.0 chip upgrade with 2 products. The first is with the LTEXA-TC2. The LTEXA-TC2 is also using AT&T network it is a little bit less expensive but does not carry its own backup battery. Lastly, Honeywell has made an excellent choice by adding the LTEXV-TC2 which offers the same features as the LTEXA-TC2 except it uses the Verizon network. So if you have better Verizon signals in your area your only option will be to go with the LTEXV-TC2 if you want Total Connect 2.0 abilities.
2)The last option to take over alarm monitoring on an ADT SafeWatch pro 3000 system is by using a universal cellular communicator. There are a few different options as far as universal cellular communicators that can be used but, for this article, I will use the Telular Tg-1 express universal communicator because it is our most commonly sold. By simply powering down your alarm system and wiring in a Tg-1 express you can have your alarm signals forwarded to our central station with Telguard cellular alarm monitoring services. This option will give you no real additional features but, if you are just looking for basic professional alarm monitoring services this will do the trick.
If you would like DIY or professional internet interactive alarm monitoring only and wish to have the EPROM chip upgrade there is a way to accomplish this as well. To do this you would simply purchase a Alula BAT-WIFI dual-path communicator and sign up for Alula Internet interactive alarm monitoring services. Though this is NOT the most recommended option because internet lines are more prone to going down and they can be cut from the outside we like to give end users every bit of information. When using this option you still do unlock most of Honeywell's features such as GEOARM being able to remotely access your alarm panel to assist you with programming and troubleshooting using our Compass software.