So your house has an existing security system and you’d like to add the protection of ADT monitoring. Maybe your custom home already has security equipment. Or did you buy a DIY doorbell camera and now you want to upgrade to a complete security package? You might even currently use a system with a different provider, but aren’t happy with their offerings.
Fortunately, you might be able to have a Albuquerque security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on some key factors.
You Bought A Home With Security Hardware Already Wired In
When you walked through your new house, you learned it had a security system that was already wired in. Now that you’re moved in, remember to activate it. Unless your equipment is vastly dated, reactivating it shouldn't be a problem. A technician will still go to your house to verify that the equipment is still working and update your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the equipment, you may be eligible for a reduced monthly contract.
Yet don't worry that you're boxed into your former security system. A lot of new accessories can integrate with your current ADT-monitored home security system. So, don’t hesitate to get devices, like smart locks or security cameras, for a more complete security system. Your installer can also replace components for a more up-to-date experience.
You Want To Add A Full Security System Around Your DIY Device
In the past, you might have installed an indoor camera or a smart lock as a Do-It-Yourself experiment. Now, you want the benefit of a complete Albuquerque security system with round-the-clock monitoring. But instead of replacing that older component, can you integrate it into the new system?
Many times yes -- but there’s no guarantee. Devices such as smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that use Z-Wave technology have a better integration chance. Then, it's an easy process to pair the component to your ADT control panel. However, bargain-basement or very outdated security devices may not work will new systems and will need to be switched out. Go ahead and call Secure24 Alarm Systems, and we can show you which older devices can pair to the control panel and mobile app.
You’re Looking To Retain Your Existing Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Services
If the security company you currently have isn't what you wanted, you might consider changing companies without switching equipment. The first thing to do is find out if your current provider has proprietary hardware. If they do, then a change in security monitoring will take a re-installation of all your equipment. That can seem like a hassle, but in the end you'll own the latest and greatest technology that may have more features and be easier to control.
If you can get a new provider, then the transition may be somewhat easy. Just verify that you’re not in the middle of a contract before you make the change. You may find yourself responsible for two security system contracts! You'll have to change out old-fashioned or broken devices, but the monitoring switch should go smoothly in most cases .
Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To Learn If You Can Get an Albuquerque Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To find out if your old hardware will pair to your new ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our security professionals will walk through your preferences and let you know what components you can still use and which equipment will need an upgrade. Call us at (505) 317-6311 or complete the form below to start your quote.