So you have an existing security system and you’re looking to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your custom home already has a wired security system. Or did you purchase an out-of-the-box doorbell camera and now you’d like to upgrade to an integrated security package? You might even currently use a system with a different company, but aren’t happy with their service.
Luckily, you may be able to order a Columbus security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.
You Bought A House With Security Hardware Already Wired In
When you bought your new home, you learned it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your equipment is significantly outdated, you can most likely reactivate it. A specialist will still come to your house to ensure the equipment is still in good repair and update your touchscreen control center. And without needing new hardware, you may qualify for a lower-cost monthly plan.
However, don't feel like you're limited to your outdated system. Most new devices can integrate with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to add on devices, such as security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your installer can also switch out components for a more up-to-date experience.
You’d Like To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your Off-the-Shelf Component
In the past, you may have ordered a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you want to upgrade to a comprehensive Columbus security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that one-off piece of equipment, can you sync it with the new system?
A lot of the times yes -- but it’s not a guarantee. Products like glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that employ Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Following that, it's a quick set up to sync the device to your ADT control panel. Understand that low-priced or very outdated security components may not work will new systems and will need to be switched out. Go ahead and call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which prior components can be used with the mobile app and control panel.
You’d Like To Retain Your Existing Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Services
If the security company you have now isn't what you expected, you might think about switching providers without replacing system. First, you’ll need to see if your current company utilizes exclusive components. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will mean a re-installation of all your devices. That may be a pain, but at least you'll get the best, newest equipment that may be more sophisticated and user friendly.
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 switch. You may find yourself on the line for two security system contracts! You'll need to change out old-fashioned or unusable devices, but the monitoring change should be smooth in most cases .
Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a Columbus Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To learn if your existing components will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your needs and tell you what hardware you can continue to use and which devices will require an upgrade. Call us at (614) 368-9896 or fill out the form to start your quote.