So your house has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the reassurance of ADT monitoring. Maybe you moved into a home that already has a wired security system. Or did you buy a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to upgrade to a full security system? You may even currently use a system with another company, but aren’t happy with their service.
Luckily, you may be able to have a Fort Collins security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.
You Bought A Home With Security Hardware Already Installed
When you purchased your new house, you discovered it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re the owner, remember to activate it. Unless your hardware is vastly outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. An installer will still come to your home to make sure everything is still in good repair and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the hardware, you may qualify for a discounted monthly contract.
Yet don't assume that you're limited to your former system. Most new accessories can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to upgrade to new devices, like security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more well-rounded security system. Your installer can also switch out your hardware for a better experience.
You Want To Add A Full Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Device
A while ago, you might have bought an indoor camera or a water sensor as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want to upgrade to a comprehensive Fort Collins security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off component, can you sync it with the new system?
A lot of the times yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Products such as doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better ability to integrate. After that, it's a quick set up to connect the device to your ADT control panel. However, bargain-basement or very outdated security devices may not work will new systems and will have to be replaced. Just give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can figure out which DIY equipment can be used with the mobile app and control panel.
You’d Like To Keep Your Existing Alarm System But Switch Monitoring Services
If the monitoring company you currently have isn't what you expected, you might want to switch providers without changing your equipment. First, you’ll need to find out if your current service utilizes proprietary hardware. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That may seem like a hassle, but in the end you'll have the latest and greatest technology that may include more features and be easier to control.
If you can switch, then the transition may be fairly simple. Just make sure that you don't have a previous contract before you make the switch. You may find yourself responsible for two security contracts! You'll need to switch out outdated or unusable components, but the monitoring change should go smoothly for you .
Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get a Fort Collins Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To find out if your old components will work in your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will talk through your security needs and let you know what equipment you can continue to use and which devices will require an upgrade. Contact us at (970) 316-5674 or complete the form below to start your quote.