So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Maybe your new home already has security equipment. Or did you get a DIY doorbell camera and now want to upgrade to a whole security system? You might even currently use a system with another provider, but aren’t happy with their offerings.
Fortunately, you might be able to order a South Bend security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.
You Bought A House With Security Equipment Already Wired In
When you toured your new house, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you moved in, it's time to activate it. Unless your components are significantly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A specialist will still visit your home to make sure everything is still functioning and maybe even replace your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the hardware, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly contract.
Yet don't assume that you're stuck with your previous security system. Most new devices can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, feel free to add devices, like security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also replace equipment for a better experience.
You’d Like To Add A Complete Security System Around Your DIY Item
At one time, you might have ordered a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want to upgrade to a full South Bend security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that older component, can you add it to the new system?
Many times yes -- but no promises. Components like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that employ Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Then, it's a quick set up to pair the item to your ADT control panel. Understand that low-priced or very outdated security equipment may not work will new systems and will have to be swapped out. Just contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which older devices will work with the control panel and mobile app.
You Want To Keep Your Current Alarm System But Change Monitoring Companies
If the monitoring service you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might want to switch providers without switching equipment. First, you’ll need to see if your current company uses proprietary components. If they do, then a switch in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That can feel like a hassle, but when it’s done you'll own the best, newest equipment that may have more features and be easier to use.
If you can switch, then the transition may be more straightforward. Just make sure that you don't have a current contract before you switch over. You may be on the line for two security system contracts! You'll need to replace old-fashioned or worn components, but the monitoring change should go smoothly in most cases .
Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a South Bend Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To find out if your current hardware will work in your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will talk through your preferences and let you know what equipment you can keep and which devices will require an upgrade. Call us at (574) 241-6763 or complete the form on this page to start your quote.