So your home has an existing security system and you want to add the security of ADT monitoring. Perhaps new build already has a security system wired up. Or did you get a boxed doorbell camera and now you’d like to get a complete security suite? You may even currently own a system with a different provider, but don’t like their service.
Fortunately, you might be able to get a State College security system installation with existing hardware -- depending on a few things.
You Moved Into A House With Existing Security Equipment Already Wired In
When you purchased your new house, you learned it had a security system wired in. Now that you’re moved in, don’t wait to activate it. Unless your hardware is significantly dated, you can most likely reactivate it. An installer will still come to your house to ensure everything is still in good repair and maybe even swap out your touchscreen control center. And because you currently own the hardware, you may qualify for a discounted monthly plan.
However, don't feel like you're stuck with your old system. A lot of new devices can work with your current ADT-monitored security system. So, don’t hesitate to upgrade to new devices, like security cameras or monitored smoke detectors, for a more comprehensive security system. Your technician can also switch out components for a more modern experience.
You Want To Add An Integrated Security System Around Your DIY Component
A while ago, you may have bought a doorbell camera or a water sensor as a one-time thing. Now, you want to upgrade to a full State College security system with continuous monitoring. But rather than replacing that DIY device, can you sync it with the new system?
Many times yes -- but not always. Components like smart locks, doorbell cameras, and glass break sensors that use Z-Wave technology have a better chance at integrating. After that, it's an easy set up to connect the component to your ADT control panel. Understand that low-priced or older security components may not cooperate and will have to be swapped out. Go ahead and give a quick call to Secure24 Alarm Systems, and they can let you know which older components can pair to the mobile app and control panel.
You’d Like To Keep Using Your Existing Alarm Components But Change Monitoring Services
If the monitoring service you have now isn't what you expected, you might think about switching companies without replacing equipment. First, you’ll need to find out if your current provider has exclusive components. If they do, then switching your security monitoring will require a re-installation of all your equipment. That may be an inconvenience, but at least you'll get the latest and greatest products that may include more features and be easier to manage.
If you can get a new provider, 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 be paying for two security system contracts! You'll need to replace outdated or broken devices, but the monitoring switch should be fairly easy in most cases .
Contact Secure24 Alarm Systems To See If You Can Get a State College Home Security Installation With Your Existing Hardware
To find out if your existing hardware will pair to your upgraded ADT-monitored home security system, contact Secure24 Alarm Systems. Our experts will walk through your needs and find out what components you can keep and which components will require an upgrade. Call us at (814) 212-8021 or fill out the form below to get started.