So your home has an existing security system and you’d like to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has a wired security system. Or did you buy an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now want to use a complete security suite? You might even already have a system with a different company, but don’t like their service.
Fortunately, you may be able to get a Detroit security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.
You Bought A Home With Existing Security Hardware Already Installed
When you walked through your new house, you found out it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your components are vastly outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still visit your house to ensure everything is still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be able to get a discounted monthly bill.
However, don't feel like you're stuck with your former security system. A lot of new components can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to add on devices, like monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also replace equipment for a more up-to-date experience.
You Want To Add A Full Security System Around Your DIY Component
At one time, you may have ordered an indoor camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you want to upgrade to a full Detroit security system with continuous monitoring. But instead of replacing that older piece of equipment, can you add it to the new security system?
Many times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Components like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Following that, it's a simple set up to connect the component to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or older security devices may not integrate with new systems and will have to be replaced. Go ahead and contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can show you which older devices can be used with the control panel and mobile app.
You Want To Keep Your Current Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Providers
If the security company you use now isn't what you expected, you might consider changing providers without replacing hardware. The first thing to do is learn if your current provider has proprietary hardware. If they do, then changing security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your components. That can be a pain, but when it’s done you'll get the latest and greatest equipment that may be more sensitive and user friendly.
If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be more straightforward. Just make sure that you don't have outstanding contracts before you make the change. You may be on the line for two security contracts! You'll have to replace outdated or unusable components, but the monitoring change should be smooth for you .
Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To See If You Can Get a Detroit Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To find out if your old devices will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will discuss your needs and tell you what hardware you can continue to use and which components will require an upgrade. Call us at (313) 306-4352 or complete the form below to start your quote.