So you have an existing security system and you want to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your new home already has a security system wired up. Or did you buy a DIY doorbell camera and now you’re looking to get a complete security package? You might even currently own a system with another company, but are unhappy with their service.
Fortunately, you might be able to order a Utica security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.
You Bought A Home With Existing Security Equipment Already Installed
When you purchased your new home, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your components are very outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. A technician will still come to your home to check that the equipment is still in good repair 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 plan.
However, don't worry that you're limited to your previous system. Many new accessories can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to add on devices, such as smart locks or security cameras, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also switch out components for a more up-to-date experience.
You Want To Incorporate A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Item
In the past, you might have ordered an exterior camera or a smart lock as a one-time thing. Now, you want to upgrade to a full Utica security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that older piece of equipment, can you sync it with the new system?
Often yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's a simple set up to pair the device to your ADT control panel. However, cheap or older security equipment may not work will new systems and will have to be swapped out. Go ahead and call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which DIY components will work with the mobile app and control panel.
You’d Like To Keep Your Current Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Services
If the security company you use now isn't meeting your needs, you might consider changing companies without upgrading your hardware. The first step is to find out if your current service utilizes proprietary components. If they do, then changing security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your equipment. That might be an inconvenience, but when it’s done you'll have the most up-to-date products that may be more sensitive and easier to use.
If you can switch, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just verify that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may find yourself paying for two security system contracts! You'll need to replace old-fashioned or broken components, but the monitoring change should be smooth in most cases .
Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get an Utica Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To learn if your old hardware will work with your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will walk through your preferences and let you know what equipment you can still use and which components will require an upgrade. Call us at (315) 367-2727 or complete the form below to get a quote.