So your house has an existing security system and you’d like to add the security of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has a security system wired up. Or did you buy a boxed doorbell camera and now you’re looking to get an integrated security system? You may even already use a system with a different provider, but are unhappy with their offerings.
Luckily, you might be able to order a Rochester security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.
You Bought A House With Built-in Security Components Already Wired In
When you bought your new home, you learned it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re the owner, it's time to activate it. Unless your components are very dated, you should be able to reactivate it. A specialist will still go to your house to ensure everything is still working and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And since you already own the equipment, you may be eligible for a discounted monthly contract.
Yet don't assume that you're stuck with your outdated system. A lot of new devices can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and get devices, like smart locks or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your technician can also switch out equipment for a more up-to-date experience.
You Want To Incorporate A Complete Security System Around Your DIY Device
At one time, you might have ordered an indoor camera or a smart lock as a standalone occurrence. Now, you want the benefit of a full Rochester security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that DIY device, can you integrate it into the new system?
Many times yes -- but not always. Devices such as glass break sensors, doorbell cameras, and smart locks that use Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Following that, it's a quick process to connect the component to your ADT control panel. Be aware that cheap or very outdated security devices may not cooperate and will need to be switched out. Simply give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can show you which prior components can connect to the mobile app and control panel.
You Want To Keep Using Your Current Alarm Equipment But Change Monitoring Services
If the monitoring service you use now isn't meeting your needs, you might want to switch providers without switching hardware. First, you’ll need to see if your current provider uses proprietary components. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your components. That may seem like a pain, but when it’s done you'll own the best, newest equipment that may include more features and be easier to control.
If you can switch, then the change over may be more straightforward. Just check 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 have to change out outdated or broken components, but the monitoring switch should be smooth for you .
Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get a Rochester Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To find out if your current hardware will connect to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, call Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will talk through your preferences and let you know what components you can keep and which components will require an upgrade. Call us at (507) 218-4806 or complete the form on this page to get a quote.