So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reliability of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your new home already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase a DIY doorbell camera and now you’d like to use a complete security suite? You may even already use a system with another provider, but are unhappy with their service.
Fortunately, you may be able to order a Youngstown security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.
You Moved Into A Home With Built-in Security Components Already Installed
When you toured your new house, 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 Unless your components are significantly outdated, you should be able to reactivate it. An installer will still go to your house to ensure the equipment is still in good repair and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And without needing new hardware, you may qualify for a discounted monthly contract.
However, don't assume that you're boxed into your old security system. A lot of new devices can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored home security system. So, feel free to add devices, such as smart locks or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also upgrade components for a more up-to-date experience.
You’d Like To Add A Complete Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Item
In the past, you may have bought a doorbell camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want to upgrade to a comprehensive Youngstown security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off device, can you integrate it into the new security system?
Often yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Products such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. Then, it's an easy set up to pair the device to your ADT control panel. However, cheap or older security equipment may not integrate with new systems and will have to be replaced. Simply call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which prior components can be used with the mobile app and control panel.
You Want To Keep Your Existing Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Companies
If the security service you use now isn't what you expected, you might think about switching companies without switching hardware. The first step is to see if your current company has proprietary components. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your components. That may be a hassle, but at least you'll get the best, newest technology that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.
If you can get a new provider, then the change may be fairly simple. Just check that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself responsible for two security contracts! You'll have to switch out old-fashioned or broken components, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy for you .
Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get a Youngstown Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To find out if your existing devices will work in your new ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will talk through your needs and find out what components you can keep and which equipment will need an upgrade. Call us at (330) 355-9086 or send in the form on this page to get a quote.