So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has a security system wired up. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now want to upgrade to an integrated security suite? You might even already own a system with another company, but don’t like their offerings.
Fortunately, you may be able to order a Albany security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.
You Moved Into A House With 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’re the owner, remember to activate it. Unless your components are vastly dated, you can most likely reactivate it. A technician will still come to your house to make sure everything is still in good repair and update your touchscreen control center. And without needing new equipment, you may be able to get a reduced monthly plan.
However, don't feel like you're limited to your old system. Many new components can work with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to add on devices, such as smart locks or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your technician can also upgrade components for a more modern experience.
You Want To Build A Complete Security System Around Your DIY Item
At one time, you might have bought a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you want the benefit of a comprehensive Albany security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY device, can you add it to the new system?
Often yes -- but no promises. Devices such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that have Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's a quick process to connect the item to your ADT control panel. Understand that bargain-basement or older security components may not integrate with new systems and will need replacement. Just give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which DIY components can pair to the control panel and mobile app.
You’re Looking To Keep Using Your Current Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Providers
If the monitoring service you use now isn't what you expected, you might want to switch providers without changing your hardware. First, you’ll need to see if your current company utilizes proprietary equipment. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your components. That can seem like a hassle, but when it’s done you'll get the most up-to-date products that may have more features and be easier to manage.
If you can switch, then the transition may be fairly simple. Just make sure that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself responsible for two security system contracts! You'll have to change out outdated or worn components, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy for most customers .
Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get an Albany Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To learn if your old hardware will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will talk through your security needs and let you know what hardware you can keep and which equipment will need an upgrade. Contact us at (518) 303-3311 or fill out the form below to get started.