So you have an existing security system and you’d like to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Maybe your new home already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now you want to upgrade to an integrated security suite? You might even currently have a system with a different provider, but don’t like their service.
Fortunately, you might be able to get a Muncie security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.
You Moved Into A Home With Security Hardware Already Installed
When you toured your new home, you discovered it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re the owner, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is vastly dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still visit your house to check that the components are still in good repair and update your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the hardware, you may be eligible for a lower-cost monthly bill.
Yet don't feel like you're stuck with your old system. Most new devices can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to get devices, like security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also upgrade your hardware for a more up-to-date experience.
You’d Like To Build A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device
At one time, you may have ordered an exterior camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a comprehensive Muncie security system with 24/7 monitoring. But instead of replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you sync it with the new security system?
Many times yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Products such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that employ Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's a simple process to link the device to your ADT control panel. However, bargain-basement or very outdated security equipment may not work will new systems and will need replacement. Go ahead and contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which prior components can pair to the mobile app and control panel.
You Want To Keep Your Existing Alarm Equipment But Switch Monitoring Providers
If the monitoring company you use now isn't what you wanted, you might think about switching companies without upgrading your system. The first step is to see if your current service utilizes proprietary hardware. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your devices. That can be a hassle, but when it’s done you'll own the most up-to-date products that may be more sensitive and easier to use.
If you can switch, then the transition may be more straightforward. Just verify that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may find yourself responsible for two security system contracts! You'll have to switch out outdated or worn equipment, but the monitoring change should be smooth in most cases .
Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a Muncie Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To learn if your old hardware will work with your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will talk through your security needs and let you know what hardware you can still use and which components will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (765) 221-8081 or complete the form to get started.