So your home has an existing security system and you’d like to add the security of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’d like to get a whole security package? You may even currently own a system with another company, but are unhappy with their service.
Fortunately, you might be able to get a Charlottesville security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.
You Bought A Home With Existing Security Hardware Already Installed
When you toured your new home, you learned it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is significantly dated, you can most likely reactivate it. A specialist will still come to your home to ensure everything is still functioning and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control hub. And since you already own the equipment, you may be eligible for a reduced monthly plan.
Yet don't worry that you're boxed into your old system. Most new components can work with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to upgrade to new devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also switch out your hardware for a more modern experience.
You Want To Build A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component
A while ago, you may have bought a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you’d like a complete Charlottesville security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that older component, can you sync it with the new security system?
Often yes -- but not always. Components like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that rely on Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Then, it's a simple process to pair the item to your ADT control panel. Understand that cheap or older security devices may not cooperate and will have to be swapped out. Just give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which prior components can be used with the control panel and mobile app.
You’re Looking To Keep Your Current Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Services
If the security service you have now isn't meeting your needs, you might think about switching providers without replacing system. The first step is to find out if your current company has proprietary hardware. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your equipment. That might seem like a pain, but when it’s done you'll get the latest and greatest equipment that may include more features and be easier to manage.
If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be fairly simple. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you switch over. You may be responsible for two security system contracts! You'll have to change out outdated or worn equipment, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy for you .
Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a Charlottesville Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To see if your old components will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your security needs and find out what hardware you can keep and which equipment will need an upgrade. Contact us at (434) 214-6134 or send in the form on this page to get started.