So your house has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the security of ADT monitoring. Perhaps you moved into a home that already has a wired security system. Or did you buy a boxed doorbell camera and now you want to get a full security package? You might even already own a system with a different company, but are unhappy with their current service.
Fortunately, you may be able to have a Colorado Springs security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.
You Moved Into A Home With Security Hardware Already Installed
When you bought your new house, you found out it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your components are very dated, you can most likely reactivate it. A technician will still come to your house to verify that everything is still functioning and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the equipment, you may be able to get a lower-cost monthly contract.
Yet don't assume that you're limited to your outdated security system. Most new components can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, go ahead and add on devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also upgrade equipment for a more modern experience.
You’d Like To Build A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component
In the past, you may have bought a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a comprehensive Colorado Springs security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY component, can you sync it with the new system?
Often yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Devices such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Following that, it's a quick set up to pair the component to your ADT control panel. Be aware that low-priced or very outdated security components may not cooperate and will have to be replaced. Simply contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which DIY equipment will work with the control panel and mobile app.
You’re Looking To Retain Your Current Alarm System But Change Monitoring Services
If the security company you currently have isn't what you expected, you might think about changing providers without upgrading your system. The first thing to do is learn if your current service utilizes proprietary hardware. If they do, then changing security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your equipment. That can seem like a hassle, but at least you'll own the most up-to-date technology that may be more sophisticated and easier to use.
If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be somewhat easy. Just make sure that you don't have a previous contract before you switch over. You may find yourself responsible for two security system contracts! You'll have to replace outdated or unusable equipment, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy in most cases .
Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a Colorado Springs Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To learn if your current hardware will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will discuss your preferences and find out what hardware you can keep and which devices will have to be upgraded. Call us at (719) 270-0648 or fill out the form to start your quote.