So your home has an existing security system and you’re looking to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Perhaps your new home already has a wired security system. Or did you buy a boxed doorbell camera and now you want to upgrade to a whole security suite? You might even currently use a system with another company, but are unhappy with their service.
Fortunately, you might be able to have a Blacksburg security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on the situation.
You Bought A Home With Built-in Security Hardware Already Wired In
When you purchased your new house, you found out it had a security system that was previously installed. Now that you’re the owner, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your components are very dated, you can most likely reactivate it. A specialist will still come to your house to make sure everything is still functioning and maybe even replace your touchscreen control center. And without needing new hardware, you may be able to get a reduced monthly contract.
However, don't worry that you're limited to your old system. Many new accessories can integrate with your existing ADT-monitored security system. So, go ahead and purchase devices, such as monitored smoke detectors or security cameras, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also switch out your hardware for a better experience.
You Want To Build An Integrated Security System Around Your DIY Device
A while ago, you may have set up an indoor camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a comprehensive Blacksburg security system with 24/7 monitoring. But rather than replacing that older device, can you integrate it into the new system?
Many times yes -- but no promises. Components like doorbell cameras, glass break sensors, and smart locks that have Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. Then, it's a simple set up to pair the item to your ADT control panel. However, cheap or older security equipment may not cooperate and will need to be switched out. Go ahead and contact Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can figure out which prior equipment can pair to the control panel and mobile app.
You’re Looking To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm Components But Switch Monitoring Providers
If the security company you use now isn't meeting your needs, you might consider changing companies without upgrading your hardware. First, you’ll need to see if your current service uses exclusive equipment. If they do, then changing security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your components. That can seem like a pain, but at least you'll have the best, newest technology that may include more features and be easier to control.
If you can switch, then the change 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 responsible for two security contracts! You'll have to change out outdated or unusable equipment, but the monitoring change should be fairly easy in most cases .
Call Secure24 Alarm Systems To Find Out If You Can Get a Blacksburg Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To see if your old components will work with your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our specialists will walk through your security needs and find out what equipment you can keep and which equipment will have to be upgraded. Contact us at (540) 212-4532 or complete the form below to get a quote.